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New Zealand: Island country in the South Pacific
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country has two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was the last large habitable land to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

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New Zealand PM calls the Easter Bunny ‘essential worker’ [Video]

New Zealand PM calls the Easter Bunny ‘essential worker’

New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern assures children that both the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy are essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

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New Zealand PM declares Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy essential workers [Video]

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NZ PM Ardern calls the Easter Bunny 'essential worker' [Video]

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Leitch fears Japan failing to build on World Cup heroics [Video]

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Accused NZ mosque shooter pleads guilty [Video]

Accused NZ mosque shooter pleads guilty

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New Zealand mosque gunman changes plea to guilty [Video]

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The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all charges on Thursday...

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Federer To Donate One Million Francs To Vulnerable Families [Video]

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Tennis great Roger Federer and his wife Mirka are donating one million Swiss Francs to help families affected by the novel coronavirus in Switzerland. "We must help families in need quickly and..

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As schools close around the world, tens of thousands of Philippine teachers are buckling down in their homes to teach English as online tutors. Joe Davies

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Rout resumes as more nations self-isolate against virus

Financial markets around the world took another hammering on Monday as a rising tide of national coronavirus lockdowns threatened to overwhelm policymakers' frantic efforts to cushion what is likely to..

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New Zealand to go into lockdown for four weeks [Video]

New Zealand to go into lockdown for four weeks

New Zealand will go into a full lockdown for about four weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday.

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P*ssycat Dolls' tour of Australia axed due to coronavirus pandemic

Australia and New Zealand's So Pop festival, headlined by the P*ssycat Dolls, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Australia and New Zealand introduce travel ban on all non-citizens [Video]

Australia and New Zealand introduce travel ban on all non-citizens

Australia and New Zealand have announced a travel ban on all non-citizens and non-residents entering both countries to minimise the spread and the impact of the new coronavirus.

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Stocks tumble again as Fed rate cut fails to offer comfort

Global stocks tumbled again on Monday despite concerted efforts by central banks to reassure markets. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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U.S. and European cities shut down due to virus [Video]

U.S. and European cities shut down due to virus

Cities across the United States and Europe and now being shut down in response to the global coronavirus outbreak. Gloria Tso reports.

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Nike, Under Armour shut stores to combat virus [Video]

Nike, Under Armour shut stores to combat virus

Nike, Lululemon Athletica and Under Armour on Sunday said they would close stores in the United States and other markets, joining a growing list of major retailers moving to help limit the spread of..

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Nike Closes All US Stores For 2 Weeks [Video]

Nike Closes All US Stores For 2 Weeks

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Nike is closing many of its stores across the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. Starting on March 16, Nike stores in the US, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and..

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New Zealand marks one year since mosque massacre [Video]

New Zealand marks one year since mosque massacre

Sunday marks one year since 51 worshippers were killed at two mosques in New Zealand.

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New Zealand marks anniversary of mosques shooting [Video]

New Zealand marks anniversary of mosques shooting

New Zealand marks the first anniversary of the attack on two mosques in Christchurch in which 51 people were killed. A formal memorial event was cancelled because of coronavirus fears, but small groups..

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New Zealand PM announces stringent measures to curb coronavirus [Video]

New Zealand PM announces stringent measures to curb coronavirus

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces what she says will be some of the toughest border restrictions in the world, in an attempt to stunt the spread of the new coronavirus. From Monday,..

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Flowers and messages of support adorn NZ mosque for shooting anniversary [Video]

Flowers and messages of support adorn NZ mosque for shooting anniversary

Hundreds of people gathered in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday (March 13) to honor the 51 lives lost in the attack on two mosques in the city last year. Gloria Tso reports.

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My Chemical Romance postpone more comeback shows [Video]

My Chemical Romance postpone more comeback shows

My Chemical Romance have postponed their Australia and New Zealand shows later this month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Skiers, snowboarders fly down steeps of Austria at Freeride World Tour stop [Video]

Skiers, snowboarders fly down steeps of Austria at Freeride World Tour stop

Skiers and snowboarders fly down steeps of Austrian alp Wildseeloder at Freeride World Tour stop

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India were below-par, Kohli says after drubbing by New Zealand [Video]

India were below-par, Kohli says after drubbing by New Zealand

SHOWS: CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND (MARCH 02, 2020) (ANI -NO USE INDIA) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) INDIAN CRICKET TEAM CAPTAIN, VIRAT KOHLI, SAYING: "The thing to take away from here is not to shy away

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