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New Zealand: Country in Oceania
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 one of the last lands 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 the sharp mountain peaks of the Southern Alps owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions.

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New Zealand PM Ardern says country will host APEC despite fire damage to convention center

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that Auckland would still host a major regional conference in 2021 despite a fire ripping through the complex where the event would have..
Reuters - Published

Fire still burning at New Zealand convention center, APEC hosting in doubt

A massive fire at a convention center under construction at a casino complex in Auckland was still spewing thick smoke across New Zealand's largest city on Wednesday, forcing road closures and keeping..
Reuters - Published

Videos for New Zealand

Back row a 'battle within war' for England and New Zealand - Dallaglio [Video]Back row a 'battle within war' for England and New Zealand - Dallaglio

Dallaglio says back row battle is key in semi-final between England and New Zealand

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:19Published

New Zealanders ecstatic after All Blacks outclass Ireland [Video]New Zealanders ecstatic after All Blacks outclass Ireland

New Zealand fans gush over All Blacks dominant RWC quarter-finals win over Ireland.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:59Published

NZ coach Hansen praises Ireland's retiring Best and Schmidt after World Cup win [Video]NZ coach Hansen praises Ireland's retiring Best and Schmidt after World Cup win

VIDEO SHOWS: REACTION FROM IRELAND COACH, JOE SCHMIDT, AND NEW ZEALAND COACH, STEVE HANSEN, AFTER THEIR RUGBY WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINAL IN TOKYO RESENDING WITH SCRIPT SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (OCTOBER 19,

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 05:17Published

All Blacks thump Ireland to set up England semi-final [Video]All Blacks thump Ireland to set up England semi-final

Retiring Ireland captain Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidt react to the 46-14 defeat to New Zealand in Tokyo, knocking Ireland out of the Rugby World Cup.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:43Published

The mullet stays because it makes me faster, says NZ's Goodhue [Video]The mullet stays because it makes me faster, says NZ's Goodhue

Relaxed New Zealand team joke about Jack Goodhue's mullet ahead of showdown against Ireland.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

Air New Zealand pokes fun at Irish fans ahead of quarter-final [Video]Air New Zealand pokes fun at Irish fans ahead of quarter-final

Air New Zealand promises Irish fans a bumpy ride ahead of their Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:12Published

Japan prepares as super typhoon approaches [Video]Japan prepares as super typhoon approaches

Japan battens down the hatches as approaching super typhoon leads to Rugby World Cup match cancellations.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:02Published

England rugby fans "disappointed" in game cancellation [Video]England rugby fans "disappointed" in game cancellation

England rugby fans are disappointed that the match against France has been cancelled because of the threat from Typhoon Hagibis, but say it's the right decision.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:04Published

England v France, NZ v Italy cancelled due to typhoon [Video]England v France, NZ v Italy cancelled due to typhoon

Rugby World Cup organisers cancel England against France and New Zealand's match against Italy on safety grounds caused by the potential threat of Typhoon Hagibis.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:12Published

Rugby World Cup: England vs France match cancelled as Super Typhoon approaches Japan [Video]Rugby World Cup: England vs France match cancelled as Super Typhoon approaches Japan

Of the three matches scheduled to take place on Saturday, only one — Ireland vs Samoa — will go on as planned while England's match against France and the clash between New Zealand and Italy have..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:28Published

New Zealand anniversary: 250 years since the British arrived [Video]New Zealand anniversary: 250 years since the British arrived

Controversy over marking day British colonialists landed as Maoris suffered under the rule.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:44Published

Extinction Rebellion protestors removed by police in Wellington [Video]Extinction Rebellion protestors removed by police in Wellington

Police have arrested 30 climate change protesters after a day of civil disobedience in Wellington, New Zealand.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

New Zealand marks 250th anniversary of Cook's landing with Māori ceremony [Video]New Zealand marks 250th anniversary of Cook's landing with Māori ceremony

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern attended commemorations ahead of the anniversary of the landing of British explorer James Cook 250 years ago.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

All Blacks won't lower guard against Namibia, says NZ's Lienert-Brown [Video]All Blacks won't lower guard against Namibia, says NZ's Lienert-Brown

New Zealand say they are wary of undermining Namibia ahead of their matchup.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:10Published

"Better off being the favourite"', says All Blacks' head coach Hansen [Video]"Better off being the favourite"', says All Blacks' head coach Hansen

All Blacks' head coach Steve Hansen says he is happy for New Zealand to be a favourite as "favourites normally win over time more often then they lose".

