Gulf Times - New-Zealand
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.

New Zealand tells overseas arrivals to self-isolate

New Zealand tells overseas arrivals to self-isolate

International visitors to New Zealand must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Saturday.

New Zealand PM Ardern calls Sept 19 election, faces tight race

New Zealand PM Ardern calls Sept 19 election, faces tight race

New Zealanders will go to polls on September 19 to decide on a second term for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and also to vote in referendums on the divisive issues of legalising cannabis and euthanasia.

Uncertainty over firearms numbers as New Zealand gun buyback ends

Uncertainty over firearms numbers as New Zealand gun buyback ends

While New Zealand police on Saturday praised firearms owners for handing in their now illegal weapons as part of a buyback and amnesty scheme, opposition politicians and the gun owner lobby called it a failure.

Tremors worsen on New Zealand volcano island, prevent recovery of bodies

Tremors worsen on New Zealand volcano island, prevent recovery of bodies

Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand on Wednesday prevented the recovery of the bodies of eight people thought to be left on the island, two days after an eruption engulfed dozens of tourists ....

New Zealand launches investigation into deadly volcanic eruption

New Zealand launches investigation into deadly volcanic eruption

New Zealand police launched an investigation on Tuesday after a volcanic eruption on an island popular with tourists killed five people, injured more than 30 and left eight people missing, who are presumed dead.

'Sudden' volcano eruption in New Zealand kills five, several missing

'Sudden' volcano eruption in New Zealand kills five, several missing

At least five people were killed, up to 20 injured and several reported missing after a volcano that is a tourist attraction suddenly erupted off the coast of New Zealand's North Island on Monday.