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New Zealand PM makes isolation mandatory for visitors to contain coronavirus spread

New Zealand’s PM has said nearly everyone entering the country from midnight on Sunday must self-isolate to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Jacinda Ardern said the new measure also included returning New Zealanders. The only exemption is for small Pacific islands with no confirmed virus cases. “I make no apologies. This is an unprecedented […]

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New Zealand man lands in court for assaulting fruit vendor with bananas

A man in New Zealand was produced at a district court for carrying out an assault with a bunch of bananas. Yep. Cesar Robert Scanlan was at Jimmy’s Fruit Mart on November 25 last year when he got into an argument with the vendor about the price of bananas. Losing his cool, the 43-year-old went […]

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New Zealand man jailed for life for murder of online date

A New Zealand man was jailed for life Friday over the “depraved” murder of a British backpacker he met through the online dating app. The 28-year-old was given a non-parole period of 17 years for strangling Grace Millane in December 2018 in a case that shocked New Zealand, which is usually regarded as a safe […]

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Ex-rugby star allegedly set fire to car killing himself, wife and 3 children

Ex-rugby league player Rowan Baxter, his wife and their three young children died after he allegedly set alight their car in Brisbane, Australia. Baxter, a former member of Auckland’s New Zealand Warriors squad in Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL), allegedly filled a gas can with fuel at a local service station, before dousing the car […]

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Over half a million mussels cooked in waters on New Zealand coast

At least half a million mussels were effectively cooked in the wild in unusually balmy waters on the New Zealand coast in a massive “die-off” that marine experts have linked to climate change. The dead molluscs were found by Auckland man Brandon Ferguson at Maunganui Bluff Beach, near the northern tip of the North Island. […]

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New Zealand Police inducts first AI cop into its force

An Artificial Intelligence-based police officer called “Ella” has made its place in the New Zealand Police force. Ella is a virtual assistant with a face. Basically, it is like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa but with a human like face. According to reports, Ella will use real-time animation to emulate face-to-face interaction. The virtual assistant, […]

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New Zealand seal 22-run victory to win series over India

An ill Tim Southee and superb debut from Kyle Jamieson helped New Zealand to a tense 22-run victory over India in their second one day international at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday and clinch the three-match series with a game to spare. Southee was unsure as to whether he would play the game due […]

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Ross Taylor’s 21st century guides New Zealand to a four-wicket victory

Ross Taylor and stand-in captain Tom Latham combined in a 138-run stand to guide New Zealand to a morale-boosting four-wicket victory over India in the first one-day international in Hamilton on Wednesday. Taylor chaled up his 21st century with an unbeaten 109 while Latham, deputising for the injured Kane Williamson, weighed in with 69 as […]

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Thousands flee severe flooding in New Zealand

Severe flooding forced thousands of residents in New Zealand’s South Island to flee their homes on Wednesday and left hundreds of tourists stranded at the remote Milford Sound. The Southland region declared a state of emergency after being deluged with more than 1,000 millimetres (39 inches) of rainfall in 60 hours, triggering landslides on large roads […]

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India’s tour of New Zealand: Prithvi Shaw to replace injured Rohit Sharma

India opening batsman Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the rest of the tour of New Zealand after suffering a calf strain in the final Twenty20 international in Mt. Maunganui, the BCCI said on Tuesday. Rohit retired hurt on Sunday when he was on 60 off 41 balls. He received treatment for several minutes […]

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India script an unprecedented 5-0 series whitewash over New Zealand

Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling helped India to secure a  seven-run victory over New Zealand in their fifth Twenty20 international in Mt. Maunganui on Sunday and a 5-0 sweep of the series. Bumrah had figures of 3-12 from four overs and clamped down on New Zealand’s middle order as they were building nicely towards India’s total of 163-3. […]

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New Zealand skies turn ‘apocalyptic’ due to Australia bushfires

The sky of New Zealand has turned orange, dark and gloomy as smoke from Australian bushfires travelled across the sea. Australia is currently experiencing the worst bushfires ever seen. 24 human casualties have been recorded and over 2000 houses have been burned. A lot of loss to the land and wildlife has been reported. The […]