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Emma Power with her three children during the lockdown in New Zealand.

After 52 days of lockdown with my three children and husband, we were told that New Zealand was winning the battle against coronavirus. In the Bay of (...)

White Island eruption: a survivor being taken to hospital. Photograph: Joe Carrett/EPA

Although we were, thankfully, spared images of severely burnt victims, last month’s major burns event in New Zealand gripped the world. The Whakaari, (...)

An aerial view of White Island, where a military team hopes to recover the bodies of eight people believed to have been killed when the volcano erupted. Photograph: Reuters

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 w(...)

Thieves are plundering orchards in search of avocados in New Zealand, some more professionally than others. Photograph:   The New York Times

The popular breakfast of avocado toast is under threat in New Zealand, with two years of low harvests generating waiting lists for avocado trees at ga(...)

 Joe Schmidt during the captain’s run in Paris. Photgraph:  Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

When Arsenal legend Tony Adams rang his former boss Arsène Wenger in October 2008 to inform him he was succeeding Harry Redknapp as Portsmouth manager(...)

The only avocados available in New Zealand are grown in the country, and in 2015 alone, an additional 96,000 New Zealand households began purchasing the fruit. Photograph: Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg via Getty Images

New Zealand’s avocado thieves have been forced to get creative this season by selling their stolen wares on Facebook as police intensify efforts to ca(...)

Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, New Zealand MasterChef winners, filming their food and travel show in Dublin on Tuesday

Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, joint-winners of MasterChef New Zealand 2014, are filming in Dublin today for the new series of their food and travel TV(...)

Undated handout photo issued by the NZBCA Archives of a 617 Squadron plane in the air. Photograph: NZBCA Archives/PA

The last surviving Dambusters pilot has died in New Zealand. He was 96. Les Munro had a “special aura” and was always regarded as “invincible”, his f(...)

Jared Payne: “I’m pretty passionate about it, seeing the environment Ireland have created over the last three years. It is something I want to be a part of.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Jared Payne story need not temper optimism.That was put to Joe Schmidt yesterday: has his optimism been tempered by so many injuries and the Spri(...)

Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll  eyes up the New Zealand All Black haka before  the ill-fated first Test match in Christchurch in  2005.

New Zealand 21Lions 3at Jade Stadium, ChristchurchJune 25th, 2005Bad and all as losing him within a minute of the kick-off was, the real psychological(...)

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