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More Than 140 Whales Die in New Zealand After Mass Beaching

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — More than 140 pilot whales died after beaching themselves in southern New Zealand, with half being euthanized by conservation workers in a “deeply saddening” decision after their discovery came too late [...]

Can Marijuana Save This New Zealand Town?

RUATORIA, New Zealand — As New Zealand prepares to legalize the production of medicinal cannabis, companies are racing to secure the first and biggest slices of a market that has proved lucrative in the United States and Canada. One [...]

Campaign Contribution Raises Concerns About China’s Meddling in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The two politicians started their conversation casually, but there was serious business at hand: a donation recently deposited into a party account from a wealthy businessman, which one of the lawmakers said [...]

Fork Over Passwords or Pay the Price, New Zealand Tells Travelers

Travelers entering New Zealand who refuse to disclose passwords for their digital devices during forced searches could face prosecution and fines of more than $ 3,000, a move that border officials said Tuesday made the country the [...]

Maori Language, Once Shunned, Is Having a Renaissance in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A teenage thrash metal band screams out Maori lyrics in its latest videos. A popular radio host is learning New Zealand’s indigenous language and sharing new vocabulary with his audience. And residents [...]

Jacinda Ardern Embraces Dual Role: New Zealand Prime Minister and Mom

[unable to retrieve full-text content] New Zealand’s prime minister, back from six weeks’ maternity leave, told reporters to expect “the odd press conference with a little bit of spill on me.” Source: NYT > [...]

New Zealand Grants Domestic Violence Victims Paid Leave

[unable to retrieve full-text content] With a vote in Parliament, New Zealand joined the Philippines as the only countries in the world with such legislation, granting victims 10 days off work. Source: NYT > World
New Zealand Party Is Faulted After Sex-Assault Claims at Youth Camp
Advertisement WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The governing Labour Party of New Zealand is under fire over revelations that it did not tell the police or parents that four teenagers had reported being sexually assaulted at the party’s [...]
Jacinda Ardern Set to Lead New Zealand, Capping a Labour Revival
In the Sept. 23 election, the center-left Labour Party won 46 seats, and its left-leaning allies the Greens won eight, giving the left bloc a total of 54. The close result set off a scramble between the two groups to win the favor of [...]
A New Zealand Lawmaker’s Spy-Linked Past Raises Alarms on China’s Reach
He said he had not named the Chinese military institutions on his application for New Zealand citizenship, and had instead listed “partner institutions” as his employers, because that was what the Chinese “system” had told him [...]