New Zealand

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What deals is China pursuing in the Pacific and why is everyone so worried?
China’s foreign minister is embarking on a grand tour of Pacific nations amid western concerns about Beijing’s ambitions for the region

Helen Livingstone

26, May, 2022 @3:37 AM

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Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand ‘ready to respond’ to Pacific’s security needs as China seeks deal in region
Prime minister says ‘the Pacific is our home’ as Beijing plans a regional security pact with almost a dozen island nations

Tess McClure in Wellington

25, May, 2022 @11:40 PM

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern responds to Texas school shooting
Prime minister says after 2019 Christchurch massacre, country made a ‘pragmatic’ decision to get guns off streets: ‘We saw something that wasn’t right and we acted’

Tess McClure in Auckland

25, May, 2022 @6:48 AM

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New Zealand’s central bank lifts rates to 2%, the highest level since 2016
Reserve Bank ‘resolute in its commitment’ to keep inflation in the 1-3% target range, signalling further rate rises may still be needed

Eva Corlett in Wellington

25, May, 2022 @3:46 AM

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Yachts and mansions: founder of company that left thousands of Aboriginal people out of pocket made more than $20m, tax-free
Ron Pattenden continued to make money from the Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund even after selling it in the wake of damning royal commission findings

Ben Butler, Lorena Allam and Stephen D'Antal

24, May, 2022 @9:17 AM

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New Zealand woman held in Villawood detention centre found dead, detainees say
Activists say woman’s death is an example of people with serious mental health problems being detained without adequate care

Eden Gillespie

24, May, 2022 @1:05 AM

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Reader call-out: What are your best memories of New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street?
The soap, which marks its 30th anniversary this week, has become part of New Zealand’s cultural fabric – what does it mean to you?

Eva Corlett in Wellington

23, May, 2022 @11:32 PM

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‘I thought I was imagining things’: New Zealand readers on close encounters with city birds
Native birds are increasingly taking advantage of restored urban forests – to the delight of city dwellers

Eva Corlett in Wellington and Guardian readers

23, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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New Zealand will push Anthony Albanese on ‘501’ deportation policy, Jacinda Ardern says
Prime minister said it was helpful that new Australian leader had already acknowledged issues causing friction

Eva Corlett in Wellington

23, May, 2022 @5:25 AM

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New Zealand’s promised action on climate is nothing more than a tottering baby’s first steps | Sue Bradford
Instead of taking on vested interests in the agriculture and corporate sectors, the government continues to take the line of least resistance

Sue Bradford

21, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Urban forests create birdlife boom in New Zealand’s cities
Wellington’s huge eco-sanctuary is credited with boosting bird populations across the city and fostering a sense of pride in conservation

Eva Corlett in Wellington

20, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Cabinet committee blocked plan to double Australia’s support to Pacific, election-eve leak reveals
‘Extraordinary’ revelation about national security decision shows the government is ‘falling apart’, Labor says

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

20, May, 2022 @3:12 AM

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