New Zealand

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Kiribati faces constitutional crisis after government suspends both high court justices
Second judge suspended as legal challenge from first judge due to begin, escalating ongoing controversy over separation of powers

Kieran Pender

01, Jul, 2022 @3:46 AM

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West must stand firm as China challenges ‘rules and norms’, Ardern tells Nato
In New Zealand’s first formal address to Nato, Ardern dedicated part of her speech to warning of Beijing’s increasingly muscular international presence

Tess McClure in Auckland

30, Jun, 2022 @3:10 AM

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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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Air New Zealand to install world-first economy bunk beds on long-haul flights
By 2024, passengers will be able to book four-hour sessions in flat sleeping pods on ultra-long-haul routes

Elias Visontay

29, Jun, 2022 @1:22 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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‘A finite resource’: as Australia recruits overseas health workers, their home nations bear the cost
For international health workers, Australia often offers better pay and conditions – but inequality is worsening amid a global shortfall

Donna Lu

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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World leaders condemn US abortion ruling as ‘backwards step’
Leaders of UK, Canada, France and New Zealand denounce the overruling of Roe v Wade as WHO chief calls its ‘disappointing’

Martin Farrer and agencies

25, Jun, 2022 @3:58 AM

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Breeding at age 73: new details of endangered orange roughy’s life cycle prompt calls to limit fishing
Australian fisheries management says there are regional differences and new data only applies to population in New Zealand

Lisa Cox

24, Jun, 2022 @8:00 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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