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New Zealand latest country part of Salmonella tahini outbreak

Tahini from Syria has been linked to a trio of illnesses in New Zealand with recalls continuing across Europe. The three patients have been infected with Salmonella Kintambo. Patients have previously been reported in the United States, Canada and across Europe as part of a wider outbreak. In late July in New Zealand, Middle East recalled […]

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Commonwealth Games: England suffer agonising loss to New Zealand in bronze medal match

Last Updated: 07/08/22 2:57pm England never led the Silver Ferns in the medal contest England suffered an agonising 55-48 loss to New Zealand in the bronze medal match and leave a home Commonwealth Games empty-handed. More to follow… This is a breaking news story that is being updated and more details will be published shortly. […]

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Commonwealth Games: Jamaica dominate New Zealand to reach first major final

The Sunshine Girls continued their outstanding work with a 67-51 victory over New Zealand; it follows up their final pool win over Australia and means they will play in a major final for the first time on Sunday; England and Australia take to court for the second semi-final at 2.30pm Last Updated: 06/08/22 10:29am Jamaica […]

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From viral art to tennis balls of protest: New Zealand museum collects Covid’s living history

On a table in a back room of New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, is a canvas bag emblazoned with an image of prime minister Jacinda Ardern as Wonder Woman. Below her armoured arms are the words “Go hard & go early” – the early 2020 catchcry to curb the spread of Covid-19 that […]

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Commonwealth Games: England beat New Zealand to top Pool B, Australia await in netball semi-finals

Emma Thurston Interviews, comment & analysis England beat New Zealand by 10 goals and remain unbeaten as they bid to defend the title they won four years ago on the Gold Coast; the home team’s next match will be a semi-final encounter with Australia on Saturday; New Zealand and Jamaica will face-off in the other […]

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Beatlemania: Merseyside to Mongolia in Beatles monuments

Travel 4 Aug, 2022 12:00 AM3 minutes to read The Beatles Arrive at Wellington Airport in 1964. Photo / Alexander Turnbull Library No corner of the world was untouched by Beatlemania. The band and their iconic mops swept through New Zealand in 1964. Lennon left minus a clump of hair after being mobbed by women […]

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Explained: The New Zealand beach where the moon doesn’t move the sea

The moon makes the tide go in and out at every beach in New Zealand, bar one. But to understand Oteranga Bay, you have to understand the rest of the tides too. Chris Hyde reports. Fun fact: On a stretch of the southwest coast of Norway there are no tides. The locals build properties right […]

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Heath Davis: Former Test bowler becomes first New Zealand male player to come out as gay

Davis, now 50 and living in Australia, played five Tests and 11 one-day internationals from 1994 to 1997 as well as enjoying a lengthy domestic career as a fast bowler; Davis says it was “lonely” keeping his personal and professional life separate Last Updated: 02/08/22 8:21am Heath Davis bowling for New Zealand A against England […]

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Bright Green Meteors Seem to Be Raining Down on New Zealand, But Why?

New Zealand may seem to be under meteor bombardment at the moment. After a huge meteor exploded above the sea near Wellington on July 7, creating a sonic boom that could be heard across the bottom of the South Island, a smaller fireball was captured two weeks later above Canterbury.   Fireballs Aotearoa, a collaboration […]

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China-NZ relationship: Helen Clark says Ardern has ‘put the record straight’

China’s ambassador to New Zealand Dr Wang Xiaolong. Photo / Supplied China’s ambassador to New Zealand, Dr Wang Xiaolong, says there is no room for complacency in the relationship between China and New Zealand. He said it had been a long-term strategic decision to develop a relationship with New Zealand 50 years ago, rather than […]