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Air New Zealand warns of flight disruptions as Cyclone Gita bears down

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Air New Zealand warned on Monday flights in and out of New Zealand faced major disruptions this week due to Cyclone Gita, set to hit the country on Tuesday, and encouraged passengers to defer traveling.

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Explorer: At New Zealand Trail Huts, Shelter, Conversation and Community

Sometimes there’s solitude. Other times, lively discussions with new friends. And at every stop in the hut system there’s the Intentions Book. It’s must-reading.

New Zealand nytimes.com

The Life and Death of Nigel, the World’s Loneliest Seabird

The gannet won hearts with his devotion to a concrete decoy on an uninhabited New Zealand island. His story shines a light on efforts to repopulate the island.

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Hundreds of stranded tourists freed as roads reopen in New Zealand

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of tourists trapped in a remote New Zealand town for 48 hours after a strong storm damaged roads were freed on Saturday after authorities cleared a highway.

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Hundreds of tourists stranded in New Zealand as storm batters much of the country

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of tourists in New Zealand were left stranded on Friday after a strong storm damaged roads, uprooted trees and felled power lines.

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Search resumes after eight survivors of Kiribati ferry rescued

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand military planes on Monday were scouring a section of the Pacific Ocean for more survivors from a missing ferry after eight people were rescued from a dingy that was adrift for days.

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Seven survivors found week after Kiribati ferry went missing

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Seven survivors from a ferry that went missing in the Pacific Ocean a week ago were found adrift in a dinghy by a search plane on Sunday, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) said.

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New Zealand’s Leader, Jacinda Ardern, Says She Is Pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, 37, who became New Zealand’s prime minister in October, said she expected to give birth in June and then take six weeks of parental leave.

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Says That She Is Pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, 37, who became New Zealand’s prime minister in October, said she expected to give birth in June and then take six weeks of parental leave.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister is pregnant

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday that she and her partner, Clarke Gayford, are expecting their first child in June.

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, and planned to take a short break after the birth in June.

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces she is pregnant with first child

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday that she was pregnant with her first child, which was due in June.

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Boxing: Joshua decries 'fake news' about his chin

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua has dismissed as 'fake news' suggestions that he has a weak chin ahead of his world heavyweight unification bout with New Zealander Joseph Parker.

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UPDATE 1-New Zealand's a2 Milk expands U.S. business to north east

Jan 16 (Reuters) - New Zealand's a2 Milk Company Ltd said on Tuesday that it was expanding its operations in the United States to include the country's north-east region.

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New Zealand's a2 Milk expands U.S. business to the North East

Jan 16 (Reuters) - New Zealand's a2 Milk Company Ltd said on Tuesday that it was expanding its operations in the United States to include the country's north-east region.

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Joshua faces Parker in heavyweight unification bout in March

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua will put his perfect 20-fight, 20-knock-out record on the line when he takes on New Zealand's Joseph Parker in a world heavyweight unification bout in Cardiff, Wales on March 31.

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Bautista Agut beats del Potro to win Auckland title

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Roberto Bautista Agut continued to shine in New Zealand when the Spaniard won his second Auckland Classic title with a 6-1 4-6 7-5 victory over second seed Juan Martin del Potro on Saturday.

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New Zealand to test dairy farms nationally for cattle disease

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will roll out a nationwide program to test dairy farms for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis as the number of affected properties steadily grows, the Ministry for Primary Industries said on Friday.

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New Zealand storm sparks evacuations and cuts power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Gale-force winds battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, tearing off roofs, bringing down trees, cutting power and forcing residents to flee flooded seaside towns.

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Storm pummels New Zealand's North Island, leaving thousands without power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A huge storm battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power and forcing evacuations in low-lying areas.

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Israel ambassador asks to meet New Zealand pop star Lorde over canceled show

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Israel's ambassador to New Zealand on Wednesday appealed to the pop star Lorde to meet him after she canceled a show in Tel Aviv after appeals from activists for her to shun Israel as a protest against its treatment of Palestinians.

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Team New Zealand boss endorses America's Cup preferred base venue

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The choice of venue for the next America's Cup regatta in Auckland has been endorsed by Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton.

