Monday, October 25, 2021

Tag: New Zealand

New Zealand PM unruffled as quake hits mid-interview

There was sustained shaking from the quake in Wellington. AFP.

Wellington, May 25 (AFP) - A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand's North Island early Monday but failed to crack Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's trademark composure as she conducted a live television interview. The quake struck just off the coast before 8am local time (3am Thailand time) at a depth of about 52 kilometres near Levin, about 90 kilometres north ...

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Ardern becomes New Zealand’s most popular PM in a century: poll

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a news conference prior to the anniversary of the mosque attacks that took place the prior year in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Martin Hunter

(Reuters) - Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand’s most popular prime minister in a century, a Newshub-Reid Research poll showed on Monday, thanks to her COVID-19 response that made the country among the most successful in curbing the spread of the disease. The first public poll since the coronavirus crisis took hold showed popularity for Ardern’s Labour jumped 14 points to ...

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New Zealand PM: No open borders for ‘a long time’

Tourists leaving Christchurch on a special flight on 8 April

May 5 (BBC) - Ms Ardern was speaking after attending part of Australia's cabinet meeting via video link. The meeting discussed a possible "trans-Tasman bubble", where people could go between Australia and New Zealand freely, and without quarantine. But she said visitors from further afield were not possible any time soon. Both Australia and New Zealand have closed their borders ...

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New Zealand rings in 2020 as new decade begins

December 31 (Mirror) - New Zealand has entered 2020 and a new decade with fireworks and huge celebrations in Auckland and Wellington. The clock struck midnight an hour after Samoa and Christmas Island, an Australian territory, were the first to enter the new year. Up next is eastern parts of Australia, including Sydney, where its spectacular harbour fireworks show is going ...

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New Zealand and Sri Lanka beef up diplomatic ties

New Zealand/Sri Lanka, Oct 1 (NIA) - New Zealand and Sri Lanka will establish high commissions in each other’s countries, the Prime Minister John Key says. Key was speaking at a joint news conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in Auckland this morning. Mr Key said Mr Wickremsinghe’s visit to New Zealand - the first by a Sri ...

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