Major cities in Australia and New Zealand lifted stay-at-home orders for millions of residents yesterday after successfully using snap lockdowns to quash outbreaks of virulent strains of COVID-19.
New Zealand’s biggest city began a snap three-day lockdown Monday, forcing two million people to stay at home, as authorities scrambled to contain the nation’s first outbreak of the highly contagious UK variant.
New Zealand’s parliament backed down yesterday after ejecting a Maori lawmaker because he refused to wear a tie, allowing him to speak without an accessory he labelled a “colonial noose”.
Brazil’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been ranked the world’s worst, while New Zealand topped the class, according to research published by a leading Australian think tank on yesterday.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled what she called an “incredibly diverse” cabinet Monday that includes New Zealand’s first openly gay deputy prime minister and a foreign minister with a Maori facial tattoo.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a landslide victory in New Zealand’s general election on Saturday, leveraging success battling COVID-19 into an unprecedented majority she said gave her a mandate for progressive reform.
Wildfires have destroyed up to 50 homes in New Zealand, authorities announced Monday, saying it was a miracle no one was hurt as “a wall of orange” razed most of a remote South Island village.
New Zealand’s rugby chief admitted the future of the club game in the southern hemisphere was unclear on Wednesday after South Africa pulled most of their teams out of Super Rugby, effectively ending the once-admired competition after 25 years.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern moved most of New Zealand to the lowest virus alert setting Monday, saying the country was edging towards eliminating COVID-19.
Australia reported fewer than 100 new coronavirus cases Monday, the lowest number in two months as authorities appeared to bring an outbreak in the country’s second-largest city under control.
New Zealand .mosque gunman is sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The New Zealand government cleared America’s Cup organisers of any wrongdoing Wednesday after a probe into claims of fraud and misappropriation of public funds surrounding the prestigious yacht race.
New Zealand rushed to track the source of a sudden return of the coronavirus Thursday as the number of new cases in its biggest city rose to 17 and officials warned more infections were inevitable.
New Zealand’s looming general election could be delayed, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned Wednesday, as the shock re-emergence of the coronavirus sent the country’s largest city into lockdown and forced nursing homes nationwide to shut their doors.
New Zealand marks 100 days on Sunday with no recorded cases of the coronavirus.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sacked a senior cabinet minister Wednesday over an affair with an ex-staffer, amid heightened scrutiny on lawmakers’ behaviour ahead of a general election in September.
NZ’s health minister resigns after a public backlash over his breach of lockdown.
New Zealand froze payments to America’s Cup organisers Thursday as officials investigate fraud claims in the lead-up to next year’s prestigious yachting regatta in Auckland.
New Zealand provides about $3.8 million in aid to support mine clearance projects.
New Zealand reported two cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, ending a three-and-a-half week spell without any fresh infections, health authorities said.
New Zealand police on Tuesday scrapped plans for armed patrols prompted by last year’s Christchurch mosque shootings, after criticism the change would lead to a US-style militarisation of the force.
New Zealand lifted all domestic coronavirus restrictions on Monday after its final COVID-19 patient was given the all clear, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealing she danced around her living room when told about the milestone.
Hundreds of thousands of New Zealand children returned to school Monday after two months of home education as part of a COVID-19 (C-19) lockdown.
New Zealand will phase out its coronavirus lockdown over the next 10 days.
A state of emergency has been declared on Wednesday in New Zealand after 50 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country.
New Zealand to impose a four-week lockdown to smother coronavirus infection rates.
The country’s innocence was shattered and its identity was changed forever.
Nathan Lyon captured five for 50 and 10 match wickets as Australia crushed New Zealand by 279 runs on Monday, capping a golden domestic summer as they swept the three-Test series.
The Kingdom is looking to boost trade with New Zealand by direct air linkage.
New Zealand police have called off the search for the bodies of two missing victims since the White Island volcano eruption earlier this month after “extensive” efforts.