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# new-zealand - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

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

Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster

May 5th 2020, 9:58 AM 8,179 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 70,792 Views 123 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 29,148 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 33,128 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 32,348 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
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# Mafs

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

Apr 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 36,793 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 78,237 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
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# Pay Freeze

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

Apr 16th 2020, 9:09 AM 3,425 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 24,100 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 31,364 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
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# Bright Idea

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

Apr 8th 2020, 8:40 AM 7,872 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
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# Caught Out

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

Apr 6th 2020, 2:54 PM 13,977 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
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# Cutting Back

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

Apr 1st 2020, 8:16 AM 4,684 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 27,657 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 81,146 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
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# Plans

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

Mar 18th 2020, 10:34 AM 6,181 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 16,782 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
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# Second Tier

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

Mar 9th 2020, 11:46 AM 14,082 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 28,874 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 26,779 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 2,419 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 7,727 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 10,144 Views 1 Comment

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 9,468 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 21,533 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 13,745 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
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# RIP

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

Dec 13th 2019, 10:12 PM 5,890 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 14,673 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 18,127 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 13,248 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 32,597 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 21,092 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 48,410 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 11,380 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 4,606 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 28,674 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
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# 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 10,513 Views 8 Comments

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