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Multiple injured in a rare stabbing incident at New Zealand supermarket

At least four people were injured in a rare stabbing incident at New Zealand supermarket. The stabbing took place at a Countdown supermarket in central Dunedin on South Island in the afternoon. One person has been taken into custody, authorities said. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the motivation behind the attack was not clear but […]

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New Zealand Instagram model who went on violent rampage at Melbourne night club pleads guilty

A New Zealand Instagram model who went on a violent rampage at a swanky Melbourne night club, spitting on bouncers and kicking in walls before lashing out at police officers plead guilty. Hannah Pierson, 30, pleaded guilty to six charges including various assaults, public drunkenness and resisting an emergency services worker. The woman appeared in front […]

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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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Instagram model threatens to blow up plane after being asked to pay for wine

Hannah Lee Pierson, an Instagram model, apparently threatened to blow up an aircraft that was bound for Auckland from Melbourne after being refused wine on board. The incident took place on November 7 last year. There were 72 people in the plane including children at the time of the incident. According to nzherald.co.nz, the matter […]

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New Zealand suspends travellers from India amid Covid-19 second wave

New Zealand has temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India, including its own citizens, for about two weeks following a high number of positive coronavirus cases arriving from the South Asian country. The move comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new positive coronavirus cases at its border on Thursday, of which 17 were from […]

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Travel between Australia and New Zealand to begin quarantine free from 19 April

Australian and New Zealand residents will be able to travel between the two nations without having to quarantine from 19 April. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the move on Tuesday. New Zealand will bring in “green zone” conditions similar to those that its citizens face entering Australia. Passengers travelling to New Zealand will […]

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New Zealand: Powerful earthquakes trigger brief tsunami warning, mass evacuation

Three powerful earthquakes off the coast of New Zealand triggered a brief tsunami warning, forcing evacuation orders for hundreds of residents. The national emergency agency warned of a tsunami threat along the east coast. There were reports of chaos in some towns as hundreds of people tried to reach higher ground. The three earthquakes all […]

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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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Sailor falls into Pacific Ocean without life jacket survives for 14 hours by clinging on floating rubbish

A sailor who fell off a cargo ship into the Pacific Ocean spent 14 hours in the waters by clinging on to ‘sea rubbish’ before being rescued. Vidam Perevertilov, 52, swam towards a ‘black dot’ several kilometres away after falling into the sea without a life jacket. The ‘black dot’ turned out to be a […]

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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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7.7 magnitude earthquake undersea triggers brief tsunami warning in South Pacific

A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck undersea in the South Pacific on Thursday triggering tsunami warnings in the region that were later cancelled, no reports of damage were reported. The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the quake’s epicentre was 417 km east of Tadine, a town in the French territory of New Caledonia, and […]

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16-year-old boy detained in Singapore for allegedly plotting attack on mosques

A 16-year-old boy was detained in Singapore for allegedly plotting to kill Muslims in two mosques on the anniversary of the Christchurch attack in New Zealand. Influenced by Christchurch killer Brenton Tarrant, the teenager had allegedly planned to knife his victims and live stream the attack. He is the youngest to be detained under the […]