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# 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 36,707 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 78,220 Views 112 Comments

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

# new-zealand - Thursday 16 April, 2020

All Blacks facing 50 per cent pay-cuts in 2020 as Coronavirus crisis kicks in
# Pay Freeze
From The42
# Pay Freeze

All Blacks facing 50 per cent pay-cuts in 2020 as Coronavirus crisis kicks in

Apr 16th 2020, 9:09 AM 3,420 Views 1 Comment

Threat of no rugby this year has led to New Zealand Rugby Union considering severe cuts.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says she'll take 20% paycut for six months
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says she'll take 20% paycut for six months

Apr 15th 2020, 9:20 AM 24,082 Views 108 Comments

Ardern said the move was an acknowledgement of the “hit that many New Zealanders will be taking at the moment”.

# new-zealand - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Plane leaves Uruguay for Australia carrying passengers from virus-hit cruise ship
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Plane leaves Uruguay for Australia carrying passengers from virus-hit cruise ship

Apr 11th 2020, 3:21 PM 31,357 Views 6 Comments

Of 217 people aboard the Greg Mortimer liner, 128 had tested positive for coronavirus.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Gatland wants the Lions to face the All Blacks before South Africa tour
# Bright Idea
From The42
# Bright Idea

Gatland wants the Lions to face the All Blacks before South Africa tour

Apr 8th 2020, 8:40 AM 7,854 Views 6 Comments

The former Wales boss will be head coach on a third Lions tour next year.

# new-zealand - Monday 6 April, 2020

Crusaders respond to video footage of players training together in public during lockdown
# Caught Out
From The42
# Caught Out

Crusaders respond to video footage of players training together in public during lockdown

Apr 6th 2020, 2:54 PM 13,952 Views 8 Comments

‘All of the players involved have acknowledged they made a mistake by sharing equipment.’

# new-zealand - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

New Zealand rugby slash salaries and make emergency grants with fears over huge losses in 2020
# Cutting Back
From The42
# Cutting Back

New Zealand rugby slash salaries and make emergency grants with fears over huge losses in 2020

Apr 1st 2020, 8:16 AM 4,679 Views 5 Comments

It has been warned the coronavirus pandemic could cost it up to NZ$100 million (US$60 million) in lost revenue.

# new-zealand - Thursday 26 March, 2020

New Zealand mosque shooter changes plea to guilty
# Mosque Shooting
# Mosque Shooting

New Zealand mosque shooter changes plea to guilty

Mar 26th 2020, 7:28 AM 27,655 Views 1 Comment

The hastily arranged plea came as New Zealand begins a four-week lockdown to try to combat coronavirus.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Irish stranded in Australia: 'The airports are full of Irish people; I was quoted €9,000 for a flight home'
# Sydney
# Sydney

Irish stranded in Australia: 'The airports are full of Irish people; I was quoted €9,000 for a flight home'

Mar 24th 2020, 3:35 PM 81,077 Views 44 Comments

Very few flights are leaving Australia after it announced non-essential services would close.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

South Africa and New Zealand hope to launch new local derby competitions
# Plans
From The42
# Plans

South Africa and New Zealand hope to launch new local derby competitions

Mar 18th 2020, 10:34 AM 6,170 Views 5 Comments

The plans will be met with extreme levels of doubt in many quarters.

# new-zealand - Sunday 15 March, 2020

'We are sad more than angry': Christchurch marks anniversary of mosque shootings
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

'We are sad more than angry': Christchurch marks anniversary of mosque shootings

Mar 15th 2020, 1:16 PM 16,781 Views 3 Comments

Mosque imam Gamal Fouda said people of all beliefs and cultures were stopping to pay their respects.

# new-zealand - Monday 9 March, 2020

New Zealand Rugby launches a new 'All Blacks XV' team to tour in 2020
# Second Tier
From The42
# Second Tier

New Zealand Rugby launches a new 'All Blacks XV' team to tour in 2020

Mar 9th 2020, 11:46 AM 13,863 Views 9 Comments

‘We believe that there is great value in making this a regular national team.’

