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# australia - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Clarke shines as New Zealand overpower Australia at packed Eden Park
# Bledisloe Cup
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# Bledisloe Cup

Clarke shines as New Zealand overpower Australia at packed Eden Park

Oct 18th 2020, 8:36 AM 18,397 Views 5 Comments

The All Blacks scored four tries to bounce back after last week’s Bledisloe draw.

# australia - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Rugby Australia boss takes swipe at New Zealand following Sunday's 'wondrously ironic' draw
# Rivalry
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# Rivalry

Rugby Australia boss takes swipe at New Zealand following Sunday's 'wondrously ironic' draw

Oct 13th 2020, 11:21 AM 15,623 Views 8 Comments

‘All year we’ve been told that we can’t compete…’

# australia - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Play continues 10 minutes after hooter as All Blacks and Australia play out draw in Bledisloe Cup opener
# Round 1
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# Round 1

Play continues 10 minutes after hooter as All Blacks and Australia play out draw in Bledisloe Cup opener

Oct 11th 2020, 9:14 AM 20,291 Views 6 Comments

It finished 16-16 between the sides at the end of an awesome contest.

# australia - Friday 9 October, 2020

Babies being born without wisdom teeth due to rapid evolution, scientists say
# Evolution
# Evolution

Babies being born without wisdom teeth due to rapid evolution, scientists say

Oct 9th 2020, 12:37 PM 89,813 Views 52 Comments

A study has found that humans are evolving at a faster rate than at any point in the past 250 years.

# australia - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Christmas row defused as All Blacks' clash with Wallabies is rescheduled
# Sorted
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# Sorted

Christmas row defused as All Blacks' clash with Wallabies is rescheduled

Oct 8th 2020, 8:59 PM 9,003 Views 3 Comments

New Zealand Rugby was up in arms when the initial schedule of the four-nation tournament was released.

# australia - Thursday 1 October, 2020

New Zealand-Australia relations at 'lowest ebb' as Kiwis go it alone for Super Rugby 2021
# Aotearoa
From The42
# Aotearoa

New Zealand-Australia relations at 'lowest ebb' as Kiwis go it alone for Super Rugby 2021

Oct 1st 2020, 9:34 AM 10,802 Views 2 Comments

There could still be some cross-Tasman element to the schedule next year.

# australia - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Lone whale rescued from among hundreds of carcasses in Australia's worst mass beaching
# Tasmania
# Tasmania

Lone whale rescued from among hundreds of carcasses in Australia's worst mass beaching

Sep 27th 2020, 11:37 AM 21,352 Views 5 Comments

The country’s largest-ever mass stranding saw around 470 pilot whales become stuck in Tasmania.

Overnight curfew in Melbourne to be lifted after almost two months as Covid-19 cases drop
# Australia
# Australia

Overnight curfew in Melbourne to be lifted after almost two months as Covid-19 cases drop

Sep 27th 2020, 8:54 AM 30,192 Views 15 Comments

People will still be confined to within five kilometres of their homes, however.

# australia - Friday 25 September, 2020

Family remembers 'courage' of Irishwoman Ciara Glennon, after her murderer's guilty verdict
# Australia
# Australia

Family remembers 'courage' of Irishwoman Ciara Glennon, after her murderer's guilty verdict

Updated Sep 25th 2020, 11:15 AM 57,775 Views 0 Comments

Ciara Glennon’s father Denis gave an emotional statement after Bradley Edwards was found guilty of murder.

# australia - Thursday 24 September, 2020

NZR fuming as TRC schedule would see All Blacks miss Christmas with their families
# Not Happy
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# Not Happy

NZR fuming as TRC schedule would see All Blacks miss Christmas with their families

Sep 24th 2020, 9:21 AM 9,551 Views 5 Comments

The fixtures for the 2020 Championship were revealed but the Kiwis expressed their frustration.

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching as 380 carcasses to be removed
# Tasmania
# Tasmania

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching as 380 carcasses to be removed

Sep 24th 2020, 9:05 AM 26,634 Views 39 Comments

Another 20 whales could potentially still be saved today and vets are considering euthanising another four.

