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Coronavirus: NZ vaccine protesters block MP from leaving building until police arrive

Leader of New Zealand’s opposition National Party Christopher Luxon unable to leave premises for fear of encountering demonstrators angry about vaccine mandates; protesters disillusioned with Government’s Covid policies.

Leader of New Zealand’s opposition National Party Christopher Luxon unable to leave premises for fear of encountering demonstrators angry about vaccine mandates; protesters disillusioned with Government’s Covid policies.

14 May 2022 - 5:50PM
Elizabeth Zhong murder: ex-cop hired by Fang Sun admits tampering with vehicle with body inside

Jun “Jimmy” Jin, who was paid to tail Zhong in the months before her death, told a court he removed a tracking device from under her SUV after her murder.

Jun “Jimmy” Jin, who was paid to tail Zhong in the months before her death, told a court he removed a tracking device from under her SUV after her murder.

13 May 2022 - 2:40PM
Elizabeth Zhong murder: Ex-cop hired by defendant Fang Sun tells New Zealand court he ‘illegally tracked’ Zhong

Jun “Jimmy” Jin told a court he was knowingly breaking the law when he placed a tracking device under Elizabeth Zhong’s SUV. The former police officer was hired by Fang Sun, an estranged business partner of Zhong’s who is now on trial for her murder.

Jun “Jimmy” Jin told a court he was knowingly breaking the law when he placed a tracking device under Elizabeth Zhong’s SUV. The former police officer was hired by Fang Sun, an estranged business partner of Zhong’s who is now on trial for her murder.

12 May 2022 - 3:08PM
‘The Hong Kong guys will kill you’: Elizabeth Zhong told New Zealand police of gang violence threats before murder, court hears

Eleven months before she was stabbed over 20 times and stuffed into the boot of her own Land Rover, the Chinese woman reported her former business partner’s threats to New Zealand police: ‘It’s not me. It’s the Hong Kong guys. They will be always after you.’

Eleven months before she was stabbed over 20 times and stuffed into the boot of her own Land Rover, the Chinese woman reported her former business partner’s threats to New Zealand police: ‘It’s not me. It’s the Hong Kong guys. They will be always after you.’

10 May 2022 - 10:14AM
Prince Harry to reveal project based on values of New Zealand’s indigenous Māori

The British prince is due to reveal a new project he is involved with in an exclusive interview airing on Māori TV on Monday tonight; presenter Moana Maniapoto is hoping his message will ‘spark a discussion’.

The British prince is due to reveal a new project he is involved with in an exclusive interview airing on Māori TV on Monday tonight; presenter Moana Maniapoto is hoping his message will ‘spark a discussion’.

9 May 2022 - 6:57PM
Elizabeth Zhong murder: Victim’s daughter, lawyer in NZ describe threats from Fang Sun

She told her about threats she said she received from the defendant: ‘I could tell she was getting very desperate and upset at the time,’ her daughter said; Zhong was stabbed more than 20 times.

She told her about threats she said she received from the defendant: ‘I could tell she was getting very desperate and upset at the time,’ her daughter said; Zhong was stabbed more than 20 times.

17 May 2022 - 6:51PM
Coronavirus: New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern isolates after partner Clarke Gayford tests positive for Covid-19

Ardern broke the news on social media and will work remotely as she isolates for the next seven days. Meanwhile New Zealand also reported its first case of the BA.5 variant of Omicron.

Ardern broke the news on social media and will work remotely as she isolates for the next seven days. Meanwhile New Zealand also reported its first case of the BA.5 variant of Omicron.

8 May 2022 - 3:15PM
Elizabeth Zhong murder: Victim’s ex-boyfriend testifies at Fang Sun trial in New Zealand

David Zheng denies owing money to Zhong, but admits US$50,000 is tied up in company they started and US$20,000 frozen in Chinese bank account; Zhong was stabbed more than 20 times during a knife attack in her home.

David Zheng denies owing money to Zhong, but admits US$50,000 is tied up in company they started and US$20,000 frozen in Chinese bank account; Zhong was stabbed more than 20 times during a knife attack in her home.

