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‘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.

‘Failed Christmas gift’: New Zealanders flock online to get rid of disappointing presents
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.

New Zealand sex worker wins major payout in sexual harassment case
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.

New Zealand businesswoman Elizabeth Zhong killed at home before being put in car boot, police say
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.

Australia PM seeks ‘happy coexistence’ with China after war crimes tweet row
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.

New Zealand mosque attack evidence will be suppressed for 30 years: royal inquiry
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.

Chinese spy’s 23-year fight to live in New Zealand after ditching mission to track Taiwanese migrants
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.

New Zealand police arrest six over money laundering scheme that sent funds to China
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.

James Cameron reveals ‘Avatar 2’ is complete, praises New Zealand’s Covid-19 response
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.

New Zealand identifies its first coronavirus case – seven months after infection
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.

Coronavirus: four dead, three blind after ingesting hand sanitiser in US
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.

Let rich Americans into New Zealand if they want to build houses, former PM says
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.

New Zealand man arrested in Cambodia after stabbing girlfriend in head with scissors
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.

‘Kiwipedo’ tried to buy child for US$10,000 for sex abuse, New Zealand court hears
30 Jul 2020 - 3:19PM
Malaysian friends’ taxpayer-funded Antarctica trip causes trouble for New Zealand’s Winston Peters

Winston Peters, the country’s deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister, has been accused of an abuse of power for sending the mother and daughter on the trip.

Winston Peters, the country’s deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister, has been accused of an abuse of power for sending the mother and daughter on the trip.

Malaysian friends’ taxpayer-funded Antarctica trip causes trouble for New Zealand’s Winston Peters
22 Jul 2020 - 5:30PM
‘Go back to China’: New Zealand woman yells at Asian dad in racist tirade

Andy Wan, originally from Hong Kong, says anger over the coronavirus is fuelling racial aggression against people with ‘an Asian face’.

Andy Wan, originally from Hong Kong, says anger over the coronavirus is fuelling racial aggression against people with ‘an Asian face’.

‘Go back to China’: New Zealand woman yells at Asian dad in racist tirade
8 Jul 2020 - 7:46PM
Bigger and more frequent monster waves in Southern Ocean threaten to gobble up coastlines amid climate change

Study finds that global warming will trigger larger and more frequent extreme waves over the next 80 years in the Southern Ocean.

Study finds that global warming will trigger larger and more frequent extreme waves over the next 80 years in the Southern Ocean.

Bigger and more frequent monster waves in Southern Ocean threaten to gobble up coastlines amid climate change
12 Jun 2020 - 9:42AM
Chinese-Australian man jailed for US$650,000 drug conspiracy with Comanchero biker gang

He Sha had borrowed US$13,000 from a gang associate and was expected to return the favour, the court heard.

He Sha had borrowed US$13,000 from a gang associate and was expected to return the favour, the court heard.

Chinese-Australian man jailed for US$650,000 drug conspiracy with Comanchero biker gang
8 Jun 2020 - 10:27PM
Coronavirus: Australia to bar foreign nationals arriving from Iran

Foreign nationals travelling from Iran to Australia would need to spend 14 days in another country from March 1, the health minister said.

Foreign nationals travelling from Iran to Australia would need to spend 14 days in another country from March 1, the health minister said.

Coronavirus: Australia to bar foreign nationals arriving from Iran
29 Feb 2020 - 3:54PM
Chinese sex workers in New Zealand shunned amid coronavirus fears

Some are claiming to be Korean, Japanese, or simply ‘Asian’, as clients give Chinese people a wide berth over coronavirus fears.

Some are claiming to be Korean, Japanese, or simply ‘Asian’, as clients give Chinese people a wide berth over coronavirus fears.

Chinese sex workers in New Zealand shunned amid coronavirus fears
5 Feb 2020 - 10:43PM
20 Chinese tourists injured, two airlifted after bus crash in New Zealand

Twenty people were injured after the bus rolled near Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island.

Twenty people were injured after the bus rolled near Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island.

20 Chinese tourists injured, two airlifted after bus crash in New Zealand
17 Feb 2020 - 2:48PM
Chinese student’s expulsion from New Zealand university over mental health issues sparks outrage

The 21-year-old Chinese woman’s enrolment at the University of Auckland was terminated after she made a suicide attempt triggered by an alleged rape.

The 21-year-old Chinese woman’s enrolment at the University of Auckland was terminated after she made a suicide attempt triggered by an alleged rape.

Chinese student’s expulsion from New Zealand university over mental health issues sparks outrage
10 Jan 2020 - 12:09AM
New Zealanders claim Chinese man’s ‘tornado beer’ chug was copied from late comedian Johnny Danger

Hebei Pangzai has amassed a following online from his drinking videos but New Zealanders insist credit for the ‘vortex’ should go to late comedian Johnny Danger.

Hebei Pangzai has amassed a following online from his drinking videos but New Zealanders insist credit for the ‘vortex’ should go to late comedian Johnny Danger.

New Zealanders claim Chinese man’s ‘tornado beer’ chug was copied from late comedian Johnny Danger
24 Dec 2019 - 12:59PM
‘Racist’ flyers paint New Zealand councillor Paul Young as ‘member of Chinese Communist Party’

The Howick councillor has lodged a complaint with the police alleging a racially motivated attack at the local body elections.

The Howick councillor has lodged a complaint with the police alleging a racially motivated attack at the local body elections.

‘Racist’ flyers paint New Zealand councillor Paul Young as ‘member of Chinese Communist Party’
29 Aug 2019 - 7:37PM
Hong Kong, mainland Chinese students clash at New Zealand university over extradition bill

A video posted on social media shows three male mainland students at the University of Auckland arguing with a female student from Hong Kong, before insulting and shoving her.

A video posted on social media shows three male mainland students at the University of Auckland arguing with a female student from Hong Kong, before insulting and shoving her.

Hong Kong, mainland Chinese students clash at New Zealand university over extradition bill
13 Aug 2019 - 3:46PM
New Zealand grants developer of Auckland tower exemption under anti-foreign buyer law

Hengyi, developers of The Pacifica, granted an exemption by New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office, allowing them to sell to foreigners

Hengyi, developers of The Pacifica, granted an exemption by New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office, allowing them to sell to foreigners

New Zealand grants developer of Auckland tower exemption under anti-foreign buyer law
3 Dec 2018 - 7:03PM
Seal slaps kayaker in the face with octopus as bizarre video goes viral on social media
28 Sep 2018 - 12:53AM
New Zealand’s upcoming foreign buyer ban set to hurt housing prices, says Westpac

Australians and Singaporeans are exempt from the ban, while foreigners could still make limited investments in new apartments in large developments

Australians and Singaporeans are exempt from the ban, while foreigners could still make limited investments in new apartments in large developments

New Zealand’s upcoming foreign buyer ban set to hurt housing prices, says Westpac
18 Sep 2018 - 6:28PM
New Zealand’s planned tenancy law overhaul gets thumbs down from property investors
27 Aug 2018 - 8:03PM
Housing market in Auckland could see similar price drops as Australian cities

New Zealand economists believe Auckland’s housing market could follow similar trends to major Australian cities and see prices start to slip

New Zealand economists believe Auckland’s housing market could follow similar trends to major Australian cities and see prices start to slip

Housing market in Auckland could see similar price drops as Australian cities
14 Aug 2018 - 7:34PM
New Zealand astrophotographer captures International Space Station passing over moon in rare event
26 Jun 2018 - 4:08PM