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New Zealand: Island country in the South Pacific
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country has two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

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Probes into New Zealand volcano tragedy to take months and carry criminal penalties

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that official inquiries into last week's fatal volcano eruption could take up to a year, and will carry potential criminal penalties of up to..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand holds minute of silence for volcano victims

New Zealanders across the country observed a minute of silence on Monday to honor the victims of last week's fatal volcanic eruption, as police continued efforts to recover two bodies.
Reuters - Published

Videos for New Zealand

A week on, New Zealand observes minute of silence for volcano victims [Video]A week on, New Zealand observes minute of silence for volcano victims

Just a week after a deadly volcanic eruption which killed at least 16 people, New Zealanders observed a minute of silence on Monday to honour the victims. View on euronews

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Probes into NZ volcano tragedy may take a year [Video]Probes into NZ volcano tragedy may take a year

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (December 16) that official inquiries into last week's fatal volcano eruption could take up to a year, and will carry potential criminal..

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NZ police unable to locate bodies on volcanic island [Video]NZ police unable to locate bodies on volcanic island

New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday, but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, the police said. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Sydney cruise returns after NZ volcano disaster [Video]Sydney cruise returns after NZ volcano disaster

The cruise ship at the centre of the New Zealand volcano disaster arrived back in Sydney Harbour on Monday (December 16).

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Toxic air and gases hamper search for volcano victims [Video]Toxic air and gases hamper search for volcano victims

A search has failed to locate the bodies of the last two victims of a volcano eruption in New Zealand last Monday that claimed the lives of at least 15 people, most of whom were tourists. Two..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:00Published

New Zealand divers continue search as death toll rises [Video]New Zealand divers continue search as death toll rises

New Zealand divers searched contaminated waters near the volcanic White Island for two remaining bodies on Saturday, as the death toll from an eruption rose to at least 15 people, the police said...

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Famed middle distance runner Peter Snell dies at age 81 [Video]Famed middle distance runner Peter Snell dies at age 81

New Zealand Olympic gold medalist runner Peter Snell dies at age of 81

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New Zealand retrieves bodies from volcanic island [Video]New Zealand retrieves bodies from volcanic island

A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday (December 13) from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, in a high risk operation watched by dozens of grieving family..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

New Zealand volcano: Officials begin recovery of bodies following eruption [Video]New Zealand volcano: Officials begin recovery of bodies following eruption

Authorities in New Zealand have begun recovering the bodies of eight victims left behind on volcanic White Island following the deadly eruption. A traditional blessing was held at sea with family..

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New Zealand volcano deaths rise, plan to retrieve bodies set [Video]New Zealand volcano deaths rise, plan to retrieve bodies set

Civil defence authorities vow to retrieve eight bodies from Whakaari by Friday as official death toll rises to eight.

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Skin donations begin for NZ volcano victims [Video]Skin donations begin for NZ volcano victims

Australia donates more than 20 square feet of skin to help New Zealand volcano victims with life-threatening burns. Ryan Brooks reports.

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New Zealand volcano victims' bodies to be removed from island [Video]New Zealand volcano victims' bodies to be removed from island

Officials say they will remove the remaining bodies from a New Zealand volcano island on Friday. The volatility of the volcano continues to rise.

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NZ volcano victims receiving "every resource" [Video]NZ volcano victims receiving "every resource"

Representatives from Whakatane Hospital told media that the White Island volcanic eruption earlier this week stretched their limited resources, and described the situation as "beyond anything we would..

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Massive amount of skin ordered to treat NZ volcano victims [Video]Massive amount of skin ordered to treat NZ volcano victims

New Zealand doctors will be tested to the limits of their expertise as they provide surgery to more than two dozen severely burned victims after Monday's deadly volcanic eruption, according to a..

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Ian Foster named new All Blacks head coach [Video]Ian Foster named new All Blacks head coach

Ian Foster relishes challenge of coaching the All Blacks after eight years as assistant.

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Second eruption fears delay New Zealand volcano recovery operation [Video]Second eruption fears delay New Zealand volcano recovery operation

It is still too dangerous for rescue workers to recover bodies from the scene of the New Zealand volcano disaster, officials said on Wednesday. There is a 40% to 60% chance of a second eruption in the..

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White Island eruption was difficult to anticipate: report [Video]White Island eruption was difficult to anticipate: report

The sudden eruption of New Zealand's White Island volcano has left 5 people dead and injured dozens of others, reports CNN.

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New Zealand: Eight missing after volcanic eruption 'likely dead' [Video]New Zealand: Eight missing after volcanic eruption 'likely dead'

At least six people were killed in the eruption on White Island and dozens more injured.

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New Zealand volcano eruption: Rescue workers search for those missing after blast on White Island [Video]New Zealand volcano eruption: Rescue workers search for those missing after blast on White Island

The volcano eruption on White Island has killed six people. Rescue workers are hunting for those missing after the blast. View on euronews

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New Zealand volcano eruption: What we know so far [Video]New Zealand volcano eruption: What we know so far

Two British women remain in hospital after Monday’s volcanic eruption in New Zealand which may have killed as many as 13 people. As horrific details emerged about the eruption – in which most..

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NZ opens probe into deadly volcano eruption [Video]NZ opens probe into deadly volcano eruption

New Zealand police launched an investigation on Tuesday after a volcanic eruption on an island popular with tourists killed five people, injured more than 30 and left eight people missing, who are..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Scale of volcano tragedy 'devastating,' says NZ PM [Video]Scale of volcano tragedy 'devastating,' says NZ PM

Eight people were missing and presumed dead on Tuesday (December 10) after a volcanic eruption covered a small New Zealand island popular with tourists in hot ash and steam, killing five people and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

NZ paramedic says it was 'overwhelming' at volcano [Video]NZ paramedic says it was 'overwhelming' at volcano

Intensive care paramedic Russell Clark describes the moments after he saw the scene of the recent volcano eruption at White Island off the coast of New Zealand.