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Waddling into history: huge ancient penguin inhabited New Zealand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unearthed in New Zealand fossil bones of what might be the heavyweight champion of the penguin world, a bird nearly 6 feet tall (1.77 meters) that thrived 55 to 60 million years ago, relatively soon after the demise of the dinosaurs.

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NZ's Fisher & Paykel sues Resmed in Australia over patent dispute

(Reuters) - New Zealand's Fisher & Paykel Healthcare filed a lawsuit in Australia on Tuesday against Resmed Inc alleging the medical device manufacturer's respiratory treatment products violate four Fisher & Paykel patents.

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UPDATE 1-NZ's Fisher & Paykel sues Resmed in Australia over patent dispute

Dec 12 (Reuters) - New Zealand's Fisher & Paykel Healthcare filed a lawsuit in Australia on Tuesday against Resmed Inc alleging the medical device manufacturer's respiratory treatment products violate four Fisher & Paykel patents.

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NZ's Fisher & Paykel sues Resmed in patent dispute

Dec 12 (Reuters) - New Zealand's Fisher & Paykel Healthcare filed a lawsuit in Australia on Tuesday against Resmed Inc alleging the medical device manufacturer's respiratory treatment products violate four Fisher & Paykel patents.

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Ice hockey brothers first bans after NZ drug probe

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Two brothers who played ice hockey for New Zealand have become the first athletes to be banned after an investigation into the sale of performance-enhancing drugs to amateur sportspeople in the country.

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Spark NZ expects to roll out 5G in next few years

(Reuters) - New Zealand telecommunications company Spark New Zealand said on Friday its plans for a fifth-generation network (5G) are progressing well and it expects to roll it out within the "next few years."

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Weightlifting: New Zealand transgender wins medal, Talakhadze breaks records

ANAHEIM (Reuters) - A transgender weightlifter from New Zealand and an Iranian returning from an eight-year doping ban both won silver medals at the World Championships on the final day, which also witnessed two world records for Georgian Lasha Talakhadze.

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Two kiwi species no longer endangered

Conservation efforts in New Zealand to save the flightless kiwi bird have paid off, with two species -- the Northern brown and the rowi -- no longer at a high risk of extinction.

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New Zealand foreign minister praises China ties, damps fears of protectionism

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will develop a close relationship with China, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday, putting to rest fears that his protectionist campaign rhetoric would fuel tension with a key trading partner.

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Weightlifting: New Zealand transgender lifter bids for gold at worlds

ANAHEIM (Reuters) - A New Zealand transgender lifter will go for gold against an American Olympic medalist when the super-heavyweight classes bring the weightlifting World Championships to a close on Tuesday.

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Hilarious police recruitment video goes viral

A New Zealand Police Department recruitment video has gone viral, racking up millions of views since it was posted.

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Air New Zealand, Swiss travel platform Winding Tree in blockchain tie-up

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Air New Zealand said on Wednesday it has teamed up with Swiss travel start-up Winding Tree to explore applications based on blockchain technology that could help the national flag carrier of New Zealand improve the efficiency and security of services such as booking and baggage tracking.

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New monohull boat design unveiled for 2021 America's Cup

(Reuters) - The boats teams will race at the 2021 America's Cup in New Zealand will feature monohulls, a departure from the catamarans used during this year's competition in Bermuda, the designers said on Monday.

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Australia, NZ officials discuss screening for Manus refugees - NZ PM

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand and Australia have begun talks about screening procedures for asylum seekers holding out in a Papua New Guinea detention center, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, amid reports of worsening health conditions there.

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NZ rules out resettlement of Manus refugees without Australia's support

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand will not resettle refugees occupying a shuttered Australian-run detention in Papua New Guinea without Australia's agreement, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday, rejecting a suggestion to deal with PNG directly.

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Hartley and Gasly to race for Toro Rosso in 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley and French driver Pierre Gasly will race for Toro Rosso next season, the Red Bull-owned Formula One team said on Thursday.

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Eighth New Zealand farm tests positive for cattle disease

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Primary Industries ministry said on Wednesday that an eighth farm in the country's South Island has tested positive for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis, which can seriously affect animal health.