# australia - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

200 more whales found on Australian coast with death toll from mass stranding expected to rise
# Australia
# Australia

200 more whales found on Australian coast with death toll from mass stranding expected to rise

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:00 AM 17,948 Views 13 Comments

It the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the island state of Tasmania.

# australia - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Race to save 200 whales in Australian harbour after 90 die when they got stuck
# Tasmania
# Tasmania

Race to save 200 whales in Australian harbour after 90 die when they got stuck

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:19 AM 25,694 Views 3 Comments

Two large pods of long-finned pilot whales became stuck on sandbars in Macquarie Harbour.

# australia - Monday 21 September, 2020

Irish men acquitted of murdering homeless pensioner in Sydney
# Court
# Court

Irish men acquitted of murdering homeless pensioner in Sydney

Sep 21st 2020, 10:32 AM 54,729 Views 14 Comments

They both had pleaded not guilty to the murder and said they had responded to an attack by the man.

# australia - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

New Zealand confirm two Bledisloe Cup tests with Australia next month
# Game On
From The42
# Game On

New Zealand confirm two Bledisloe Cup tests with Australia next month

Sep 15th 2020, 9:42 AM 4,679 Views 0 Comments

The NZ government have relaxed Covid restrictions to allow the Wallabies arrive for games on 11 and 18 October.

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months

Sep 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 13,720 Views 7 Comments

50 new Covid-19 cases were reported nationwide – down from peaks above 700 in late July and early August.

# australia - Friday 11 September, 2020

Mining company boss to quit over destruction of ancient Aboriginal site
# Rio Tinto
# Rio Tinto

Mining company boss to quit over destruction of ancient Aboriginal site

Sep 11th 2020, 7:04 AM 28,919 Views 18 Comments

The destruction of the site, to expand an iron ore mine, has prompted waves of anger.

# australia - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears
# Tensions
# Tensions

Australian journalists flee China over arrest fears

Sep 8th 2020, 7:31 AM 21,090 Views 11 Comments

The reporters were forced to take refuge with Australian diplomats.

# australia - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October
# Victoria
# Victoria

Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October

Sep 6th 2020, 10:52 AM 62,076 Views 75 Comments

Health officials recorded 63 new cases in Victoria today.

# australia - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 18,754 Views 17 Comments

The company said Australian legislation would force it to pay arbitrary and theoretically unlimited sums for content.

# australia - Monday 31 August, 2020

Australian police seek four Irish nationals after man's ear partially severed in stabbing
# Sydney
# Sydney

Australian police seek four Irish nationals after man's ear partially severed in stabbing

Aug 31st 2020, 2:45 PM 64,020 Views 0 Comments

A man and woman have already been charged in connection with this incident.

Australia virus cases drop after lengthy Melbourne lockdown
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Australia virus cases drop after lengthy Melbourne lockdown

Aug 31st 2020, 6:43 AM 18,369 Views 1 Comment

Melbourne residents are currently enduring a raft of restrictions including an overnight curfew.

# australia - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Australia's prime minister says any Covid-19 vaccine should be 'as mandatory as you can possibly make it'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Australia's prime minister says any Covid-19 vaccine should be 'as mandatory as you can possibly make it'

Aug 19th 2020, 7:46 AM 25,002 Views 92 Comments

Scott Morrison made the comments after Australia reached a deal to manufacture a “promising” vaccine in development.

# australia - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Super Rugby goes from world's best to unholy mess
# Stalemate
From The42
# Stalemate

Super Rugby goes from world's best to unholy mess

Aug 18th 2020, 12:14 PM 12,738 Views 4 Comments

Governing body SANZAAR insists it still has a part to play, even though Australia and New Zealand have left it out in the cold on discussions about Super Rugby’s future.

# australia - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Australian surfer hailed a 'hero' after punching shark to save wife
# Port Macquarie
# Port Macquarie

Australian surfer hailed a 'hero' after punching shark to save wife

Aug 16th 2020, 3:26 PM 40,034 Views 23 Comments

The man repeatedly punched a shark until it released his wife’s leg.