2 May 2022 - 9:30PM
UK’s Prince Charles wants to put masks on cows in ‘fascinating’ new plan

The masks, which use state of the art technology to reduce the emissions of toxic greenhouse gases emitted by cows’ mouths and nostrils, were designed by Zelp as part of the Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets initiative.

The masks, which use state of the art technology to reduce the emissions of toxic greenhouse gases emitted by cows’ mouths and nostrils, were designed by Zelp as part of the Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets initiative.

29 Apr 2022 - 12:22AM
Chinese woman Elizabeth Zhong ‘stabbed over 20 times’ by former business partner, New Zealand court hears

Elizabeth Zhong, who formerly worked at Beijing’s stock market, moved to NZ in 1997. Fang Sun is accused of killing her over the loss of US$16.5 million, prosecutors said.

Elizabeth Zhong, who formerly worked at Beijing’s stock market, moved to NZ in 1997. Fang Sun is accused of killing her over the loss of US$16.5 million, prosecutors said.

26 Apr 2022 - 9:02PM
Coronavirus: Australia’s vaccine diplomacy in Pacific islands eased tensions with China, PM Morrison said

PM Scott Morrison said Australia halted an ‘incursion’ by working closely with China and providing Covid-19 help. Elsewhere, New Zealand reports its highest death toll; South Korea logs 350,000 new cases.

PM Scott Morrison said Australia halted an ‘incursion’ by working closely with China and providing Covid-19 help. Elsewhere, New Zealand reports its highest death toll; South Korea logs 350,000 new cases.

13 Mar 2022 - 5:52PM
Coronavirus: New Zealand protester suffers suspected heart attack during ‘freedom convoy’ at parliament

Wellington Free Ambulance transported a patient in moderate condition to hospital; a social media user shared a post praising police for the speed with which they dealt with the incident.

Wellington Free Ambulance transported a patient in moderate condition to hospital; a social media user shared a post praising police for the speed with which they dealt with the incident.

13 Feb 2022 - 11:31AM
Elon Musk’s SpaceX to help Tonga fix internet with Starlink satellite technology

The SpaceX team is in Fiji to establish a ground station for six months; Tonga’s devastating volcanic eruption in mid-January damaged an undersea telecommunications cable.

The SpaceX team is in Fiji to establish a ground station for six months; Tonga’s devastating volcanic eruption in mid-January damaged an undersea telecommunications cable.

6 Feb 2022 - 9:34PM
Myanmar seaman who jumped off ship to seek asylum in New Zealand ‘lucky to be alive’

Min Naing, spent 23 hours battling bad weather and icy water on the east coast of New Zealand before rescuers found him floating at sea

Min Naing, spent 23 hours battling bad weather and icy water on the east coast of New Zealand before rescuers found him floating at sea

8 Nov 2021 - 6:59PM
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern denies official using state resources to help plan her wedding

A union said Jacinda Ardern was ‘breaking the law’ in using her electorate secretary as a wedding planner.

A union said Jacinda Ardern was ‘breaking the law’ in using her electorate secretary as a wedding planner.

17 Oct 2021 - 9:25PM
‘Isis bride’ returns to New Zealand after Australia strips her of citizenship

Suhayra Aden, 26, was born in New Zealand but permanently moved to Australia when she was six.

Suhayra Aden, 26, was born in New Zealand but permanently moved to Australia when she was six.

21 Aug 2021 - 4:20PM
New Zealand family urges Japan to stop restraining patients at psychiatric hospitals

Kelly Savage, 27, was strapped to a hospital bed in Kanagawa for 10 days. Then he had a heart attack and died.

Kelly Savage, 27, was strapped to a hospital bed in Kanagawa for 10 days. Then he had a heart attack and died.

23 May 2021 - 10:42PM
‘Failed Christmas gift’: New Zealanders flock online to get rid of disappointing presents

More than 4,400 Christmas gifts began appearing on New Zealand’s largest online marketplace on the morning of Boxing Day.

More than 4,400 Christmas gifts began appearing on New Zealand’s largest online marketplace on the morning of Boxing Day.

