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Carter confirms shock return to Super Rugby
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Carter confirms shock return to Super Rugby

Jun 4th 2020, 8:05 AM 9,648 Views 5 Comments

The legendary fly-half has signed a deal with the Auckland Blues at the age of 38.

'A fantastic outcome': Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness
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'A fantastic outcome': Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness

May 27th 2020, 12:20 PM 28,037 Views 16 Comments

The 23-year-olds had intended to be gone for about five days, according to police.

New Zealand leader continues TV interview during earthquake
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New Zealand leader continues TV interview during earthquake

May 25th 2020, 7:57 AM 57,379 Views 92 Comments

Jacinda Ardern was conducting a live television interview when the 5.6 magnitude quake struck.

All Black Barrett signs new deal through to the next World Cup
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All Black Barrett signs new deal through to the next World Cup

May 19th 2020, 11:02 AM 4,736 Views 0 Comments

The Crusaders lock made his New Zealand debut against Ireland back in 2016.

Parents drop children to 'kiss and go zones' as New Zealand reopens schools
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Parents drop children to 'kiss and go zones' as New Zealand reopens schools

May 18th 2020, 8:11 AM 27,584 Views 33 Comments

Excited youngsters greeted classmates for the first time in eight weeks.

Former Munster and Kiwi centre Saili joins fallen French giants
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Former Munster and Kiwi centre Saili joins fallen French giants

May 17th 2020, 6:45 PM 12,804 Views 0 Comments

Francis Saili is on his way to Biarritz.

New Zealand PM turned away from cafe as social distancing limits capacity
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New Zealand PM turned away from cafe as social distancing limits capacity

May 16th 2020, 1:03 PM 68,929 Views 89 Comments

Jacinda Ardern has won wide praise for her handling of the pandemic.

Julian Savea targets New Zealand return after confirming Toulon departure
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Julian Savea targets New Zealand return after confirming Toulon departure

May 14th 2020, 12:38 PM 7,190 Views 8 Comments

The 54-cap All Black previously played for the Hurricanes Super Rugby side in his native Wellington.

Shopping centres, restaurants and cinemas to reopen in New Zealand as easing of restrictions ramps up
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Shopping centres, restaurants and cinemas to reopen in New Zealand as easing of restrictions ramps up

May 11th 2020, 11:38 AM 31,452 Views 68 Comments

The number of new cases daily in New Zealand has been in single digits since mid-April.

We could be watching Super Rugby from New Zealand as soon as next month
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We could be watching Super Rugby from New Zealand as soon as next month

May 7th 2020, 9:28 AM 6,481 Views 4 Comments

The five Kiwi sides are set to play each other home and away over the course of 10 weeks.

Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster
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Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster

May 5th 2020, 9:58 AM 8,175 Views 17 Comments

The 28-year-old flanker succeeds Kieran Read.

'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases
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'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases

May 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 70,781 Views 123 Comments

Cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand and Australia remain low.

New Zealand eases Covid-19 lockdown measures as Ardern warns people 'to move cautiously'
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New Zealand eases Covid-19 lockdown measures as Ardern warns people 'to move cautiously'

Apr 28th 2020, 7:14 AM 22,253 Views 53 Comments

Certain businesses such as construction are now allowed to reopen, but social distancing rules will still apply.

New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall
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New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall

Apr 27th 2020, 7:11 AM 29,148 Views 36 Comments

The country reported five new cases of the virus today but has not seen widespread community transition.

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Australian and New Zealand hospitals to trial coronavirus treatment

Apr 21st 2020, 8:26 AM 33,127 Views 18 Comments

Thousands of patients will be recruited across the two countries.

Coronavirus: Small shops reopen in Germany, Spain allows children to go outside to play
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Coronavirus: Small shops reopen in Germany, Spain allows children to go outside to play

Apr 20th 2020, 9:02 AM 32,346 Views 42 Comments

There were encouraging signs in the battle against the virus across the continent over the weekend.

'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'
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'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'

Apr 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 36,773 Views 23 Comments

Lifeimi Mafi helped Munster to the 2008 Heineken Cup and has fond memories of his time in Carrigaline.

Explainer: Here's how New Zealand's lockdown worked and how they'll be relaxing it next week
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Explainer: Here's how New Zealand's lockdown worked and how they'll be relaxing it next week

Apr 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 78,229 Views 112 Comments

The country has been one of the most successful in containing the outbreak, with just over 1,000 known cases.

All Blacks facing 50 per cent pay-cuts in 2020 as Coronavirus crisis kicks in
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All Blacks facing 50 per cent pay-cuts in 2020 as Coronavirus crisis kicks in

Apr 16th 2020, 9:09 AM 3,421 Views 1 Comment

Threat of no rugby this year has led to New Zealand Rugby Union considering severe cuts.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says she'll take 20% paycut for six months
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says she'll take 20% paycut for six months

Apr 15th 2020, 9:20 AM 24,092 Views 108 Comments

Ardern said the move was an acknowledgement of the “hit that many New Zealanders will be taking at the moment”.

Plane leaves Uruguay for Australia carrying passengers from virus-hit cruise ship
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Plane leaves Uruguay for Australia carrying passengers from virus-hit cruise ship

Apr 11th 2020, 3:21 PM 31,362 Views 6 Comments

Of 217 people aboard the Greg Mortimer liner, 128 had tested positive for coronavirus.

