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New Zealand police arrest two men for smuggling boot full of KFC chicken into lockdown-hit Auckland

New Zealand police caught two individuals trying to enter Auckland with a boot full of KFC chicken and tens of thousands of dollars. The men were charged with breaching the country’s tough Covid-19 rules. Under Auckland’s strict Level 4 lockdown, all restaurants, including take-away services, remain closed. Police said the men, aged 23 and 30, had […]

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Auckland Supermarket Attack: New Zealand to strengthen anti-terror laws

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern vows to toughen anti-terror laws following Friday’s knife attack in Auckland by a man who was under police surveillance. “We must be willing to make the changes that we know may not necessarily have changed history, but could change the future,” she said at a news briefing. The man, a […]

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New Zealand supermarkets remove knives from shelves after ‘extremist’ stabbing

New Zealand supermarket group Countdown removed knives and scissors from its shelves, a day after a man the authorities called an extremist stabbed six people in one of the company’s stores. “Last night, we made the decision to temporarily remove all knives and scissors from our shelves while we consider whether we should continue to […]

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New Zealand police break one person anti-lockdown protest in Auckland

A one-person anti-lockdown protest in central Auckland was shut down, after the police were alerted to discussions of a potential gathering on social media. New Zealand police officers said on Friday after hearing a protest was being planned, but only one person arrived with the intention of protesting, “Police have been in the area and […]

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New Zealand enters snap lockdown over one Covid-19 infection

New Zealand announced a snap lockdown after a man tested positive for Covid, the first case in six months. The case was detected in Auckland, which will be in lockdown for a week, while the rest of the country will be in lockdown for three days. Authorities say they are working on the assumption that […]

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Australia- New Zealand Travel Bubble: Auckland airport worker tests positive for Covid-19

An Auckland airport worker has tested positive for Covid-19 a day after New Zealand opened a reciprocal travel bubble with Australia. The case appears to be unrelated to the travel bubble though, and flights with Australia have not been suspended. Thousands of passengers flew between the two nations on Monday for the first time in […]

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Covid-19 New Zealand: 1.6 million residents in Auckland go into seven-day lockdown

New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland entered into a seven-day lockdown from Sunday morning, after a new local case of coronavirus emerged. Health officials could not immediately confirm how the person got infected or the variant, however, a genome sequencing of the new infection was under way. The patient developed symptoms on Tuesday and is regarded […]

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Covid-19 New Zealand: 1.6 million residents in Auckland go into lockdown

New Zealand recorded no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases a day after three people tested positive in Auckland that sent the city into a snap lockdown. The Ministry of Health said there were no new cases recorded on Monday but five cases of COVID-19 were reported in managed isolation facility. An Auckland couple and their […]

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Godwit bird sets new record by flying non-stop for more than 12,000km in 11 days

A bird set a record for the longest non-stop flight covering 12,200 kilometres in 11 days. The bar-tailed godwit bird was tracked by scientists with the help of a 5gm satellite tag, fitted on its lower back. The bird was flying at an average speed of 55 miles/hour, the bird started from south-west Alaska, USA […]

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Quarantined traveller attempts escape at Auckland hotel using bed sheet rope

A traveller who was quarantined at an Auckland hotel was caught while trying to escape after tying bed sheets together to scale four storeys down. The man had been deported from Australia on September 16, and tested negative on day three and day 12 of his stay. The bed sheet ladder was discovered by on-site […]

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New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern delays election amid spike in coronavirus infections

The prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has postponed the country’s general election by a month amid a spike in coronavirus cases. The vote was due to take place on 19 September but will now be held on 17 October instead. Ms Ardern said on Monday that the new date would allow parties “to […]

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New Zealand re-imposes restrictions after reporting four new locally transmitted coronavirus cases

New Zealand reintroduced coronavirus restrictions after new locally transmitted cases broke the 102-day streak the country had gone without recording a local infection. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed four new locally transmitted coronavirus cases on Tuesday night, and announced that New Zealand’s most populous city, Auckland, will temporarily see level three restrictions introduced for three […]