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  • New Zealand to lift coronavirus curbs in most of country on September 21 Sep 14, 2020 11:00 AM IST

    New Zealand to lift coronavirus curbs in most of country on September 21

    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.

  • New Zealand lifts Auckland's coronavirus lockdown Aug 31, 2020 12:22 PM IST

    New Zealand lifts Auckland's coronavirus lockdown

    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.

  • 7 Air India passengers tested positive for COVID-19 in New Zealand 3 days after arrival from Delhi Aug 28, 2020 09:12 PM IST

    7 Air India passengers tested positive for COVID-19 in New Zealand 3 days after arrival from Delhi

    Earlier this month, all Air India passenger flights were barred from landing in Hong Kong till August-end after 14 passengers on its Delhi-Hong Kong flight of August 14 tested positive for COVID-19 post arrival.

  • New Zealand mosque shooter who killed 51 worshippers sentenced to spend life behind bars without parole Aug 27, 2020 07:58 AM IST

    New Zealand mosque shooter who killed 51 worshippers sentenced to spend life behind bars without parole

    Judge Cameron Mander said Tarrant's crimes were so wicked that a life time in jail could not begin to atone for them. He said they had caused enormous loss and hurt and stemmed from a warped and malignant ideology.

  • New Zealand's stock exchange hit by second cyber attack Aug 26, 2020 12:16 PM IST

    New Zealand's stock exchange hit by second cyber attack

    The cyber attack was similar to one late on Tuesday, the bourse said, where its network provider faced a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack - a common way to disrupt a server by overwhelming the infrastructure with a flood of internet traffic until they can no longer cope with the scale of data requested.

  • New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern hits back at Donald Trump over coronavirus 'surge' Aug 18, 2020 11:45 AM IST

    New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern hits back at Donald Trump over coronavirus 'surge'

    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.

  • Oracle in talks to buy TikTok's US operations: Report Aug 18, 2020 10:08 AM IST

    Oracle in talks to buy TikTok's US operations: Report

    US President Donald Trump recently ordered ByteDance to divest the US operations of the video app within 90 days

  • Source of New Zealand coronavirus outbreak still a mystery Aug 17, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Source of New Zealand coronavirus outbreak still a mystery

    The Pacific island nation had benefited from its remoteness early in the pandemic, when Ardern swiftly closed off the international border and imposed one of the world's toughest lockdowns. Those measures stamped out local transmission for 102 days.

  • New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern postpones general election as coronavirus cases surge Aug 17, 2020 07:24 AM IST

    New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern postpones general election as coronavirus cases surge

    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.

  • New Zealand records 100 days without domestic coronavirus case but warns against complacency Aug 09, 2020 11:21 AM IST

    New Zealand records 100 days without domestic coronavirus case but warns against complacency

    New Zealanders have returned to normal life, but authorities are concerned that people were now refusing testing, not using the government contact tracing apps, and even ignoring basic hygiene rules.

  • New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern launches 'COVID election' campaign promising jobs Aug 08, 2020 11:26 AM IST

    New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern launches 'COVID election' campaign promising jobs

    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.

  • Ola now offers corporate ride services in UK, Australia, New Zealand Jul 21, 2020 01:49 PM IST

    Ola now offers corporate ride services in UK, Australia, New Zealand

    With the introduction of the service in international markets, Ola is widening the scale of its global offerings to provide business travellers with a cost-effective and flexible solution, it added.

  • New Zealand cancels 2021 APEC summit, will lead it virtually Jun 30, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    New Zealand cancels 2021 APEC summit, will lead it virtually

    New Zealand was scheduled to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Auckland. The event would have brought thousands of people to the country throughout the year, culminating in a leader's week in November 2021.

  • Indian man among two new coronavirus cases in New Zealand Jun 22, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    Indian man among two new coronavirus cases in New Zealand

    The man in his 30s travelled from India along with his wife. He had been staying at a hotel in Auckland. He came to New Zealand on an Air India flight, director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield was quoted as saying by the New Zealand Herald.

  • New Zealand confirms two new COVID-19 cases after remaining coronavirus-free for 24 days Jun 16, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    New Zealand confirms two new COVID-19 cases after remaining coronavirus-free for 24 days

    The health ministry said the new cases were related to the border as a result of recent travel from the UK

  • No new COVID-19 case reported in New Zealand for 24 days Jun 15, 2020 12:39 PM IST

    No new COVID-19 case reported in New Zealand for 24 days

    On June 8, health officials in New Zealand reported that the final person known to have been infected by the novel coronavirus had recovered.

  • Explained | How New Zealand eliminated coronavirus Jun 10, 2020 04:27 PM IST

    Explained | How New Zealand eliminated coronavirus

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma sheds light on what New Zealand did right to win the battle against coronavirus

  • Jacinda Ardern dances for joy after New Zealand eliminates coronavirus Jun 08, 2020 06:13 PM IST

    Jacinda Ardern dances for joy after New Zealand eliminates coronavirus

    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.

  • New Zealand says it has no active COVID-19 cases in the country Jun 08, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    New Zealand says it has no active COVID-19 cases in the country

    The last person who was being monitored for coronavirus has now been released from isolation as he's been symptom-free and is regarded as recovered, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said in a statement.

  • New Zealand hit by second earthquake in two days May 26, 2020 07:27 AM IST

    New Zealand hit by second earthquake in two days

    New Zealand's capital shook for a second consecutive day on Tuesday after a magnitude 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Wellington

  • New Zealand's PM Ardern stays cool as earthquake strikes during live interview May 25, 2020 12:59 PM IST

    New Zealand's PM Ardern stays cool as earthquake strikes during live interview

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington

  • COVID-19 | That women leaders are faring better is simplistic and flawed thinking May 24, 2020 09:47 AM IST

    COVID-19 | That women leaders are faring better is simplistic and flawed thinking

    Attributing the accomplishments of women leaders to just their sex detracts from the value of their contribution. It’s furthers the same sexist stereotypes that have historically held women back

  • Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's most popular PM in a century: Poll May 18, 2020 01:16 PM IST

    Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's most popular PM in a century: Poll

    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.

  • New Zealand leaps out of coronavirus lockdown with bungee jumps, midnight haircuts May 15, 2020 09:58 AM IST

    New Zealand leaps out of coronavirus lockdown with bungee jumps, midnight haircuts

    As the mayor of South Island adventure tourism resort Queenstown, Boult’s vault off Kawarau Bridge was as much a move for TV cameras to attract visitor attention as an act of sheer exuberance. But the sense of relief at the prospect of a return to some kind of normality was shared across the country.

  • Coronavirus lockdown | New Zealand to reopen malls, cafes from Thursday after COVID-19 curbs eased May 11, 2020 07:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | New Zealand to reopen malls, cafes from Thursday after COVID-19 curbs eased

    Businesses will be required to have physical distancing and strict hygiene measures in place. Schools can open from next Monday while bars can only reopen from May 21

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