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New Zealand approves paid leave after miscarriage, and encourages the world to follow

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New Zealand will become one of the world's only countries to offer paid bereavement leave for workers who suffer a miscarriage, after lawmakers unanimously approved the motion on Wednesday. Employees in the country ...

This face-planting albatross in New Zealand is the laugh we all need

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Birds are often synonymous with grace, elegance and agility. But one clumsy albatross might have just ruined this illusion. In a live stream shared online, a northern royal albatross in New Zealand managed to face-p...

Free sanitary products for all New Zealand schools to beat period poverty, Ardern announces

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WellingtonAll New Zealand schools will have free access to sanitary products from June, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday, an initiative aimed at stamping out period poverty in the country. The anno...

Māori lawmaker ejected from New Zealand parliament for refusing to wear a ‘colonial noose’

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Wellington, New ZealandA New Zealand Māori leader who was ejected from parliament this week for refusing to wear a necktie in the chamber said forcing him to a Western dress code was a breach of his rights and an att...

New Zealand plans national syllabus on Māori and UK colonial history

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Wellington, New ZealandNew Zealand's government on Wednesday proposed that all children learn the history of Māori people and British colonization in a set course that teachers must follow, ending a system where scho...

Axe-wielding man smashes New Zealand Parliament building doors

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A man smashed the glass front doors of New Zealand's Parliament building with an axe early on Wednesday morning, according to authorities in the country. Police officers were called to the scene in the capital Welli...

New Zealand woman, 19, dies after suspected shark attack

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A 19-year-old woman died Thursday after a suspected shark attack in New Zealand's North Island. According to local police, the woman was injured while in the waters off Waihī Beach late on Thursday afternoon, and di...

Manukura, the only white kiwi bird ever born in captivity, dies in New Zealand after surgery

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A rare, snow-white kiwi bird that inspired a children's book and was the first of its kind ever hatched in captivity has died in New Zealand after multiple surgeries to remove an unfertilized egg. The kiwi -- named ...

New Zealand inquiry finds quarter of a million abused in state and faith-based care

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Up to a quarter of a million children, young people and vulnerable adults were abused in New Zealand's faith-based and state care institutions in the past several decades, a public inquiry revealed on Wednesday. An i...

2023 Rugby World Cup draw confirmed as New Zealand face host France in pool stage

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Three-time winner New Zealand will face host France at the 2023 Rugby World Cup after the pool stage draw was made on Monday. Both the All Blacks and France, which last hosted the tournament in 2007, will be confid...

New Zealand media giant Stuff apologizes for racism toward indigenous Māori people

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New Zealand's largest media publisher, Stuff, has publicly apologized for the way it has portrayed Māori people, after an internal investigation uncovered evidence of "racism and marginalisation" in its representati...

Nearly 100 whales die in mass stranding in New Zealand

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Nearly 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand's Department of Conservation said Wednesday. Some 97 whales and three dolphins died in the stranding, which conservation depa...

New Zealand discovers 1,500 fraudulent votes … in an election on birds

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The candidates have feathers and the policy platforms are non-existent. It's New Zealand's Bird of the Year vote -- and just like a regular election, there are concerns over keeping the vote fair. More than 1,500 fr...

New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia for terminally ill patients

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New Zealanders have voted in favor of legalizing euthanasia for people with a terminal illness -- clearing the way for the controversial proposition to become law in 2021. More than 65% of voters backed the propos...