Dozens of whales strand at notorious New Zealand bay

Rescuers scramble to save 49 long-finned pilot whales at Farewell Spit Bay, the scene of at least 10 pilot whale strandings in the past 15 years. Rescuers were racing on Monday to save dozens of pilot whales that beached on a stretch of New Zealand coast notorious for mass strandings, wildlife officials said. The Department […]

New Zealand PM wins heart over missing toy owner

International media Reports According to the report, Jacinda Ardern posted a post on the social networking site Facebook and appealed to the citizens to help deliver the toys found at the airport to the owner. Jacinda wrote that the rabbit toy needs to be delivered to the real owner, who needs the help of the […]

New Zealand troops to leave Afghanistan after 20-year deployment

Six remaining personnel leaving in May ending what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describes as the ‘longest-running’ deployment in nation’s history. New Zealand has announced that it will withdraw its last remaining troops from Afghanistan by May, concluding a 20-year deployment that was the country’s longest-running one. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that Afghanistan’s […]

New Zealand outbreak involves UK variant of virus: Ardern

Origin of the cases, involving the same family, is still being traced as Auckland begins three-day lockdown. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that genomic sequencing of two recent COVID-19 cases that prompted a lockdown in Auckland, the country’s largest city, showed they were the variant B117, a more transmissible variant first […]

New Zealand imposes 3-day lockdown on Auckland after 3 new local COVID-19 cases

Making the cut: New Delhi orders eateries to display slaughter style or lose license NEW DELHI: Officials from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said on Saturday that restaurants in the district risk losing their licenses if they fail to display the method of slaughter used for animal meat served at their eateries, even as […]

New Zealand Parliament relaxes dress code after Maori MP tie row

Parliament backs down a day after ejecting a Maori lawmaker over his refusal to don a tie at a plenary session. New Zealand’s Parliament has allowed a Maori MP to speak a day after ejecting him because he refused to wear a tie, an accessory he labelled a “colonial noose”. The issue flared on Tuesday […]

New Zealand, Australia on tsunami watch after strong South Pacific quake

WASHINGTON D.C.: The US is imposing new sanctions on those responsible for the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar and any entities linked to them, US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday. Biden said Washington would identify the first round of targets this week and would impose strong export controls as well as be ready to impose additional […]

New Zealand suspends Myanmar political, military ties after coup

The February 1 coup and detention of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has brought international condemnation. New Zealand has announced the suspension of high-level military and political contacts with Myanmar, the first major international move to isolate the country’s ruling military following a coup. Unveiling the measures, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday called […]

New Zealand probes new COVID case linked to quarantine facility

Fourth case in two weeks linked to people who completed mandatory isolation at an Auckland facility for returned overseas travellers. New Zealand health authorities said on Saturday they were investigating a new community coronavirus infection, the fourth in two weeks among people who completed mandatory isolation at an Auckland quarantine facility for returned overseas travellers. The new case was […]

Australia reopens ‘travel bubble’ with New Zealand

Decision marks the resumption of the only international arrivals into Australia who do not require 14 days in hotel quarantine. Australia has reopened its “travel bubble” with New Zealand after the neighbouring country reported no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases for four days. The decision on Sunday marks the resumption of the only international arrivals […]

Milk and more: China, New Zealand sign upgraded free trade deal

Following US trade war, China has signed several trade and investment deals to bolster its multilateral credentials. China and New Zealand have signed a deal that upgrades their existing free trade pact, giving exports from the Pacific nation greater access to the world’s second-largest economy. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the signing on […]

New Zealand may approve first COVID vaccination next week

Government under pressure to bring in vaccines earlier after woman diagnosed with South African variant after leaving quarantine. New Zealand may approve a COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday, a day after the country confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus in the community in months. […]

New Zealand detects first community COVID-19 case in two months

A 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe tested positive 10 days after completing two weeks in isolation. New Zealand health officials have confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the community in more than two months, sparking urgent contract-tracing efforts north of Auckland. A 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe tested positive 10 […]

Largely free of the virus, New Zealand could party like it was 2019.

By 11 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, the supply of craft ale at liquor stores in the popular beach town of Raglan was already somewhat depleted, as throngs of New Zealanders prepared to be among the first to bid farewell to a thoroughly unusual year. With the threat of the pandemic all but banished from […]

New Zealand declares climate emergency

New Zealand pledges carbon-neutral government by 2025, announces $141m fund to finance electric or hybrid vehicles and replace coal boilers. New Zealand has declared a “climate emergency” and promised to make its public sector carbon neutral by 2025. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told legislators on Wednesday that the climate emergency declaration was “an acknowledgement of […]

New Zealand Charges 13 Parties Over Deadly White Island Volcano Eruption

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Almost one year to the day after a deadly volcanic eruption killed 22 people on New Zealand’s White Island, the country’s workplace safety regulator has charged 13 parties for their roles in the disaster. In a televised address on Monday, Phil Parkes, the chief executive of the regulator, WorkSafe, said that […]

New Zealand charges 13 parties over White Island eruption

Workplace regulator files charges over volcanic eruption that left 22 dead and dozens more injured. A New Zealand watchdog has filed charges against 13 parties over the death of 22 people during a volcanic eruption on White Island last year. In a statement on Monday, WorkSafe said its year-long investigation found that 10 organisations and […]

Six Pakistani cricketers touring New Zealand test COVID positive

Cricket officials in New Zealand say players would be moved into quarantine, throwing preparations for the series into turmoil. Six members of the Pakistan cricket team on a tour of New Zealand have tested positive for COVID-19, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday, throwing preparations for the five-match series into turmoil and causing a […]

Ardern’s Labour Party wins New Zealand election #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Arden’s opponent Collins concedes defeat after lagging behind Ardern with a quarter of the votes to be counted. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party won the country’s general election on Saturday after her opponent Judith Collins conceded with a quarter of the votes still to be counted. “To Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who […]