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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: -4°C

# New Zealand

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# la rochelle
Ronan O'Gara rules out role with New Zealand coach Robertson as focus on club game
The former Ireland out-half is focused on coaching La Rochelle.
Last month
February 2023
# Cyclone Gabrielle
Toddler among dead as New Zealand cyclone death toll reaches eight people
Around 10,000 people have been displaced.
# Cyclone Gabrielle
Death toll rises to five after New Zealand cyclone as more than 10,000 displaced
Authorities announced a national state of emergency yesterday for only the third time in the country’s history.
# New Zealand
'Unprecedented': Storm-battered New Zealand declares national state of emergency
Heavy rain and strong winds have left tens of thousands of people without power.
# New Zealand
Tens of thousands of homes evacuated in New Zealand as tropical storm hits
“Things will get worse before they get better,” Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said.
# New Zealand
Enough cocaine to 'service New Zealand for 30 years' found floating in Pacific Ocean
The cocaine is thought to have been dropped there by an international drug-smuggling syndicate.
# headspace
Chelsea set to hire All Blacks mentality coach
Gilbert Enoka is expected to consult on matters relating to team culture at the Premier League club.
# On the Move
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett to return to Japan alongside Aaron Smith
The duo have signed to play for Japanese side Toyota Verblitz after the World Cup.
January 2023
# Flooding
Auckland faces ‘dangerous’ amount of rain after four killed in floods
More rain is forecast as at least 5,000 homes and businesses in Auckland are being assessed for flood and landslide damage.
# Flooding
3 people killed after record levels of rainfall in New Zealand
Yesterday was the wettest day ever recorded in Auckland.
# new chief
Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister in place of Jacinda Ardern
He will have less than nine months before contesting a tough general election.
# New Zealand
Grateful Ardern makes last bow as New Zealand leader
Her resignation, less than three years after an emphatic election victory, has ignited a national debate about the vitriol faced by women leaders.
# Results
Both Irish Sevens sides advance to quarter-finals in New Zealand
The women face France next, while then men will go head-to-head with New Zealand.
# jacinda ardern
From Christchurch attacks to Covid: Key moments from Jacinda Ardern's reign as New Zealand PM
‘Jacindamania’ has given way in recent months, with recent polls putting the centre-right coalition ahead.
# stepping down
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces shock resignation
Ardern said she would step down no later than 7 February because she no longer had ‘enough in the tank’.
Last year
# Tobacco Free Ireland
Poll: Should Ireland impose a lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes?
Last year Micheál Martin praised New Zealand’s plans for a lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes
# Banned
New Zealand imposes lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes
The law says that tobacco cannot ever be sold to anybody born on or after 1 January 2009.
# New Zealand
NZ court takes custody of ill baby whose parents refused potential vaccinated blood transfusion
The child is now under the medical “guardianship of the Court” until “completion of his surgery” and recovery.
# New Zealand
Woman appears in New Zealand court facing charges of murdering children found in suitcases
The children’s bodies were found after a family bought the suitcases at an online auction of abandoned goods.
# New Zealand
Woman extradited to New Zealand to face charges of murdering children found in suitcases
The bodies were discovered in south Auckland after a family bought a trailer-load of items at an auction,
# onto the next
Jones sets sights on All Blacks - 'They're there for the taking, we’re going to go after them'
England defeated Japan 52-13 at Twickenham today.
# singalong
'How was that, New Zealand?' - World Cup winner's iconic post-match interview
Ruby Tui led the crowd in a rendition of Maori folk song ‘Tutira Mai,’ mirroring the scenes at Eden Park when the All Blacks won the men’s 2011 World Cup final.
# Comeback
Scotland recall Finn Russell and Telea to make debut for the All Blacks
Scotland have yet to defeat New Zealand in more than a hundred years of trying.
# Christchurch
New Zealand mosque shooter appeals against conviction and sentence
Tarrant fatally shot 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques and was sentenced to life in prison
Savea helps All Blacks extend winning run over Wales
Wales were outclassed by New Zealand in Cardiff today.
# Best of the best
England and New Zealand set up Women's Rugby World Cup final showdown
They overcame Canada and France in their respective thrilling semi-final wins.
# Room to improve
'Just a shame we couldn't create something special' - Ireland bow out of T20 World Cup
Ireland will go home with memories to savour after losing out to New Zealand.
# Black Night
Ireland are outclassed by New Zealand in the Rugby League World Cup
Ireland scored one try through Louis Senior but were up against one of the favourites for the tournament.
# dragon slayed
Wales ship heavy World Cup defeat to New Zealand
The hosts were 56-12 winners.
# qualified
Here's what you need to know about the Women's World Cup draw
Ireland made history last night by booking their place at next year’s finals in Australia and New Zealand.
# Winning
All Blacks thrash Australia to close in on Rugby Championship title
New Zealand won on a scoreline of 40-14 in Auckland.
# Grudge match
'Hell-bent' Wallabies say they respect All Blacks haka
Australia have not beaten New Zealand in Eden Park since 1986.
# Fixture
Ireland A will play against an All Blacks XV in November at the RDS
Andy Farrell will get another look at his wider squad this autumn.
# Tragedy
Five dead after boat capsizes in possible collision with whale in New Zealand
Police said the 28ft boat overturned near the South Island town of Kaikoura.
# identified
New Zealand police identify bodies of two children found in suitcase
The children were aged between five and 10.
# New Zealand
South Korean police locate relative of children found dead in suitcases
The bodies were discovered after an unsuspecting family bought a trailer-load of items at an auction for abandoned goods.
# New Zealand
Remains of two children found in suitcases auctioned in New Zealand
Police believe the bodies were likely to have been in storage for several years.
# fostering support
Under-pressure Foster expects to remain All Blacks coach
Speculation is rife that Foster is about to be replaced by Scott Robertson of the Crusaders.
# Under fire
'I'm going grey and my hair's receding quickly' - All Blacks boss Foster jokes as pressure mounts
Following Saturday’s defeat to the Springboks, New Zealand have now lost five of their last six games.
# Scott Robertson
NZ super coach has Rugby World Cup ambitions - with or without All Blacks
Robertson recently met up with England coach Eddie Jones during their tour of Australia, but insisted it was just a “chat.”