Gatland wants the Lions to face the All Blacks before South Africa tour
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Gatland wants the Lions to face the All Blacks before South Africa tour

Apr 8th 2020, 8:40 AM 7,859 Views 6 Comments

The former Wales boss will be head coach on a third Lions tour next year.

Crusaders respond to video footage of players training together in public during lockdown
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Crusaders respond to video footage of players training together in public during lockdown

Apr 6th 2020, 2:54 PM 13,969 Views 8 Comments

‘All of the players involved have acknowledged they made a mistake by sharing equipment.’

New Zealand rugby slash salaries and make emergency grants with fears over huge losses in 2020
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New Zealand rugby slash salaries and make emergency grants with fears over huge losses in 2020

Apr 1st 2020, 8:16 AM 4,682 Views 5 Comments

It has been warned the coronavirus pandemic could cost it up to NZ$100 million (US$60 million) in lost revenue.

New Zealand mosque shooter changes plea to guilty
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New Zealand mosque shooter changes plea to guilty

Mar 26th 2020, 7:28 AM 27,656 Views 1 Comment

The hastily arranged plea came as New Zealand begins a four-week lockdown to try to combat coronavirus.

Irish stranded in Australia: 'The airports are full of Irish people; I was quoted €9,000 for a flight home'
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Irish stranded in Australia: 'The airports are full of Irish people; I was quoted €9,000 for a flight home'

Mar 24th 2020, 3:35 PM 81,129 Views 44 Comments

Very few flights are leaving Australia after it announced non-essential services would close.

South Africa and New Zealand hope to launch new local derby competitions
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South Africa and New Zealand hope to launch new local derby competitions

Mar 18th 2020, 10:34 AM 6,178 Views 5 Comments

The plans will be met with extreme levels of doubt in many quarters.

'We are sad more than angry': Christchurch marks anniversary of mosque shootings
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'We are sad more than angry': Christchurch marks anniversary of mosque shootings

Mar 15th 2020, 1:16 PM 16,781 Views 3 Comments

Mosque imam Gamal Fouda said people of all beliefs and cultures were stopping to pay their respects.

New Zealand Rugby launches a new 'All Blacks XV' team to tour in 2020
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New Zealand Rugby launches a new 'All Blacks XV' team to tour in 2020

Mar 9th 2020, 11:46 AM 13,997 Views 9 Comments

‘We believe that there is great value in making this a regular national team.’

Man jailed for 17 years for murder of British backpacker Grace Millane
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Man jailed for 17 years for murder of British backpacker Grace Millane

Feb 21st 2020, 7:06 AM 28,868 Views 29 Comments

The 28-year-old man strangled the Essex woman and buried her body in a forested area outside Auckland, New Zealand.

Body of missing British hiker found in New Zealand
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Body of missing British hiker found in New Zealand

Feb 14th 2020, 8:19 AM 26,778 Views 14 Comments

Stephanie Simpson (32) had not been seen since she went for a hike last weekend.

Eden Park to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand
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Eden Park to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand

Feb 4th 2020, 10:01 AM 2,415 Views 0 Comments

Ireland are still hoping to qualify for the tournament.

Ireland Sevens open with surprise defeat to Canada but bounce back against Spain
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Ireland Sevens open with surprise defeat to Canada but bounce back against Spain

Jan 25th 2020, 10:44 AM 7,718 Views 4 Comments

The Men’s side will face France tomorrow but they need Spain to do them a favour against Canada too.

New Zealand police call off search for two people missing after volcanic eruption
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New Zealand police call off search for two people missing after volcanic eruption

Dec 24th 2019, 9:09 AM 10,141 Views 0 Comments

Authorities have recovered the bodies of 16 of the 18 people killed in the blast.

Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption increases to 19
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Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption increases to 19

Dec 23rd 2019, 9:22 AM 9,468 Views 0 Comments

Two of the victims’ bodies have not been recovered and authorities believe they were washed out to sea.

New Zealand names two people still missing after volcano eruption
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New Zealand names two people still missing after volcano eruption

Dec 17th 2019, 8:35 AM 11,596 Views 1 Comment

Harsh conditions today forced an abandonment of the search for a second straight day.

Explainer: What happened with the White island volcanic eruption?
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Explainer: What happened with the White island volcanic eruption?

Dec 15th 2019, 7:45 AM 21,514 Views 1 Comment

The disaster was not entirely unexpected.

Divers search in polluted waters for bodies of two volcano victims
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Divers search in polluted waters for bodies of two volcano victims

Dec 14th 2019, 7:39 AM 13,745 Views 4 Comments

Six bodies were taken off the volcano in a recovery mission yesterday.

Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80
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Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80

Dec 13th 2019, 10:12 PM 5,884 Views 3 Comments

Peter Snell was the first male athlete to win the 800m-1500m double at an Olympics since 1920.

New Zealand experts recover six bodies from toxic island after volcano eruption
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New Zealand experts recover six bodies from toxic island after volcano eruption

Dec 13th 2019, 8:19 AM 14,673 Views 4 Comments

Volcanic gases are still venting from the crater, and scientists have said another eruption is possible.