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New Zealand bans 'zero hour' contracts New Zealand has passed legislation banning 'zero hour' contractsto end the use of deals criticised as exploitative.
11 марта 2016
Singer Chris Brown. ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
 Chris Brown thanks 'strong New Zealand women' for support American R&B singer Chris Brown thanked New Zealand women's advocates for supporting his plan to perform in the country, despite a domestic violence conviction which could see him banned.
02 октября 2015
Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington state President Barack Obama declared an emergency for wildfire-ravaged Washington state, as Australia and New Zealand sent firefighters to help US crews.
22 августа 2015
AC/DC drummer avoids jail over drugs, kill threat AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd avoided prison after threatening to kill an employee, but a New Zealand judge warned him jail beckoned if his "rock star lifestyle" continued.
09 июля 2015
Rugby fan Prince Harry meets All Blacks on NZ tour Britain's Prince Harry met current and former All Blacks during his tour of New Zealand and was presented with a jersey from the reigning world champions.
15 мая 2015
McDonald's faces 'cockroach burger' claim in New Zealand Fast food giant McDonald's said it was aware of a New Zealand woman's allegation she found a half-eaten cockroach in a hamburger bought at one of its South Island restaurants.
20 апреля 2015
Prime Minister John Key. ©Reuters N.Zealand PM hits back at swipe by 'Luminaries' author Catton New Zealand prime minister John Key hit back at criticism of his government by the country's Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton.
02 февраля 2015
Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits New Zealand's South Island New Zealand scientists warned South Island residents to expect a swarm of aftershocks following a strong early morning six-magnitude earthquake.
06 января 2015
Details emerge of allegations against AC/DC drummer New Zealand prosecutors revealed that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's legal woes stem from a telephone call in which he allegedly threatened to kill a contractor and his daughter
05 декабря 2014
Warrant briefly issued for AC/DC drummer over court no-show A warrant was briefly issued for the arrest of AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd when he failed to arrive on time at a New Zealand court to face a threatening to kill charge.
26 ноября 2014
Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer dropped A charge alleging that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was involved in a murder plot was dropped after New Zealand authorities found there was insufficient evidence
07 ноября 2014
A New Zealand flag. ©REUTERS New Zealanders to vote on flag change New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on whether to change the national flag, Prime Minister John Key said.
29 октября 2014
Prime Minister John Key. ©Reuters New Zealand PM says UN seat a win for small states New Zealand's election to the UN Security Council is a victory for small states that shows chequebook diplomacy is not needed to win a spot at the top table.
17 октября 2014
Mickey Mouse currency a money spinner for tiny Niue The Pacific nation of Niue has released new coins with images of Disney characters on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other.
13 октября 2014
©REUTERS/Mike Segar Boycott threat over rare New Zealand dolphin Environmentalists are threatening to call a boycott of New Zealand's billion-dollar seafood export industry .
03 октября 2014
New Zealand opposition leader David Cunliffe . ©Reuters New Zealand opposition leader quits after poll rout New Zealand opposition leader David Cunliffe bowed to mounting pressure and quit.
27 сентября 2014
Prime Minister John Key.  ©Reuters New Zealand PM pushes flag change after election win New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he would press ahead with plans to hold a referendum to change the national flag following his election triumph.
22 сентября 2014
New Zealanders vote in 'dirty tricks' election Counting was underway in a cliffhanger New Zealand election with conservative Prime Minister John Key tipped for a narrow victory in a campaign.
20 сентября 2014
©Reuters New Zealand PM tips tight election battle Prime Minister John Key predicted a "close" and "hard fought" New Zealand general election next month.
18 августа 2014
TV star Rolf Harris jailed for five years over sex assaults Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was jailed for five years and nine months for a string of sexual assaults against girls.
05 июля 2014

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