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New Zealand Volcano Kills 5, Injures Dozens [Video]New Zealand Volcano Kills 5, Injures Dozens

A volcano erupted at a New Zealand tourist spot on Monday. Geek.com reports five people were killed, eight are reported missing, and more than 30 were hospitalized. The volcano on White Island erupted..

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New Zealand volcano: Minute's silence to mark one week after eruption

A minute's silence will be observed as search teams are still trying to retrieve two missing bodies.
BBC News - Published

Starc and Lyon bowl Australia to big win over New Zealand

Mitchell Starc takes nine wickets in the match as Australia beat New Zealand by 296 runs in the first Test in Perth.
BBC News - Published

Deadly eruption hits New Zealand volcano tourist town hard

Helicopter pilot Mark Law did not hesitate to fly out to New Zealand's White Island volcano immediately after it erupted to carry survivors to hospital, but after a harrowing week he knows his town's..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand volcano: Death toll rises to 16 as two remain missing

A person who was being treated in hospital in Australia dies, as two bodies remain missing.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand recovery teams return to volcanic island, two remain missing; death toll rises to 16

New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the death toll from Monday's eruption rose to 16, police..
Reuters - Published

Australia build big lead over New Zealand in Perth day-night Test

Mitchell Starc secures a five-wicket haul to help Australia into a commanding position after day three of the first Test with New Zealand in Perth.
BBC News - Published

Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign

The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700)..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand divers search for volcano victims; death toll rises to 15

New Zealand divers searched contaminated waters near the volcanic White Island for two remaining bodies on Saturday, as the death toll from an eruption rose to 15 people, the police said.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand resumes mission to retrieve remaining bodies following volcanic eruption

New Zealand police said on Saturday they would search in the waters near the volcanic White Island in their attempts to retrieve two remaining bodies, following a fatal eruption earlier this week.
Reuters - Published

Czech police charge 58 with drug trafficking to Australia, New Zealand

Czech police have charged 58 people with helping an international gang to smuggle large amounts of cocaine and heroin worth $90 million to Australia and New Zealand, the police said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Australia & New Zealand launch bid to host 2023 Women's World Cup

Australia and New Zealand launch joint bid to host the Women's World Cup in 2023, with the submission deadline on Friday.
BBC News - Published

Why New Zealand's volcano alerts aren't forecasts

New Zealand's geological agency downgraded its "alert level" for the White Island volcano this week - at the same time its own scientists said another eruption similar to Monday's deadly blast was..
Reuters - Published

Six bodies retrieved from New Zealand volcanic island, two still missing

A New Zealand military team in gas masks and hazmat suits recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, as doctors worked to save badly burned..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand to redeploy dive teams on Saturday in search for body off volcano

A dive team will be redeployed on Saturday to search for a body that is believed to be in the waters off New Zealand's volcanic White Island that fatally erupted earlier this week, New Zealand's Police..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand volcano: Divers deployed to find last two missing bodies

Two bodies are missing as six are airlifted off the island - despite the risk of another eruption.
BBC News - Published

NZ police will continue efforts to retrieve remaining two bodies on volcano

New Zealand's police commissioner said on Friday that authorities will continue their efforts to retrieve the remaining two bodies on the volcanic White Island that fatally erupted earlier this week.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand to return soon for two bodies remaining on volcanic island: Australian minister

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Friday New Zealand will return to White Island "as soon as possible" to retrieve two bodies still to be recovered after a deadly volcano eruption.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand recovers six bodies from volcanic island in high-risk mission

A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, in a high risk operation watched by dozens of grieving family members waiting..
Reuters - Published

Royal Caribbean liability for volcano deaths may turn on 'act of God' defense

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd's potential liability for a deadly excursion to a volcanic island in New Zealand could hinge on whether the eruption was an unforeseeable "act of God," according to maritime..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand prepares to airlift six bodies recovered from volcanic island

A New Zealand military team that landed on a volcanic island on Friday has recovered six of eight bodies and are preparing to send them back to the capital city Wellington, police said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Volcano "behaving" as New Zealand launches high-risk mission to recover bodies

A New Zealand military team landed on a volcanic island on Friday morning to recover the bodies of eight people killed in an eruption this week, and police said the high-risk operation was going..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand military team lands on volcano for risky recovery mission

A New Zealand military team undertaking a high-risk operation to recover bodies of eight people killed in an eruption this week has landed on the volcanic White Island, the police said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand volcano toll seen at 16; police plan to recover bodies on Friday

Police in New Zealand are planning a mission to volcanic White Island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week's eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed to..
Reuters - Published

'Go on a holiday and not return': Cruise passengers shaken by New Zealand tragedy

Tourists from the cruise ship that was near the volcanic island in New Zealand when it erupted arrived in Wellington on Thursday, many traumatized by the deaths of co-passengers and others recalling..
Reuters - Published

Flying around NZ volcano spewing toxic gas

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil flies close to White Island, while it continues to spew toxic gas.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand volcano death toll rises to eight and will continue to climb

The death toll from a New Zealand volcano eruption rose to eight on Thursday, with two victims dying in hospital, and will continue to climb with eight victims presumed dead on the island and more than..
Reuters - Published

White Island volcano: NZ police consider high-speed mission to get bodies

But this option could mean that crucial evidence is lost, potentially rendering bodies unidentifiable.
BBC News - Published

Volcano tourism in the spotlight after New Zealand eruption

Huge numbers of tourists risk scaling active volcanoes every year.
BBC News - Published

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