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New Zealand gives authorisation for gun bill after attack on Christchurch

The New Zealand parliament passed the Arms Amendment Bill after its third or the final reading Wednesday night, less than a month after the...
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AHAA Suddened By Actions Of University Of Cape Coast Management

The leadership of ATLANTIC HALL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (AHAA) is very much saddened by reports that some 21 Mariners, mostly executive and hall week planning...
Migrants are seen near the village of Tabanovce at the northern Macedonian border on March 9, 2016. (Xinhua) (zw)

New Zealand government moves to raise “quality” of migrants

Immigrants to New Zealand will need to meet a higher bar for residency after the government Wednesday unveiled new rules to "improve the quality"...

Typhoid outbreak sparks health alert in New Zealand’s biggest city

Health authorities in New Zealand's biggest city have warned of a typhoid outbreak after 10 people were hospitalized with the potentially deadly illness. ...
Cambodian peacekeepers prepare to leave for Mali and South Sudan, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 7, 2015. Cambodia sent 461 military personnel on Tuesday, including 29 females, to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the conflict-torn West African nations of Mali and South Sudan. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

New Zealand trainers focus on female safety at UN peacekeeping course

New Zealand military personnel will teach United Nations peacekeepers how to protect women and girls, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) said Tuesday. ...
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Housing, commodity exposures drive review of New Zealand bank capital

Commercial banks in New Zealand might face new capital requirements after a review outlined by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) on Tuesday. ...
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Dirty ship ordered out of New Zealand while unloading

A Panama-flagged bulk carrier has become the first foreign ship ordered to leave New Zealand waters because it was dirty, the Ministry for Primary...
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Company taxes drive New Zealand government surplus over forecast

The New Zealand government saw an operating surplus for the seven months ending January that was more than double forecasts from the Treasury. ...
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Immune cells point to better treatment for cancer patients

New Zealand researchers said Monday they have identified an immune cell that might help boost survival rates among colorectal cancer patients. Researchers...
Housing

Fall in building consents sparks amid New Zealand struggle with housing crisis

The New Zealand government came under renewed fire Monday over its handling of the country's housing crisis after official figures showed new home building...
Accommodation

Overseas visitors drive record month for New Zealand accommodation

New Zealand's commercial accommodation saw record occupancy levels in December 2016, driven by rising numbers of overseas visitors, the government statistics agency said Monday. ...
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U.S. trade policies potentially “devastating” for New Zealand – farming industry

New Zealand's pillar farming industry has voiced dismay at the trade policies of the new United States administration under President Donald Trump. ...
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New Zealand issues plans for crackdown on multinational tax avoidance

The New Zealand government Friday unveiled plans to crack down on multinationals that profit from exploiting tax loopholes. Three consultation papers proposed...
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Immigration, strong economy fuel record New Zealand vehicle sales

High immigration and strong economic growth fuelled record new car sales in New Zealand last month, the Motor Industry Association (MIA) said Friday. ...
The recession of 2008-09 may have had a long term impact on global growth rates, says the WTO

U.S. protectionism biggest risk for New Zealand economy – Graeme Wheeler

Protectionism under the new United States administration of President Donald Trump poses the greatest potential risk to the New Zealand economy, the head of...

Earthquake “catastrophic” for unique New Zealand marine ecosystem

Huge mudslides caused by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in New Zealand in November have wiped out vast tracts of one of the world's richest underwater...
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Record immigration fuels claims over New Zealand’s struggling infrastructure

The number of immigrants settling in New Zealand hit a new high in the year ending January, prompting lawmakers to claim the record numbers...
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Deforestation helping animal-human disease transmission

Deforestation is creating "disease reservoirs" in west and central Africa that resulted in the deadly Eboloa outbreak and could cause other possible epidemics, a...
Immigrants

Immigration, car sales driving New Zealand retail sales rises

Immigration is believed to be driving rising car sales, which have bolstered total retail sales in New Zealand, the government statistics agency said Friday. ...
Accommodation

International visitors drive boom for New Zealand accommodation sector

International visitors led a surge in guest nights in New Zealand's accommodation sector in November last year, the government statistics agency said Thursday. ...
NASA

NASA chooses New Zealand site to test space telescope technologies

United States space scientists are to test new technologies for a powerful space-based telescope in an high-altitude balloon flight from New Zealand's South Island. ...
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New vehicle sales continue record run in New Zealand

New vehicle sales in New Zealand saw their strongest-ever start to the year in January, following record sales in 2016, the Motor Industry Association...
alcohol

No health benefits from moderate drinking

New Zealand researchers claimed Tuesday to have debunked the widely-held belief that moderate alcohol consumption is good for your health. Researchers from...
Housing

Rising house prices tighten squeeze on New Zealanders

The housing crisis in New Zealand's biggest city is spilling into the rest of the country and making homes increasingly unaffordable for ordinary people,...
Corruption

New Zealand reclaims top place in global transparency index

New Zealand's government Wednesday welcomed the country's return to the top of the global anti-corruption rankings. New Zealand was first equal, along...
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TPP is not only game in town – Bill English

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English said on Tuesday that New Zealand will not rule out other versions of free trade, as the United...
Photo taken on Feb. 6, 2016 from Weehawken of New Jersey, the United States, shows the fireworks over Manhattan of New York celebrating the Chinese lunar New Year. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) (zw)

New Zealand welcomes S&P credit, currency ratings

The New Zealand government on Friday welcomed an international ratings agency's credit and foreign currency ratings as a vote of confidence in the national...

New rules to stop ships bringing marine pests to New Zealand

Ships entering New Zealand waters will have to meet tougher new restrictions on controlling marine pests under international and domestic rules. New...
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Prime Minister “Teflon John” of New Zealand’s bows out on top

"Teflon John", the nickname has stuck to New Zealand's unflappable Prime Minister John Key when little else did. Key, who announced his...
A model poses with a Volvo concept car at Auto China 2014 in Beijing April 20, 2014. China is set to surpass the United States to become Volvo Car Group?s biggest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars in the world?s largest auto market.

New car sales pull ahead of 2015 total in New Zealand

The number of new vehicles sold in New Zealand to the end of November has already surpassed the full-year total for 2015, the Motor...