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# New Zealand
New Zealand drops 'Covid zero' goal after Delta outbreak
Jacinda Ardern said that a Delta outbreak had been a “game changer” and that a new approach was needed.
# covid19
New Zealand tightens travel rules as Covid-19 spreads
The national flag carrier Air New Zealand also announced it was introducing a “no jab, no fly” policy.
# Nailbiter
New Zealand pip South Africa in 100th Test to claim Rugby Championship
The unbeaten All Blacks now have an unassailable lead in the Rugby Championship with one round remaining.
# Timaru
Three young children from South Africa allegedly murdered in New Zealand
A woman found at the address is in a stable condition.
# New Zealand
Auckland to remain under strict lockdown conditions over new infections
New Zealand has reported 33 new cases of Covid-19 as it battles an outbreak that came from Australia.
# Report
All Blacks dominate Argentina to seal bonus-point win
New Zealand were determined not to be caught napping by Los Pumas as they were last year.
# covid19
Most of New Zealand to emerge from lockdown on Tuesday
Auckland will remain under special measures.
# comfortable win
New Zealand defeat Wallabies to complete Bledisloe Cup clean sweep
The Blacks secued a commanding 38-21 victory over Australia in a fiery contest in Perth.
# Lone Wolf
New Zealand unable to keep supermarket attacker locked up, PM Ardern says
The ISIS-inspired attacker Ahamed Samsudeen had been under police surveillance since he was freed in July.
# Auckland
New Zealand records first Covid death in over six months
The woman is the 27th person to die with Covid-19 in New Zealand and the first recorded since 16 February.
# Auckland
New Zealand PM says supermarket stabbing was a 'terrorist' attack
Police shot a man dead after he stabbed six people in Auckland.
# Skipper Savea
Ardie Savea to take over All Blacks captaincy
Veterans Brodie Retallick and Beauden Barrett were named as Savea’s vice-captains
# Auckland
New Zealand extends national Covid-19 lockdown
Jacinda Ardern said there were signs the outbreak would soon peak if stay-at-home orders remained in place.
# delta outbreak
New Australian virus cases soar over 1,000 for first time
New South Wales state announced a record 1,029 cases of Covid-19 for the previous 24 hours.
# Head start
New Zealand extends lockdown as prime minister says Delta outbreak is 'yet to peak'
A cluster in a major city ended a six-month run of no local cases.
# Delta Variant
New Zealand queries 'Covid zero' approach as Delta outbreak grows
Delta’s highly transmissible nature has raised “big questions” about the elimination strategy, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said.
# Bledisloe Cup
'Bloody angry' - Wallabies fume at All Blacks pulling plug on Tests
Australia head coach Dave Rennie slammed New Zealand Rugby for a lack of respect.
All Blacks cancel upcoming Rugby Championship Tests
The All Blacks have five Tests remaining in the Rugby Championship, one against Australia and two each against South Africa and Argentina.
# jacinda ardern
New Zealand says it has solved Covid outbreak 'puzzle'
Investigations have narrowed down the origin of the outbreak to a person who arrived from Sydney.
# jacinda ardern
New Zealand PM Ardern warns coronavirus outbreak will grow
Nationwide stay-at-home orders were issued yesterday when just one case had been identified.
# New Zealand
New Zealand enters snap nationwide lockdown over one Covid-19 case
New Zealand had not recorded any infections in the community for six months.
# New Zealand
New Zealand plans to reopen borders early next year
Officials also said they would delay second shots of the Pfizer vaccine in order to speed up first shots.
Ireland set to play rearranged Women's Rugby World Cup qualifiers in September
The fixtures will be held at the home of Zebre Rugby in Italy.
# big year
2021/22 season promises to be action-packed for Irish rugby
Ireland will play the All Blacks four times next season.
# New Zealand
Mo'unga the master as All Blacks strike first against Wallabies
It’s first blood to New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup.
# dawn raids
New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern apologises for historic raids on Pacific Island community
As part of an emotional ceremony at Auckland Town Hall, PM Jacinda Ardern was covered in a large white mat and then embraced.
# Dunedin
All Blacks suspend Frizell for two games as he appears in court following nightclub assaults
The back row faced two charges of assaulting a woman and one of common assault on 9 May.
# sailing ahead
Ireland in the race to host America’s Cup in 2024
Cork Harbour is the proposed host venue after an initial assessment by the organisers in June.
# Due north
Australia and New Zealand pull out of Rugby League World Cup in England due to Covid concerns
The tournament is due to get underway in October.
# all black and blue
New Zealand overcome shaky start to beat Fiji in bruising encounter
The All Blacks eventually outscored their opponents nine tries to one.
# Queenstown
New Zealand: 11 injured in hot air balloon crash
The incident took place near Queenstown.
# Climate
New Zealand experiences its warmest June since records began
Records were first established in the country in 1909.
# Olympics
New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian
Kiwi officials made a groundbreaking call on ‘a highly sensitive and complex issue.’
# New Zealand
Plans for movie on New Zealand mosque attacks criticised
Rose Byrne is reportedly set to play Jacinda Ardern in a film about the response to the Christchurch mosque attacks.
# Antipodean crime
Criminals in Australia and New Zealand tricked into using FBI-run messaging app
Authorities said the app was installed on stripped-back mobile phones and its popularity grew after it was vouched for by underworld figures.
# Read all about it
All Blacks legend Kieran Read retires from professional rugby
The towering number eight made 127 Test appearances for New Zealand, 52 of them as captain.
# Dunedin
Four stabbed in 'random' New Zealand knife attack
A man has since been taken into custody.
# jacinda ardern
New Zealand’s leader Jacinda Ardern plans to marry over summer
The prime minister has set a date for her wedding to her fiance Clarke Gayford.
# big in japan
RFU 'comfortable' with Jones advising All Blacks' Barrett in Tokyo
New Zealand fly-half Barrett is on a sabbatical to play with the Japanese club
# Covid-19
Australia and New Zealand mark 'milestone' with opening of quarantine-free travel bubble
The idea has been proposed for months.