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Australia needs to step up as Papua New Guinea is hit by COVID

Australia needs to step up as Papua New Guinea is hit by COVID

Papua New Guinea is experiencing a challenging COVID outbreak and steps need to be taken to combat vaccine misinformation in the country.

  • by Hillary Mansour

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New Zealand orders health workers, education staff jabbed by January

New Zealand orders health workers, education staff jabbed by January

Health care workers must be fully vaccinated by December and teachers and education workers by the start of 2022.

  • by Nick Perry
Jacinda Ardern gives up on COVID-zero

Jacinda Ardern gives up on COVID-zero

New Zealand’s coronavirus elimination dream is dead. The government must now motivate more people to vaccinate.

  • by Henry Cooke
After supermarket stabbing, New Zealand makes it illegal to plan terror attacks

After supermarket stabbing, New Zealand makes it illegal to plan terror attacks

The gap in New Zealand’s anti-terror laws had been widely blamed for this month’s Islamic State-inspired knife attack at an Auckland supermarket.

  • by Nick Perry
Study reveals intrepid seafarers started in Samoa before settling Polynesia

Study reveals intrepid seafarers started in Samoa before settling Polynesia

Genomic data from 430 modern-day people from 21 Pacific island populations has helped unravel Polynesia’s genetic history.

  • by Will Dunham
NZ modelling suggests 7000 COVID deaths a year without restrictions

NZ modelling suggests 7000 COVID deaths a year without restrictions

That’s even if 75 per cent of the population is vaccinated. But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says last year’s predictions were worse.

  • by Henry Cook
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Not in our waters: Ardern says no to visits from Australia’s new nuclear subs

Not in our waters: Ardern says no to visits from Australia’s new nuclear subs

New Zealand was a member of the ANZUS treaty alliance with the US until the 1980s when Wellington declined to accept US nuclear-powered vessels in its waters.

  • by Praveen Menon
‘Within sight of elimination’: New Zealand to relax restrictions outside of Auckland

‘Within sight of elimination’: New Zealand to relax restrictions outside of Auckland

Earlier, the country reported 20 new community cases of COVID-19, the third day in a row at that level, suggesting restrictions were having an effect.

  • by Chris Zappone
Supermarket terrorist made disturbing internet searches after buying hunting knife

Supermarket terrorist made disturbing internet searches after buying hunting knife

The searches were revealed in documents released on Monday showing authorities had attempted to prevent the Islamic State-inspired attacker from owning a large knife.

  • by Edward Gay
‘We can’t just run away’: The everyday Kiwis who jumped into action during terror attack

‘We can’t just run away’: The everyday Kiwis who jumped into action during terror attack

When a known terrorist sympathiser launched a knife attack at an Auckland supermarket, ordinary people jumped into action.

  • by Tony Wall
As new COVID cases stay low, New Zealand looks towards easing of restrictions

As new COVID cases stay low, New Zealand looks towards easing of restrictions

New Zealand’s daily COVID-19 numbers continue to provide good news as the nation continues to suppress a Delta outbreak.

  • by Luke Malpass