Aug 27, 2021 11:55 AM IST
New Zealand had been largely virus-free, barring a small number of cases in February, but that changed last week after an outbreak of the Delta coronavirus variant erupted, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to order a nationwide lockdown.
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New Zealand's pandemic-inspired policies have translated into cheaper mortgages, allowing affluent "kiwis" to upsize their homes and build up portfolios of rental investment properties, fuelling a further surge in house prices.
- Jun 08, 2021 11:24 AM IST
The Pacific island nation, which has been among the most successful in the world in containing the spread of COVID-19, has so far fully vaccinated about 250,000 of its 5 million population.
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In an interview Wednesday on the Coast radio breakfast show, Ardern said she and Clarke Gayford have finally set a date for their wedding after announcing they were engaged two years ago.
- Nov 16, 2020 06:16 PM IST
She arrived in Parliament at the age of 26 with a master’s degree in social anthropology after working as a researcher for her Tainui tribe in the lead-up to its historic treaty with the government that settled land claims from colonization.
- Oct 19, 2020 02:30 PM IST
A medical practitioner by profession, Dr Sharma is originally from Galod in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh. He immigrated to New Zealand with his family in 2000 at age nine.
- Oct 18, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Jacinda Ardern has drawn praise and international recognition for her response to crises such as the Christchurch terrorist attack in March 2019, the deadly volcanic eruption at Whakaari, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Oct 15, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Jacinda Ardern's globally lauded responses to the country's worst mass shooting and the coronavirus pandemic were also well received at home, although questions have been asked of Labour's credentials to tackle the looming economic crisis.
- Oct 08, 2020 01:35 PM IST
The Labour party, which is campaigning on its record of bringing the coronavirus pandemic under control within New Zealand's borders, would have 60 seats in parliament, one short of the 61 seats needed to form a government.
- Oct 05, 2020 11:25 AM IST
The virus was believed to have been eradicated in late May after a strict national lockdown led to New Zealanders enjoying 102 days without community transmission. But a new cluster emerged in Auckland in August, forcing the city of 1.5 million into lockdown for almost three weeks.
- Sep 14, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Auckland's restrictions would be reviewed next Monday. She also said the government would immediately ease all physical distancing requirements on planes, a boost for Air New Zealand, which has had to limit passengers on its planes for months.
- Aug 31, 2020 12:22 PM IST
The Auckland lockdown began on August 12 after four cases were detected in the city of 1.5 million, ending 102 days free of community transmission when it appeared New Zealand had beaten the virus.
- Aug 18, 2020 11:45 AM IST
Trump sparked uproar in New Zealand when he told a crowd in Minnesota that the South Pacific country of 5 million people was in the grip of a "terrible" upsurge in COVID-19 cases, having earlier succeeded in eliminating the disease.
- Aug 17, 2020 07:24 AM IST
Pressure had been mounting on PM Jacinda Ardern to postpone the vote amid the resurgence of COVID-19 infections in its biggest city Auckland, after the country had been free of coronavirus cases for 102 days.
- Aug 08, 2020 11:26 AM IST
The charismatic 40-year-old leader is on track for a comfortable victory in the Sept. 19 election, according to opinion polls, having won global praise for her leadership during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Jun 16, 2020 08:05 AM IST
The health ministry said the new cases were related to the border as a result of recent travel from the UK
- Jun 08, 2020 06:13 PM IST
New Zealand's 5 million people are emerging from the pandemic while big economies such as Brazil, Britain, India and the United States continue to grapple with spread of the virus.
- May 25, 2020 12:59 PM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington
- May 18, 2020 01:16 PM IST
The first public poll since the coronavirus crisis took hold showed popularity for Ardern's Labour jumped 14 points to 56.5% - the highest for any party ever.
- Apr 15, 2020 09:10 AM IST
New Zealand's offices, schools and non-essential services have been closed for the last three weeks, and economic activity is at a standstill as the country undertakes one of the strictest lockdowns globally.
- Mar 25, 2020 07:20 AM IST
"Its a state of emergency to preserve our way of life," Ardern said in a speech in parliament on Wednesday, declaring a state of national emergency. The country will go into its highest level of alert from midnight.
- Dec 10, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Ardern confirmed five fatalities and said another eight people were still missing after Monday's tragedy at White Island.
- Aug 22, 2019 01:43 PM IST
The compensations have been expressed in US dollars and some nations have been left out of the list due to unavailability of consistent data.
- May 16, 2019 03:44 PM IST
‘Do dragons wear suits?’ Jacinda Ardern asked the little girl.
- May 08, 2019 08:01 AM IST
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said avoiding the issue would be ‘gross negligence’ and burden future generations.