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Australia should accept New Zealand offer to resettle detained refugees: UNHCR

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday urged Australia to accept New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 refugees from an abandoned Australian-run detention centre in Papua New Guinea, as about 450 men remain barricaded inside without food or water.

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BRIEF-Skyline Medical partners with Device Technologies

* Says ‍has partnered with Device Technologies to market STREAMWAY System in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Pacific Islands​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Asia stocks near decade highs on buoyant Wall Street, kiwi rallies

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asia stocks hovered near a decade high on Thursday following another record breaking day on Wall Street, while the New Zealand dollar rallied as hawkish-sounding statements by the country's central bank boosted the recently battered currency.

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New Zealand's Prime Moggy, Paddles the six-toed cat, meets an untimely end

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Paddles, the New Zealand prime minister's ginger cat, may have had six toes and a wide social media following but she has run out of lives.

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Boxing: Parker, Joshua keen to fight next, says New Zealander's promoter

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua and New Zealander Joseph Parker are keen to fight each other in a heavyweight title clash early next year but the finances have to be right for both boxers, Parker's promoter said on Wednesday.

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Motor racing: Hartley takes world endurance title with Porsche

(Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley, who last month made his Formula One debut with the Toro Rosso team, won the world endurance championship with Porsche for the second time on Sunday.

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Soccer: Peru's doctor says team did not give striker stimulant

LIMA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Peru's team doctor said strict controls on what they gave their players meant there was no way they could have administered the stimulant that led FIFA to ban captain Paolo Guerrero from two crucial World Cup playoff matches against New Zealand.

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New Zealand's ambitious plan to get rid of invasive species

When the British explorer Captain James Cook was first exploring the South Pacific, he told his crew that the first man to spot land would get two gallons of rum.

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New Zealand offer to take 150 refugees could help Australia defuse PNG stand-off

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would offer to take 150 refugees held by Australia when she meets counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday, promising Canberra a breather from a stand-off at a Papua New Guinea detention site.

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The 'most excellent' airlines for 2018

Air New Zealand gets regular kudos for innovating everything from in-flight services to safety videos, its funky films featuring Hobbits and other famous Kiwis.

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TPP talks without U.S. near final stretch ahead of APEC

URAYASU, Japan (Reuters) - The 11 remaining nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the United States edged towards sealing a comprehensive free trade pact after New Zealand agreed to amend laws that are not subject to TPP, to enable its ban on foreign home purchases.

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Visiting the adventure capital of the world

Bill Weir gets a healthy dose of adrenaline as he tries to understand New Zealand's obsession with extreme sports. Tune in to "The Wonder List" Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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New Zealand PM says ban on foreign home buyers to start early 2018

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday a ban on foreigners buying existing homes would begin in early 2018, but the restrictions would not apply to Australians.

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New Zealand premier says ban on foreign home buyers to start early 2018

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday a ban on foreigners buying existing homes would begin in early 2018, but the ban would not apply to Australians seeking to buy homes in New Zealand.

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Motor racing: Tost indicates Hartley and Gasly to stay for 2018

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley and French rookie Pierre Gasly are likely to be retained as Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso's Formula One lineup next season, team principal Franz Tost said on Friday.

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BRIEF-GE Australia announces Max York as new Australian CEO

* GE Australia announces Max York as new Australian CEO Kevin Hart appointed CEO of GE New Zealand and GE Papua New Guinea Source text : http://bit.ly/2yN7Xlx Further company coverage:

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NZ Prime Minister heads to trade talks with foreign investment ban on her mind

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday she will seek to renegotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Vietnam in two weeks' time to allow the government to ban foreign speculators buying New Zealand existing homes.

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US Ambassador under investigation

US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Scott Brown says cultural differences prompted an investigation into comments he made that caused "offense" at an event in Samoa -- and that politics might have played a part as well.

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Eminem wins lawsuit against New Zealand political party

You better lose yourself the moment you try to copy an Eminem song.

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U.S. rapper Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political ads

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 to U.S. rapper Eminem for using music similar to his 2002 hit "Lose Yourself" in a television commercial to help win a national election.

