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News: New Zealand

We have started to collect the most important news related to New Zealand in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Sri Lanka complete Kiwi whitewash

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 10:14
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Kiwi

Sri Lanka complete a 96-run victory over New Zealand to secure the two-match series 2-0.
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Sri Lanka v New Zealand scorecard

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 5:32

Scorecard from the second Test in Colombo.
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Row erupts after New Zealand man kills and roasts pet dog

Monday, August 24th 2009, 16:02

A row has broken out in New Zealand after a man killed and roasted his family's pit bull terrier, with the intention of eating it.
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NZ finds new 'Lord of the Ring' in quest for lost wedding band

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 10:14

A New Zealand man who promised to find the wedding ring he lost in the ocean, retrieves it after 16 months, and is dubbed a new Lord of the Ring.
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NZ thief leaves his name at the scene of his crime

Monday, August 17th 2009, 10:28

A thief in New Zealand takes the unusual step of leaving his contact details at the scene of his crime.
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NZ to deploy SAS to Afghanistan

Monday, August 10th 2009, 11:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

New Zealand is to send a contingent of elite troops to Afghanistan, Prime Minister John Key announces.
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Dog pack savages N Zealand jogger

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 21:23

A jogger suffers serious injuries in an attack by a pack of pig hunting dogs in New Zealand's North Island.
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New Zealand votes on smacking ban

Friday, July 31st 2009, 7:10

New Zealanders have the chance to vote on whether parental smacking of children should remain a criminal offence.
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Playful dolphin stops NZ swimmer returning to shore

Monday, July 27th 2009, 9:35

A playful dolphin prevents a female swimmer in New Zealand from returning to shore, because he did not want the fun to end.
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Carter makes return from injury

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 8:01

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter makes his comeback from a ruptured Achilles tendon on Saturday.
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Six NZ players to forgo IPL cash

Friday, July 24th 2009, 8:08
related countries: India India

New Zealand Cricket persuades its six Indian Premier League players to agree contracts with the board and forgo "significant sums of money".
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Close neighbours: Quake edges NZ towards Australia

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 9:19
related countries: Australia Australia

A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has edged New Zealand closer to Australia, scientists say.
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Quake sparks NZ-Australia alert

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 16:11
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

A powerful earthquake strikes off the New Zealand coast, prompting a brief tsunami warning.
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Olympic hopeful opens NZ brothel to fund 2012 bid

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 15:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Olympic hopeful from New Zealand opens a brothel in a bid to raise cash for a tilt at taekwondo glory at the London Olympics in 2012.
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French PM apologises to New Zealand for rugby disgrace

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 7:46
related countries: France France

The French prime minister writes to his New Zealand counterpart expressing his disgust at the behaviour of a French rugby player during a tour.
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New Zealand's slump longest ever

Friday, June 26th 2009, 6:07

New Zealand's economy has shrunk for a fifth quarter, making it officially the longest recession in its history.
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England women win World Twenty20

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 12:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Katherine Brunt's superb spell of bowling helps England beat New Zealand comfortably to win the Women's World Twenty20.
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New Zealand 14-12 France

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 10:23
related countries: France France
related places: Wellington

New Zealand overcome France 14-10 to win the second Test in Wellington in shocking conditions and level the series.
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NZ jury jails father of 'Pumpkin'

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 1:58

A New Zealand jury convicts the father of an abandoned girl, known as Pumpkin, of murdering his wife.
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Live text - New Zealand v Scotland

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 11:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New Zealand face Scotland at The Oval on the second day of the ICC World Twenty20.
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Spurned suitor sets up treasure hunt for diamond ring

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 9:36

A spurned suitor in New Zealand has found an unusual way to dispose of his unwanted engagement ring - by holding a treasure hunt.
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'Pumpkin' trial opens in NZ

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 9:42
related countries: Australia Australia

A man who allegedly abandoned his child 'Pumpkin' in Australia pleads not guilty at his wife's New Zealand murder trial.
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Rare white tiger kills zoo keeper

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 16:57

A rare white tiger mauls a New Zealand zoo keeper to death, as horrified tourists look on, according to police.
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Toddler uses internet to buy real-life digger

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 15:47

A New Zealand couple get a shock when their three-year-old daughter bids to buy a real-life mechanical digger in an internet auction.
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Couple disappear after massive bank error in their favour

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 3:23

Police in New Zealand seek a couple who disappeared after a banking error deposited NZ$10m in their account.
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New Zealand fugitive finds infamy after repeatedly evading capture

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 0:11

The notoriety of William Stewart, New Zealand's most wanted man, who has evaded police for more than six months.
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NZ gunman found dead after siege

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 3:28

A New Zealand gunman is found dead after a tense two-day stand-off with police at his home, officials say.
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Policeman killed in New Zealand siege

Friday, May 8th 2009, 9:58

New Zealand police surround a house where a man who shot dead an officer has been holed up for more than 30 hours.
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More countries confirm swine flu

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 18:24
related countries: Israel Israel

Cases of the deadly swine flu virus are confirmed as far afield as New Zealand and Israel as the UN warns it cannot be contained.
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Confusion in New Zealand as islands' names ruled "unofficial"

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 10:44

New Zealanders are to decide what to call their two main islands, after it was discovered they were never officially named.
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Outcast Fiji faces new sanctions

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 3:22
related countries: Australia Australia, Fiji Fiji

New Zealand and Australia warn of sanctions against Fiji's reinstated military chief Frank Bainimarama.
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NZ draw Test but India win series

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 6:26
related countries: India India
related places: Wellington

India claim their first series win in New Zealand since 1968 after rain ends the third Test in Wellington as a draw.
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Flu epidemic hits Pacific island

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 8:55
related countries: Tokelau Tokelau

The tiny South Pacific paradise of Tokelau is hit by a flu outbreak, New Zealand health authorities say.
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Laxman century earns India draw

Monday, March 30th 2009, 5:30
related countries: India India
related places: Napier

VVS Laxman hits 124 not out as India bat through the final day of the second Test to draw with New Zealand in Napier.
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NZ's former leader to head UNDP

Friday, March 27th 2009, 6:24

New Zealand's former prime minister Helen Clark is to head the United Nations Development Programme.
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