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

Bok battle is culmination of years of hard work - Tebaldi [Video]Bok battle is culmination of years of hard work - Tebaldi

Italy scrum-half Tito Tebaldi is confident that the Azzurri can use years of preparation to upset South Africa in Friday's Rugby World Cup Pool B clash in Fukuroi City.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published

Medard urges caution as France focus solely on USA test [Video]Medard urges caution as France focus solely on USA test

French full-back Maxime Medard says Les Bleus cannot underestimate their next Pool C opponents USA, despite their tag as heavy favourites

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:33Published

Ireland win Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland [Video]Ireland win Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland

Ireland delivered on their promise to hit form when it mattered most by stunning Scotland 27-3 with a bonus-point blitz to launch their Japanese World Cup quest in style. James Ryan, Rory Best, Tadhg..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published

All Blacks beat South Africa 23-13 in World Cup opening match [Video]All Blacks beat South Africa 23-13 in World Cup opening match

Four minutes of first-half brilliance led an otherwise unconvincing New Zealand to a 23-13 victory over South Africa in a clash between two World Cup favourites on Saturday that never quite lived up to..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

WSL Championship Tour leader Toledo advances to final round at Surf Ranch [Video]WSL Championship Tour leader Toledo advances to final round at Surf Ranch

World Surf League Championship Tour leader Filipe Toledo moves into contention for win at the Freshwater Pro wavepool event

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:41Published

New Zealand PM mistakes Japan for China [Video]New Zealand PM mistakes Japan for China

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern mistakenly refers to Japan as China as she arrives in Tokyo.The Prime Minister was speaking to reporters when she made the gaffe during a news conference.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

All Blacks 'at a heightened state' ahead of first clash against South Africa [Video]All Blacks 'at a heightened state' ahead of first clash against South Africa

All Blacks' assistant coach Ian Foster says his side are in a "heightened state" for their opening World Cup game against South Africa.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

Cross crossing catwalks and the world; model shares her New York Fashion Week journey [Video]Cross crossing catwalks and the world; model shares her New York Fashion Week journey

New Zealand model Jordan Daniels talks about the highs and lows of being a fashion model. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:57Published

Tech firms won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws -Microsoft's president [Video]Tech firms won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws -Microsoft's president

Microsoft Corp President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said on Friday that U.S. tech companies will change how they moderate online platforms in response to new laws from foreign governments,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

 

SkyCity CEO says hopes to have convention center fire contained by evening

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment on Wednesday said it hoped a massive fire at its under-construction convention center would be contained by evening and that it expected to re-open the rest of its..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's Fletcher, SkyCity say 'significant' fire to delay NZICC construction project

Fletcher Building and SkyCity Entertainment on Wednesday said a "significant" fire at the construction site of the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) is expected to delay the project.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand firefighters battle into the night to control massive blaze

A massive fire at an under-construction convention center in Auckland on Tuesday caused no casualties, according to emergency services, but the smoke billowing across New Zealand's largest city..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand battles to control massive blaze at convention center

Emergency services in New Zealand were battling a massive blaze on the roof of an under construction convention center in Auckland on Tuesday, but there were no reports of injuries and the owner of the..
Reuters - Published

Fire erupts at convention center being built in New Zealand

New Zealand fire services on Tuesday were battling a massive blaze on the roof of a convention center under construction in the city of Auckland, considered to be the country's biggest current building..
Reuters - Published

U.S. social networks withhold data on spread of livestreamed Germany shooting video

U.S. tech companies have declined to release data on the online spread of footage of last week's shooting in Halle, Germany, despite pledging greater transparency as part of New Zealand Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand plans armed police patrols after Christchurch massacre

