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Maori Connection to Antarctic May Predate European ‘Discovery’
June 11, 2021

Maori Connection to Antarctic May Predate European ‘Discovery’

By Joshua Mcdonald
New research links the Maori people to possibly discovering Antarctica long before Europeans and Americans.

Can New Zealand Fix Its Housing Crisis?
March 26, 2021

Can New Zealand Fix Its Housing Crisis?

By Joshua Mcdonald
In the final quarter of 2020, 40 percent of all property sales in New Zealand were to people who owned multiple properties already.
Report Finds Lapses Ahead of 2019 New Zealand Mosque Attack
December 09, 2020

Report Finds Lapses Ahead of 2019 New Zealand Mosque Attack

By Associated Press
Although the report identifies lapses, it concludes that there was no plausible way the gunman’s plans could have been detected "except by chance." 

New Zealand Names Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence
November 03, 2020

New Zealand Names Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence

By Grant Wyeth
Despite all the positive advances New Zealand has achieved, the prevalence of violence against women and children remains a persistent scourge.

Ardern Poised to Win Re-election in New Zealand.
October 16, 2020

Ardern Poised to Win Re-election in New Zealand.

By Joshua Mcdonald
Jacinda Ardern’s Labor Party is expected to come out far ahead in Saturday’s election, but may end up needing the Greens as a coalition partner.

New Zealand Mosque Shooter Won’t Speak at Court Sentencing
August 26, 2020

New Zealand Mosque Shooter Won’t Speak at Court Sentencing

By Associated Press
Over the first three days of the hearing, 90 survivors and family members told the judge about the pain and aftermath of the attacks.

Despite Pandemic Slump, Foreign Buyers Maintain Share in New Zealand Housing Market
August 07, 2020

Despite Pandemic Slump, Foreign Buyers Maintain Share in New Zealand Housing Market

By Joshua Mcdonald
The New Zealand housing market slumps by 30 percent but foreign buyers maintain their market share. 
Pacific Island Leaders Weigh Trans-Pacific Bubble With Australia and New Zealand
June 05, 2020

Pacific Island Leaders Weigh Trans-Pacific Bubble With Australia and New Zealand

By Joshua Mcdonald
Some Pacific leaders support the proposal, while others have said it's way too soon.

New Zealand and Australia Begin Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions
May 14, 2020

New Zealand and Australia Begin Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia and New Zealand have begun easing restrictions and are discussing the possibility of a “COVID-safe travel zone” between the two countries.

New Zealand Marks Year Since Christchurch Massacre
March 16, 2020

New Zealand Marks Year Since Christchurch Massacre

By Joshua Mcdonald
A year on from the Christchurch massacre -- what has New Zealand done to prevent further attacks?

Christchurch Marks Anniversary of Mosque Shootings
March 15, 2020

Christchurch Marks Anniversary of Mosque Shootings

A memorial event had to be canceled amid COVID-19 fears, but New Zealanders remembered the tragedy that “fundamentally changed” their country.
New Zealand’s Role in Canada’s Pacific Shift
January 28, 2020

New Zealand’s Role in Canada’s Pacific Shift

By Grant Wyeth
A contract for Canada to upgrade two New Zealand frigates illustrates a budding, mutually-beneficial, Pacific-focused relationship.

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