# new-zealand - Friday 21 February, 2020

Man jailed for 17 years for murder of British backpacker Grace Millane
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Man jailed for 17 years for murder of British backpacker Grace Millane

Feb 21st 2020, 7:06 AM 28,864 Views 29 Comments

The 28-year-old man strangled the Essex woman and buried her body in a forested area outside Auckland, New Zealand.

# new-zealand - Friday 14 February, 2020

Body of missing British hiker found in New Zealand
# Stephanie Simpson
# Stephanie Simpson

Body of missing British hiker found in New Zealand

Feb 14th 2020, 8:19 AM 26,772 Views 14 Comments

Stephanie Simpson (32) had not been seen since she went for a hike last weekend.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Eden Park to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand
# Black Ferns
From The42
# Black Ferns

Eden Park to host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand

Feb 4th 2020, 10:01 AM 2,405 Views 0 Comments

Ireland are still hoping to qualify for the tournament.

# new-zealand - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Ireland Sevens open with surprise defeat to Canada but bounce back against Spain
# Still Alive
From The42
# Still Alive

Ireland Sevens open with surprise defeat to Canada but bounce back against Spain

Jan 25th 2020, 10:44 AM 7,717 Views 4 Comments

The Men’s side will face France tomorrow but they need Spain to do them a favour against Canada too.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

New Zealand police call off search for two people missing after volcanic eruption
# White Island
# White Island

New Zealand police call off search for two people missing after volcanic eruption

Dec 24th 2019, 9:09 AM 10,138 Views 0 Comments

Authorities have recovered the bodies of 16 of the 18 people killed in the blast.

# new-zealand - Monday 23 December, 2019

Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption increases to 19
# White Island
# White Island

Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption increases to 19

Dec 23rd 2019, 9:22 AM 9,465 Views 0 Comments

Two of the victims’ bodies have not been recovered and authorities believe they were washed out to sea.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

New Zealand names two people still missing after volcano eruption
# White Island
# White Island

New Zealand names two people still missing after volcano eruption

Dec 17th 2019, 8:35 AM 11,596 Views 1 Comment

Harsh conditions today forced an abandonment of the search for a second straight day.

# new-zealand - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Explainer: What happened with the White island volcanic eruption?
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Explainer: What happened with the White island volcanic eruption?

Dec 15th 2019, 7:45 AM 21,324 Views 1 Comment

The disaster was not entirely unexpected.

# new-zealand - Saturday 14 December, 2019

Divers search in polluted waters for bodies of two volcano victims
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Divers search in polluted waters for bodies of two volcano victims

Dec 14th 2019, 7:39 AM 13,742 Views 4 Comments

Six bodies were taken off the volcano in a recovery mission yesterday.

# new-zealand - Friday 13 December, 2019

Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Triple Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand running legend dies aged 80

Dec 13th 2019, 10:12 PM 5,882 Views 3 Comments

Peter Snell was the first male athlete to win the 800m-1500m double at an Olympics since 1920.

New Zealand experts recover six bodies from toxic island after volcano eruption
# White Island
# White Island

New Zealand experts recover six bodies from toxic island after volcano eruption

Dec 13th 2019, 8:19 AM 14,671 Views 4 Comments

Volcanic gases are still venting from the crater, and scientists have said another eruption is possible.

# new-zealand - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Bodies set to be recovered from New Zealand volcano site tomorrow despite risk of eruption
# White Island
# White Island

Bodies set to be recovered from New Zealand volcano site tomorrow despite risk of eruption

Dec 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 7,327 Views 0 Comments

Continuing volcanic activity since Monday’s eruption has prevented rescue services going to the island.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Death toll rises to 8 in New Zealand volcano disaster
# White Island
# White Island

Death toll rises to 8 in New Zealand volcano disaster

Updated Dec 11th 2019, 9:42 PM 18,121 Views 6 Comments

Monitoring agency GeoNet said further eruptions on White Island were ‘likely’.