New Zealand officials said on Friday armed police will patrol parts of the country in a trial project following heightened security concerns after a mass shooting in Christchurch in March that killed..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand awards for police who captured Christchurch shooting suspect

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern handed bravery awards to two police officers in a private ceremony on Wednesday for risking their lives to capture and arrest a man accused of killing 51..
Reuters - Published

Poll showing fall in support dims election outlook for New Zealand's Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pleased with her government's progress, she said on Tuesday, after two closely watched opinion polls showed support for her ruling coalition at its lowest..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand PM Ardern steps up fight against extremist online content

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced more funding and support on Monday to target violent extremist content online, just months after an alleged white supremacist livestreamed a..
Reuters - Published

Livestreamed killings test social media measures to block extremist content

Social media companies scrambled on Wednesday to scrub footage of a shooting outside a German synagogue from their platforms, in the first major test of their systems since a massacre in the New..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand marks Cook's landing as PM urges 'more open' talk on history

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on Saturday for New Zealand to have a more open conversation about its history, as commemorations kicked off to mark the landing of the British explorer James Cook..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand bishop resigns after woman's complaint of unacceptable behavior

A Catholic bishop in New Zealand has resigned after a church body investigated a young woman's complaint against him regarding "unacceptable behavior of a sexual nature", a top church official has..
Reuters - Published

Relatives of New Zealand's Pike River mine disaster visit sealed site

A survivor and relatives of 29 men who died nine years ago in one of New Zealand's worst industrial disasters visited the Pike River mine on Thursday, ahead of government attempts to make a full..
Reuters - Published

Accused New Zealand mosque gunman withdraws bid to move trial: media

The man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in March has withdrawn an application to have his trial moved away from Christchurch, the city where the attacks occurred, New Zealand..
Reuters - Published

Britain acknowledges pain of explorer Cook's deadly encounter with Māori

Britain's envoy told New Zealand's indigenous Māori on Wednesday that Britain regretted the killings of nine of their number immediately after explorer James Cook landed in the territory 250 years..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand flights briefly grounded by radar fault

Flight departures from New Zealand were temporarily halted on Monday after a fire alarm went off at the country's air navigation service provider's main radar facility in Christchurch.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand police arrest man for making threats in Wellington

New Zealand police said on Monday they arrested a man for making threats in the capital city of Wellington which local media reported were related to bombs.
Reuters - Published

Sunday morning shoppers stunned as New Zealand store plays pornography

Sunday morning shoppers in the New Zealand city of Auckland caught glimpses of the unexpected when a store's promotional screen played pornography over several hours.
Reuters - Published

Tens of thousands of New Zealand children kick off new climate strikes

Tens of thousands of students gathered for marches across New Zealand on Friday to kick off a planned second global school strike for climate action.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand student's body found in university room two months after he died

A New Zealand university is investigating after the body of a student was found in one of its residences this week, nearly two months after he died in his room.
Reuters - Published

PM Modi holds bilateral meetings with counterparts from Armenia, New Zealand

The prime minister sought Armenia's support for concluding an expeditious trading arrangement between India and the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU) of which Armenia is a member. India and the EaEu are..
IndiaTimes - Published

New Zealand funds manuka honey trademark bid, leaving Australia with sour taste

The New Zealand government is supporting a bid by the country's honey producers to trademark the name "manuka" in China, angering Australian rivals who fear losing out in their joint biggest market for..
Reuters - Published

Tech companies back independent watchdog to tackle online extremism

A global working group set up by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft to remove extremist content will become an independent watchdog working "to respond quicker and work more collaboratively to..
Reuters - Published

Time for talk over, we need to act now: PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi was the third speaker at the climate change summit, after Prime Minister of New Zealand and President of the Marshall Islands.
DNA - Published

New Zealand PM Ardern, Trump discuss gun control in first formal meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump "listened with interest" about New Zealand's gun reforms introduced after the mass shooting in Christchurch, the Pacific country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on..
Reuters - Published

