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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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Briton killed in NZ mountain fall

Monday, September 16th 2013, 5:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 32-year-old British climber has fallen 2,000ft to his death on a mountain in a New Zealand national park, police say.
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All Blacks outmuscle South Africa

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 12:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Auckland

New Zealand move above South Africa in the Rugby Championship with a gruelling 29-15 win in Auckland.
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NZ, Australian hikers in PNG attack

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 3:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Robbers attack a trekking party in Papua New Guinea, killing two local guides and injuring tourists from Australia and New Zealand.
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'Too fat' chef in NZ visa reprieve

Monday, September 9th 2013, 11:52
related countries: South Africa South Africa

An obese South African man facing deportation from New Zealand for being too fat is given a 23-month visa extension.
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Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 3:47

New Zealand's government authorises search teams to enter the Pike River mine, where 29 miners were killed in a 2010 blast.
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NZ man escapes 'stalking' crocodile

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 10:02

A New Zealand tourist has returned to safety after being menaced by a large crocodile off Western Australia for two weeks, a report says.
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New Zealand man admits Ponzi charges

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 4:14

A New Zealand man pleads guilty to charges in connection with what has been described as the country's largest ever Ponzi scheme.
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No botulism found in Fonterra probe

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 11:04

New Zealand says that Fonterra products at the centre of a global contamination scare did not contain bacteria that can cause botulism, as Fonterra operations resume in Sri Lanka.
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VIDEO: 'Sigh of relief for NZ government'

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 10:26

New Zealand has said that Fonterra products at the centre of a global contamination scare did not contain botulism-causing bacteria.
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Fonterra halts Sri Lanka operations

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 15:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra temporarily stops its operations in Sri Lanka following allegations its products are contaminated.
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New Zealand extends spying powers

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 10:49

New Zealand's parliament narrowly passes legislation allowing the main intelligence agency to spy on residents and citizens.
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Ryder 'devastated' by doping ban

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 6:53

New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder describes himself as "devastated" after being banned for six months for an anti-doping violation.
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NZ holds its first same-sex weddings

Monday, August 19th 2013, 5:48

New Zealand's first gay weddings are taking place after the country became the 14th in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.
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VIDEO: NZ holds its first same-sex weddings

Monday, August 19th 2013, 0:50

New Zealand's first gay weddings are taking place after the country became the first in the Asia-Pacific region and 14th in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.
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NZ put six tries past Australia

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 12:17
related countries: Australia Australia

Ben Smith's hat-trick helps New Zealand beat old rivals Australia in the opening match of the Rugby Championship.
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Is New Zealand's greatest actor New Zealand itself?

Friday, August 16th 2013, 23:01

Is New Zealand's greatest actor New Zealand itself?
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Quakes rock central New Zealand

Friday, August 16th 2013, 6:00
related places: Wellington

Two powerful earthquakes rock the New Zealand capital, Wellington, but there are no immediate reports of major damage.
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NZ marks new cardboard cathedral

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 9:52
related places: Christchurch

New Zealand's city of Christchurch formally marks the completion of its new cardboard cathedral with a dedication service.
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NZ woman 'drove and texted asleep'

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 15:17

A New Zealand woman is stopped by police concerned that she had driven hundreds of miles while asleep, even sending text messages along the way.
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Fonterra head of milk products quits

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 7:28

Fonterra says the head of its New Zealand milk products, Gary Romano, has resigned with immediate effect.
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NZ to probe Fonterra botulism scare

Monday, August 12th 2013, 8:27

New Zealand's prime minister launches a ministerial-level inquiry into a botulism scare at dairy giant Fonterra.
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China steps up baby milk monitoring

Friday, August 9th 2013, 10:28
related countries: China China

China's food safety watchdog says it will increase its scrutiny of baby milk powder after a contamination scare at New Zealand's Fonterra.
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Carter will take six-month break

Friday, August 9th 2013, 9:19

New Zealand's Dan Carter will take a six-month break after the European tour in November, to rest for the 2015 World Cup.
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VIDEO: The world's oldest hip-hop dance crew

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 23:02

The Hip Op-eration crew from New Zealand are all aged between 65 and over 90.
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NZ moves to contain Fonterra fallout

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 6:40

New Zealand's government steps up efforts to contain the fallout from a scare over contaminated products made by dairy giant Fonterra.
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VIDEO: Fonterra apology for milk contamination

Monday, August 5th 2013, 15:07

New Zealand's main dairy exporter, Fonterra, has apologised for the recall for thousands of its products after finding a strain of bacteria causing botulism.
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Fonterra 'sorry' for botulism scare

Monday, August 5th 2013, 6:30

The chief executive of dairy giant Fonterra apologises for the distress caused to parents because of a scare over contaminated products.
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China bans NZ dairy imports in scare

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 9:04
related countries: China China

China halts imports of New Zealand milk powder, after dairy exporter Fonterra found a strain of bacteria causing botulism in its products.
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Chiefs beat Brumbies to retain title

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 11:22
related countries: Australia Australia

New Zealand's Chiefs win their second successive Super Rugby title with a 27-22 victory over Australia's Brumbies at Waikato Stadium.
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Recall over NZ dairy botulism fears

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 7:21

New Zealand warns that dairy products exported to several countries could contain a strain of bacteria causing botulism, triggering a mass recall.
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Twins for NZ pair who lost triplets

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 3:32
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A New Zealand couple whose triplets died in a fire in Qatar last year say they are delighted after having baby twins.
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NZ denies helping US spy on reporter

Monday, July 29th 2013, 15:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

New Zealand officials deny a report that its military conspired with US spy agencies to monitor a freelance journalist in Afghanistan.
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New Zealand pair feared dead on K2

Monday, July 29th 2013, 14:46

A New Zealand father and son are feared dead after an avalanche on K2, the world's second highest mountain.
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AUDIO: 'Totally unfair' says man 'too fat' for NZ

Monday, July 29th 2013, 11:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African man who was told he was too fat to have his work visa extended in New Zealand has called the decision "totally unfair".
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Man 'too fat' to live in New Zealand

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 9:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African chef faces expulsion from New Zealand because authorities say he is too fat and could be a drain on the health service.
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