New Zealand

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‘A national tragedy’: Māori drowning rate causes alarm in New Zealand
Māori have a strong ancestral relationship to the ocean involving hunting and fishing for seafood, but that can come at a cost

Eva Corlett in Auckland

28, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Confident, optimistic, anxious: New Zealand readers tell us how they feel about Omicron
Kiwis are experiencing a range of emotions over the expected surge in Covid cases, from resignation to relief, trepidation to fear

Tess McClure in Auckland and Guardian readers

28, Jan, 2022 @5:19 AM

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Jacinda Ardern’s poll rating at lowest since becoming New Zealand’s PM
The Labour leader’s approval has dropped to 35% as the country wrestles with the Omicron Covid variant and rising inflation

Tess McClure in Auckland

27, Jan, 2022 @11:06 PM

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The new normal: New Zealand braces for shift from Covid zero to Covid acceptance
The nation accepts a big psychological change, one expert says, as people prepare for more cases than they have ever seen before

Tess McClure

26, Jan, 2022 @11:33 PM

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‘Delightfully horrific’: wētā motels proliferate as New Zealand falls in love with the giant insect
Small man-made homes for the endangered wētā, which can weigh as much as a sparrow, are popping up in gardens across the country

Eva Corlett in Wellington

26, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern shrugs off car chase by anti-vaccination protesters
A car of protestors yelled ‘shame on you’ as they pursued the prime minister’s van but Ardern says she wasn’t worried for her safety

Tess McClure in Auckland

26, Jan, 2022 @12:47 AM

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A letter to New Zealand, from Covid-ravaged Australia | Brigid Delaney
Omicron has played out in a series of strange stages in Australia. Here’s what to expect when the wave hits

Brigid Delaney

25, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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How do you feel about the expected surge of Omicron in New Zealand?
We would like to hear from readers in Aotearoa about how they’re dealing with tighter restrictions and preparing for a surge in Covid cases

Guardian community team

24, Jan, 2022 @1:44 AM

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Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding as New Zealand prepares for Omicron surge
Prime minister says variant is now circulating in the community but ‘we’ll do everything that we can to slow the spread’

Tess McClure

23, Jan, 2022 @7:02 AM

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Deal with Jacinda Ardern’s Labour party is proving toxic for New Zealand’s Greens | Morgan Godfery
The inter-party agreement has left the Greens defending rising emissions – a stance that goes against all their principles

Morgan Godfery

22, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘Quiet fabulosity’: remote New Zealand church gets pink makeover to celebrate queer community
Sam Duckor-Jones has transformed an unused church into what he hopes will be a place for rural queerness to thrive

Eva Corlett in Wellington

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Slipping into St Bathans’ Blue Lake is like swimming in Cleopatra’s bath – but on another planet | Kiran Dass
The colour of the lake reminds me of a film in which a group of elderly people are rejuvenated by aliens via a swimming pool

Kiran Dass

21, Jan, 2022 @3:00 AM

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