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This handout photo taken on December 9, 2019, and provided courtesy of Lillani Hopkins through her Facebook account on December 12 shows a plume of ash rising into the air as the volcano on White Island erupts off the coast of Whakatane on New Zealand’s North Island. – Hopkins and her father left the island just as it erupted and their boat went back to help pick up those injured in the blast. New Zealand authorities will mount a dangerous mission to retrieve remains from the still-seething White Island volcano on December 13, amid mounting pressure from distraught victims’ families. (Photo by Handout / COURTESY OF LILLANI HOPKINS / AFP) /

New Zealand police scale back volcano bodies search

Authorities have now recovered the bodies of 16 of the 18 people killed in the December 9 blast at the popular adventure tourist destination, but two have not been found.
All victims of the White Island volcanic eruption have now been identified, New Zealand police said today, as they formally named two Australians and an American among the deceased.

Last of New Zealand volcano victims identified

All victims of the White Island volcanic eruption have now been identified, New Zealand police said today, as they formally named two Australians and an American among the deceased.
Gun control advocates believe New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern must act swiftly on her promises of tighter gun laws. Hagen Hopkins-Getty Images

New Zealand observes silence as premier warns of long volcano probe

New Zealand marked one week since the deadly White Island eruption with a minute’s silence Monday, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned grieving families they face a lengthy wait for answers.
Serena Williams withstood the determined challenge of Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova Saturday, rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory to reach the WTA Toronto final.

Serena Williams to return to Auckland for Aussie Open warm-up

Serena Williams announced Tuesday she will warm-up for January’s Australian Open at the Auckland Classic, a tournament that has mixed memories for the American superstar.
Dozens of New Zealanders have handed over their firearms in a gun buyback scheme aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacre.

New Zealanders hand over weapons after mosque killings

Dozens of New Zealanders have handed over their firearms in a gun buyback scheme aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacre.
Two second-half goals gave Canada a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday to book their place in the last 16 of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

WWC: Canada book last 16 spot with 2-0 win

Two second-half goals gave Canada a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday to book their place in the last 16 of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
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New Zealand bans automatic guns, assault rifles

Almost a week after lone wolf terrorist Australian Brenton Tarrant killed 50 people in two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand is set to ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws.
Gun control advocates believe New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern must act swiftly on her promises of tighter gun laws. Hagen Hopkins-Getty Images

New Zealand pledges gun control as ‘gunman’ sacks lawyer

New Zealand will tighten gun laws in the wake of its worst modern-day massacre, the government said Monday, as it emerged that the white supremacist accused of carrying out the killings at two mosques will represent himself in court.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that her cabinet has made an in-principle decision to tighten gun ownership in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosques massacre.

New Zealand cabinet agrees on tougher gun laws in principle – premier

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that her cabinet has made an in-principle decision to tighten gun ownership in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosques massacre.
A girl lays flowers at the Botanical Gardens memorial in Christchurch on Sunday. At least 36 were still receiving treatment at hospital, with 12 in critical condition. VINCENT THIAN-AP PHOTO

New Zealand: Christchurch residents pay tribute to victims of mosque shootings

Christchurch residents have paid tribute to victims of the mosque attacks as families waited for authorities to release the bodies for burials on Sunday.
People move the flowers after police removed a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch [Jorge Silva-Reuters]

New Zealand mosque attacks prompt flood of support for Muslims

New Zealanders have responded to the Christchurch mosque massacres with an outpouring of interfaith solidarity - crowdfunding millions of dollars, donating halal food and even offering to accompany local Muslims now scared to walk the streets.
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New Zealand asks unruly British tourists to leave

A group of British tourists has been asked to leave New Zealand after they were reported for shoplifting, littering, threatening residents and causing chaos, an immigration official said on Thursday.

Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers suffer 65-110 shock defeat to New Zealand

The Nigerian national basketball team, D’Tigers, were defeated on Friday by New Zealand in their first men’s preliminary round match at the on-going Commonwealth Games holding in Gold Coast, Australia.

New Zealand to ban foreigners from buying houses

New Zealand’s new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, on Tuesday said her government would ban foreign investors from buying houses in the country by early 2018.

New Zealand election stalemate leaves maverick Peters as kingmaker

New Zealand's cliffhanger election ended in a stalemate Saturday, leaving maverick populist Winston Peters of the New Zealand First (NZF) party to decide whether conservative Prime Minister Bill English or his youthful challenger Jacinda Ardern forms government.

WCQ: Argentina struggle to Venezuela draw

Argentina struggled to a 1-1 draw with Venezuela here Tuesday which left the South American giants’ 2018 World Cup qualification hopes hanging in the balance.

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