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New Zealand's borders may stay shut for most of the year, PM Ardern says

New Zealand's borders may stay shut for most of the year, PM Ardern says

New Zealand's borders will remain closed for most of this year as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, but the country will pursue travel arrangements with neighbouring Australia and other Pacific nations ...

Six Pakistan cricketers test positive for Covid-19 in New Zealand

Six Pakistan cricketers test positive for Covid-19 in New Zealand

Pakistan's cricket tour of New Zealand was in the balance Thursday after six squad members tested positive for Covid-19 and the team received a ‘final warning’ for flouting quarantine rules.

PM Ardern on track for landslide re-election win in New Zealand vote

PM Ardern on track for landslide re-election win in New Zealand vote

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party was poised for a landslide victory in New Zealand’s general election on Saturday, and possibly the first single-party government in decades.

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

The World Health Organisation reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases yesterday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours. India leads the world in new cases reported each day and set a global record last week with 97,570 new cases in one day, according to a Reuters tall..

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

A New Zealand judge sentenced white supremacist Brenton Tarrant to life in prison without parole on Thursday for killing 51 Muslim worshippers in the country's deadliest shooting, saying the sentence was not enough punishment for the "wicked" crimes.

New Zealand reaches 100-day milestone without virus transmission

New Zealand reaches 100-day milestone without virus transmission

New Zealand marked 100 days on Sunday with no recorded cases of the coronavirus in the community but health officials warned there was no room for complacency.

New virus cases in China, New Zealand sound pandemic alarm

New virus cases in China, New Zealand sound pandemic alarm

More than two dozen new coronavirus cases in China and the first New Zealand infections in almost a month on Tuesday underlined the immense challenges still ahead in containing the deadly pandemic ...

‘Avatar’ sequel resumes filming in coronavirus-free New Zealand

‘Avatar’ sequel resumes filming in coronavirus-free New Zealand

Filming the sequel of James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster ‘Avatar’ will bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to New Zealand after it ended its coronavirus outbreak ...

New Zealand cuts research to keep Antarctica virus free

New Zealand cuts research to keep Antarctica virus free

New Zealand said Tuesday it will reduce its scientific projects in Antarctica to keep the virtually uninhabited continent free from Covid-19.

New Zealand says coronavirus 'eliminated' and life can resume without restrictions

New Zealand says coronavirus 'eliminated' and life can resume without restrictions

New Zealand has eliminated transmission of the coronavirus domestically and will lift all containment measures except for border controls, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday

Australia, New Zealand work to open borders to each other

Australia, New Zealand work to open borders to each other

Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday efforts to resume travel between the two countries would take some time, as they cautiously re-open their mostly shuttered economies ...

New Zealand volcano disaster victims to sue cruise ship firm

New Zealand volcano disaster victims to sue cruise ship firm

Survivors of last year's New Zealand volcano eruption are planning to sue cruise ship company Royal Caribbean for failing to warn of the risks involved in touring the area, lawyers said Monday.