Categories
Insane Social Media Reactions

Viral Video: Earthquake strikes during New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s interview

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV interview, and calmly continued with the programme. Ardern, who became prime minister in 2017, is hugely popular in New Zealand for her handling of several crises – a mass shooting […]

Categories
World

IN PICTURES: New Zealand relaxes coronavirus curbs after flattening the curve

Thousands of businesses in New Zealand have reopened on Thursday as the country relaxes its coronavirus curbs, with some hairdressers seeing overnight queues round the block. READ: New Zealand relaxes restrictions; reopens shops, cafes, and public parks

Categories
World

New Zealand relaxes restrictions; reopens shops, cafes, and public parks

Thousands of businesses in New Zealand have reopened on Thursday as the country relaxes its coronavirus curbs, with some hairdressers seeing overnight queues round the block. Shops, cafes, and public parks are all open as the country moves into Level 2 of its restrictions, described as a “safer new normal”. New Zealand has reported no […]

Categories
World

New Zealand backs Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization

New Zealand’s foreign minister has said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its call for 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 part as an observer […]

Categories
World

Jacinda Ardern asks citizens to be vigilant as New Zealand set to PHASE OUT lockdown

After easing the lockdown a fortnight ago, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday that the government would be phasing out the lockdown but asked citizens to be vigilant. In a televised address to the nation, the New Zealand PM said: “Your efforts New Zealand have got us to this place ahead of most […]

Categories
World

US, UK, NZ, Canada and Australia intelligence find that coronavirus originated in a Chinese market

Intelligence shared among Five Eyes nations, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand appears to contradict claims by US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that there is evidence the virus originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The new assessment indicates it is more likely that the […]

Categories
World

New Zealanders celebrate elimination of coronavirus by queuing McDonalds, Coffee shops

Coffee and fast food seemed to be the first thing on the mind of New Zealanders as the country emerged from almost five weeks of strict lockdown. The alert level has shifted to level three, allowing takeaway food shops and some non-essential business to re-open. And it wasn’t long before queues formed in front of […]

Categories
World

NZ to ease restrictions after stopping the ‘uncontrolled explosion’ of Coronavirus

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has thanked people for “stopping an uncontrolled explosion of Covid-19”, as she announced an easing of lockdown. The country has been praised for its quick and strict response to the virus, and will move from “Level 4” lockdown to “Level 3” late next Monday. It means some businesses can reopen, […]

Categories
Insane

New Zealanders are decorating towns with teddies to help children ‘Bear’ the coronavirus lockdown

Teddy bears are popping up in places as New Zealanders embrace an international movement in which people are placing the stuffed animals in their windows during coronavirus lockdowns to brighten the mood and give children a game to play by spotting the bears in their neighborhoods. The inspiration comes from the children’s book “We’re Going […]

Categories
World

New Zealand PM makes isolation mandatory for visitors to contain coronavirus spread

New Zealand’s PM has said nearly everyone entering the country from midnight on Sunday must self-isolate to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Jacinda Ardern said the new measure also included returning New Zealanders. The only exemption is for small Pacific islands with no confirmed virus cases. “I make no apologies. This is an unprecedented […]

Categories
Insane

New Zealand man lands in court for assaulting fruit vendor with bananas

A man in New Zealand was produced at a district court for carrying out an assault with a bunch of bananas. Yep. Cesar Robert Scanlan was at Jimmy’s Fruit Mart on November 25 last year when he got into an argument with the vendor about the price of bananas. Losing his cool, the 43-year-old went […]

Categories
World

New Zealand man jailed for life for murder of online date

A New Zealand man was jailed for life Friday over the “depraved” murder of a British backpacker he met through the online dating app. The 28-year-old was given a non-parole period of 17 years for strangling Grace Millane in December 2018 in a case that shocked New Zealand, which is usually regarded as a safe […]