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23-Year-Old Man Charged With the Murder of Australian Tourist in New Zealand

The alleged gunman was arrested after police raided a property on the outskirts of Hamilton late on Friday night.
Gavin Butler
8.19.19
News

Australian Tourist Reportedly Shot Dead by a Gunman in New Zealand

It is understood the man was shot while sleeping in his campervan on the country's North Island this morning.
Gavin Butler
8.16.19
News

Here's How Many Guns People Have Already Handed Over in New Zealand (Hint: It's a Lot)

Buyback programs are part of gun legislation passed after the Christchurch massacre.
Trone Dowd
8.12.19
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Auckland Woman Finds $3 Million Worth of Cocaine Washed Up on a Beach

She'd been walking her dogs, she said, and naturally the dogs "tried to mark it as theirs."
Gavin Butler
8.12.19
Science

Humans Have Done 50 Million Years of Damage to New Zealand’s Birds

It would take longer than humans have been on this Earth to recover the number of bird species lost in New Zealand.
Madeleine Gregory
8.7.19
ANIMALS

Penguins Detained by New Zealand Police for Loitering Beneath a Sushi Shop

The penguins were described by authorities as "waddling vagrants."
Gavin Butler
7.16.19
News

Months After a Terrorist Attack, New Zealand Begins to Hand Over Its Guns

More than 900 gun owners have registered to hand over their firearms.
Meera Navlakha
7.16.19
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Jacinda Ardern’s Neighbour Has Confessed to Running over Her Cat in 2017

It's been two years since Paddles, the First Cat of New Zealand, was hit by a car. Now her killer has spoken out for the first time.
Gavin Butler
7.11.19
News

Here are the Safest Countries for Women in Asia Pacific

A recent study looks at fourteen countries in Asia Pacific, finding that Singapore and New Zealand provide the highest quality of life for women, while India ranks last.
Meera Navlakha
7.1.19
Culture

New Zealand Is Burning Out a Generation of Young Artists

The country is being praised for their “wellbeing” budget, which measures quality of life alongside money. But artists are still feeling the impact of funding cuts that have made it seemingly impossible to forge a fair living as a creative.
Amanda Jane Robinson
6.18.19
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Air New Zealand Lifts Staff Tattoo Ban Over Fears of Māori Discrimination

As of September 1, all new and existing staff will be allowed to have non-offensive tattoos visible when wearing their uniform.
Gavin Butler
6.12.19
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Researchers are Developing a Toilet that Microwaves Your Shit Until it Disappears

The New Zealand-based company is hoping that a poo-vaporising toilet might help solve sanitation problems in developing countries.
Gavin Butler
5.30.19
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