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New Zealand’s Ardern says many restrictions to be kept in place when ...

04 April, 2020 12:22 pm 12:22 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that significant restrictions would be kept in place even if the country eases the nationwide one-month lockdown enforced to beat the spread of the coronavirus. New Zealand introduced its highest, level 4 lockdown measures in March, under which offices, schools and all non-essential … Read More


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New Zealand goes on lockdown for ‘fighting chance’ against coronavirus

03 March, 2020 10:47 am 10:47 am

WELLINGTON (AFP) – New Zealand will impose a four-week lockdown in a bid to smother coronavirus infection rates and avoid the mass fatalities seen elsewhere in the world, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. Ardern said the South Pacific nation was fortunate its infection numbers remained relatively low, with 102 cases and no fatalities in the … Read More


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Probes into New Zealand volcano tragedy to take months and carry criminal p...

12 December, 2019 3:58 pm 3:58 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that official inquiries into last week’s fatal volcano eruption could take up to a year, and will carry potential criminal penalties of up to five years in jail. Ardern also announced a NZ$5 million (2.38 million pounds) fund to help small businesses affected … Read More


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New Zealand PM announces royal commission inquiry into Christchurch attack

03 March, 2019 10:40 am 10:40 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday a royal commission, a powerful form of public inquiry, into the events leading up to a March 15 attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people. “It is important that no stone is left unturned to get to the bottom of … Read More


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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern vows to never speak Christchurch killer’...

03 March, 2019 9:07 am 9:07 am

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed Tuesday never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament with an evocative “assalaam alaikum” message of peace to Muslims, reported AFP. “He will face the full force of the law in New Zealand,” Ardern promised … Read More


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New gun laws will make New Zealand safer after mosque massacre, says PM Ard...

03 March, 2019 10:13 am 10:13 am

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after 50 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Tarrant was remanded without a … Read More


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NZ PM visited Wellington’s Mosque to express solidarity with Muslims

03 March, 2019 1:35 pm 1:35 pm

CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON (92 News) – New Zealand Prime Minister (PM) Jacinda Ardern visited Wellington’s Kilbirnie Mosque to express solidarity with the Muslims who were martyred in the terrorist attacks in Christchurch mosques. She met with the community and laid a wreath at the Mosque in memory of the victims of the Christchurch attack. Received gunman’s manifesto … Read More


Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in New Zealand for final leg of Pacific tour

10 October, 2018 8:24 am 8:24 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and wife Meghan arrived in New Zealand on Sunday for the final leg of their Pacific tour, their first international royal tour since marrying in May. The royal couple, who have already visited Australia, Fiji and Tonga, were received in the nation’s capital Wellington by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The … Read More


Among leaders making UN debut: a new mother with baby in tow

09 September, 2018 9:19 am 9:19 am

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – At the United Nations this week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has to contend with some daunting challenges – her debut before world leaders and the sleep schedule of her 3-month-old baby. The 38-year-old Ardern has made global headlines since coming to power last October when she became only the … Read More