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New Zealand apologises to Finland over remark


March 27th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 27 (IANS) The Finnish government has accepted an apology from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key over derogatory comments made about Finland by a senior New Zealand ... Read more...

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New Zealand grounds ATRs after finding cracks


March 18th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 18 (IANS) More than 3,000 passengers were affected Sunday when Air New Zealand grounded its fleet of ATR aircraft following the discovery of hairline cracks in one plane.The ... Read more...

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New Zealand central bank chief to step down


January 30th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 30 (IANS) The head of New Zealand's central bank, Alan Bollard, announced Monday that he is to retire later this year after a decade in the post.The governor ... Read more...

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11 killed in New Zealand hot air balloon crash


January 7th, 2012 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 7 (IANS) A hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in New Zealand Saturday morning, killing all 11 people on board, a media report said.The balloon came down ... Read more...

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New Zealander charged with stealing millions


January 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 5 (IANS) A New Zealander who was extradited from Hong Kong last month in connection with one of the country's most high-profile theft cases was denied bail and ... Read more...

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Chopper crashes while installing Christmas tree


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 23 (IANS) A helicopter crashed while installing a Christmas tree in New Zealand's Auckland city. The pilot was able to walk away from the spot.The chopper went down ... Read more...

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US captain cited for dangerous play during Rugby World Cup


September 16th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 16 (IANS) The United States rugby team captain Todd Clever has been cited for dangerous play in a match against Russia at the Rugby World Cup in New ... Read more...

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65 killed as quake shakes up New Zealand city (Second Lead)


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Christchurch (New Zealand), Feb 22 (IANS) At least 65 people were killed, buildings were flattened, falling debris crushed vehicles and panic-stricken people shrieked in fear as an earthquake of 6.3 ... Read more...

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Bodies lying around Christchurch after huge quake


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Christchurch (New Zealand), Feb 22 (IANS) "There are just bodies lying around," said a stunned resident of this New Zealand city after a massive earthquake Tuesday flattened buildings and falling debris crushed ... Read more...

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Kiwi schools ban phones to fight ’sexting’


February 10th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 10 (ANI): Some secondary schools in New Zealand have started banning cell phones in changing rooms in a bid to fight 'sexting'.Secondary Schools Association president Patrick Walsh said today many ... Read more...

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Slain Indian-origin woman’s husband faces murder charge


January 29th, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 29 (IANS) The husband of an Indian-origin woman, who was burned to death in New Zealand last week, has been charged with killing his wife and was presented before a ... Read more...

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Henry’s resignation has closed “sad and regrettable” episode: Kiwi PM


October 11th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 11 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has said that the resignation of TVNZ presenter Paul Henry for his 'racist' comments against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has ... Read more...

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Games ceremony leaves spectators spellbound


October 4th, 2010 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Sarita Joshi says she will never forget Sunday's 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony for the rest of her life. The colour, the sights, the sounds, ... Read more...

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New Zealand Prime Minister wants Commonwealth Games to proceed


September 20th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 20 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key remained confident that his country will field a team for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games despite Sunday's firing incident outside a ... Read more...

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We will participate in CWG: New Zealand PM


September 20th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Sep 20 (IANS) A day after an attack on two Taiwanese tourists in the Indian capital, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was confident his country's athletes will attend the ... Read more...

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PM confident New Zealand will send Games team despite Delhi mosque attack


September 20th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Sept.20 (ANI): Prime Minister John Key has expressed confidence about New Zealand's athletes attending the XIXth Commonwealth Games in Delhi, despite Sunday's shooting of two Taiwanese tourists in ... Read more...

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New Zealand MP quits after admitting passport fraud


September 17th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 17 (IANS) An embattled New Zealand legislator, who confessed to have obtained a false passport stealing the identity of a dead child, Friday resigned from his party and took ... Read more...

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Two die in mid-air collision in New Zealand


July 27th, 2010 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 27 (DPA) Why two light planes collided in mid-air killing the chief instructor of a New Zealand flying school and her student remained a mystery Tuesday as investigators began probing ... Read more...

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Napoleon’s hair auctioned in New Zealand


June 29th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, June 29 (IANS) A lock of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's hair was part of a collection of relics from the last year's of his life that were auctioned in this New ... Read more...

