New Zealand

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

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[…]

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New Zealand reports no new coronavirus cases

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[…]

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Six bodies retrieved from NZ volcanic island

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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