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New Zealand declares state of emergency after 50 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

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A state of emergency has been declared on Wednesday in New Zealand after 50 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the country. ...
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New Zealand Police unveils 1st AI officer

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New Zealand Police is modernizing its services by unveiling its first Artificial intelligence (AI) officer on Wednesday. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike...

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 launched

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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, Vice-Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society, has today launched The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 at Tūranga...
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Edward Osei-Nketia Competes For New Zealand At IAAF Championship

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Ghanaian-born Edward Osei-Nketia represented New Zealand at the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha. The 18-year-old competed in the Men’s 100metres event and finished fifth...
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New Zealand gives authorisation for gun bill after attack on Christchurch

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The New Zealand parliament passed the Arms Amendment Bill after its third or the final reading Wednesday night, less than a month after the...
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Presidency Dissects Erdogan’s Remarks on New Zealand Attacks

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks on New Zealand terror attack, were "taken out of context," Presidency said on Wednesday amid a diplomatic spat...
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Christchurch Suspect is Believed to Purchase His Weapons Online

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New Zealand's largest gun dealer, Gun City, said Monday that four out of the five firearms that the man charged with murder had during...
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Ghana, New Zealand, Sri Lanka lend support to Britain’s battle against marine pollution

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British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Sunday that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined Britain in an alliance to fight against plastic...
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Paris-Compatible Pathway Lacking Sufficient Implementation

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After a decade of rapid growth, we see a strong decrease in the growth rates of global CO2 emissions over the past years, sending...
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U-20 Women’s World Cup Slated For March 8, 2018

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Representatives of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, France 2018,...
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International Alliance works on Social Enterprise and investment promotion across Asia

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Leading global and regional organisations have announced their support for an ambitious multi-stakeholder initiative to promote the growth of social enterprise and impact investment...

Scientists close to new cure for Gonorrhea

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A vaccine to protect people from the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea may be one step closer to reality, New Zealand researchers report. That’s welcome news,...

2018 Cricket World Cup: Ghana’s qualification, shaky following team’s poor start

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Ghana's dream of qualifying to the 2018 Cricket World Cup hit a snag following their disappointing start in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Africa...

AU and New Zealand sign partner to provide geothermal energy

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The African Union Commission (AUC) and The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed a Partnership Agreement, providing a framework and...
Migrants are seen near the village of Tabanovce at the northern Macedonian border on March 9, 2016. (Xinhua) (zw)

New Zealand government moves to raise “quality” of migrants

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Immigrants to New Zealand will need to meet a higher bar for residency after the government Wednesday unveiled new rules to "improve the quality"...

Typhoid outbreak sparks health alert in New Zealand’s biggest city

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Health authorities in New Zealand's biggest city have warned of a typhoid outbreak after 10 people were hospitalized with the potentially deadly illness. ...
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Dirty ship ordered out of New Zealand while unloading

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A Panama-flagged bulk carrier has become the first foreign ship ordered to leave New Zealand waters because it was dirty, the Ministry for Primary...
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Company taxes drive New Zealand government surplus over forecast

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The New Zealand government saw an operating surplus for the seven months ending January that was more than double forecasts from the Treasury. ...
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Fall in building consents sparks amid New Zealand struggle with housing crisis

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The New Zealand government came under renewed fire Monday over its handling of the country's housing crisis after official figures showed new home building...
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U.S. trade policies potentially “devastating” for New Zealand – farming industry

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New Zealand's pillar farming industry has voiced dismay at the trade policies of the new United States administration under President Donald Trump. ...
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New Zealand issues plans for crackdown on multinational tax avoidance

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The New Zealand government Friday unveiled plans to crack down on multinationals that profit from exploiting tax loopholes. Three consultation papers proposed...
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Immigration, strong economy fuel record New Zealand vehicle sales

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High immigration and strong economic growth fuelled record new car sales in New Zealand last month, the Motor Industry Association (MIA) said Friday. ...

Earthquake “catastrophic” for unique New Zealand marine ecosystem

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Huge mudslides caused by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in New Zealand in November have wiped out vast tracts of one of the world's richest underwater...
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Record immigration fuels claims over New Zealand’s struggling infrastructure

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The number of immigrants settling in New Zealand hit a new high in the year ending January, prompting lawmakers to claim the record numbers...
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Immigration, car sales driving New Zealand retail sales rises

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Immigration is believed to be driving rising car sales, which have bolstered total retail sales in New Zealand, the government statistics agency said Friday. ...
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International visitors drive boom for New Zealand accommodation sector

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International visitors led a surge in guest nights in New Zealand's accommodation sector in November last year, the government statistics agency said Thursday. ...
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New vehicle sales continue record run in New Zealand

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New vehicle sales in New Zealand saw their strongest-ever start to the year in January, following record sales in 2016, the Motor Industry Association...
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No health benefits from moderate drinking

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New Zealand researchers claimed Tuesday to have debunked the widely-held belief that moderate alcohol consumption is good for your health. Researchers from...
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New Zealand reclaims top place in global transparency index

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New Zealand's government Wednesday welcomed the country's return to the top of the global anti-corruption rankings. New Zealand was first equal, along...
Photo taken on Feb. 6, 2016 from Weehawken of New Jersey, the United States, shows the fireworks over Manhattan of New York celebrating the Chinese lunar New Year. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) (zw)

New Zealand welcomes S&P credit, currency ratings

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The New Zealand government on Friday welcomed an international ratings agency's credit and foreign currency ratings as a vote of confidence in the national...