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    5 dead, many injured as NZ volcano erupts

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 01:54pm on December 09, 2019

    Five people were killed, 18 were injured and several more were left stranded after an island volcano popular with tourists erupted unexpectedly in New Zealand...

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    Samoa in lockdown amid measles battle

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 02:48pm on December 05, 2019

    Samoa entered a two-day lockdown Thursday as authorities launched an unprecedented mass vaccination campaign to contain a deadly measles outbreak that has devastated the Pacific...

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    Samoa death toll in Measles still rising

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 02:14pm on December 03, 2019

    The World Health Organisation warned of a ‘slide back’ in global efforts to eliminate measles Tuesday, as the death toll from an outbreak that has...

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    New Zealand’s biggest commercial TV channel on the block

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2019

    New Zealand’s MediaWorks put the country’s largest commercial television station up for sale on Friday after sustaining losses for years in an increasingly fragmented media...

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    New Zealand universities face fines after dorm death

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 04:34pm on October 15, 2019

    New Zealand universities and dorm accommodation providers were told Tuesday they could face hefty fines following a gruesome case in which a student’s decomposing body...

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    New Zealand mosque attack accused drops bid to move trial

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 03:39pm on October 03, 2019

    The man accused of murdering 51 Muslim worshippers in March’s New Zealand mosque attacks on Thursday dropped a bid to move his trial from the...

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    New Zealand tightens gun laws again

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 12:44am on September 14, 2019

    New Zealand unveiled new legislation Friday aimed at ensuring only ‘fit and proper’ people can own guns in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks...

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    Fossilised giant penguin found in NZ

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 02:09pm on August 14, 2019

    The fossilised remains of a huge penguin almost the size of an adult human have been found in New Zealand’s South Island, scientists announced on...

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    New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque attack

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 12:30am on July 23, 2019

    New Zealand announced plans for a national firearms register Monday in its second round of gun law reforms following the Christchurch mosque attacks which killed...

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    NZ coach wants rules review

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 12:00am on July 17, 2019

    New Zealand coach Gary Stead has called for the Cricket World Cup’s rules to be overhauled, labelling the showpiece final ‘hollow’ after England defeated the...

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