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New Zealand minister watched porn using official credit card


June 10th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, June 10 (IANS) A former minister in the New Zealand government used his official credit card for watching pornographic movies while he stayed in hotels during his tenure, a media report ... Read more...

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Beating Serbia, New Zealand’s biggest football victory: Coach


June 1st, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 1 (DPA) New Zealand football coach Ricki Herbert hailed his side's 1-0 win over Serbia in a friendly in Klagenfurt as the national team's best-ever win. Serbia is the world's ... Read more...

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New Zealand leader’s cannibal joke shocks Maoris


May 13th, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 13 (DPA) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key shocked Maoris Thursday with a joke suggesting that a tribe he is in dispute with over a compensation settlement were cannibals. In ... Read more...

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New Zealand on full-scale tsunami alert after Chile quake


February 28th, 2010 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 28 (DPA) A tsunami of 0.5 metres hit New Zealand's Chatham Islands, 700 km southeast of the mainland, Sunday morning as the country was put on a full-scale alert following ... Read more...

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New Zealand girl, 14, beats off shark attack


February 2nd, 2010 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 2 (DPA) A 14-year-old New Zealand girl told Tuesday how she beat off a shark which grabbed her in shallow water off a southern beach by hitting it with her ... Read more...

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Man admits giving kittens to dog to kill


January 25th, 2010 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 25 (DPA) A New Zealand man admitted in court Monday to tossing five kittens to his pit bull dog to kill. Te Ahu Mankelow, 30, pleaded guilty in the Gisborne District ... Read more...

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15 pilot whales die on New Zealand beach


January 24th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 24 (DPA) Fifteen pilot whales died Sunday after a mass stranding on an inlet at Port Levy, 45 km south-east of Christchurch, on New Zealand's South Island. Staff from the Department ... Read more...

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New Zealand police recapture escaped naked prisoner (Lead)


January 23rd, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 23 (DPA) New Zealand police recaptured Saturday a prisoner who escaped from custody near-naked and handcuffed a day earlier by diving head-first over a cliff. Werimu Rangi Hauraki, 34, had only ... Read more...

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Four killed in Fiji cyclone


December 15th, 2009 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 15 (DPA) Four people were feared dead and up to 2,000 evacuated from their damaged homes after the first Pacific cyclone of the Southern Hemisphere summer lashed Fiji, according to ... Read more...

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Pacific tit-for-tat on cards after Fiji expels diplomats


November 4th, 2009 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 4 (DPA) Relations between Fiji's military government and its biggest South Pacific neighbours Australia and New Zealand were poised to worsen Wednesday after the island state expelled their senior diplomats. New ... Read more...

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School students to apologise for Nazi behaviour in New Zealand


October 20th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 20 (DPA) Several New Zealand secondary school students who kissed a swastika and made Nazi salutes at the country's Auckland war museum are to apologise Tuesday for their actions. The ... Read more...

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New Zealand downgrades tsunami alert as three quakes shake Pacific (Lead)


October 8th, 2009 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 8 (DPA) New Zealand civil defence authorities downgraded an initial tsunami warning after three big quakes hit the South Pacific Thursday, saying there was no confirmation that a tsunami had ... Read more...

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Pacific quake toll rises to 110


October 1st, 2009 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 1 (DPA) More than 6,000 people were reported homeless Wednesday in South Pacific island states as the official toll from the huge earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the region climbed ... Read more...

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More than 120 killed in Pacific island tsunami (Roundup)


September 30th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 30 (DPA) The Pacific island death toll from Tuesday's tsunami, which was triggered by a 8.0-magnitude undersea earthquake, continued to rise as more bodies were recovered from the debris ... Read more...

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Tsunami destroys Samoa villages after powerful quake (Second lead)


September 30th, 2009 - 7:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Wellington, Sep 30 (DPA) At least 25 people died in the Pacific island states of Samoa and American Samoa after a tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake Tuesday, according to ... Read more...

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Tsunami destroys Samoa villages after 8.3 magnitude quake (Lead)


September 30th, 2009 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Wellington, Sep 30 (DPA) An 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off American Samoa Tuesday triggering a three-metre tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii confirmed, demolishing villages on low-lying islands in the Pacific ... Read more...

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