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# new-zealand - Monday 17 August, 2020

Ardern delays general election after new outbreak of Covid-19 in New Zealand
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ardern delays general election after new outbreak of Covid-19 in New Zealand

Aug 17th 2020, 7:08 AM 21,532 Views 36 Comments

The New Zealand prime minister has put the election back to October.

# new-zealand - Friday 14 August, 2020

Auckland lockdown extended by 12 days as new Covid-19 outbreak spreads beyond city
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Auckland lockdown extended by 12 days as new Covid-19 outbreak spreads beyond city

Aug 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 43,409 Views 66 Comments

The outbreak has spread beyond Auckland, health officials said today.

# new-zealand - Thursday 13 August, 2020

New Zealand races to track origin of Covid-19 outbreak as case numbers jump
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

New Zealand races to track origin of Covid-19 outbreak as case numbers jump

Aug 13th 2020, 8:33 AM 47,915 Views 37 Comments

The surge in new cases raised the prospect that a three-day lockdown imposed in Auckland could be extended.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

New Zealand could delay election after virus returns
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

New Zealand could delay election after virus returns

Aug 12th 2020, 8:12 AM 25,993 Views 73 Comments

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force today.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Ardern orders fresh lockdown in Auckland after first locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases in 102 days
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Ardern orders fresh lockdown in Auckland after first locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases in 102 days

Updated Aug 11th 2020, 11:43 AM 50,839 Views 132 Comments

People in New Zealand’s largest city are being asked to stay at home again.

# new-zealand - Sunday 9 August, 2020

New Zealand marks 100 days without virus transmission
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New Zealand marks 100 days without virus transmission

Aug 9th 2020, 9:24 AM 64,202 Views 116 Comments

There are still 23 active cases but all were detected at the border.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

All Black legend Andy Haden dies aged 69
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

All Black legend Andy Haden dies aged 69

Jul 29th 2020, 9:29 AM 6,300 Views 1 Comment

The former lock passed away after a battle with cancer.

# new-zealand - Friday 24 July, 2020

Sonny Bill Williams set for shock Sydney return
# Rugby League
From The42
# Rugby League

Sonny Bill Williams set for shock Sydney return

Jul 24th 2020, 7:59 AM 10,874 Views 4 Comments

The 34-year-old switched codes to sign a lucrative two-year deal with Toronto Wolfpack late last year.

# new-zealand - Thursday 16 July, 2020

New Zealand set to host centralised Rugby Championship for 2020
# Plan B
From The42
# Plan B

New Zealand set to host centralised Rugby Championship for 2020

Jul 16th 2020, 7:59 AM 5,311 Views 2 Comments

A radical revamp of Super Rugby is also under consideration.

# new-zealand - Monday 6 July, 2020

Poll shows players' unease with new All Blacks coaching team
# Our Survery Says
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# Our Survery Says

Poll shows players' unease with new All Blacks coaching team

Jul 6th 2020, 8:05 AM 13,366 Views 5 Comments

Almost half of New Zealand’s top-flight players believe NZR had not made the right choice in appointing Ian Foster.

# new-zealand - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Holland's Hurricanes consign Gatland's Chiefs to fourth straight defeat
# Gats
From The42
# Gats

Holland's Hurricanes consign Gatland's Chiefs to fourth straight defeat

Jul 5th 2020, 8:48 AM 9,143 Views 7 Comments

Jordie Barrett was the star as the Canes recorded their first win in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

# new-zealand - Thursday 2 July, 2020

New Zealand health minister resigns following series of blunders
# Rule Breaching
# Rule Breaching

New Zealand health minister resigns following series of blunders

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:04 AM 54,873 Views 47 Comments

David Clark broke lockdown rules and last week appeared to blame a trusted health official for border lapses.

# new-zealand - Monday 29 June, 2020

Carlos Spencer cut by Canes due to 'financial uncertainty created by Covid-19'
# Reality
From The42
# Reality

Carlos Spencer cut by Canes due to 'financial uncertainty created by Covid-19'

Jun 29th 2020, 9:30 AM 7,456 Views 5 Comments

The ex-All Blacks out-half has been released by the Super Rugby franchise.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Ringrose and Healy fit again as Leinster's Lowe remains in New Zealand
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Ringrose and Healy fit again as Leinster's Lowe remains in New Zealand

Jun 23rd 2020, 11:36 AM 8,050 Views 40 Comments

Dan Leavy is now in the final stages of his running rehabilitation.

