New Zealand faces another week of Covid restrictions as Ardern defends cautious approach

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, has had its restrictions eased slowly after a resurgence of community transmission of the virus there in August. It followed a period in June when there were no reported cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, and the country largely returned to normal, apart from strict border rules.

Green School New Zealand principal quits after eight months

”Great organisations like Green School New Zealand produce leaders and opportunities, so although I had hoped to stay longer, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a difference on a global scale is a testament to the understood value of the Green School internationally.”

New Zealand-born euthanasia advocate Sean Davison charged with third murder in South Africa

The father of three also faced charges in November 2018 for the July 2015 murder of Justin Varian, who had motor neuron disease. It’s alleged he killed Varian by “placing a bag over the deceased’s head and administering helium with the intent of helium deoxygenation and/or asphyxiation”.

Dire outlook for Norfolk Island tourism with Air New Zealand flights cut

“We were hoping for a recovery phase from October onwards and now clearly that is not going to happen, with the reduced schedule with Air New Zealand deciding unilaterally to reduce its schedule with just two flights out of Australia until 27 March.

New Zealand’s Michael Venus on life inside the US Open tennis bubble

Later this week Venus and his Australian partner John Peers play the American duo of Nicholas Monroe (a former partner of Artem Sitak) and Nathaniel Lammons in the first round and it’s a match where the antipodeans will be favourites.

New Zealand’s Marcus Daniell, Philipp Oswald produce shock win at US Open

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EXCLUSIVE: Pack your bags! Scott Morrison wants travel bubbles established with New Zealand, Japan and Pacific islands BEFORE Christmas – and lockdown-loving premiers are the only obstacle

‘We are seeing many, many jobs being lost across the country and they will continue to be lost in our travel and tourism sector and many lives disrupted, especially in cross-border communities if we don’t get a common approach.’

New Zealand election TV debate: fears inclusion of fringe party may ‘legitimise conspiracy theories’

While Advance NZ has not featured in pre-election polls, it has an online following; the party’s Facebook page has 30,000 likes. Te Kahika makes regular, at times rambling, video updates on the platform; with his mild manner, reference to te ao Māori – the worldview of New Zealand’s Indigenous people – and anti-colonial views, the […]

Savage review – moving New Zealand street-gang saga

Kelly occasionally gives in to the odd crime-drama mannerism, like the Savages swaggering out, Reservoir Dogs-style, for the first time. But he makes the smart choice of never being distracted from the emotional cost of holding your own in this self-inflicted prison of testosterone. Early on, Damage botches a hook-up with a banker’s daughter keen […]

AMM 53: ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting runs virtually

ASEAN foreign ministers spoke highly of New Zealand maintaining regular high-level visits and ASEAN-New Zealand dialogue as well as the country’s support and cooperation for ASEAN’s peace and security. Both sides emphasised their commitment to further strengthening partnership cooperation for full and effective implementation of the ASEAN-New Zealand Action Plan 2016-2020 and the two key […]