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[…]
New Zealand’s most active volcano, White Island, erupted on Monday afternoon sending plumes of white smoke and debris into the air as a number of tourists visited the popular island. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said a number of people were unaccounted for after the eruption, which took place at about 2.11pm[…]
The Australian man accused of killing 51 worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand in March pleaded not guilty to multiple murder and terrorism charges on Friday. In an attack broadcast live on Facebook, the lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons targeted Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on March 15, in New Zealand’s worst[…]
The man accused of carrying out a mass shooting at a New Zealand mosque faces new charges, including one count of engaging in a terrorist act, according to law enforcement officials. New Zealand police have charged Brenton Tarrant with one act of carrying out a terrorist act. One murder charge[…]
A Turkish man wounded in the Christchurch mosque shootings seven weeks ago has died in Christchurch Hospital, raising the death toll to 51. The 46-year-old had been in intensive care since being shot at the Al Noor mosque in March. Brenton Tarrant, 28-year-old Australian, has been charged with 50 counts of murder and 39[…]
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