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NEW ZEALAND

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Rugby
Oct 20, 2020
New Zealand given top seed for women's Rugby World Cup draw
New Zealand, England and Canada were confirmed as the top three seeds for the women's 2021 Rugby World Cup after the game's governing body opted to use rankings from the start of the year with southern hemisphere teams unable to play due to COVID-19 curbs.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 19, 2020
Jacinda Ardern’s stunning election victory holds lessons for U.S.
Ardern's message of empathy and kindness contrasts starkly with the divisive politics in the U.S. as Donald Trump and Joe Biden face off.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 18, 2020
Pandemic biggest hurdle for New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern after 'tectonic' election
Jacinda Ardern's landslide election win gives her a mandate for the transformational change she has been promising New Zealand for three years, but the COVID-19 pandemic may limit what she can actually do.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 16, 2020
First 'no-quarantine' flights arrive in Australia as coronavirus cases fall
Hundreds of New Zealand plane passengers started arriving in Sydney on Friday as part of a new trans-Tasman travel bubble amid a rapidly falling growth rate in cases at the epicenter of Australia's coronavirus outbreak.
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COMMENTARY / World
Oct 14, 2020
New Zealand gives U.S. a lesson in pandemic democracy
The U.S., a nation founded on the principle that all people are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights, would do well to heed the example given by New Zealand.
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Rugby
Oct 13, 2020
New Zealand expecting 47,000-strong crowd for second Bledisloe test
New Zealand Rugby is expecting a "near-capacity" crowd of some 47,000 to pack into Auckland's Eden Park for the second Bledisloe Cup international against Australia on Sunday.
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CULTURE / Art
Sep 24, 2020
Japanese POW art in Australasia analyzed for first time
Academics say the previously ignored works illustrate the 'isolating and traumatic experience of internment.'
BUSINESS
Aug 28, 2020
Cyberattacks disrupt New Zealand's stock exchange for fourth day
New Zealand’s stock exchange suffered a fourth day of disruption on Friday as cyberattacks from abroad prevented trading.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 18, 2020
Groups from U.S., Europe and Oceania protest Japan’s travel ban
Many countries have imposed curbs to battle the pandemic but Japan's are among the most strict, effectively banning foreign nationals' entry from more than 140 countries.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 14, 2020
New Zealand reports more COVID-19 cases and extends Auckland lockdown
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended a lockdown in the country's biggest city on Friday in response to the first national coronavirus outbreak in months, sticking with a "go early, go hard" approach she said has proven effective.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 13, 2020
New Zealand scrambles to trace cluster, reporting 14 new coronavirus cases
New Zealand officials continued to investigate the source of an outbreak of the coronavirus Thursday, reporting 14 new cases the same day as long queues of people formed to escape a renewed lockdown in the country's biggest city or be tested for the virus.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Aug 11, 2020
New Zealand locks down Auckland after first virus cases in months
New Zealand reported its first local cases of the coronavirus in more than 100 days and put its largest city Auckland into lockdown to prevent another outbreak.
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Rugby
Aug 10, 2020
Australia puts New Zealand on clock for trans-Tasman tournament
Rugby Australia has given New Zealand a three-week deadline to agree to a trans-Tasman competition in 2021 that will include five Australian teams or face organizing its own domestic tournament next year.
MORE SPORTS
Aug 1, 2020
New Zealand becomes latest nation to face claims of abuse from gymnasts
Gymnastics New Zealand has launched "urgent inquiries" into allegations of systemic psychological and physical abuse of its athletes, media reports said, echoing similar complaints in other countries.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 28, 2020
New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong over security law
New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes following China's decision to pass a national security law for the territory, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said Tuesday.
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ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 26, 2020
With coronavirus under control, Vietnam and New Zealand see different travel trends
Laura Douglas' tourism start-up, a farm surrounded by snow-tipped mountains in southern New Zealand, was attracting hundreds of mostly foreign visitors a month until the coronavirus pandemic brought it to a sudden halt in March.
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ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jun 23, 2020
Beijing outbreak shows COVID-19’s insidious ability to hide
Just as Beijing looked poised to claim victory over the coronavirus, a 52-year-old man with fever and chills showed how the pandemic can come roaring back from apparent obscurity.
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JAPAN
Jun 11, 2020
Japan may let in quota of 250 businesspeople from four countries daily
Authorities aim to begin the measure this summer, by mutual agreement with Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jun 8, 2020
New Zealand ends social distancing after eliminating COVID-19
New Zealand will remove social distancing requirements after reporting zero active cases of COVID-19, indicating it has achieved its aim of eliminating the virus.
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JAPAN
Jun 4, 2020
Japan and New Zealand agree to discuss easing travel restrictions
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi agreed with his New Zealand counterpart Winston Peters on Thursday to proceed with discussions on resuming travel between the two countries as the coronavirus pandemic begins to subside.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?