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

New Zealand’s speaker ordered Ross to remove another video in August because it contained footage from parliament, which cannot be used in political advertising without permission from those depicted. The clip took a government minister out of context to falsely claim Covid-19 vaccinations would be compulsory for all New Zealanders.

New Zealand: Thousands demand removal of German Nazi’s name from ski run

He is known for helping to establish the South Island ski field Mt. Hutt, where a ski trail and alpine restaurant are named after him. He was additionally recognized with a plaque to commemorate his work on the mountain. 

New Zealand suffers two coronavirus deaths in just 24 hours including a former Cook Islands prime minister – after going 102 days without a single case of community transmission

SEPTEMBER 4:  New Zealand has its first Covid-19 death in more than three months when a man in his 50s dies of the virus. Former Cook Islands Prime Minister Joe Williams also passed away from COVID-19 at age 85.

AMM 53: ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting runs virtually

Hanoi (VNA) – The ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting was held online within the framework of the 53rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM-53) and related meetings on September 10. The two sides shared views on the positive progress in ASEAN-New Zealand cooperation over the past 45 years since their dialogue relationship, especially in five years from the […]

‘I literally weep’: anguish as New Zealand’s National Library culls 600,000 books

Some treasures have already been saved. While trawling the cull lists, writer Chris Bourke found a first-edition copy of Jack Keruouc’s On the Road, which sells for upwards of NZ$1,000. That copy has now been rescued by a North Island library, while the entire Holocaust collection has been claimed by New Zealand’s Holocaust centre, after […]

Rugby Championship moved from New Zealand to Australia

Several hurdles remain before the tournament can go ahead. An outbreak of COVID-19 within Argentina’s national squad reportedly has seen 10 players and coach Mario Ledesma infected. Those players and Ledesma likely will have to test negative before being allowed to travel to Australia. It’s possible the tournament will go ahead without the Pumas.

Like Christmas: New Zealand’s post-Covid books boom

Despite the looming economic downturn and projections by the International Monetary Fund that New Zealand’s economy could contract by up to 8% this year, a number of new independent bookshops are pushing ahead with launches, including Renee Rowland of The Twizel Bookshop, who will open a new store in Timaru in June.

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

Milder rules for the rest of the country – where no community transmission has been recorded – will also remain in place until 21 September, when they will be jettisoned if case numbers remain contained, Ardern said. At present, social gatherings outside Auckland are limited to 100 people.

Noel Edmonds is accused of running off to New Zealand to avoid paying £1million debt to Bad Boy Brexit creditor Arron Banks – who says: ‘No Deal is not an option!’

He said: ‘The house that I have in the UK was put on the market a couple of years ago and is now sold and they were told all this last week and they’ve still run the story that apparently I’m going to skulk off to New Zealand. It is absolute disgusting lies.’ The 71-year-old […]

New Zealand Rugby scrambles to host Rugby Championship

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Health minister Chris Hipkins says New Zealand Rugby has “a lot to work through” if it hopes to host a four-nation tournament later this year involving the All Blacks, Australia, Argentina and the World Cup-winning Springboks from South Africa.