Foster named new All Blacks head coach
# Taking Charge
From The42
# Taking Charge

Foster named new All Blacks head coach

Dec 11th 2019, 7:12 AM 13,241 Views 10 Comments

New Zealand appoint Ian Foster as he replaces Steve Hansen on a two-year deal.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Irish woman included on list of survivors in New Zealand volcanic eruption
# White Island
# White Island

Irish woman included on list of survivors in New Zealand volcanic eruption

Dec 10th 2019, 3:05 PM 32,590 Views 9 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it was aware of the case.

New Zealand police launch investigation into volcano tragedy
# White Island
# White Island

New Zealand police launch investigation into volcano tragedy

Dec 10th 2019, 6:52 AM 21,086 Views 6 Comments

Questions have emerged over why tour groups were allowed into the volcano zone.

# new-zealand - Monday 9 December, 2019

'No signs of life': Five killed and eight people missing after New Zealand volcano erupts on island
# White Island
# White Island

'No signs of life': Five killed and eight people missing after New Zealand volcano erupts on island

Updated Dec 9th 2019, 6:45 PM 48,381 Views 18 Comments

A total of 31 people are still in hospital and another three have been discharged.

# new-zealand - Monday 2 December, 2019

Steve Hansen confirms move to Japanese outfit
# Best Built
From The42
# Best Built

Steve Hansen confirms move to Japanese outfit

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:59 AM 11,378 Views 2 Comments

The former New Zealand boss has accepted a role at Toyota Verblitz.

# new-zealand - Monday 25 November, 2019

New Zealand Cricket to apologise to Archer after England bowler suffers racist abuse
# Zero Tolerance
From The42
# Zero Tolerance

New Zealand Cricket to apologise to Archer after England bowler suffers racist abuse

Nov 25th 2019, 10:26 AM 4,602 Views 4 Comments

An investigation has been opened by New Zealand Cricket after Jofra Archer was racially abused by a spectator at Bay Oval.

# new-zealand - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans
# Fields Of Athenry
# Fields Of Athenry

Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans

Nov 23rd 2019, 2:37 PM 28,667 Views 57 Comments

The former Ireland head coach said the Fields of Athenry drowned out the haka at the New Zealand match last month.

# new-zealand - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'Walking out in the green jersey in my home town of Dublin is the best feeling I’ve ever felt'
# The Boy Troy
From The42
# The Boy Troy

'Walking out in the green jersey in my home town of Dublin is the best feeling I’ve ever felt'

Nov 14th 2019, 11:06 PM 10,509 Views 8 Comments

Troy Parrott and Mick McCarthy reflect on the 17-year-old’s senior Irish debut.

Parrott getting closer to moment of glory for Ireland as Brady reminds McCarthy of his set-piece prowess
# Patience
From The42
# Patience

Parrott getting closer to moment of glory for Ireland as Brady reminds McCarthy of his set-piece prowess

Nov 14th 2019, 11:00 PM 5,453 Views 7 Comments

Tonight’s friendly against New Zealand was an important opportunity for the two Dubliners.

'You dream of scoring for your country. It's a long time coming, but better late than never'
# Seani
From The42
# Seani

'You dream of scoring for your country. It's a long time coming, but better late than never'

Nov 14th 2019, 10:44 PM 6,804 Views 4 Comments

Man of the Match Sean Maguire scored his first Ireland goal tonight, two years after his debut.

Bright prospects and lesser lights impress as Ireland see off New Zealand in Aviva friendly
# The Kids Are Alright
From The42
# The Kids Are Alright

Bright prospects and lesser lights impress as Ireland see off New Zealand in Aviva friendly

Nov 14th 2019, 9:45 PM 33,729 Views 32 Comments

Derrick Williams, Sean Maguire and Calllum Robinson all netted their first Irish goals in a comeback win.

Watch: Maguire's stunner the pick of the goals in Ireland's clash with New Zealand
# All The Goals
From The42
# All The Goals

Watch: Maguire's stunner the pick of the goals in Ireland's clash with New Zealand

Nov 14th 2019, 9:39 PM 9,703 Views 3 Comments

Three Irish players scored their first international goals tonight.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, international friendly
# Minute-by-Minute
From The42
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, international friendly

Nov 14th 2019, 7:04 PM 66,562 Views 44 Comments

Catch up on all the action as Mick McCarthy’s side defeated the All Whites.