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Bees help pollinate around 80 percent of all species of flowering plants, so without them many fruits and vegetables would be unable to reproduce (AFP Photo/Jack Guez)

New Zealand scientists turn up heat on honey-bee killer

Preliminary results from a pilot study by scientists at the government's Plant and Food Research institute indicated that a breakthrough has been made in...
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Bacteria “talk” to fight virus infections

Research by microbiologists provided new insight into how groups of bacteria collectively defend against viral threats. "As humans, we have evolved sophisticated...
Thomas Nellon, left, 17, and his brother Johnson Nellon, 14, of Liberia, smile at their mother in the arrivals area at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York earlier this month. The brothers received a health screening upon arrival. The U.S. says it will step up screening measures for arrivals from Ebola-affected West African countries.

Record arrivals fuel row over New Zealand immigration policy

The annual net gain of migrants (more arrivals than departures) hit a high of 70,300 for the year to October, surpassing the previous record...

Deadly New Zealand quake upgraded to M7.8 as evacuation steps up

The government's GNS Science institute had reassessed data of the quake that struck just after midnight Monday from its monitoring stations across the country,...

UN publishes findings of child rights

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the following countries which it examined during its latest session...
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UN committee on children’s rights to review Nauru and five other countries

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is meeting in Geneva from 13 to 30 September to review children’s rights in the...

New Zealand: Tsunami warning issued in amidst 7.1 earthquake

The quake struck just before dawn and was felt over much the country. The tsunami warning was issued about 90 minutes later. Evacuations were...
E-cigarettes contain liquid nicotine which is less harmful than smoking tobacco?

New Zealand gov’t looks into making e-cigarettes legal

"Currently the sale and supply of e-cigarettes containing nicotine is prohibited in New Zealand. However people are buying them online and importing directly for...
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Housing market records fuels call for distant clients boycott in New Zealand

Figures out Monday showed overseas tax resident buyers and sellers were behind just 3 percent of New Zealand property transfers, Land Information Minister Louise...

New Zealand advocates for leeway in new international shipping laws

Maritime New Zealand chiefs said they had successfully lobbied the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for flexibility in introducing the new regulations to be introduced...
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New Zealand’s 2016 Budget gives priority to health and education

Additional investment in early childhood education, children with special needs, and new schools and classrooms takes annual education spending above 11 billion NZ dollars...
AFP/File / Paul Ellis Dan Carter joined Racing Metro 92 after leading New Zealand to a second successive World Cup win and has helped gel a formidable, cosmopolitan outfit in Paris

Dan Carter Seeks European Champions Cup Trophy

Carter, the World Player of the Year who joined Racing after leading New Zealand to a second successive World Cup win in October, has...
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New Zealand Tourist attraction Site on Alert over Volcano Activity

The government's GeoNet monitoring service on Wednesday said the output of volcanic gas from the crater lake on Mount Ruapehu, in the central North...
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Central Bank Fears New Zealand’s’ Banking sector at risk from Housing and Dairy

And while New Zealand's economic growth remained "solid," growth in some trading partner economies was slowing, compounding domestic problems, according to the RBNZ's six-monthly...

Change in visas spells easy travel for Chinese into New Zealand

The introduction of "e-visas" enabled Chinese nationals to now apply online, and a Chinese logon service, allowing a complete online Chinese language application process,...
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New Zealand government mulls plans to charge overseas gambling firms

Racing Minister Nathan Guy on Friday released proposed changes to the Racing Act designed to ensure returns from betting continue to support New Zealand...
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New Zealand To Review Tax Disclosure Rules

The government had appointed a "highly regarded tax expert" to review the disclosure rules to see if they were still fit for purpose, Finance...
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New Zealand housing market became slightly more affordable

However, the improvement came with a warning that it might be short-lived. Lower interest rates and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's (RBNZ) loan-to-value ratio...
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New Zealand expands air services with 10 nations

The new agreements and arrangements, approved by the government Monday included new air services agreements with Israel, Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama and Portugal. The...
Rescuers try to look for victims at the site where a building collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan City, southeast China's Taiwan, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit an area near Tainan of Taiwan at 03:57 a.m. Beijing Time on Saturday, damaging several buildings, leaving at least seven people dead and hundreds injured, according to the island's disaster response center. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun) (lfj)

Balcony Collapse At New Zealand Student Concert Due To Overloading

Authorities in the South Island city of Dunedin launched an investigation after the collapse, which left two people seriously hurt during a concert at...
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Despite Debt Risk New Zealand Still Grabs an AA rating

Standard and Poor's highlighted New Zealand's fiscal settings, economic resilience and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's credibility as factors in its decision to...
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Electric vehicle backing increases among leaders in New Zealand

Electric cars were a "no-brainer" for reducing emissions, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright said Tuesday. She was commenting on a report by an...

US spy chief arrives New Zealand for talks

James Clapper was passing through the country ahead of a meeting in Australia of the "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing network involving the U.S., Britain, Canada,...

Airlines departure plans for trans-Tasman biofuel industry

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have formed a partnership that issued a request for information (RFI) to the market to explore options for...
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Bikie Gang’s Father Faces Extradition

Shane Martin, father of Australian rules football star Dustin, is a New Zealand native, and could be deported home because he allegedly failed...
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NASA plans to unveil record-breaking balloon flight in New Zealand

NASA's Balloon Program team was on the cusp of expanding the envelope in high-altitude, heavy-lift ballooning with its super pressure balloon (SPB) technology, said...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

Zika Virus: New Zealand conducts investigations into Sexual transmission mode

A man had contracted the virus after visiting a country where it was being actively transmitted, and his female partner, who had not recently...
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New Zealand now could make 17 hour flight to Dubai

The incoming Emirates flight from Dubai landed at Auckland Airport earlier Wednesday after a non-stop flight of 15 hours and 13 minutes. The return flight...
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Polls are set to bring to an end New Zealand Flag splits

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English on Wednesday urged all New Zealanders to cast their vote in the ballot, which opens Thursday and closes on...

Canadian troops test their cold-weather survival skills

The training is meant to maintain and sharpen the army's operational capabilities in austere Arctic environments. The troops will develop and test their advanced cold-weather...