# new-zealand - Friday 19 June, 2020

Suspect on the run after New Zealand police officer is shot dead
# Auckland
# Auckland

Suspect on the run after New Zealand police officer is shot dead

Jun 19th 2020, 7:42 AM 27,306 Views 8 Comments

A second officer received serious injuries during the incident in Auckland.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

New Zealand military to control borders after two new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New Zealand military to control borders after two new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Jun 17th 2020, 7:11 AM 44,596 Views 52 Comments

A 24-day run with no new cases was broken yesterday when it emerged two women who recently arrived from Britain were allowed out of quarantine.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

New Zealand reports first new Covid-19 cases in 25 days
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New Zealand reports first new Covid-19 cases in 25 days

Jun 16th 2020, 7:10 AM 55,575 Views 32 Comments

Both the new patients were recent arrivals from the United Kingdom, the health ministry said.

# new-zealand - Friday 12 June, 2020

New Zealand city removes statue of British naval officer John Hamilton
# Hamilton
# Hamilton

New Zealand city removes statue of British naval officer John Hamilton

Jun 12th 2020, 8:44 AM 29,903 Views 115 Comments

Captain John Hamilton is accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 1860s.

# new-zealand - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Cruden on the bench as Chiefs and Highlanders name a debutant each
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Cruden on the bench as Chiefs and Highlanders name a debutant each

Jun 11th 2020, 10:42 AM 6,045 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland and Aaron Mauger have named their teams for the return of rugby union.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

'We mean what they've done in New Zealand': Irish scientists tell government of need to 'crush' the virus now
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

'We mean what they've done in New Zealand': Irish scientists tell government of need to 'crush' the virus now

Jun 9th 2020, 9:18 AM 57,171 Views 94 Comments

An open letter from a number of leading scientists and academics urged the government to prioritise crushing the virus.

# new-zealand - Monday 8 June, 2020

No crowd limits as Super Rugby returns in New Zealand this weekend From The42

No crowd limits as Super Rugby returns in New Zealand this weekend

Jun 8th 2020, 8:53 AM 6,247 Views 4 Comments

The actions gets underway on Saturday with the Highlanders hosting the Chiefs.

New Zealand lifts Covid-19 restrictions after no active cases reported for first time
# Zero Cases
# Zero Cases

New Zealand lifts Covid-19 restrictions after no active cases reported for first time

Jun 8th 2020, 7:33 AM 29,921 Views 38 Comments

Today marks the first time since late February there had been no active cases.

# new-zealand - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Carter confirms shock return to Super Rugby
# Back Home
From The42
# Back Home

Carter confirms shock return to Super Rugby

Jun 4th 2020, 8:05 AM 9,641 Views 5 Comments

The legendary fly-half has signed a deal with the Auckland Blues at the age of 38.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

'A fantastic outcome': Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness
# Kahurangi Park
# Kahurangi Park

'A fantastic outcome': Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness

May 27th 2020, 12:20 PM 28,031 Views 16 Comments

The 23-year-olds had intended to be gone for about five days, according to police.

# new-zealand - Monday 25 May, 2020

New Zealand leader continues TV interview during earthquake
# Wellington
# Wellington

New Zealand leader continues TV interview during earthquake

May 25th 2020, 7:57 AM 57,371 Views 92 Comments

Jacinda Ardern was conducting a live television interview when the 5.6 magnitude quake struck.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

All Black Barrett signs new deal through to the next World Cup
# 2023
From The42
# 2023

All Black Barrett signs new deal through to the next World Cup

May 19th 2020, 11:02 AM 4,735 Views 0 Comments

The Crusaders lock made his New Zealand debut against Ireland back in 2016.

