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New Zealand reports first new Covid-19 cases in more than three weeks

New Zealand recorded two new cases of Covid-19 today, the country’s Ministry of Health announced. They are the first cases to be reported in the country in 24 days. The two new infections are both women from the same family who arrived in New Zealand from the UK via Australia, according to the ministry’s news […]

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New Zealand city removes statue of British captain who waged war against indigenous tribes

Across the United States, statues of Christopher Columbus are being taken down as protesters point to his role in violent colonization at the expense of Indigenous communities. The conversation around race, history and violence is taking place around the world as well — in New Zealand, a statue of a British naval captain who fought land wars

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Australia and New Zealand cruise passengers stuck off Uruguay will be flown home

Passengers from Australia and New Zealand on the cruise ship Greg Mortimer will be evacuated on repatriation flights this weekend, after almost 60% of those on board tested positive for the coronavirus. The ship is docked off the coast of Montevideo, Uruguay. The passengers will leave on a medical charter flight to Melbourne early Saturday

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New Zealand will quarantine all overseas arrivals. Why didn’t they do it sooner?

Starting Friday, people who arrive in New Zealand will need to be quarantined in an approved facility for at least two weeks. The change means they can no longer self-isolate at home, or anywhere else they choose. It’s a rule that will only affect New Zealanders — foreigners have not been allowed to enter the country for

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