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Chris Hipkins to replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand PM

The 44-year-old senior politician must be formally backed by Labour members of parliament on Sunday to take over as the country's 41st PM

21 Jan 2023 10:14 AM

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern to step down as PM, sets October election

Ardern announced that New Zealand's next general elections would be held on October 14, and that she would remain a lawmaker until then

19 Jan 2023 8:55 AM

Indian student stabbed multiple times in Australia allegedly for cash

The incident took place on Oct 6 at about 10.30 pm, as Shubham Garg walked along the Pacific Highway, NSW Police Force said in a statement

14 Oct 2022 3:30 PM

Quad meet puts Aussies in a fix

Aussie PM, Oppn leader in race to attend

19 May 2022 1:37 AM

New Zealand Foreign Minister urging citizens to leave Ukraine 'immediately'

The minister said the country does not have a diplomatic mission in Ukraine, and the assistance that can be provided to citizens is limited

12 Feb 2022 1:42 PM

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Covid outbreak on Australian aid ship headed to virus-free Tonga

The ship left with a 600-strong crew as well as humanitarian and medical supplies to assist Tonga in the wake of a volcanic eruption

25 Jan 2022 1:36 PM

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding due to Omicron surge

New Zealanders are set to face new COVID-19 restrictions after nine cases of the omicron variant were detected in a single family

23 Jan 2022 12:13 PM

Novavax becomes Australia's 5th approved COVID-19 vaccine

Australia ordered 51 million doses of the U.S.-manufactured vaccine, supplied under the brand Nuvaxovid, for its population of 26 million

20 Jan 2022 11:50 AM

Coronavirus cases surge across Australia as omicron explodes

The surge has already overwhelmed testing stations, prompted new vaccine mandates and caused at least one state to cut back on surgeries

29 Dec 2021 10:45 AM

Australia’s most populous state reports first omicron death

The fatal case was identified as a man in his 80s who was infected at an aged care facility in western Sydney

27 Dec 2021 10:49 AM

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Newly unveiled life-sized statue of Mahatma Gandhi vandalised in Australia

The statue was gifted by the Indian government. The incident triggered shock and disappointment among the Indian-Australian community

15 Nov 2021 3:43 PM

Australia adds Covaxin to list of 'recognised' COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration after an assessment and approval process

01 Nov 2021 1:29 PM

New Zealand Covid cases hit record despite vaccination push

Health authorities announced 94 new virus cases, exceeding the previous daily record of 89 set in April last year during the first wave

19 Oct 2021 10:53 AM

Covishield approved by Australia for international arrivals

The recognition of the vaccines will remove a significant barrier for international students seeking to study in Australia

01 Oct 2021 11:33 AM

Australian PM announces reopening of international travel, easing border restrictions

On March 20 last year Australia introduced some of the world's toughest border restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic

01 Oct 2021 10:40 AM

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New Zealand PM Ardern extends lockdown in Auckland to Sept 21

New Zealand imposed a national lockdown on August 17 when the first case of Delta variant was found in the community

13 Sep 2021 11:55 AM

COVID lockdown to be lifted across New Zealand, except Auckland

The nation has been battling an outbreak of the delta variant of the coronavirus since last month

06 Sep 2021 2:52 PM

New Zealand COVID-19 outbreak claims first death in six months

Only 20 new positive cases were reported Saturday, down from a peak in the latest outbreak of 84 last weekend

04 Sep 2021 10:12 AM

New Zealand reports first death linked to Pfizer vaccine

The case has been referred to the coroner and the cause of death has not yet been determined

30 Aug 2021 11:32 AM

New Zealand has biggest COVID-19 case day in over a year

The government put the nation into a strict lockdown last week as it tries to stamp out the outbreak, which has grown to 277 infections

26 Aug 2021 11:42 AM

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