New Zealand

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Inflatable dinghies and Zoom medical training: how a remote Pacific atoll got Pfizer
Tokelau, one of the most inaccessible atolls in the world, can only be reached by small boat, but received boxes of vaccine this week

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

23, Jul, 2021 @11:00 PM

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A turning point: New Zealand museums grapple with return of stolen Māori remains
New Zealand has long fought to have indigenous remains held overseas returned – now it’s reckoning with its own colonial legacy

Eva Corlett in Wellington

23, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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They Are Us: controversial film about Christchurch attacks put on hold
Fictional account of mosque shootings starring Rose Byrne as Jacinda Ardern has been criticised as ‘insensitive’

Tess McClure in Christchurch

23, Jul, 2021 @6:31 AM

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New Zealand shuts Australia travel bubble as Sydney’s Covid outbreak worsens
Jacinda Ardern pauses flights for eight weeks as her health chief says the spread in NSW was ‘clearly not under control’

Tess McClure in Christchurch

23, Jul, 2021 @2:19 AM

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Swiping right on jabs: dating app adds Covid vaccine badges in Australia
Popular overseas, vaccine badges are rolling out locally on online dating platforms like Bumble. But with access to a Covid jab still a concern, one CEO urges caution

Katie Cunningham

21, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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New Zealand falls for stranded baby orca, but dilemma looms over ‘life support’
Time could be running out for killer whale named Toa, who has charmed the nation but depends on round-the-clock care to stay alive

Eva Corlett in Wellington

21, Jul, 2021 @3:35 AM

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Even as Ardern signals alignment with US, New Zealand still seeks to maintain distance | Pete McKenzie
As the prime minister treads the delicate path between China and the US we shouldn’t overstate the significance of her latest moves

Pete McKenzie

20, Jul, 2021 @3:11 AM

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New Zealand and China clash after west condemns ‘malicious’ cyber activity
Chinese embassy hits back, calling criticism ‘groundless and irresponsible’ and urging Wellington to ‘abandon the cold war mentality’

Tess McClure in Christchurch

20, Jul, 2021 @3:05 AM

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‘Torturous’: Australian family fights to free refugee held for eight years without charge
Loghman Sawari was 17 when he was placed in a men-only centre on Manus Island. Nearly a decade on, and another child refugee wants to know why he’s still in detention

Ben Doherty

19, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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New Zealand farmers’ demands are unrealistic – but they are suffering and deserve support | Philip McKibbin
Our society is changing and farmers are dealing with the most difficult aspects of it

Philip McKibbin

19, Jul, 2021 @4:39 AM

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New Zealand west coast hit by heavy floods after month of rain falls in one weekend
Heavy rain caused slips, rivers to break their banks, and more than 2,000 residents to be evacuated

Tess McClure in Christchurch

19, Jul, 2021 @1:58 AM

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No ‘return to normal’ expected in post-pandemic New Zealand – and locals say that’s fine
Polls show New Zealanders accept that life will be different in future and they still feel their country is headed in the right direction

Tess McClure in Christchurch

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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