Mar 08, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the strategy on Monday, saying the decision was based on the Pfizer vaccine’s effectiveness. She said this would make it easier and fairer for all New Zealanders to have access to the same vaccine.
- Mar 05, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Officials had warned that waves could reach 10 feet above high tide levels after the quakes – the strongest a magnitude 8.1 – but the largest waves have now passed, the NEMA said as it downgraded the threat level.
- Mar 04, 2021 07:50 PM IST
Tsunami waves were possible within 300 km (180 miles) of the quake's epicenter, the PTWC said.
- Mar 02, 2021 10:29 AM IST
Cipla Gulf FZ LCC is expanding its partnership with Alvotech for the marketing and distribution of four biosimilar medicines in Australia and New Zealand, the company said in a regulatory filing.
- Feb 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST
The wreckage left in New Zealand’s second-largest city was razed. Now, a swath nearly twice the size of Central Park is being reclaimed by nature.
- Feb 20, 2021 08:08 AM IST
A small group of medical professionals were injected on Friday in Auckland ahead of the wider rollout which was officially starting with border staff and so-called Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) workers on Saturday, officials said.
- Feb 14, 2021 12:36 PM IST
Ardern said the level 3 restrictions, which require everyone to stay home except for essential shopping and essential work, repeating the super cautious approach the country has taken over the past year in stamping out the pandemic.
- Feb 09, 2021 12:15 PM IST
New Zealand will also ensure its aid programme will not include projects that are delivered with, or benefit, the military government, Jacinda Ardern told a news conference.
- Jan 25, 2021 12:55 PM IST
The woman, who returned to New Zealand on December 30, had tested positive for the South African strain of the virus after leaving a two-week mandatory quarantine where she had twice tested negative, COVID-19 response minister Chris Hipkins said.
- Jan 10, 2021 03:31 PM IST
The system had been secured and taken offline until the bank completes its initial investigations.
- Jan 10, 2021 08:28 AM IST
A third-party file-sharing service used by the central bank to share and store some sensitive information was illegally accessed, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand said in a statement.
- Dec 08, 2020 03:35 PM IST
An 800-page investigative report has found that New Zealand mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant was radicalised on YouTube. He told investigators that though he frequented extreme right-wing discussion boards on websites like ‘4chan’ and ‘8chan’, he found YouTube a far more significant source of information and inspiration
- Nov 26, 2020 10:53 AM IST
All six members who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been quarantined and the Pakistani cricket team's exemption to train while in isolation has been temporarily revoked, according to the New Zealand Cricket board.
- 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.
- Nov 03, 2020 05:02 PM IST
On November 2, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern inducted five new ministers into her Cabinet. Priyanca Radhakrishnan, who was one of the new inductees, became the first Indian-origin minister in New Zealand.
- Nov 02, 2020 03:25 PM IST
Born in India, Priyanca Radhakrishnan, moved to New Zealand to further her education. She was elected first as a Labour Party Member of Parliament in 2017.
- Oct 26, 2020 04:24 PM IST
With a population of around 5 million, New Zealand has till October 26 reported less than 1,600 cases of coronavirus and 25 deaths.
- 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 16, 2020 02:01 PM IST
A “yes” vote on both referendums would arguably make the nation of 5 million one of the more liberal countries in the world. Polls indicate the euthanasia referendum is likely to pass while the result of the marijuana measure remains uncertain.
- 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.
- Oct 05, 2020 11:25 AM IST
From Trump's condition to three-tier lockdown planned in England to Auckland restrictions to be lifted, here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now.
- Oct 01, 2020 08:48 AM IST
New Zealand's housing crisis is creating a policy headache for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as she seeks a second three-year term in the October 17 polls, turning the longstanding problem into a hot-button election issue.