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China halts imports of New Zealand meat

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Hundreds of tons of frozen mutton, lamb and beef from New Zealand have been stranded on Chinese docks after China halted imports from the country due to a certification dispute.

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

World’s postal services struggle with lower demand

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In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, Sandra Vidulich is thrilled about her new leather boots delivered by postman John Lahmert in rural Otaki, New Zealand. New Zealand is considering cutting letter deliveries from six days a week to three as global demand for postal services dwindles. AP/Nick Perry

Sandra Vidulich is so excited about the leather boots she ordered through Amazon that she rips open the box in front of the postman and tries them on. “I looove them,” she declares, as the driveway at her tree-lined home in rural New Zealand briefly becomes a catwalk. “They’re cool.”

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Rare tornado kills 3 in New Zealand’s largest city

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Emergency workers walk through debris in Auckland, New Zealand, following a tornado Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. A small tornado ripped through the city, leaving at least three people dead. AP/New Zealand Herald, Chris Gorman

An unusually destructive tornado swept through neighborhoods around New Zealand’s largest city Thursday, killing three people and forcing 250 more to evacuate damaged and powerless homes.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Volcano erupts on New Zealand’s North Island

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A volcano has erupted on New Zealand’s North Island, spreading a layer of thick ash for several kilometers (miles) and causing some nearby residents to evacuate their homes. Some domestic flights were canceled.

Posted: August 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US students survive 9 days in New Zealand bush

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In this photo provided by Alec Brown, Alec (right) and his girlfriend Erica Klintworth pose near mountains at an unknown location. The two 21-year-old American students walked out of the New Zealand wilderness Sunday, June 10, 2012, after a snowstorm trapped them for nine days. AP PHOTO/ALEC BROWN

Two U.S. students trapped in the New Zealand wilderness by a snowstorm trekked back out to safety after surviving their nine-day ordeal by rationing their meager supplies of trail mix and warming themselves in hot springs.

Posted: June 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cardboard cathedral planned in New Zealand

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The idea may sound flimsy, particularly given that cathedrals tend to be known for their solid presence: the flying buttresses, the soaring domes, the Gothic grandeur. But in the earthquake-devastated city of Christchurch, Anglican leaders believe it will deliver both a temporary solution and a statement about the city’s recovery.

Posted: April 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Oil from stuck ship washes onto New Zealand beach

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Small amounts of oil from a container ship stuck on a reef for days began washing up at a popular New Zealand beach on Monday, while work to extract oil from the vessel was called off because of weather concerns.

Posted: October 10th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Stranded penguin moved to NZ zoo over health fears

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Fears over the health of a young Emperor penguin stranded on a New Zealand beach have prompted officials to move it to a local zoo. The penguin’s rare 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) journey from Antarctica has captured the imagination of many here in the South Pacific and around the world. But veterinarians and [...]

Posted: June 24th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Antarctic penguin makes rare visit to New Zealand

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A young Emperor penguin took a rare wrong turn from the Antarctic and ended up stranded on a New Zealand beach — the first time in 44 years the aquatic bird has been sighted in the South Pacific country.

Posted: June 21st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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