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Peter Thiel’s luxury New Zealand lodge opposed by environmental group

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Billionaire Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder and chairman of Palantir Technologies, during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov. 18, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images Peter Thiel’s proposed luxury lodge on New Zealand’s South Island has been criticized by a local environmental group who believe it is “inappropriate” for......

Air New Zealand to require COVID-19 vaccination for international travelers

Travellers walk under an Air New Zealand sign at Auckland Airport in New Zealand, September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Nigel Marple Oct 3 (Reuters) – Air New Zealand (AIR.NZ), the flag carrier airline of New Zealand, said on Sunday it will require passengers on its international flights to be fully vaccinated against......

New Zealand will ease Covid restrictions in Auckland.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here New Zealand will ease coronavirus restrictions in Auckland, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, ending nearly five weeks of the strictest lockdown in the country’s most populous city. Some businesses, including restaurants and cafes, will be allowed......

New Zealand warned of ‘credible’ threat

Both sets of players had been escorted to the ground for practice by members of the Pakistan military New Zealand were warned of a “specific and credible threat” against them before abandoning the Pakistan tour. The Black Caps pulled out of the one-day and Twenty20 series before the scheduled opening......

New Zealand abandon Pakistan tour after security alert

New Zealand Black Caps cricket team practices in Pakistan in this undated handout image taken from video. New Zealand Cricket Handout via Reuters NZ Prime Minister says team could have been attacked PCB says no security threat exists for NZ team Pakistan Cricket Board to approach ICC ISLAMABAD, Sept 17......

New Zealand men abandon Pakistan tour

New Zealand’s Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham during a practice session in Rawalpindi on Thursday New Zealand’s men team have abandoned their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government “security alert”. The Black Caps were due to play Pakistan in the first of three one-day internationals in Rawalpindi on......

The world ‘desperately’ needs rich countries to donate Covid vaccines, says former New Zealand prime minister

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The world “desperately” needs rich countries to deliver on their pledges to donate Covid-19 vaccines to poorer nations, former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said Monday. Her comment came after health ministers from the Group of 20 leading economies......

New Zealand tried to deport attacker for years after he arrived as refugee

Police respond to the scene of an attack carried out by a man shot dead by police after he injured multiple people at a shopping mall in Auckland, New Zealand, September 3, 2021. Stuff Limited/Ricky Wilson via REUTERS WELLINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – New Zealand had tried for years to......

After Stabbing Attack, New Zealand Examines Its Antiterrorism Efforts

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here AUCKLAND, New Zealand — When Ahamed Aathill Mohamed Samsudeen grabbed a knife at a Countdown supermarket on Friday in West Auckland and began stabbing shoppers, the police were just outside. They had followed him there. They had, in......

New Zealand to criminalise attack planning after mall stabbing

WELLINGTON, Sept 4 (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed on Saturday to tighten counter-terrorism laws this month after a knife-wielding militant known to the authorities stabbed and wounded seven people in a supermarket. Police shot dead the 32-year-old attacker, a Sri Lankan national who had been convicted......

New Zealand reports first death from Delta variant of COVID-19

A medical worker administers a COVID-19 test at a testing clinic during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall Sept 4 (Reuters) – New Zealand reported on Saturday the first death from the Delta variant of......

Peter Thiel files plans to build luxury lodge, private home and meditation pod on New Zealand estate

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Peter Thiel Adam Jeffery | CNBC Peter Thiel, the tech billionaire who co-founded PayPal and Palantir and backed Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, has filed plans to build a large complex on a 193-hectare (477-acre) estate that he owns on the South Island of New Zealand. Thiel, an early investor......

New Zealand COVID-19 cases drop for second day amid lockdowns

People wear masks as they exercise during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall Daily COVID-19 cases drop to 49 on Tuesday Nationwide lockdown is working, PM Ardern says Auckland to remain shut for two more......

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