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New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque attack

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque attack

New Zealand announced plans for a national firearms register Monday in its second round of gun law reforms following the Christchurch mosque attacks which killed 51 Muslim worshippers.

New Zealand PM Ardern's approval rating rises to highest since taking office

New Zealand PM Ardern's approval rating rises to highest since taking office

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was praised at home and abroad for her handling of the Christchurch mosques shooting last month, received her highest approval rating since taking office in a widely watched poll on Monday.

Petitions calling for New Zealand Prime Minister to win Nobel Peace Prize

Petitions calling for New Zealand Prime Minister to win Nobel Peace Prize

More than 20,000 people have signed petitions calling for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her response to a pair of mosque shootings that killed 50 people.

Thousands attend NZ vigil, rally to fight racism, remember Christchurch victims

Thousands attend NZ vigil, rally to fight racism, remember Christchurch victims

Thousands gathered in New Zealand's cities on Sunday to protest racism and remember the 50 Muslims killed by a gunman in Christchurch and as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a national remembrance service to be held later this week.

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand uses "hundreds of millions" of single-use plastic bags each year, many of which end up harming marine life, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

'Prime miniature' baby keeps New Zealand's Ardern busy

'Prime miniature' baby keeps New Zealand's Ardern busy

Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have been swamped with congratulatory messages from around the globe.

New Zealand PM Ardern gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand PM Ardern gives birth to baby girl

Jacinda Ardern, 37, became New Zealand's youngest prime minister when she took office through a coalition deal last year after an inconclusive election.

New Zealand's 'first bloke' fends off angry shark

New Zealand's 'first bloke' fends off angry shark

Clarke Gayford, the partner of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, said the dolphin was content to watch the underwater drama unfold from a distance.

New Zealand PM's pregnancy sparks knitting movement

New Zealand PM's pregnancy sparks knitting movement

American-based New Zealander Heather McCracken started the #KnitforJacinda trend when she tweeted: "I woke up this morning feeling like 'I want to knit for Jacinda's pepi (baby in Maori) WHO'S WITH ME.'"

New Zealand PM says she's expecting her first baby

New Zealand PM says she's expecting her first baby

The 37-year-old, who was sworn in last October, made global headlines when she slapped down pre-election questions over whether she intended to start a family, insisting pregnancy had no bearing on a woman's career opportunities.

New Zealand mourns after 'First Cat' run over by car

New Zealand mourns after 'First Cat' run over by car

The prime minister's office confirmed that the ginger and white rescue cat, also described by Jacinda Ardern as the PM (Prime Moggy), died in an accident on Tuesday.

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees

Australia on Sunday snubbed New Zealand's renewed offer to resettle 150 refugees held at remote Pacific camps, despite the closure of one detention centre in Papua New Guinea.