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Rare Great White Shark Attack In New Zealand Kills 19-Year-Old Girl

A teenager died after a rare suspected shark attack in New Zealand. 19-year-old, Kaelah Marlow, from Hamilton was taken out of the water still alive but died at the scene despite efforts to save her life. Police said it appeared she had been injured by a shark. The attack happened at Waihi Beach on North […]

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Airline fires New Zealand pilot responsible for transmitting coronavirus in Taiwan

New Zealand pilot blamed for causing Taiwan’s first domestic coronavirus transmission has been fired by the island’s Eva Air.

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New Zealand charges 10 organisations, 3 individuals over deadly 2019 White Island volcanic eruption

New Zealand’s health and safety authorities have filed charges against 13 parties over last year’s deadly White Island disaster. Some 25 people were injured and 22 people died when the country’s most active volcano suddenly erupted last December with tourists on it. Ten organisations now face charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act, which […]

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Nearly 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on remote New Zealand islands

Nearly 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on New Zealand’s remote Chatham Islands. Conservation officers said they were notified about the incident on Sunday but by the time they reached the location, Waitangi West Beach, few of the animals were still alive. It is unclear what caused the stranding on the islands, […]

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World’s heaviest parrot wins New Zealand’s bird of the year amid bitter election campaign and allegations of voter fraud

The world’s heaviest parrot, Kakapo has been named New Zealand’s bird of the year after a bitter election campaign and allegations of voter fraud. This seems like a remake of American presidential elections that saw bitter and polarised campaigning followed by allegations of voter fraud by Donald Trump who till date refuses to concede defeat. […]

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More than 65% of voters in New Zealand backed the proposal of legalizing euthanasia for terminally ill patients

New Zealanders voted in favor of legalizing euthanasia for people with a terminal illness, clearing the controversial proposition to become law in 2021. More than 65% of voters backed the proposed law, according to preliminary results of a referendum announced by the country’s electoral commission Friday. Lawmakers voted 69-51 to approve the End of Life […]

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party scores landslide win country’s general election

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a landslide victory in the country’s general election. With all votes tallied, Ms Ardern’s Labour Party won 49.1%, bringing a projected 64 seats and a rare outright parliamentary majority. The opposition National Party won 26.8% in Saturday’s poll, about 35 seats in the 120-seat assembly. The poll was […]

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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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Ship with 42 crew, nearly 6,000 cattle goes missing off Japan

Japanese coastguard has rescued one person from a cargo ship thought to have sunk during a typhoon with more than 40 crew and 6,000 cattle on board. According to the Japanese coastguard, the man rescued is one of the Filipino crew, who said the ship’s engine failed before it capsized after being hit by a […]

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Cyber attacks disrupt New Zealand stock exchange for the third consecutive day

Cyber attacks have disrupted trading on New Zealand’s financial markets for three consecutive days. New Zealand’s Exchange said in a statement Thursday that it was working with cybersecurity experts and hoped to resume “normal trading” on Friday. The exchange said it halted stock trading at about 4pm on Tuesday after it experienced a distributed denial […]

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New Zealand Mosque Massacre: Brenton Tarrant to serve life in prison without parole

A white supremacist who killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand will serve life in jail without parole. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 29, admitted to the murder of 51 people, attempted murder of another 40 people and one charge of terrorism. The judge called Tarrant’s actions “inhuman”, saying he “showed no mercy”. The attack last […]