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New Zealand temporarily suspends entry of travellers from India amid COVID-19 surge

The travel restriction comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new COVID-19 cases in managed isolation on Thursday, of which 17 came from India

08 Apr 2021 11:25 AM

Facebook to restore Australia news pages as deal reached on media law

Prime Minister Scott Morrison had angrily accused Facebook of making a decision to 'unfriend' Australia

23 Feb 2021 10:30 AM

Australia slams 'heavy-handed' Facebook news blackout

Minister Paul Fletcher had also raised concerns that blocking news media on the popular platform could boost the spread of misinformation

18 Feb 2021 11:06 AM

New Zealand ends snap virus lockdown in largest city

New Zealand has been widely praised for its handling of the pandemic, with just 26 deaths in a population of five million

17 Feb 2021 12:37 PM

New Zealand reports three new COVID-19 local cases, first since January

The country remains on alert level 1 for COVID-19, its lowest level, with no restrictions

14 Feb 2021 12:43 PM

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Australian journalist arrested in China for 'supplying state secrets'

Cheng's detention came weeks after Australian authorities raided the homes of Chinese state media journalists

08 Feb 2021 12:34 PM

New Zealand detects first community virus case in two months

It is the second time a returnee has developed coronavirus symptoms after being cleared to leave an isolation facility in New Zealand

24 Jan 2021 12:36 PM

New Zealand declares climate emergency, promises carbon neutral government by 2025

New Zealand joins 32 other countries including Japan, Canada, France and Britain that have declared a climate emergency

02 Dec 2020 11:47 AM

Australian special forces unlawfully killed 39 people in Afghanistan: military report

Australia launched the inquiry in 2016, amid reports from whistle-blowers and in the local media of the alleged killing of unarmed civilians

19 Nov 2020 1:38 PM

Priyanca Radhakrishnan becomes New Zealand's first-ever Indian-origin minister

Radhakrishnan, who is from the 2017 intake of new MPs, is a minister outside of the Cabinet

02 Nov 2020 2:00 PM

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Australia reports no COVID-19 deaths for third day, hotspot faces longer lockdown

Neighbouring New Zealand reported four new cases on Saturday, all returned travelers in quarantine

10 Oct 2020 3:40 PM

Australian writer to face trial in China for espionage charges

Diplomatic relations between the two have deteriorated after China imposed trade reprisals in response to Australia’s COVID-19 probe call

10 Oct 2020 9:44 AM

Poll says Jacinda Ardern poised for big win in New Zealand election

All recent polls have pointed to a victory for Ardern’s Labour Party, governing in a coalition with the Greens and New Zealand First

08 Oct 2020 3:03 PM

14 million tonnes of microplastics on sea floor: Australian study

The quantity of the tiny pollutants was 25 times greater than previous localised studies had shown

07 Oct 2020 11:38 AM

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern says 'we beat the virus again'

Ardern announced restrictions in the country's largest city would be eased, after a second COVID-19 wave was contained

05 Oct 2020 10:17 AM

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New Zealand sees first case-free day in five weeks

Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of community transmission

18 Sep 2020 10:07 AM

Australia's Victoria reports lowest COVID-19 cases since June

Residents in the state can now have outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, and cafes will be able to seat up to 50 people outside

17 Sep 2020 10:43 AM

New Zealand to lift virus curbs in most of country on September 21

New Zealand on Monday reported one new case of coronavirus in the community, taking the total number of cases to 1,447 and 24 deaths

14 Sep 2020 11:00 AM

Humpback whales stray up tropical Aussie river

Park authorities have set up a partial exclusion zone to protect unwitting boaters and whales, which can grow up to 16 metres long

12 Sep 2020 2:42 PM

Antarctica is still free of COVID-19. Can it stay that way?

Until this year, conversations with incoming visitors focused on preparing the newcomers. Now the advice goes both ways

12 Sep 2020 2:02 PM

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