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New Zealand PM Ardern calls Sept 19 election, faces tight race

New Zealand PM Ardern calls Sept 19 election, faces tight race

New Zealanders will go to polls on September 19 to decide on a second term for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and also to vote in referendums on the divisive issues of legalising cannabis and euthanasia.

Uncertainty over firearms numbers as New Zealand gun buyback ends

Uncertainty over firearms numbers as New Zealand gun buyback ends

While New Zealand police on Saturday praised firearms owners for handing in their now illegal weapons as part of a buyback and amnesty scheme, opposition politicians and the gun owner lobby called it a failure.

Tremors worsen on New Zealand volcano island, prevent recovery of bodies

Tremors worsen on New Zealand volcano island, prevent recovery of bodies

Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand on Wednesday prevented the recovery of the bodies of eight people thought to be left on the island, two days after an eruption engulfed dozens of tourists ....

New Zealand launches investigation into deadly volcanic eruption

New Zealand launches investigation into deadly volcanic eruption

New Zealand police launched an investigation on Tuesday after a volcanic eruption on an island popular with tourists killed five people, injured more than 30 and left eight people missing, who are presumed dead.

'Sudden' volcano eruption in New Zealand kills five, several missing

'Sudden' volcano eruption in New Zealand kills five, several missing

At least five people were killed, up to 20 injured and several reported missing after a volcano that is a tourist attraction suddenly erupted off the coast of New Zealand's North Island on Monday.

New Zealand battles to control massive blaze at convention centre

New Zealand battles to control massive blaze at convention centre

Emergency services in New Zealand were battling a massive blaze on the roof of an under construction convention centre in Auckland on Tuesday,

Five killed in New Zealand as bus with Chinese tourists rolls over

Five killed in New Zealand as bus with Chinese tourists rolls over

A bus carrying 27 people, mostly Chinese tourists, rolled over on a highway in New Zealand's North Island on Wednesday

Captain Karunaratne's ton leads Sri Lanka to New Zealand Test win

Captain Karunaratne's ton leads Sri Lanka to New Zealand Test win

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 122 as Sri Lanka chased down 268 for the loss of just four wickets to win the first Test against New Zealand at Galle on Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

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.

England win Cricket World Cup after Super Over drama

England win Cricket World Cup after Super Over drama

England won the World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a dramatic Super Over after a nerve-shredding final ended in a tie at Lord's on Sunday.

Two dead after light planes collide mid-air in New Zealand

Two dead after light planes collide mid-air in New Zealand

Two light aircraft collided mid-air on their final approach at a regional aerodrome in New Zealand on Sunday killing both pilots, police said.

Rain washes out India-New Zealand World Cup match

Rain washes out India-New Zealand World Cup match

India and New Zealand were awarded a point each after persistent rain in Nottingham forced the abandonment of their match on Thursday -- the fourth no result of this World Cup so far.