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Spotlight back on abortion in New Zealand after US Roe v Wade ruling
MPs spar over their stances, with opposition leader Christopher Luxon forced to manage the gulf between his personal views and National party policy

Tess McClure in Auckland

29, Jun, 2022 @1:36 AM

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New Zealand ‘grossly underprepared’ as deadly drug fentanyl causes string of overdoses
Twelve people needed medical attention after overdosing on the drug, which had been sold as cocaine

Tess McClure in Auckland

27, Jun, 2022 @4:55 AM

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Russia-Ukraine war: leaders to discuss energy and food crisis at Bavarian retreat – as it happened
This live blog is now closed, we will be returning in a few hours to bring you all the latest developments

Maya Yang Nadeem Badshah, Matthew Weaver,Michael Coulter (earlier)

26, Jun, 2022 @11:15 PM

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The Lion King translated into te reo Māori in New Zealand
Film is second released in indigenous language, after Moana, and reaches theatres for first national holiday marking Māori new year

Tess McClure in Auckland

24, Jun, 2022 @1:55 AM

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Matariki: ‘historic’ moment as New Zealand celebrates first Indigenous public holiday
Maori new year legally recognised for first time, prompting excitement and debate over how best to mark the day

Tess McClure in Auckland

23, Jun, 2022 @10:27 PM

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New Zealand records largest ever bleaching of sea sponges
Researchers say tens of millions of sponges may have been affected by protracted marine heatwave

Tess McClure

23, Jun, 2022 @5:24 AM

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Four stabbed in ‘random’ attack in Auckland, say New Zealand police
Police praise ‘extreme bravery’ of public who brought down suspect, reportedly with help of a pair of crutches

Tess McClure in Auckland

23, Jun, 2022 @4:01 AM

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Spirals of blue light in New Zealand night sky leave stargazers ‘kind of freaking out’
Social media abuzz with pictures and theories about formations thought to be from exhaust plume of SpaceX rocket

Tess McClure in Auckland

20, Jun, 2022 @1:38 AM

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‘All the worst things you can think of’: Christchurch residents stricken by city’s stench
Those living in the the New Zealand city say it is more than just a bad smell, it is an injustice

Tess McClure in Christchurch

17, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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New Zealand to boost maritime security with Solomon Islands amid China focus on Pacific
‘Small work plan’ is another signal of intensifying security interests in the region, in the wake of Beijing’s security deal with Honiara

Tess McClure in Auckland

15, Jun, 2022 @3:26 AM

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Australia news live updates: Queensland on brink of power outage as eastern states battle big chill; WA to shut state-owned coal plants
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Ben Doherty and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

14, Jun, 2022 @8:46 AM

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Search for clues as bodies of hundreds of little blue penguins wash ashore in New Zealand
Conservation officials believe mass die-offs are becoming more frequent as climate crisis disrupts food chains

Tess McClure in Auckland

14, Jun, 2022 @5:15 AM

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