New Zealand

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New Zealand’s South Island records first Covid cases in major city in over a year
Experts called for stronger protections between North and South Islands after news that one case had recently arrived from Auckland

Tess McClure in Christchurch

27, Oct, 2021 @10:17 PM

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A catamaran and a plan: desperate to get home, New Zealanders set sail across the Tasman
With government-controlled quarantine spots in very short supply and long waiting lists for flights home, some stranded citizens are taking to the seas

Eva Corlett in Wellington

27, Oct, 2021 @2:43 AM

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Covid live: UK records 40,954 new cases; Belgium brings back restrictions weeks after ending curbs
UK also reports 263 further deaths; Belgium reinstates curbs after 75% jump in daily cases in a week

Jane Clinton (now) Miranda Bryant, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

26, Oct, 2021 @10:52 PM

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Bat ‘winning by quite a lot’ in New Zealand’s Bird of the Year contest
Trailing the bat in second place was the kākāpō – a large, flightless parrot and the competition’s reigning champ from last year

Tess McClure in Christchurch

26, Oct, 2021 @2:48 AM

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Sean Wainui: coroner investigating death of New Zealand rugby player
The 25-year-old, who played for Super Rugby team the Chiefs, Bay of Plenty and the Māori All Blacks, died on 18 October

Eva Corlett

26, Oct, 2021 @1:35 AM

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‘They created monsters’: How New Zealand’s brutal welfare system produced criminals
Rangi Wickliffe was one of many Māori children repeatedly abused in welfare institutions including the notorious Lake Alice psychiatric hospital

Aaron Smale in Wellington

25, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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New trade deals ‘are unfair on farmers and won’t help emissions’
Chair of the UK’s Climate Change Committee condemns New Zealand and Australia agreements as unworkable

Michael Savage

23, Oct, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Facing pressure at home, New Zealand’s climate change minister steels himself for Cop26
In the run-up to the Glasgow conference, James Shaw admits he is unhappy with New Zealand’s track record on emissions but insists there is room for hope

Eva Corlett in Wellington

22, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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New Zealand Covid: Māori party likens new ‘traffic light’ system to ‘Squid Game’
Comments come after PM Jacinda Ardern said most restrictions will only be lifted when country reaches 90% vaccination

Tess McClure in Christchurch

22, Oct, 2021 @3:43 AM

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‘Sorry, a slight distraction’: Jacinda Ardern unruffled as earthquake interrupts press conference
The 5.9 magnitude quake forced the prime minister to pause and grip her podium before continuing to outline post-Covid lockdown plans

Tess McClure in Christchurch

21, Oct, 2021 @11:40 PM

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Natural habitats of 30 cities around the world at risk due to ‘coastal hardening’, study suggests
Researchers estimate 1m sq km of seascape globally has been modified by coastal structures which bring in invasive species and damage habitat

Donna Lu

21, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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New Zealand becomes first country to force finance companies to act on climate risks
Country hopes to ensure effects of climate crisis are always considered in business, investment, lending and insurance decisions

Tess McClure in Christchurch

21, Oct, 2021 @5:30 AM

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