# new-zealand - Monday 18 May, 2020

Parents drop children to 'kiss and go zones' as New Zealand reopens schools
# Leaving Lockdown
# Leaving Lockdown

Parents drop children to 'kiss and go zones' as New Zealand reopens schools

May 18th 2020, 8:11 AM 27,580 Views 33 Comments

Excited youngsters greeted classmates for the first time in eight weeks.

# new-zealand - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Former Munster and Kiwi centre Saili joins fallen French giants
# On The Move
From The42
# On The Move

Former Munster and Kiwi centre Saili joins fallen French giants

May 17th 2020, 6:45 PM 12,782 Views 0 Comments

Francis Saili is on his way to Biarritz.

# new-zealand - Saturday 16 May, 2020

New Zealand PM turned away from cafe as social distancing limits capacity
# No Room
# No Room

New Zealand PM turned away from cafe as social distancing limits capacity

May 16th 2020, 1:03 PM 68,923 Views 89 Comments

Jacinda Ardern has won wide praise for her handling of the pandemic.

# new-zealand - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Julian Savea targets New Zealand return after confirming Toulon departure
# Homeward Bound
From The42
# Homeward Bound

Julian Savea targets New Zealand return after confirming Toulon departure

May 14th 2020, 12:38 PM 7,179 Views 8 Comments

The 54-cap All Black previously played for the Hurricanes Super Rugby side in his native Wellington.

# new-zealand - Monday 11 May, 2020

Shopping centres, restaurants and cinemas to reopen in New Zealand as easing of restrictions ramps up
# Jacinda Ardern
# Jacinda Ardern

Shopping centres, restaurants and cinemas to reopen in New Zealand as easing of restrictions ramps up

May 11th 2020, 11:38 AM 31,449 Views 68 Comments

The number of new cases daily in New Zealand has been in single digits since mid-April.

# new-zealand - Thursday 7 May, 2020

We could be watching Super Rugby from New Zealand as soon as next month
# Derbies
From The42
# Derbies

We could be watching Super Rugby from New Zealand as soon as next month

May 7th 2020, 9:28 AM 6,479 Views 4 Comments

The five Kiwi sides are set to play each other home and away over the course of 10 weeks.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster

May 5th 2020, 9:58 AM 8,172 Views 17 Comments

The 28-year-old flanker succeeds Kieran Read.

# new-zealand - Monday 4 May, 2020

'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases

May 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 70,756 Views 122 Comments

Cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand and Australia remain low.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

New Zealand eases Covid-19 lockdown measures as Ardern warns people 'to move cautiously'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New Zealand eases Covid-19 lockdown measures as Ardern warns people 'to move cautiously'

Apr 28th 2020, 7:14 AM 22,253 Views 53 Comments

Certain businesses such as construction are now allowed to reopen, but social distancing rules will still apply.

# new-zealand - Monday 27 April, 2020

New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall
# Jacinda Ardern
# Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall

Apr 27th 2020, 7:11 AM 29,144 Views 36 Comments

The country reported five new cases of the virus today but has not seen widespread community transition.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Australian and New Zealand hospitals to trial coronavirus treatment

Australian and New Zealand hospitals to trial coronavirus treatment

Apr 21st 2020, 8:26 AM 33,125 Views 18 Comments

Thousands of patients will be recruited across the two countries.

# new-zealand - Monday 20 April, 2020

Coronavirus: Small shops reopen in Germany, Spain allows children to go outside to play
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Small shops reopen in Germany, Spain allows children to go outside to play

Apr 20th 2020, 9:02 AM 32,335 Views 42 Comments

There were encouraging signs in the battle against the virus across the continent over the weekend.

# new-zealand - Saturday 18 April, 2020

'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'
# Mafs
From The42
# Mafs

'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'

Apr 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 36,703 Views 23 Comments

Lifeimi Mafi helped Munster to the 2008 Heineken Cup and has fond memories of his time in Carrigaline.

Explainer: Here's how New Zealand's lockdown worked and how they'll be relaxing it next week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: Here's how New Zealand's lockdown worked and how they'll be relaxing it next week

Apr 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 78,219 Views 112 Comments

The country has been one of the most successful in containing the outbreak, with just over 1,000 known cases.