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Australia’s abandonment of refugees unacceptable: New Zealand

November 12, 2017 2:18 am
Australia’s abandonment of refugees unacceptable: New Zealand

A handout photo taken in November 2017 shows asylum seekers at the former detention center for refugees on Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea. (Via AFP) New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has blasted Australia for abandoning hundreds of refugees on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG), describing what […]

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Storm causes power cuts, flight disruptions in New Zealand

July 13, 2017 12:35 pm
Storm causes power cuts, flight disruptions in New Zealand

Trees are seen as storm winds blow in New Zealand. (File photo by Reuters) Severe wind, rain, and snow caused flight disruptions, road closures and power outages across New Zealand on Thursday, when the South Pacific island nation was hit by a storm carrying gales of up to 160 kilometers […]

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Israel, New Zealand restore ties after months of diplomatic spat

June 14, 2017 12:47 am
Israel, New Zealand restore ties after months of diplomatic spat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and his New Zealand counterpart, Bill English The Tel Aviv regime and New Zealand have agreed to end a six-month rift in relations sparked by Wellington’s backing of a United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 against Israeli settlements. A statement from the office of Israeli […]

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Protesters ‘unwelcome’ US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to New Zealand

June 6, 2017 10:30 pm
Protesters ‘unwelcome’ US Secretary of State  Rex Tillerson to New Zealand

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) speaks to the media beside New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English, in Wellington, New Zealand, June 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in the capital of New Zealand, where he was greeted by offensive hand gestures […]

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New Zealand expels US diplomat over ‘serious’ criminal incident

March 20, 2017 12:00 pm
New Zealand expels US diplomat over ‘serious’ criminal incident

The US embassy in Wellington, New Zealand (file photo) A US diplomat has been expelled from New Zealand over allegations of involvement in a “serious” criminal incident. New Zealand asked the unnamed diplomat to leave the country after the US Embassy refused to waive his diplomatic immunity so that he could […]

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US invoked immunity for embassy staffer: New Zealand

March 18, 2017 10:30 pm
US invoked immunity for embassy staffer: New Zealand

New Zealand says the US has shielded an embassy staffer from being prosecuted over an incident near Wellington. New Zealand authorities say they are unable to investigate an incident involving a US Embassy staffer based in Wellington after the US government elected to shield him by invoking diplomatic immunity. Police […]

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Derryn Hinch reveals he was ‘petrified’ during childhood sexual abuse in New Zealand

March 16, 2017 11:00 am
Derryn Hinch reveals he was ‘petrified’ during childhood sexual abuse in New Zealand

Derryn Hinch opens up on Home Delivery. Photo / ABC Journalist turned politician Derryn Hinch has opened up about a traumatic childhood event in a new interview, recalling the night a family friend molested him. Appearing as the guest on this week’s episode of Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, the 73-year-old Senator […]

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‘Matter of time’: Protein-shake killer ‘will do it again’

March 15, 2017 10:30 pm
‘Matter of time’: Protein-shake killer ‘will do it again’

Damon Frank Calanca was jailed for life over the death of Gabe Meyer. Photo / News Corp Enraged by being left by the young woman he was obsessed with, Damon Frank Calanca killed her innocent teenage brother, Gabe Meyer. Calanca was jailed for life, but every year Meyer’s parents live […]

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Show blamed for ‘tourist hotspot’ after climber Kevin Ryan’s death

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Show blamed for ‘tourist hotspot’ after climber Kevin Ryan’s death

Kevin Ryan was was nearly one-and-a-half times the drink drive limit. Photo / Facebook The BBC has been blamed for turning a dangerous cave into a tourist hotspot after a 50-year-old former Otago climber plunged 150m to his death. Kevin Ryan had planned on spending a night with eight friends […]

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Kiwi in the West Wing Christopher Liddell accused of ethics violation

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Kiwi in the West Wing Christopher Liddell accused of ethics violation

New Zealand businessman Christopher Liddell is at the centre of an ethics controversy at the White House, Politico reports. Matamata-born Liddell, a former Microsoft and General Motors executive, was appointed by US President Donald Trump as an assistant. But Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is accusing Liddell of potentially violating […]

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Hamish Macdonald probes death of Matthew Dawson-Clarke for Foreign Correspondent

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Hamish Macdonald probes death of Matthew Dawson-Clarke for Foreign Correspondent

It was meant to be the trip of a lifetime. New Zealander Matthew Dawson-Clarke, 24, took a break from work and headed to Peru, where he wanted to experience ayahuasca – an ancient Amazonian plant-based drink, and one of the world’s most potent hallucinogens. The tea-like potion is legal in […]

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Americans rush for New Zealand citizenship

March 14, 2017 6:00 pm
Americans rush for New Zealand citizenship

Aerial view of Queenstown at night, New Zealand The number of US applications to obtain the citizenship of New Zealand has seen a dramatic increase following the election of President Donald Trump. Compared to a year earlier, the number grew by 70 percent in the 12 weeks following Trump’s November […]

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Boy rescued after enduring two-hour quicksand ordeal

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Boy rescued after enduring two-hour quicksand ordeal

A teenage boy endured a two-hour rescue ordeal after becoming stuck in mud and quicksand. The 15-year-old was out with his family close to Redbank Farm, Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire, when he got bogged down and could not move. A family member alerted UK Coastguard on Sunday NZT, but it took two […]

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Climate experts says half of Arctic sea ice decline due to natural causes : Qinghua Ding from the University of California

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Climate experts says half of Arctic sea ice decline due to natural causes : Qinghua Ding from the University of California

A new study says 30 to 50 per cent of the overall decline in September Arctic sea ice since 1979 can be accounted for by natural variability. Photo / Alan Gibson A new study has found that as much as half of the decline in Arctic sea ice over the […]

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Police searching for British backpacker Shane Marsden who vanished in Thailand via New Zealand after texting his mum: ‘I’m sorry’

March 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Police searching for British backpacker Shane Marsden who vanished in Thailand via New Zealand after texting his mum: ‘I’m sorry’

Shane Marsden, 28, has not been in contact with his family since Tuesday. Photo / Supplied Police are searching for a British backpacker who vanished in Thailand – after texting his mum: “I’m sorry.” Shane Marsden, 28, has not been in contact with his family since Tuesday. His mum Wendy […]

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