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# New Zealand

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
New Zealand scientists probe mystery illness killing endangered penguins
The mystery respiratory illness first appeared in 20 freshly hatched chicks in 2019.
This month
September 2023
New Zealand run in 11 tries as they thrash Namibia in opening World Cup win
The sole blot on the landscape was a red card through the bunker review system for Ethan De Groot.
Moefana replaces Danty for France's Rugby World Cup opener
Meanwhile, Anton Lienert-Brown will replace the injured Jordie Barrett at centre for New Zealand.
Charges against island owners over deadly New Zealand volcanic eruption dismissed
Around 50 people were on White Island – also known as Whakaari – when it erupted in December 2019.
Last month
August 2023
New Zealand Rugby 'not fit for purpose' says scathing report
Released a little over a week before the World Cup begins in France, the report paints a bleak picture of New Zealand Rugby.
New Zealand removes the last of its remaining Covid-19 restrictions
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said at the height of the pandemic he had longed for the day he could end all restrictions but now it felt anticlimactic.
Injured Retallick included in All Blacks' 33-man World Cup squad
The likes of Shaun Stevenson and Samipeni Finau miss out.
July 2023
Jones says struggling Wallabies can 'shock' All Blacks
Australia haven’t got their hands on the Bledisloe silverware since 2002.
How much has the Ireland team changed since the 2019 World Cup?
The likes of Hugo Keenan and Caelan Doris have become major influences in green.
Two people killed in New Zealand shooting were co-workers of gunman, police have said
The gunman stormed the high-rise building in the early morning, opening fire on terrified workers before dying after a police shootout.
New Zealand shock Norway in opening game of Women's World Cup
Hannah Wilkinson’s second-half strike key as co-hosts stun Norway.
World Cup teams shocked but safe after deadly Auckland shooting
A gunman opened fire at a building site just hours before the opening game at the city’s Eden Park between co-hosts New Zealand and Norway.
Etzebeth captains imposing Springboks team for All Blacks clash
Munster lock RG Snyman is included on an impressive South African bench.
Trial opens over New Zealand's fatal 2019 White Island volcanic eruption
Around 50 people, mostly tourists from Australia, were on White Island – also known as Whakaari – when it erupted.
This year
New Zealand to become first country to ban thin plastic bags from supermarkets
Some supermarkets have started selling polyester mesh bags that can be washed and reused.
Slow Women's World Cup ticket sales prompt concern in New Zealand
Football official Paula Hansen has predicted that some stadiums will eventually sell out.
New Zealand police charge man with five murders after hostel fire
The 48-year-old man was already remanded in custody on two counts of arson.
Man accused of igniting Wellington hostel fire claims in court that someone else started blaze
Today, police revised the confirmed death toll to five, after firefighters previously said six bodies had been located.
Man charged with arson over Wellington hostel fire that killed at least six people
The man will face Wellington District Court tomorrow, police said.
Two new ships to work on day-long surveillance patrols in Irish Sea and off south east coast
The two ships were towed into the Naval Base on Tuesday.
Hostel blaze in New Zealand that killed at least six people being treated as arson
Police have confirmed that the case is being treated as a homicide investigation.
Two new Irish Naval vessels to arrive into Cork Harbour tomorrow
The Lake class boats were sold by the New Zealand Government to the Irish State for €26m.
Poll: Should New Zealand be allowed to enter the Eurovision?
Australia and Israel already compete in the contest.
Student missing in New Zealand after school trip to caves caught up in heavy rainfall
Heavy rain has lashed the area for days, with almost 10 centimetres expected today alone.
All Blacks star to return after eight months out with 'migraine-related' condition
The 25-year-old wing has been a sensation for the All Blacks.
Fifa threatens European TV blackout of Women's World Cup - but RTÉ won't be affected
The Fifa president said broadcasters had offered ’100 times less’ to screen the Women’s World Cup compared to the men’s tournament.
New Zealand feral cat-killing competition for kids is axed after backlash
Organisers of an annual hunting competition had announced a new category for children under 14 to hunt feral cats.
Munster man Ryan impresses for high-flying Chiefs in New Zealand
The 34-year-old still has ambitions with Ireland and will return before the World Cup.
An ancestral tribute and a mistaken reference to the Black and Tans: Biden 'comes home' to Louth
Biden spoke at Windsor Bar in Dundalk this evening.
Jacinda Ardern bows out of politics after delivering final speech to New Zealand parliament
Ardern shocked New Zealand earlier this year when she announced she was stepping down as prime minister, saying she no longer had ‘enough in the tank’.
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.
Toddler among dead as New Zealand cyclone death toll reaches eight people
Around 10,000 people have been displaced.
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.
'Unprecedented': Storm-battered New Zealand declares national state of emergency
Heavy rain and strong winds have left tens of thousands of people without power.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 people killed after record levels of rainfall in New Zealand
Yesterday was the wettest day ever recorded in Auckland.