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Koala row threatens leader of Australia's biggest state

The uniquely Australian political stoush comes months after unprecedented bushfires destroyed vast swathes of koala habitat

10 Sep 2020 12:24 PM

New Zealand government to honour Maori New Year if reelected

Many people have argued that marking the day would help recognise the nation's indigenous people

07 Sep 2020 1:08 PM

Melbourne will remain in lockdown until at least October 26

Scuffles between protesters and police resulted in more than 160 fines for contravening lockdown measures or not wearing a mask

06 Sep 2020 11:22 AM

Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Australia just as cases start to come down

Four men were arrested and charged with incitement over the so-called 'Freedom Day' protests planned for several Melbourne locations

05 Sep 2020 2:15 PM

New Zealand records first COVID-19 death in over three months

Health officials said the man was part of a second-wave cluster of infections that emerged in Auckland last month

04 Sep 2020 2:09 PM

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2 pythons weighing 100 pounds collapse kitchen ceiling in Australia

The house owner found the culprits, one 2.8 meters and the other 2.5 meters long slithering into a bedroom and living room

02 Sep 2020 2:29 PM

7 Air India passengers test COVID-19 positive in New Zealand after arrival from Delhi

Hong Kong had earlier barred Air India flights from landing after the same thing happened there

29 Aug 2020 9:58 AM

New Zealand court sentences Christchurch mosque shooter to life imprisonment without parole

Tarrant admitted to 51 charges of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act in 2019

27 Aug 2020 8:50 AM

China feels betrayed by Australia’s push for coronavirus origin enquiry

The envoy quoted the play Julius Caesar in which the dictator realizes that his friend Brutus is among those who are about to knife him

26 Aug 2020 2:48 PM

Christchurch shooter has nothing to say at court sentencing

Tarrant watched the speakers, occasionally giving a small nod or covering his mouth as he laughs at jokes, often made at his expense

26 Aug 2020 2:25 PM

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Court told New Zealand shooter planned to burn down mosques

The gunman pleaded guilty in March to 51 counts of murder and one count of terrorism — the first terrorism conviction in New Zealand history

24 Aug 2020 9:44 AM

Chinese mining company used COVID-19 vaccine in PNG

National Pandemic Response Controller banned COVID-19 vaccine testing or trials in Papua New Guinea on Thursday

21 Aug 2020 12:13 PM

Coronavirus vaccine should be mandatory in Australia: PM

Anticipating a backlash from vocal anti-vaccine activists, Morrison said the stakes were too high to allow the disease to continue unchecked

20 Aug 2020 1:22 PM

New Zealand PM postpones election after virus return

PM Ardern also acknowledged concerns from rivals that curbs on campaigning would unfairly weigh the election in favour of her government

17 Aug 2020 8:58 AM

Australian surfer repeatedly punches shark to save wife

Police said the couple were surfing at a beach near Port Macquarie on Saturday morning when she was bitten twice and injured her right leg

16 Aug 2020 2:02 PM

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New Zealand virus outbreak spreads beyond Auckland, 13 new cases reported

The infections outside Auckland come despite a strict lockdown, including masked police blocking roads to seal its borders

14 Aug 2020 8:59 AM

Puzzling New Zealand virus outbreak grows to 17 cases

Lockdown in Auckland could be extended well beyond an initial three days as the source of new infections continues to stump officials

13 Aug 2020 11:55 AM

New Zealand scrambles to find source of new virus infections

Virus measures back in place in the country as election candidates postpone campaigning for a week

12 Aug 2020 9:36 AM

New Zealand reaches 100 days without coronavirus transmission

There are still 23 active cases but all were detected at the border when entering the country and are held in managed isolation facilities

09 Aug 2020 10:27 AM

Australia's Victoria sees 'stabilisation' in new coronavirus cases

Cases with unknown sources of infection, referred to as 'mystery cases' still continue to be a concern

08 Aug 2020 3:24 PM

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