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More eruptions predicted for volcano off Tonga as tsunami’s effects felt around the globe

More eruptions predicted for volcano off Tonga as tsunami’s effects felt around the globe

University of Auckland Professor Shane Cronin, a volcanologist, says there will “almost certainly be more eruptions” in the next few days and weeks.

  • by Lucy Carroll and Ben Grubb

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Omicron keeps New Zealand borders shut for longer

Omicron keeps New Zealand borders shut for longer

The Ardern government had planned to allow fully vaccinated citizens and residents to arrive from Australia from January 16 without going through quarantine.

  • by Praveen Menon
NZ to create first smoke-free generation with lifetime tobacco ban

NZ to create first smoke-free generation with lifetime tobacco ban

“People aged 14 when the law comes into effect will never be able to legally purchase tobacco.”

  • by Bridie Witton
‘I’m not John Key’: Ex-Air NZ boss the latest opposition leader to face Ardern

‘I’m not John Key’: Ex-Air NZ boss the latest opposition leader to face Ardern

Chris Luxon may be the answer National has been looking for all along to take on the likeable NZ Prime Minister, but he’s hedging his bets.

  • by Henry Cooke
‘Critical we pull our weight’: Ardern commits NZ to halve emissions by 2030

‘Critical we pull our weight’: Ardern commits NZ to halve emissions by 2030

Two-thirds of the reduction could come from purchasing offshore climate offsets or other global reductions New Zealand purchases, rather than a domestic cut.

  • by Henry Cooke and Mandy Te
New Zealand could join AUKUS security pact to boost cyber technologies

New Zealand could join AUKUS security pact to boost cyber technologies

New Zealand’s top diplomat in Canberra said her nation could join the agreement to collaborate on the development of emerging cyber technologies including artificial intelligence quantum computing.

  • by Anthony Galloway
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Jacinda Ardern’s climate summit problem is the opposite of Scott Morrison’s

Jacinda Ardern’s climate summit problem is the opposite of Scott Morrison’s

Why is Ardern, who called climate change the nuclear-free issue of her generation, not making the trip to Glasgow?

  • by Henry Cooke
New Zealand orders health workers, education staff jabbed by January

New Zealand orders health workers, education staff jabbed by January

Health care workers must be fully vaccinated by December and teachers and education workers by the start of 2022.

  • by Nick Perry
Left behind: progressives need to catch up with Perrottet and stop being so afraid of freedom

Left behind: progressives need to catch up with Perrottet and stop being so afraid of freedom

The left risks being marooned in the pre-vaccine world of 2020, still criticising Liberal political leaders for exposing Australians to COVID rather than offering their own alternative. There is no optimism, no energy, no hope.

  • by Tim Soutphommasane and Marc Stears
Isolated China becomes last country still chasing COVID zero

Isolated China becomes last country still chasing COVID zero

One by one, countries like Singapore and Australia have decided that COVID zero is unsustainable, but China’s resolve to stamp out every infection appears to have only grown stronger.

  • by Michelle Fay Cortez and Ainsley Thomson
PM Morrison cool on Glasgow but Rudd says he must go

PM Morrison cool on Glasgow but Rudd says he must go

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has played down the need to travel to Europe for global talks on climate change but former prime minister Kevin Rudd says he must go.

  • by David Crowe