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New Zealand storms: 1,000 foreign tourists stranded as floods cut off towns

North Island faces tornado risk after landslides and flooding wreak havoc in the south New Zealand has been hit by a weekend of severe storms, with landslides and flooding in the South Island cutting off towns and trapping an estimated 1,000 foreign tourists. Most are stuck on the west coast in the towns of Fox […]

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Mosque Attack Video Linked to White Genocide Rant

An online warning. A live-streamed video. A hate-filled manifesto. These digital clues emerged in the wake of two mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand on Friday. Although they have not been publicly confirmed by authorities, they point to white-supremacist, anti-Muslim beliefs as the apparent motive for the attacks. Hours after the bloodshed, New Zealand […]

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10 Car Crash Survivors Pose Proudly For A Chilling Photo Project To Raise Awareness About Seatbelt Safety

Shocking portraits of the searing bruises that seatbelts can leave behind after a crash are being celebrated as survival badges of honor, and showing the importance of NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) campaign to reduce the number of deaths on NZ roads. According to them, 90 people die each year because they weren’t wearing their seatbelt, […]

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The Instagram Queue

Photograph via Aurify on reddit For likes, comments, and social validation please line up here   Reddit user Aurify recently shared this (entirely unsurprising) image of hikers waiting in line for ‘the shot’. For those curious, this is the famous lookout point at Roy’s Peak in Wanaka, New Zealand. It’s about a 3 hour ascent […]

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Seal Slaps Kayaker in the Face with Octopus

Kyle Mulinder was kayaking off the coast of KaikÅura in the South Island of New Zealand when he was slapped in the face by an octopus wielded by a seal. According to The Guardian, ‘the seas off the coast of KaikÅura are renowned for their marine life, drawn to the region by the 50km-long KaikÅura […]

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‘A huge win’: New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave in world first

MPs cheer after legislation passes to tackle what one called horrifying rates of family violence New Zealand has passed world-first legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find new homes and protect themselves and their children. MPs clapped and cheered as bill passed on Wednesday […]

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Jacinda Ardern wears Mori cloak to Buckingham Palace

New Zealand leader in Kahu huruhuru praised as proud moment for female leaders and Mori worldwide New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has caused a stir with a striking image of her walking the halls of Buckingham Palace swathed in a traditional Mori cloak during this weeks Commonwealth heads of government meeting. The prime minister […]

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New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of ‘carbon-neutral future’

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern says move will essentially take effect in 30 or more years time The New Zealand government will grant no new offshore oil exploration permits in a move that is being hailed by conservation and environmental groups as a historic victory in the battle against climate change. The ban will apply to […]

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New Zealand storm: states of emergency declared as flooding hits South Island

State of emergency declared in three regions, road access to Dunedin city blocked and flood warning signs run out after heavy rain and landslides A ferocious storm has buffeted the lower South Island of New Zealand overnight, with three states of emergency declared in Christchurch, Timaru and Otago and the city of Dunedin accessible only […]

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New Zealand: fight for ‘sacred mountain’ after discovery of significant gold seam

Fears for Karangahake Gorge after mining company find 8,500kg of high quality gold in the North Island conservation area A bitter stand-off between a local community and miners has emerged after a significant seam of gold was found on protected conservation land in New Zealands North Island. Last week New Talisman Gold Mines reported they […]

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