Tag Archives: New Zealand

Australia news live updates: trans-Tasman Covid travel bubble to begin from 19 April, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces

Western Australia’s troubled health system is facing further scrutiny after the death of a young girl forced to wait for care at a Perth hospital, reports AAP. Seven-year-old Aishwarya Aswath died at Perth Children’s hospital on Saturday after spending two hours waiting for treatment in the emergency department. She had been rushed to hospital with […]

China summons foreign diplomats in protest over sanctions

BEIJING — China on Tuesday said it summoned foreign diplomats in protest after the United States, the European Union, Canada and Britain jointly imposed sanctions on senior Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses in China’s far western Xinjiang region. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Tuesday called the new sanctions a “slander and […]

2 killed, 1 badly injured after stabbing at New Zealand home

Two people in New Zealand have been killed and a third has suffered critical injuries in what police are describing as a stabbing incident at an Auckland home By NICK PERRY Associated Press March 19, 2021, 12:50 AM • 1 min read WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Two people in New Zealand were killed and a […]

New Zealand to buy enough Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines for entire population – Times of India

SYDNEY: New Zealand will buy additional Covid-19 vaccines, developed by Pfizer Inc and Germany’s BioNTech, which will be enough to vaccinate the whole country, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. The government has signed an agreement to buy an extra 8.5 million doses, enough to vaccinate over 4 million people, Ardern said, adding the […]

Powerful quake hits off New Zealand, prompting evacuations

A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake has struck in the ocean off New Zealand, prompting thousands of people to evacuate and triggering tsunami warnings across the South Pacific By NICK PERRY Associated Press March 4, 2021, 11:00 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A powerful magnitude […]

New Zealand tsunami warning: evacuations follow swarm of earthquakes – live

6.13pm EST 18:13 A tsunami warning is also in place for Norfolk Island, with authorities warning of “the possibility of dangerous rips, waves and strong ocean currents”. Some localised flooding onto the immediate foreshore was expected to persist “for several hours”. Evacuations were not necessary, but people were advised to keep away from the water’s […]

Coronavirus live news: UK will face ‘enormous strains’, says chancellor; New Zealand PM says Auckland to go into lockdown for seven days

“I am certainly not going to argue with an eminent scientist but I think what I would say is a week on Monday we are at a moment, a national moment – 10 million children and young people are going to start the process of going back into their schools. “The government today is launching […]

10 years after quake, Christ Church Cathedral finally rising

The Christ Church Cathedral was arguably New Zealand’s most iconic building before much of it crumbled during an earthquake 10 years ago By NICK PERRY Associated Press February 20, 2021, 2:30 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The Christ Church Cathedral was arguably New Zealand’s […]

Australia politics live: Daniel Andrews gives press conference update on Victoria cases; jobseeker in spotlight as parliament returns

Pressure mounts for Coalition to announce a permanent increase to unemployment payment; Australia closes quarantine-free border to New Zealand after coronavirus cases confirmed as UK variant. Follow all the latest news and updates, live • Victoria Covid hotspots 11.44pm GMT It’s an all-for-one lockdown, and not just a Melbourne one, Daniel Andrews says, because there […]

Coronavirus live news: Germany closes border to parts of Austria, Czech Republic; Trump was sicker with Covid than reported

More children could be pushed into joining armed groups in conflict zones as families face increasing poverty due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a top UN official warned on Friday. The exact number of child soldiers is unknown, but in 2019 alone about 7,740 children – some as young as six – were recruited and used […]