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New Zealand sorry over mosque shooter’s ‘hateful’ letter

New Zealand officials apologise after allowing the alleged Christchurch mosque shooter to send a letter from prison espousing 'hateful' views which was later shared online.

New Zealand gunman’s letter from jail circulates online

The six-page letter written by Brenton Tarrant posted online on 4chan expressed his political and social views.

All Blacks, PM Ardern honour rugby icon Lochore

Lochore, who died of cancer last weekend at 78, played 68 games for the All Blacks and was the captain in 18 Tests.

New Zealand to decriminalise abortion laws, critics say bill falls short

New Zealand's plan to decriminalise abortion laws would be a major reform in the country in four decades.

Canberra dismisses NZ concern over deported convicts

Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton denies New Zealanders are being singled out and says Australia's deportation policy will not change.

NZ PM ‘utterly’ disagrees with Trump tweets

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Canadian leader Justin Trudeau have also condemned the tweets.

New Zealand PM’s neighbour lets the cat out of the bag

Only now do we learn of the much-loved Paddles also popularly known as the 'First Cat' death in November 2017.

New Zealand unveils new ‘wellbeing’ budget with US$2.5 billion spending

New Zealand unveils a US$2.5-billion-dollar spending package under its ‘wellbeing’ budget, prioritizing mental health and alleviating child poverty while also cutting its growth forecast.

Skeptics abound as New Zealand sets sights on first ‘wellbeing’ budget

New Zealanders anticipate Jacinda Ardern’s government's unveiling of the nation’s first ‘wellbeing’ budget.

NZ PM Ardern engaged to partner after Easter proposal

News of their engagement broke after journalists noticed Ardern wearing a ring on her middle finger at a public event on Friday.

NZ, France announce bid to end violent extremism online

Political leaders and tech company executives to commit to 'Christchurch call' pledge to eliminate terrorism and violent extremism online.

New Zealand’s revises national security threat level to medium

The country's threat level had been raised to high following a mass shooting in Christchurch last month.

Top judge named to head Christchurch massacre inquiry

The Royal Commission probe, the most powerful judicial inquiry available under New Zealand law, will be led by Supreme Court Judge William Young and report its findings by December 10.

New Zealand tighten gun laws in wake of mosques shootings

The easy access of guns and the New Zealand mosque massacre has resulted in stricter gun laws by New Zealand parliament.

NZ PM welcomes Facebook bans on white nationalism, separatism

Facebook's ban was a shift in policy after criticism by civil rights groups that it was failing to confront extremism.

New Zealand women face praise and protests for donning the hijab

Campaign to show solidarity with Muslims panned by activists in Malaysia and Iran.

New Zealand tubuh Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja kaji serangan ganas di Christchurch

Suruhanjaya berkenaan akan menyiasat keadaan tertentu yang membawa kepada serangan ganas di 2 buah masjid di Christchurch pada 15 Mac.

Thousands attend NZ vigil, rally to fight racism, remember Christchurch victims

About 15,000 turned out for an evening vigil in Christchurch in a park near the Al-Noor mosque.

Hundreds of Kiwis call police to turn in weapons after ban

In the first 20 hours after the ban took effect, nearly 500 people had called a special hotline set up by police for people to arrange the gun hand-ins.

NZ bans sale of assault, semi-automatics rifles

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also said high capacity magazines and devices similar to bump stocks will also be banned.

NZ foreign minister heads to Turkey to ‘confront’ Erdogan’s mosque shooting...

Winston Peters will seek an explanation from Turkey over its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan comments on the mosque massacre.

NZ PM urges global action on social media perils

Social media companies have long argued they are not responsible for content on their platforms but Jacinda Ardern countered that this is not an excuse.

‘Our darkest of days’: PM Ardern voices New Zealand’s grief

Jacinda Ardern will push for s a ban on semi-automatic weapons and Wellington has made in-principle decisions to change gun laws which she will announce next Monday.

New Zealand overhauls gun laws after mosque massacre

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's cabinet will begin overhauling its gun laws today after the wake of the nation's worst mass shooting on Friday.