Up to a quarter of a million children, young people and vulnerable adults were abused in New Zealand’s faith-based and state care institutions in the past several decades, a public inquiry revealed on Wednesday. An interim report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into historical abuse of children in state[…]
A New Zealand watchdog has filed charges against 13 parties over the death of 22 people during a volcanic eruption on White Island last year. In a statement on Monday, WorkSafe said its year-long inquiry found that 10 organisations and three individuals had failed to meet their health and safety[…]
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office on Saturday, delivering the biggest election victory for her centre-left Labour Party in half a century as voters rewarded her for a decisive response to COVID-19. The win is also the reward for Ardern’s leadership through a series[…]
Emotions were intensified in New Zealand today as a life sentence was handed down to 29-year-old terrorist Brenton Tarrant – who massacred 51 musallees at the Al Noor and Linwood Masajid in Christchurch during Jumuah prayers on 15 March 2019. In a landmark ruling, Judge Cameron Mander said the white[…]
New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest against a “deeply concerning” national security law that China imposed on the semiautonomous city. Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday that “New Zealand can no longer trust that Hong Kong’s criminal justice system is sufficiently independent[…]
The leader of New Zealand’s main opposition party was replaced on Friday after opinion polls suggested he was no match for the soaring popularity of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as the country heads towards a general election. Simon Bridges was replaced by Todd Muller in an emergency caucus meeting of[…]
New Zealand reported no new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, marking the first time the country recorded zero cases since its outbreak took hold in mid-March. The development comes less than a week after the Pacific nation ended a strict lockdown that appears to have contained the outbreak. Ashley[…]
The Australian man accused of killing dozens of Muslim worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand in March last year entered a surprise guilty plea to all 51 charges of murder at a special session of a Christchurch court on Thursday. Brenton Tarrant, who appeared by video link, also pleaded[…]
New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were investigating a threat made this week against one of the Christchurch mosques where 51 Muslim worshippers were killed in a mass shooting a year ago. Amid plans to mark the one-year anniversary of the March 15 mass killing, police said the threat to Christchurch’s[…]
A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, in a high risk operation watched by dozens of grieving family members waiting on the mainland. An eight person bomb disposal squad was helicoptered in and spent four hours on[…]
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