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In New Zealand
February 10, 2017 11:38 am gmt |
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Rescuers were racing to save hundreds of pilot whales in New Zealand’s picturesque Golden Bay on Friday (Feb 10), after one of the country’s largest recorded mass whale strandings. Up to 300 whales have died and volunteers were trying to send more than a hundred others back out to sea. Vo...
In New Zealand
December 12, 2016 5:06 am gmt |
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Bill English, New Zealand Finance Minister,  was sworn in as the Prime Minister by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at a ceremony held at Government House in Wellington. English was confirmed as the country’s new prime minister on Monday (Dec 12), as expected, a week after John Key announced h...
In New Zealand
December 5, 2016 7:32 am gmt |
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has resigned, in a move that shocked many observers. Key had been in power since 2008, and leader of the ruling National Party since 2006. “Ten years at the top is a long time,” he told reporters in Wellington on Monday, adding that he owed it to his fa...
In Latest Stories
November 14, 2016 6:06 am gmt |
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0New Zealand Prime Minister John Key surveyed the areas damage caused by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake by helicopter, and said it is in the billions of dollars to resolve. The quake struck just after midnight on Monday, its epicentre striking about 90 kilometres north-east of Christchurch in the South I...
In New Zealand
September 7, 2016 7:40 am gmt |
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Prime Minister of New Zealand arrived in Laos’ capital on Wednesday (September 7), ahead of multilateral talks with partners from the region. John Key will meet counterparts from the 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nation) and other leaders of world powers: China, Japan, United States,...
In New Zealand
September 2, 2016 10:47 am gmt |
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People living in coastal areas of New Zealand closest to a huge earthquake that struck offshore early on Friday (September 2) were temporarily ordered to evacuate due to fears of a tsunami. The magnitude 7.1 quake struck at 4:37 a.m. (1637 GMT) at a depth of 55 km (34 miles), 130 km north-east of Te ...
In New Zealand
September 2, 2016 6:00 am gmt |
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7.1 magnitude quake has struck, 130km north-east of Te Araroa at a depth of 55km at 4.37am – was felt from Northland to Wellington in the North Island, and in the top of the South Island. Severe reports were felt in Gisborne and the Bay of Plenty. A swarm of 100 aftershocks has continued to [&h...
In Australia
August 17, 2016 12:27 pm gmt |
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Papua New Guinea and Australia said Wednesday they have agreed to close a detention centre on Manus Island for asylum seekers but they offered no details on when it will happen or on the fate of the 850 men being held there. Australia s tough stance on migrants and refugees has long drawn condemnatio...
In New Zealand
March 3, 2016 8:23 am gmt |
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Voting began in New Zealand on Thursday (March 3) in the second phase of a referendum to decide on the fate of the current national flag. A preliminary result will be announced on March 24 which could see the introduction a new flag featuring a white fern on a black and blue background. The official ...
In New Zealand
February 15, 2016 9:53 am gmt |
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Amateur video captured the moment a cliff collapsed into the sea below on Sunday (Feb 14) after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch, New Zealand. The epicentre of Sunday’s quake on New Zealand’s south island was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth ...
In New Zealand
February 14, 2016 7:32 am gmt |
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A 5.7 magnitude quake struck near New Zealand’s city of Christchurch on Sunday (Feb 14), according to the country’s earthquake monitoring service. It hit just eight days short of the anniversary of the February 22, 2011 earthquake in the same region, which resulted in nearly 200 deaths an...
In New Zealand
January 18, 2016 10:36 am gmt |
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Fifty-three passengers and seven crew on board a ferry were forced to jump into the sea after the vessel caught fire in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand on Monday (Jan 18), local media reported. TV3 New Zealand reported that the coastguard, as well as police search and rescue were called in to help [...
In New Zealand
May 10, 2015 10:38 am gmt |
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Prince Harry has come face-to-face with his reptilian namesake, a 100-year-old tuatara lizard called Henry, during the second day of his visit to New Zealand. The prince was christened Henry when he was born in 1984, even though he is known as Harry. The prince met the reptile while visiting the coun...
In New Zealand
May 9, 2015 9:41 am gmt |
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Prince Harry has landed in New Zealand for a week-long tour and was met with a traditional Maori nose-pressing welcome. The prince flew in from Australia after a month training with the country’s armed forces, meeting injured soldiers and Aboriginal communities. New Zealand Prime Minister, John...
In New Zealand
May 4, 2015 7:21 am gmt |
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A severe earthquake has struck near Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island. New Zealand website GeoNet has reported the strength of the quake at magnitude 6.0, however, US Geological Survey data indicated it was magnitude 5.6. The epicentre was reportedly 30km northwest of Wanaka at a depth of 5km. It ...
In New Zealand
May 2, 2015 9:06 am gmt |
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Ninety-one-year-old Mary Manssen decided to show the young kids how it is done and bungee jump off a bridge in Queenstown. The crowd roared as the daredevil leaped into the New Zealand landscape. Manssen started her bungee jumping career in 2008, at the ripe age of 84. She has also taken a helicopter...