Articles Tagged 'New Zealand'

New Zealand Commits To Being Carbon Neutral By 2050 — With A Big Loophole

by NPR
November 8, 2019
New Zealand lawmakers approved a bill Thursday that commits the country to being carbon neutral by the year 2050. The measure, which passed 119 votes… READ MORE

New Zealand firearm buyback cost could balloon to $300m

by Charles Anderson
April 2, 2019
The New Zealand government’s planned buyback of semi-automatic firearms in the wake of the Christchurch shooting could cost as much as $300m (£155m), deputy prime… READ MORE

Trump: Media ‘working overtime to blame me’ for New Zealand attack

by Jordan Fabian
March 18, 2019
President Trump on Monday accused the news media of blaming him for last week’s deadly shootings at a pair of mosques in New Zealand. “The… READ MORE

Ocasio-Cortez hits NRA after New Zealand shooting: ‘What good are your thoughts and prayers?’

by Morgan Gstalter
March 15, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday tore into the National Rifle Association (NRA) after at least one gunman opened fire at two New Zealand mosques,… READ MORE

New Zealand to target online giants with digital tax

February 19, 2019
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand said on Monday that it plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by multinational digital firms… READ MORE

New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

by AP
August 16, 2018

New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying homes as it tries to tackle runaway housing prices. Previously the housing market was open to investors… READ MORE

New Zealand begins evacuating tourists from quake-hit town

New Zealand emergency services and defense personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from the South Island town of Kaikoura on Tuesday, a day… READ MORE

Around the World, Ceremonies Commemorate Lives Lost in 9/11

September 11, 2011
By Associated Press, WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Commemorations marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are under way in the Pacific as officials and families of the lost gathered in solidarity. Players from the American Eagles rugby team joined hundreds of others Sunday morning at a memorial service in the town of New Plymouth, New Zealand.… READ MORE

7.6-magnitude earthquake hits off New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands; tsunami warning issued

July 7, 2011
HONG KONG, July 7 (Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale jolted the Kermadec Islands region of New Zealand at 1903 GMT on Wednesday (07:03 New Zealand local time on Thursday), the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was centered 161 km east of Raoul Island of the Kermadec Islands, which is some 920 km south of… READ MORE

New Zealand May Seek More Recovery Help After Christchurch Quake

February 25, 2011
By Chris Bourke and Tracy Withers -Bloomberg News New Zealand may seek additional help to find more than 200 missing people in Christchurch following a 6.3-magnitude earthquake as search-and-rescue efforts in the nation’s second-largest city enter a fifth day. “We will be needing more help before this is over,” Foreign Minister Murray McCully told reporters yesterday. “No country can have… READ MORE

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