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ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 12, 2021
Delta-free haven New Zealand sets out path to opening borders
New Zealand's push to eliminate the virus has paid dividends, with just 26 COVID-19 deaths and life within its borders relatively normal.
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OLYMPICS
Aug 3, 2021
In weightlifting, a historic moment for transgender women
New Zealander Laurel Hubbard has become the first to participate in the Olympics, but her appearance has received a mixed response.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 1, 2021
Japan confident heading into Olympic soccer semifinal against Spain
After squeaking past New Zealand, the team appeared unfazed by the down-to-the-wire drama, because, at the end of the day, winning was the ultimate goal in the knockout stage.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 31, 2021
Japan sets up date with Spain in semis after topping New Zealand on penalties
Team Japan held their nerve to defeat New Zealand 4-2 on penalties on Saturday and advance to the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics men's soccer competition.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 28, 2021
Rugby's missed opportunity in Tokyo: From a packed house in 2019 to empty stands in 2021
Almost two years and a pandemic later, Tokyo Stadium sat empty for the finals of the OIympic rugby sevens match between New Zealand and defending champions Fiji.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 24, 2021
U.S. women overwhelm New Zealand to earn first victory at Tokyo Games
The reigning world champion looked at ease against the Football Ferns at Saitama Stadium, putting its gold-medal aspirations back on track with goals from four players.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 18, 2021
IOC backs transgender weightlifter's selection for Tokyo
Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Games after she was selected for the New Zealand team in the women's superheavyweight weightlifting category.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / THE RECIPE BOX
Jul 3, 2021
Bring back the baking boom with these sourdough crumpets
Use up your surplus sourdough starter to make these addictive crumpets u2026 and then go one step further and make breakfast dorayaki.
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MORE SPORTS
Jun 24, 2021
New Zealand sheds bridesmaid's tag by winning inaugural World Test Championship title
New Zealand shed their bridesmaid's tag by claiming the inaugural World Test Championship title with an eight-wicket victory against India in a thrilling final on Wednesday.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 23, 2021
Sydney residents banned from leaving city as coronavirus cluster grows
Australia's largest city of Sydney re-introduced "soft touch" COVID-19 curbs on Wednesday to contain a widening outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant, mandating masks in offices while neighboring states closed their borders.
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OLYMPICS
Jun 21, 2021
New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard to become first transgender Olympian
'I am grateful and humbled by the kindness and support that has been given to me by so many New Zealanders,” Hubbard said in a statement Monday.
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Rugby
Jun 2, 2021
All Blacks players fret over team's fate if Silver Lake buys in
A move by the U.S. private equity firm to purchase a stake of New Zealand Rugby's commercial operations has drawn criticism.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 31, 2021
Australia and New Zealand call on China to let U.N. visit Xinjiang
A joint statement from the leaders' annual meeting also included statements on Hong Kong and the South China Sea, two other areas that China regards as domestic affairs.
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ASIA PACIFIC
May 15, 2021
New Zealand PM vows to fight hate and study social media algorithms
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday that world leaders and tech firms looking to stamp out violent extremism online would need to focus efforts on understanding social media algorithms that drive content.
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ASIA PACIFIC
May 14, 2021
‘COVID-Zero’ havens may find reopening harder than taming virus
Some fear territories that prioritized safety early in the pandemic may be left behind by rivals with higher caseloads that have boosted vaccine uptake.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 7, 2021
New Zealand wants a mature relationship with China, foreign minister says
Nanaia Mahuta's comments come after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this week that differences with its top trading partner were getting harder to reconcile.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 29, 2021
New Zealand's unions approve U.S. firm's acquisition of stake in All Blacks
The deal still needs to be approved by the New Zealand Rugby Players' Association (NZRPA), which has expressed reservations.
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COMMENTARY / World
Apr 28, 2021
New Zealand: A weak link or clever player?
New Zealand may be small in population, but it is an important link in the chain of response to China — and if one link fails the chain fails.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 23, 2021
Cracks emerge in Five Eyes intelligence pact over approach to China
A polite disagreement between Australia and New Zealand showed a fissure among U.S. allies, underscoring the difficulties Joe Biden faces in forging a common front.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 14, 2021
New Zealand introduces climate change law for financial firms in world first
'We simply cannot get to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 unless the financial sector knows what impact their investments are having on the climate,' the minister for climate change said.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world