London police and Facebook move to stop live streaming of terror attacks

London police and Facebook said on Tuesday they plan to share resources to stop the live streaming of terrorist attacks like that in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this year.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand PM Ardern to meet U.S. President Trump for first formal talks

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she plans to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York next week, in what would be the first formal bilateral discussions between the..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand PM to seek review of party's handling of sexual assault complaints

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday an independent reviewer will look into her party's handling of sexual assault complaints against a party staffer, amid mounting pressure and..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's PM Ardern acts to tighten gun laws further, six months after attack

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new bill to parliament on Friday that aims to further tighten gun laws, as the country marks six months since the mass shooting in Christchurch..
Reuters - Published

Trial of accused Christchurch gunman delayed in New Zealand to avoid Ramadan

The trial of a man accused of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people has been delayed by a month because the original court date coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan,..
Reuters - Published

Climate change campaigner Tongan PM dies in New Zealand

Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, a pro-democracy and climate change campaigner in the South Pacific, died in a New Zealand hospital on Thursday, the information ministry and media reports said.
Reuters - Published

Tongan Prime Minister Pohiva, 78, dies in New Zealand

Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, who was being treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Auckland, has died, New Zealand media said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Australia blocks access to eight websites showing video of New Zealand mosque attacks

Australia has ordered internet service providers to block access to eight websites still showing footage of deadly attacks on two mosques in New Zealand earlier this year.
Reuters - Published

Five killed in New Zealand as bus with Chinese tourists rolls over

A bus carrying 27 people, mostly Chinese tourists, rolled over on a highway in New Zealand's North Island on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring six, police said.
Reuters - Published

Chinese tourists among passengers in fatal New Zealand bus crash

Rescue efforts are underway in New Zealand where several people, including Chinese tourists, are feared dead after a bus carrying more than 20 people rolled over on a highway in North Island.
Reuters - Published

Multiple deaths in fatal bus crash in New Zealand

Rescue efforts are underway in New Zealand where several people are feared dead after a bus carrying more than 20 people rolled over on a busy highway amid bad weather.
Reuters - Published

Hong Kong protests fuel buyer interest in luxury Australia, New Zealand homes

Hong Kong buying enquiries for expensive Australian and New Zealand homes have ramped up due to anti-government protests in the Chinese-ruled city, according to property agents and real estate data, as..
Reuters - Published

Bringing up baby: New Zealand speaker makes parliament more parent-friendly

As New Zealand lawmakers vigorously debated fuel prices in parliament this week, speaker Trevor Mallard called for order while feeding baby Tūtānekai his bottle.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand lawmakers urged to drop restrictions on Africa, Middle East refugees

Human rights advocates urged New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday to drop restrictions on the intake of Middle Eastern and African refugees, saying the policy undermines the character of a nation praised..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand police charge 23-year-old man with murder of Australian tourist

A 23-yeard-old man was charged late on Friday with the murder of an Australian tourist in New Zealand's coastal town of Raglan on the North Island, the police said.
Reuters - Published

Australian tourist shot dead in New Zealand, manhunt launched

New Zealand police launched a manhunt for an armed suspect on Friday after an Australian tourist was found shot dead in a camper van in a coastal town on the North Island.
Reuters - Published

Man accused of New Zealand mosque attack seeks to move trial from Christchurch

Lawyers for the man accused of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people in March have asked for the trial to be moved from the southern city of Christchurch, where the attacks took..
Reuters - Published

Criticism mounts of New Zealand mosque shooting response

After a lone gunman killed 51 mosque worshippers in March, New Zealand's outpouring of collective grief and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's heartfelt support for the Muslim community won praise around..
Reuters - Published

Accused New Zealand gunman's letter from jail circulates online

The gunman accused of killing 51 people in New Zealand has handwritten a letter from jail expressing his political and social views, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to say that should never..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand PM calls on Australia to answer Pacific island climate change demands

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern challenged Australia on Wednesday to answer South Pacific island demands for more action on climate change, saying her country was doing its part to limit..
Reuters - Published

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