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

The penguins were described by authorities as "waddling vagrants."
Gavin Butler
2 hours ago
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
2 hours ago
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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
7.2.19
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
Culture

Win Tickets to Matty Matheson’s Australian and New Zealand Shows

The Canadian king of comfort food is heading down under, and we’re making sure you have the chance to check him out in all his salty glory.
VICE Staff
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
terrorism

New Zealand Just Filed Its First-Ever Terrorism Charges Against the Christchurch Mosque Shooter

He’s been charged under New Zealand’s terrorism suppression law, which was enacted in 2002 after the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
Tess Owen
5.22.19
Australia Today

Traffic to New Zealand’s Immigration Website Skyrocketed After the Australian Election

Google analytics also showed a spike in Australians searching the words "moving to New Zealand"—particularly from Queensland.
Gavin Butler
5.21.19
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The Number of Māori Babies Being Taken by the State is on the Rise in New Zealand

For every 10,000 Māoris born in New Zealand in 2018, 102 were taken away from their parents—more than quadruple the rate for the rest of the population.
Gavin Butler
5.15.19
Science

New Zealand Man Goes Swimming, Finds Footprints of Extinct Mega-Bird

“I was just going for a casual swim, so it’s escalated a bit.”
Sarah Emerson
5.12.19
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