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Australia reports no COVID-19 deaths for third day, hotspot faces longer lockdown

Neighbouring New Zealand reported four new cases on Saturday, all returned travelers in quarantine

10 Oct 2020 3:40 PM

Australian writer to face trial in China for espionage charges

Diplomatic relations between the two have deteriorated after China imposed trade reprisals in response to Australia’s COVID-19 probe call

10 Oct 2020 9:44 AM

Poll says Jacinda Ardern poised for big win in New Zealand election

All recent polls have pointed to a victory for Ardern’s Labour Party, governing in a coalition with the Greens and New Zealand First

08 Oct 2020 3:03 PM

14 million tonnes of microplastics on sea floor: Australian study

The quantity of the tiny pollutants was 25 times greater than previous localised studies had shown

07 Oct 2020 11:38 AM

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern says 'we beat the virus again'

Ardern announced restrictions in the country's largest city would be eased, after a second COVID-19 wave was contained

05 Oct 2020 10:17 AM

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New Zealand sees first case-free day in five weeks

Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of community transmission

18 Sep 2020 10:07 AM

Australia's Victoria reports lowest COVID-19 cases since June

Residents in the state can now have outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, and cafes will be able to seat up to 50 people outside

17 Sep 2020 10:43 AM

New Zealand to lift virus curbs in most of country on September 21

New Zealand on Monday reported one new case of coronavirus in the community, taking the total number of cases to 1,447 and 24 deaths

14 Sep 2020 11:00 AM

Humpback whales stray up tropical Aussie river

Park authorities have set up a partial exclusion zone to protect unwitting boaters and whales, which can grow up to 16 metres long

12 Sep 2020 2:42 PM

Antarctica is still free of COVID-19. Can it stay that way?

Until this year, conversations with incoming visitors focused on preparing the newcomers. Now the advice goes both ways

12 Sep 2020 2:02 PM

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Koala row threatens leader of Australia's biggest state

The uniquely Australian political stoush comes months after unprecedented bushfires destroyed vast swathes of koala habitat

10 Sep 2020 12:24 PM

New Zealand government to honour Maori New Year if reelected

Many people have argued that marking the day would help recognise the nation's indigenous people

07 Sep 2020 1:08 PM

Melbourne will remain in lockdown until at least October 26

Scuffles between protesters and police resulted in more than 160 fines for contravening lockdown measures or not wearing a mask

06 Sep 2020 11:22 AM

Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Australia just as cases start to come down

Four men were arrested and charged with incitement over the so-called 'Freedom Day' protests planned for several Melbourne locations

05 Sep 2020 2:15 PM

New Zealand records first COVID-19 death in over three months

Health officials said the man was part of a second-wave cluster of infections that emerged in Auckland last month

04 Sep 2020 2:09 PM

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2 pythons weighing 100 pounds collapse kitchen ceiling in Australia

The house owner found the culprits, one 2.8 meters and the other 2.5 meters long slithering into a bedroom and living room

02 Sep 2020 2:29 PM

7 Air India passengers test COVID-19 positive in New Zealand after arrival from Delhi

Hong Kong had earlier barred Air India flights from landing after the same thing happened there

29 Aug 2020 9:58 AM

New Zealand court sentences Christchurch mosque shooter to life imprisonment without parole

Tarrant admitted to 51 charges of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act in 2019

27 Aug 2020 8:50 AM

China feels betrayed by Australia’s push for coronavirus origin enquiry

The envoy quoted the play Julius Caesar in which the dictator realizes that his friend Brutus is among those who are about to knife him

26 Aug 2020 2:48 PM

Christchurch shooter has nothing to say at court sentencing

Tarrant watched the speakers, occasionally giving a small nod or covering his mouth as he laughs at jokes, often made at his expense

26 Aug 2020 2:25 PM

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