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Apple acquires New Zealand wireless charging company

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Apple, which recently said it was including wireless charging in its latest iPhone X and iPhone 8 smartphones, has acquired New Zealand firm PowerbyProxi that designs wireless power products for consumers and industry. 

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New Zealand protectionist Winston Peters appointed deputy PM, foreign minister

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Veteran protectionist politician Winston Peters was appointed New Zealand's new deputy prime minister and foreign minister on Wednesday, saying he would seek a greater voice in international affairs, including North Korea.

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New Zealand First leader Winston Peters to become deputy PM, foreign minister

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters has been appointed deputy prime minister and foreign minister, prime minister-designate Jacinda Ardern said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Asian shares hover near recent highs; NZ$ at five-month lows

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares held near recent decade highs on Tuesday and major currencies kept to narrow ranges, while the New Zealand dollar stumbled to five-month lows as the incoming Labour coalition's policies unsettled investors.

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Unlikely allies eye vote to legalize cannabis in New Zealand

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand could become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize cannabis for personal use after an unlikely alliance of populist, centrist and leftist parties put drug policy immediately on the agenda of the incoming government.

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Asian shares hover near recent highs; NZ dollar slips

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares held within striking distance of recent decade highs on Tuesday and major currencies kept to narrow ranges, while the New Zealand dollar fell after the country's incoming Labour government laid out its left-leaning priorities.

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Motor racing - Toro Rosso drop Kvyat and give Hartley another go

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Toro Rosso have dropped Russian Daniil Kvyat for Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix and handed Brendon Hartley a second chance after the New Zealander made a strong debut in Texas at the weekend.

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New Zealand PM-designate confirms review of central bank act

SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand prime minister-designate Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday her new Labour-led government planned to review and reform the central bank act.

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New Zealand populist to become deputy prime minister, foreign minister: media

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's populist power broker, Winston Peters, will be appointed deputy prime minister and foreign minister when Cabinet positions are revealed this week, local media reported on Tuesday.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover: monitor

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, that could accelerate deforestation blamed for climate change, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover in 2016: monitor GFW

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Four new faces but no Retallick in All Blacks squad

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand named four uncapped players on Monday in the squad for their end-of-season tour but lock Brodie Retallick will not be on the plane to Europe as he deals with a personal matter.

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Motor racing: Hartley will have hefty grid penalty for F1 debut

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley collected a grid penalty before he had even stepped into the car for his Formula One debut at the U.S. Grand Prix on Friday.

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Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Sudden Star, Gets Set to Govern

A policy “geek” promising a fairer deal took over a foundering party and, at 37, rode progressives’ ardor to national power in a matter of weeks.

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NZ Prime Minister-elect Ardern focuses on final touches in coalition deal, NZ dollar sinks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, a day after becoming the Pacific nation's youngest leader in recent times.

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NZ Prime Minister-elect Ardern focuses on final touches in coalition deal

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, one day after becoming the Pacific nation's youngest leader in more than 150 years.

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Motor racing: Hartley calls on his old mates for advice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley has been grilling fellow-Antipodeans Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo for all the information he can get as he prepares for his Formula One debut in Texas on Sunday.

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New Zealand names youngest female leader

Jacinda Ardern will be the next New Zealand Prime Minister, after Winston Peters, the leader of the minority NZ First agreed Thursday to support Ardern's Labour party in a coalition government.

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Ardern to be next New Zealand PM, spelling changes for economy, immigration

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will get its youngest prime minister in more than 150 years after the small, nationalist New Zealand First Party agreed to form a new government with Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, ending the National Party's decade in power.

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Ardern to be next New Zealand prime minister, spelling big change for economy

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's next prime minister will be Jacinda Ardern, whose Labour party won the support of a small nationalist party to form the government, spelling big changes for a small but open economy, whose currency hit a 4-1/2-month low on the news.

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Ardern to be next NZ prime minister, spelling big change for economy

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's next prime minister will be Jacinda Ardern, whose Labour party won the support of a small nationalist party to form the government, spelling big changes for a small but open economy, whose currency hit a 4-1/2-month low on the news.