26 Dec 2020 - 4:00PM
New Zealand sex worker wins major payout in sexual harassment case

The woman is said to feel vindicated after she filed the case seeking compensation for emotional harm and lost earnings.

The woman is said to feel vindicated after she filed the case seeking compensation for emotional harm and lost earnings.

14 Dec 2020 - 3:26PM
New Zealand businesswoman Elizabeth Zhong killed at home before being put in car boot, police say

The 55-year-old businesswoman was found dead in the Auckland suburb of Sunnyhills on November 28.

The 55-year-old businesswoman was found dead in the Auckland suburb of Sunnyhills on November 28.

4 Dec 2020 - 4:55PM
Australia PM seeks ‘happy coexistence’ with China after war crimes tweet row

Scott Morrison struck a more conciliatory tone in the dispute, as China’s Global Times criticised New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern for supporting Australia.

Scott Morrison struck a more conciliatory tone in the dispute, as China’s Global Times criticised New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern for supporting Australia.

3 Dec 2020 - 8:00PM
New Zealand mosque attack evidence will be suppressed for 30 years: royal inquiry

The Royal Commission of Inquiry will suppress evidence on the Christchurch shooting for 30 years to prevent others from treating it as a terrorism manual.

The Royal Commission of Inquiry will suppress evidence on the Christchurch shooting for 30 years to prevent others from treating it as a terrorism manual.

28 Nov 2020 - 9:03PM
Chinese spy’s 23-year fight to live in New Zealand after ditching mission to track Taiwanese migrants

The agent, known as Mr H, abandoned his mission after arriving in New Zealand in 1996 on a visitor visa.

The agent, known as Mr H, abandoned his mission after arriving in New Zealand in 1996 on a visitor visa.

4 Mar 2021 - 11:08AM
New Zealand police arrest six over money laundering scheme that sent funds to China

Auckland police seized luxury vehicles including a Lamborghini, saying the suspects used semi-legitimate businesses to launder drug profits.

Auckland police seized luxury vehicles including a Lamborghini, saying the suspects used semi-legitimate businesses to launder drug profits.

14 Oct 2020 - 8:12PM
James Cameron reveals ‘Avatar 2’ is complete, praises New Zealand’s Covid-19 response

He said the pandemic meant the films lost four or five months of production.

He said the pandemic meant the films lost four or five months of production.

28 Sep 2020 - 3:44PM
New Zealand identifies its first coronavirus case – seven months after infection

The infection occurred in late February after exposure to a visitor from Italy but the family suffering symptoms was not tested at the time.

The infection occurred in late February after exposure to a visitor from Italy but the family suffering symptoms was not tested at the time.

23 Sep 2020 - 3:26PM
Coronavirus: four dead, three blind after ingesting hand sanitiser in US

According to a new CDC report, 15 people were hospitalised for methanol poisoning from May 1 to June 30 in Arizona and New Mexico.

According to a new CDC report, 15 people were hospitalised for methanol poisoning from May 1 to June 30 in Arizona and New Mexico.

7 Aug 2020 - 4:02AM
Let rich Americans into New Zealand if they want to build houses, former PM says

John Key, who held the top job from 2008 to 2016, said it was ‘crazy’ to ban foreigners while letting New Zealanders come home from coronavirus hotspots.

John Key, who held the top job from 2008 to 2016, said it was ‘crazy’ to ban foreigners while letting New Zealanders come home from coronavirus hotspots.

6 Aug 2020 - 8:22AM
New Zealand man arrested in Cambodia after stabbing girlfriend in head with scissors

The woman suffered a gash in the side of her head that required 15 stitches.

The woman suffered a gash in the side of her head that required 15 stitches.

1 Aug 2020 - 8:16PM
‘Kiwipedo’ tried to buy child for US$10,000 for sex abuse, New Zealand court hears

The New Zealand man called himself ‘Kiwipedo’ on the dark web and responded to an undercover agent’s offer to sell a child for sex.

The New Zealand man called himself ‘Kiwipedo’ on the dark web and responded to an undercover agent’s offer to sell a child for sex.

30 Jul 2020 - 3:19PM