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Explained: Why New Zealand is mulling a law to make Facebook, Google pay for news
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Explained: Why New Zealand is mulling a law to make Facebook, Google pay for news

After Australia and Canada, New Zealand is planning to introduce a law that will require Google and Meta to pay media organisations for news that appears on its feeds. Do tech giants benefit unfairly from news shared on their platforms?

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern makes rare trip to Antarctica
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern makes rare trip to Antarctica

Ardern's visit comes as delegations from 26 nations and the European Union meet in Australia to decide the future of Antarctica's pristine waters

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID-19
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID-19

She has already been in isolation since last Sunday, when her partner Clarke Gayford tested positive

How Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ spirit traversed oceans to plunge New Zealand into anti-COVID protests
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How Canada’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ spirit traversed oceans to plunge New Zealand into anti-COVID protests

New Zealand Police clashed with protesters who have been camping outside Parliament for the past three days agitating against coronavirus vaccine mandates imposed by Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding as COVID-19 restrictions tightened amid Omicron surge
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding as COVID-19 restrictions tightened amid Omicron surge

The emergence of nine cases of Omicron in a family who travelled between cities to attend a wedding, and the infection of a flight attendant on one aircraft they flew on, forced New Zealand to impose its 'red setting' restrictions from midnight Sunday

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's daughter interrupts livestream, video goes viral
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's daughter interrupts livestream, video goes viral

Ardern was telling the citizens of New Zealand about the new public health restrictions and government schemes

New Zealand drops 'COVID-Zero' target as it admits country cannot get rid of coronavirus
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New Zealand drops 'COVID-Zero' target as it admits country cannot get rid of coronavirus

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a cautious plan to ease lockdown restrictions in Auckland, despite an outbreak there that continues to simmer.

After supermarket stabbing, New Zealand criminalises terror plotting
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After supermarket stabbing, New Zealand criminalises terror plotting

Critics are worried that some experts have characterised the new offense as a “thought crime”

New Zealand Cricket silent on security threat ending Pakistan tour
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New Zealand Cricket silent on security threat ending Pakistan tour

The announcement on Friday that the series had been called off came just as the first one-day international was due to start at Rawalpindi Stadium, 10 kilometres (six miles) from the team hotel in Islamabad.

Australian nuclear subs will be banned from New Zealand waters, says Jacinda Ardern
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Australian nuclear subs will be banned from New Zealand waters, says Jacinda Ardern

She said New Zealand would maintain a ban on nuclear-powered vessels that dates back to 1985, meaning Wellington will not allow the prized naval asset being developed by Australia into its waters

New Zealand YouTuber Karl Rock barred from entering India, wife moves Delhi High Court
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New Zealand YouTuber Karl Rock barred from entering India, wife moves Delhi High Court

Officials said the YouTuber has been restricted from entering India because he was found to be doing business activities on a tourist visa

India's COVID-19 crisis: Flat-footed communication strategy, risk-averse bureaucracy add to distress
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India's COVID-19 crisis: Flat-footed communication strategy, risk-averse bureaucracy add to distress

An unsavoury controversy erupted this week when foreign embassies reached out to India’s opposition party for critical medical equipment via social media

Ban on arrivals from India may force Black Caps to fly directly to UK for WTC and England series
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Ban on arrivals from India may force Black Caps to fly directly to UK for WTC and England series

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced an 11 to 28 April ban on arrivals from India in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

New Zealand suspends travel from India between 11 and 28 April after surge in COVID-infected travellers
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New Zealand suspends travel from India between 11 and 28 April after surge in COVID-infected travellers

The restriction comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new cases in managed isolation on Thursday, of which 17 came from India

Strong South Pacific quake triggers tsunami warnings, thousands evacuated from New Zealand’s coastal areas
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Strong South Pacific quake triggers tsunami warnings, thousands evacuated from New Zealand’s coastal areas

The magnitude 8.1 quake in the Kermadec Islands was the largest in a series of tremors, including two earlier quakes that registered magnitudes of 7.4 and 7.3

Australia's T20I tour of New Zealand hit by community coronavirus outbreak
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Australia's T20I tour of New Zealand hit by community coronavirus outbreak

A New Zealand Cricket spokesman said the third match in the current T20 series, to be played in Wellington on Wednesday, will go ahead but without spectators.

Priyanca Radhakrishnan becomes New Zealand's first-ever minister of Indian origin
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Priyanca Radhakrishnan becomes New Zealand's first-ever minister of Indian origin

Born in India, Radhakrishnan, 41, went to school in Singapore before moving to New Zealand to further her education. She has been appointed Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities

New Zealand voters set to reject recreational marijuana use, approve euthanasia
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New Zealand voters set to reject recreational marijuana use, approve euthanasia

With around 83 percent of the votes counted, New Zealanders emphatically endorsed the euthanasia measure, with 65 percent in favour

Narendra Modi congratulates Jacinda Ardern on landslide poll win, says 'look forward to working together'
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Narendra Modi congratulates Jacinda Ardern on landslide poll win, says 'look forward to working together'

The New Zealand prime minister on Saturday won a second term in office in an election landslide of historic proportions

Jacinda Ardern wins by landslide in New Zealand's general polls, incumbent PM leveraged success in battling COVID-19
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Jacinda Ardern wins by landslide in New Zealand's general polls, incumbent PM leveraged success in battling COVID-19

With two thirds of the vote counted, Ardern's centre-left Labour Party is poised to win around 64 seats in the 120-member New Zealand Parliament