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Feature: The Superweirdo Behind ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

To revamp the most boring superhero in the Marvel pantheon, the company turned to an eccentric indie filmmaker from New Zealand. Will Americans like the view inside Taika Waititi’s head?

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New Zealand Labour to form next government with support of small nationalist party

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Labour leader Jacinda Ardern will form the country's next government after gaining the support of a small nationalist party holding the balance of power following an inconclusive Sept. 23 election.

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Labour Set to Form Government After Combative New Zealand Election

A minor party’s support puts Jacinda Ardern in line to be prime minister, capping a remarkable turnaround for the opposition after nine years out of power.

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New Zealand First says supports Labour Party for government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said on Thursday he would support the Labour Party to form government after an inconclusive Sept. 23 election, making Jacinda Ardern the country's third female prime minister.

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New Zealand kingmaker set to announce which party it will back for government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The small New Zealand party holding the balance of power after inconclusive elections will announce on Thursday which party it will back in government, ending weeks of political limbo that have hurt the currency and business sentiment.

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New Zealand's kingmaker party sets Thursday to unveil result of talks to form government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's small nationalist party, which holds the balance of power after last month's inconclusive elections, will make an announcement on Thursday on the result of talks with the two major parties to form the next government.

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New Zealand's kingmaker holds caucus meeting amid talk decision is close

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's small nationalist party, which has a key role in deciding the next government, is holding a meeting of its caucus on Wednesday as they near a decision on which party to back in a coalition.

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Australia's ANZ sells pension business to IOOF for $766 million

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd has sold its pension unit to IOOF Holdings for A$975 million ($766 million), joining the rush of Australian banks quitting non-core and...

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Australia's ANZ Bank sells pension business to IOOF for $766 million

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian No. 4 lender Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd sold its pension unit to financial services company IOOF Holdings for A$975 million ($766 million), continuing...

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JPMorgan launches payments network using blockchain technology

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Monday it launched a new payment processing network that uses blockchain technology, in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group .

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New Zealand may have to wait until end of week for new government: Prime Minister

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand acting Prime Minister Bill English on Monday said it could take until the end of the week to confirm the country's next government.

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New Zealander Hartley to make F1 debut in Austin

LONDON (Reuters) - Brendon Hartley will become New Zealand's first Formula One driver in 33 years at next week's U.S. Grand Prix after being called up by Toro Rosso on Friday as replacement for French rookie Pierre Gasly.

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Motor racing: New Zealander Hartley to make F1 debut in Austin

LONDON (Reuters) - Brendon Hartley will become New Zealand's first Formula One driver in 33 years at next week's U.S. Grand Prix after being called up by Toro Rosso on Friday as replacement for French rookie Pierre Gasly.

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Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia qualify for World Cup

(Reuters) - Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia qualified for next year's World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American matches that also saw Peru clinch a spot in a playoff against New Zealand.

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New Zealand parties kick off fourth day of talks after key decision delay

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A small New Zealand party that holds the balance of power after an inconclusive election will hold a fourth day of talks aimed at helping to form a government on Wednesday, one day after it said it had delayed a decision on which party it would back.

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Wasp named after Harry Potter villain

A biologist in New Zealand wants to clean up the image of wasps -- by naming one after Lucius Malfoy, one of Harry Potter's arch-enemies in the fantasy fiction series.

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NZ First leader welcomes politically driven drop in NZ$

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The leader of the small nationalist party that will decide New Zealand's next government said on Tuesday that exporters should welcome a recent fall in the local dollar following an inconclusive general election.

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NZ First leader says foreign ownership to be part of coalition wrangling

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The party holding the balance of power in New Zealand's election said on Monday foreign ownership restrictions would be part of its coalition talks, after a final tally showing greater support for the center-left bloc drove the local dollar to a four-month low.

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NZ currency hits four-month low as government negotiations heat up

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The New Zealand currency sank to a four-month low on Monday after a final vote count in the country's tight general election released over the weekend failed to identify a clear winner.

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New Zealand parties hold talks to form government after final vote tally

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's major political parties will be meeting on Sunday, with the small nationalist party that holds the balance of power after the Sept. 23 election expected to hold talks about the formation of the next government.