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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

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

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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

New Zealand extends Delta outbreak lockdown

PM Jacinda Ardern said the initial three-day lockdown, which would have expired overnight Friday, would be extended by another four days

20 Aug 2021 12:09 PM

New Zealand records first local virus case in six months

The country will move into a snap three-day lockdown, as authorities suspect presence of Delta variant

17 Aug 2021 12:23 PM

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Scuttlebutt! Australian PM Scott Morrison denies soiling himself in McDonald's

Australian PM Scott Morrison abruptly decided to squash the rumour -- which has turned 'Engadine Maccas' into internet folklore

15 Jul 2021 3:17 PM

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

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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

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

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