# australia - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Australia set for 2027 Rugby World Cup bid boost thanks to dual-awarding system
# RWC
From The42
# RWC

Australia set for 2027 Rugby World Cup bid boost thanks to dual-awarding system

Aug 13th 2020, 5:49 PM 11,786 Views 6 Comments

The United States are in the running to host the 2031 event and Australia hope that will help them secure the prior tournament.

# australia - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Australia's worst-hit state beginning to flatten the curve after tougher restrictions implemented
# Victoria
# Victoria

Australia's worst-hit state beginning to flatten the curve after tougher restrictions implemented

Aug 12th 2020, 7:05 AM 21,632 Views 5 Comments

Non-essential businesses are shut and an overnight curfew is in effect in Melbourne as part of the restrictions in Victoria.

# australia - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’
# Warning
From The42
# Warning

World Cup bid chief warns Australian rugby could become ‘third-tier sport’

Aug 5th 2020, 1:49 PM 7,641 Views 14 Comments

Executive bid director Phil Kearns feels the nation is in dire need of a chance to stage the global contest in 2027.

# australia - Sunday 2 August, 2020

'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'State of disaster' and strict curfew declared in Melbourne amid growing coronavirus outbreak

Aug 2nd 2020, 12:58 PM 50,868 Views 30 Comments

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews blamed the continuing rise in cases on people flouting stay-at-home orders.

# australia - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far

Jul 30th 2020, 3:33 PM 42,692 Views 5 Comments

Thirteen deaths and 723 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Victoria State alone.

# australia - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup
# Campaign
From The42
# Campaign

Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup

Jul 28th 2020, 3:46 PM 6,140 Views 11 Comments

Australia are the current favourites to host the tournament.

# australia - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Australia hits record daily increase with 501 new Covid-19 cases
# New Cases
# New Cases

Australia hits record daily increase with 501 new Covid-19 cases

Jul 22nd 2020, 7:18 AM 28,161 Views 30 Comments

Most of the cases were reported in Victoria state.

# australia - Monday 13 July, 2020

Concern over new Sydney pub cluster as Australia virus cases surge
# Pubs
# Pubs

Concern over new Sydney pub cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Jul 13th 2020, 9:06 AM 45,046 Views 21 Comments

Three pubs were closed after being linked to outbreaks or failing to comply with social distancing requirements.

# australia - Friday 10 July, 2020

Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country
# Melbourne
# Melbourne

Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country

Jul 10th 2020, 6:56 AM 27,332 Views 25 Comments

Australia closed its international borders to all but returning citizens and permanent residents in late March, but a quota on numbers is in place.

# australia - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

World snowboarding champion Alex Pullin dies while spearfishing in Australia
# Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin
# Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin

World snowboarding champion Alex Pullin dies while spearfishing in Australia

Jul 8th 2020, 8:53 AM 44,493 Views 5 Comments

“His enthusiasm was infectious and his impact on Olympic sport can’t be overstated.”

Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown

Jul 8th 2020, 7:29 AM 41,873 Views 20 Comments

Australia yesterday confirmed a further 134 infections in the past 24 hours.

# australia - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases

Jul 7th 2020, 7:22 AM 44,729 Views 41 Comments

Australia will also effectively seal off the wider state of Victoria from the rest of the country.

# australia - Monday 6 July, 2020

Australia to close border between Victoria and New South Wales after virus spike
# Clusters
# Clusters

Australia to close border between Victoria and New South Wales after virus spike

Jul 6th 2020, 7:45 AM 25,039 Views 9 Comments

Victoria – home to more than 6.6 million people – announced a record 127 new cases today.

# australia - Saturday 4 July, 2020

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases
# Africa
# Africa

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

Jul 4th 2020, 1:13 PM 25,729 Views 6 Comments

More than 11 million people around the world are now known to have been infected since the pandemic began.

# australia - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown
# England
# England

Tougher restrictions imposed in UK as Leicester goes back into lockdown

Jun 30th 2020, 8:36 AM 19,980 Views 8 Comments

Non-essential shops will be closed from today as Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks to shift focus to the recovery from the pandemic.