New Zealand

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Coronavirus live: Auckland lockdown extended; psychosis cases soar in England
New Zealand’s biggest city will remain in lockdown for another two weeks; cases of psychosis have soared in England amid stresses of pandemic

Martin Belam (now) and Samantha Lock (earlier)

18, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Sean Wainui: New Zealand rugby mourns death of Super Rugby star
Tributes have flowed for New Zealand rugby union player Sean Wainui after the Māori All Blacks representative died in a car crash

Guardian sport

18, Oct, 2021 @4:32 AM

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New Zealand Covid update: Auckland to remain in lockdown even as fully vaccinated hit 70%
Jacinda Ardern says restrictions are needed to prevent a spike in cases, as experts warn any relaxation now would be ‘very dangerous’

Tess McClure in Christchurch

18, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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‘Explosion of ideas’: how Māori concepts are being incorporated into New Zealand law
Inclusion of Māori legal customs could profoundly alter the way law is applied in areas as diverse as defamation and trust law

Pete McKenzie in Wellington

16, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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New Zealand’s weird and wonderful vaccine rollout
The government is using an array of sweeteners, gimmicks and incentives to raise inoculation rates, including turning a 787 Dreamliner into a vaccination clinic

Tess McClure in Christchurch

15, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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New Zealand council ends contract with wizard after two decades of service
Ian Brackenbury Channell was paid $16,000 a year to provide ‘acts of wizardry’ for the city of Christchurch

Eva Corlett in Wellington

15, Oct, 2021 @4:29 AM

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New Zealand modelling shows Covid cases could peak at 5,300 a week in Auckland next year
Plans for how health system would deal with surge revealed as country records 71 new cases

Eva Corlett in Wellington

14, Oct, 2021 @12:50 AM

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Climate study linking early Māori fires to Antarctic changes sparks controversy
Research tying Māori activity 700 years ago to Antarctic changes sparks debate in New Zealand over Indigenous inclusion in science

Tess McClure in Christchurch and Eva Corlett in Wellington

13, Oct, 2021 @11:27 PM

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Australia seeks to overturn landmark ruling preventing deportation of Aboriginal people
The federal government wants to challenge the high court decision in Love and Thoms following the retirement of two supporting judges

Paul Karp

13, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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A burning issue for Guardianistas | Brief letters
Brief letters: Wood burning | Writing skills | Matt Hancock | Mammals | Tory slogans

Letters

13, Oct, 2021 @3:55 PM

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New Zealand government’s pivot from Covid elimination ‘surprised’ top health experts
Michael Baker said lack of discussion with independent experts was a ‘stark contrast’ to earlier pandemic decisions

Tess McClure in Christchurch

12, Oct, 2021 @5:12 AM

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Māori party warns reopening New Zealand amid Covid outbreak would be ‘modern genocide’
Party say Maori would be ‘sacrificial lambs’ if Covid restrictions are lifted before vaccination rates rise

Tess McClure in Christchurch

11, Oct, 2021 @5:58 AM

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