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# New Zealand

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Flooding
Auckland faces ‘dangerous’ amount of rain after four killed in floods
More rain is forecast as at least 5,000 homes and businesses in Auckland are being assessed for flood and landslide damage.
Last month
January 2023
# Flooding
3 people killed after record levels of rainfall in New Zealand
Yesterday was the wettest day ever recorded in Auckland.
# new chief
Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister in place of Jacinda Ardern
He will have less than nine months before contesting a tough general election.
# New Zealand
Grateful Ardern makes last bow as New Zealand leader
Her resignation, less than three years after an emphatic election victory, has ignited a national debate about the vitriol faced by women leaders.
# Results
Both Irish Sevens sides advance to quarter-finals in New Zealand
The women face France next, while then men will go head-to-head with New Zealand.
# jacinda ardern
From Christchurch attacks to Covid: Key moments from Jacinda Ardern's reign as New Zealand PM
‘Jacindamania’ has given way in recent months, with recent polls putting the centre-right coalition ahead.
# stepping down
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces shock resignation
Ardern said she would step down no later than 7 February because she no longer had ‘enough in the tank’.
Last year
2022
# Tobacco Free Ireland
Poll: Should Ireland impose a lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes?
Last year Micheál Martin praised New Zealand’s plans for a lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes
# Banned
New Zealand imposes lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes
The law says that tobacco cannot ever be sold to anybody born on or after 1 January 2009.
# New Zealand
NZ court takes custody of ill baby whose parents refused potential vaccinated blood transfusion
The child is now under the medical “guardianship of the Court” until “completion of his surgery” and recovery.
# New Zealand
Woman appears in New Zealand court facing charges of murdering children found in suitcases
The children’s bodies were found after a family bought the suitcases at an online auction of abandoned goods.
# New Zealand
Woman extradited to New Zealand to face charges of murdering children found in suitcases
The bodies were discovered in south Auckland after a family bought a trailer-load of items at an auction,
# onto the next
Jones sets sights on All Blacks - 'They're there for the taking, we’re going to go after them'
England defeated Japan 52-13 at Twickenham today.
# singalong
'How was that, New Zealand?' - World Cup winner's iconic post-match interview
Ruby Tui led the crowd in a rendition of Maori folk song ‘Tutira Mai,’ mirroring the scenes at Eden Park when the All Blacks won the men’s 2011 World Cup final.
# Comeback
Scotland recall Finn Russell and Telea to make debut for the All Blacks
Scotland have yet to defeat New Zealand in more than a hundred years of trying.
# Christchurch
New Zealand mosque shooter appeals against conviction and sentence
Tarrant fatally shot 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques and was sentenced to life in prison
Savea helps All Blacks extend winning run over Wales
Wales were outclassed by New Zealand in Cardiff today.
# Best of the best
England and New Zealand set up Women's Rugby World Cup final showdown
They overcame Canada and France in their respective thrilling semi-final wins.
# Room to improve
'Just a shame we couldn't create something special' - Ireland bow out of T20 World Cup
Ireland will go home with memories to savour after losing out to New Zealand.
# Black Night
Ireland are outclassed by New Zealand in the Rugby League World Cup
Ireland scored one try through Louis Senior but were up against one of the favourites for the tournament.
# dragon slayed
Wales ship heavy World Cup defeat to New Zealand
The hosts were 56-12 winners.
# qualified
Here's what you need to know about the Women's World Cup draw
Ireland made history last night by booking their place at next year’s finals in Australia and New Zealand.
# Winning
All Blacks thrash Australia to close in on Rugby Championship title
New Zealand won on a scoreline of 40-14 in Auckland.
# Grudge match
'Hell-bent' Wallabies say they respect All Blacks haka
Australia have not beaten New Zealand in Eden Park since 1986.
# Fixture
Ireland A will play against an All Blacks XV in November at the RDS
Andy Farrell will get another look at his wider squad this autumn.
# Tragedy
Five dead after boat capsizes in possible collision with whale in New Zealand
Police said the 28ft boat overturned near the South Island town of Kaikoura.
# identified
New Zealand police identify bodies of two children found in suitcase
The children were aged between five and 10.
# New Zealand
South Korean police locate relative of children found dead in suitcases
The bodies were discovered after an unsuspecting family bought a trailer-load of items at an auction for abandoned goods.
# New Zealand
Remains of two children found in suitcases auctioned in New Zealand
Police believe the bodies were likely to have been in storage for several years.
# fostering support
Under-pressure Foster expects to remain All Blacks coach
Speculation is rife that Foster is about to be replaced by Scott Robertson of the Crusaders.
# Under fire
'I'm going grey and my hair's receding quickly' - All Blacks boss Foster jokes as pressure mounts
Following Saturday’s defeat to the Springboks, New Zealand have now lost five of their last six games.
# Scott Robertson
NZ super coach has Rugby World Cup ambitions - with or without All Blacks
Robertson recently met up with England coach Eddie Jones during their tour of Australia, but insisted it was just a “chat.”
# baabaas
O'Gara teaming up with Scott Robertson to coach Barbarians against All Blacks XV
The Killik Cup is scheduled to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, 13 November.
# Cricket
Ireland suffer 31-run defeat to New Zealand in opening T20 invitational
Ireland just missed out on a first ever victory over New Zealand when they lost the final ODI by one run last week.
# rugby weekly extra
'I was really close to signing for Leinster. They gave my contract to James Lowe!'
All Blacks legend Israel Dagg was the guest on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
# Review
Defeat to Ireland was 'not acceptable,' says New Zealand Rugby chief
Meanwhile, Brodie Retallick has been ruled out for up to two months after Andrew Porter’s tackle on him.
Analysis: POC's pack give perfect platform for Irish attack to shred the Kiwis
Josh van der Flier, Hugo Keenan, Robbie Henshaw, and Rob Herring all dotted down for Ireland.
# Ireland's call
President and Taoiseach hail historic Irish rugby series win over All Blacks
President Michael D Higgins said the victory was an “outstanding and historic achievement”.
# The Boss
Sublime series success is a momentous achievement for Andy Farrell
The Ireland head coach has steered his team to a series victory in New Zealand.
# Heroes
Ireland stun the All Blacks to become just the fifth touring side to win series in New Zealand
All Blacks suffer back-to-back home defeats for first time since 1998 in the deciding Test of their three-match series in Wellington.