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Australia and New Zealand named hosts for 2023 Women’s Soccer World C...

06 June, 2020 4:53 pm 4:53 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Australia and New Zealand were handed the right to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup soccer tournament by a comfortable margin after a vote by the FIFA Council on Thursday. Their joint proposal beat a rival bid from Colombia to host the tournament which is being expanded to 32 teams. Japan, who … Read More


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New Zealand military to oversee quarantine facilities after new COVID-19 ca...

06 June, 2020 9:38 am 9:38 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand on Wednesday said the defence force will now oversee the country’s quarantine facilities and strengthen border requirements, after a slip up allowed two people with coronavirus to move around the country. New Zealand on Tuesday lost its COVID-free status when two women who had been given permission to leave quarantine … Read More


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New Zealand confirms two new cases ending coronavirus free run

06 June, 2020 10:48 am 10:48 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand said on Tuesday that it has two new cases of the coronavirus, both related to recent travel from the UK, ending a 24-day streak of no new infections in the country. The new infections are a set back to New Zealand, which lifted all social and economic restrictions except border … Read More


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New Zealand says coronavirus ‘eliminated’ and life can resume w...

06 June, 2020 2:20 pm 2:20 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand has eliminated transmission of the coronavirus domestically and will lift all containment measures except for border controls, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, making it one of the first countries to do so. Public and private events, the retail and hospitality industries and all public transport could resume without … Read More


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New Zealand expects plan for safe travel with Australia in June

05 May, 2020 1:09 pm 1:09 pm

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday a draft blueprint on safely starting travel between New Zealand and Australia will be presented to both governments in early June. The neighbours have been discussing the possibility of a travel bubble between them as both have slowed the spread of the novel … Read More


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Cricket: Ireland postpone New Zealand, Pakistan series due to pandemic

05 May, 2020 11:23 pm 11:23 pm

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s home series against New Zealand and Pakistan scheduled for June and July have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their cricket boards said on Thursday. The pandemic has brought world sport to a virtual standstill and with government restrictions on air travel between countries, Cricket Ireland (CI) had no choice … Read More


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New Zealand sticks with support for Taiwan at WHO despite Chinese rebuke

05 May, 2020 8:45 am 8:45 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to take … Read More


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New Zealand says it backs Taiwan’s role in WHO due to success with co...

05 May, 2020 8:50 am 8:50 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand on Friday weighed in on the debate around whether Taiwan should be allowed to join the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying the country has a lot to offer given its success in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. “Taiwan has something to offer at the WHO right at the moment,” … Read More


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New Zealand could restart professional sport within days – minister

05 May, 2020 8:55 am 8:55 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand could approve the restart of professional sport as early as next week when authorities decide whether to ease coronavirus restrictions further, the sport ministry said on Thursday. Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson said professional sports would be able to resume domestically when the country lowers its COVID-19 alert level … Read More


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New Zealand demotes minister for coronavirus lockdown breach, extends emerg...

04 April, 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she had rejected her health minister’s offer to resign for breaching nationwide lockdown rules as doing so would jeopardise plans to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Health Minister David Clark drove his family to the beach in the early stages of … Read More


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Accused New Zealand mosque shooter shocks with switch to guilty plea

03 March, 2020 9:09 am 9:09 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – An Australian man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand’s worst mass shooting changed his plea to guilty in a surprise move on Thursday. Brenton Tarrant, who appeared by video link, admitted to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act … Read More


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Act like you have COVID-19: PM Ardern says as New Zealand heads into lockdo...

03 March, 2020 8:30 am 8:30 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told New Zealanders on Wednesday to behave as if they had the coronavirus and cut all physical contact outside their household when the country heads into a one-month lockdown at midnight. Ardern declared a national state of emergency as the number of cases of COVID-19, the disease associated … Read More


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Christchurch marks anniversary of mosque shootings

03 March, 2020 4:49 pm 4:49 pm

CHRISTCHURCH (AP) – People in the New Zealand city of Christchurch honoured the 51 worshipers who were killed in a mass shooting a year ago in small but poignant ways on Sunday, after a planned national memorial event was cancelled due to fears it might spread the new coronavirus. Outside the Al Noor mosque, dozens … Read More


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Jamieson takes five as New Zealand rock India in Christchurch

02 February, 2020 10:40 pm 10:40 pm

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – Seamer Kyle Jamieson took five for 45 as New Zealand dismissed India for 242 after tea on day one of the second and final test on Saturday before consolidating their advantage by reaching the close of play on 63 without loss. Playing only his second test after making his debut in the … Read More


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Williamson shakes off injury as New Zealand move into strong position

02 February, 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Captain Kane Williamson shook off a nasty blow to his hand on the first ball he faced as New Zealand reached 116 for two at tea on the second day of the first test against India at the Basin Reserve on Saturday. Williamson was on 46 at the break with Ross Taylor … Read More