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Once shunned, the Maori language is experiencing a revival

Once shunned, the Maori language is experiencing a revival

Indigenous people are rejecting the shame associated with the language and White New Zealanders are learning to speak it to better understand their own cultural identity.

  • by Charlotte Graham-McLay

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New Zealand chain halts Australian strawberries over needles fear
Food safety

New Zealand chain halts Australian strawberries over needles fear

Fears over needles in Australian strawberries have spilled across the Tasman, with one of New Zealand's food distributors taking the fruit off its shelves.

From bus stops to bridges: Chinese influence in PNG a 'wake-up' call
Papua New Guinea

From bus stops to bridges: Chinese influence in PNG a 'wake-up' call

Chinese signs on Port Moresby bus stops are one indication of Beijing's growing influence and investment in the country.

  • by Cole Latimer
'Insolent' China says Nauru should apologise for slight on envoy
Nauru

'Insolent' China says Nauru should apologise for slight on envoy

The war of words comes after the Pacific Island forum held in Nauru prompted the criticism that China was a 'bully'.

'We don't have the full story': NZ journalist detained in Nauru after refugee interview
Media & marketing

'We don't have the full story': NZ journalist detained in Nauru after refugee interview

TVNZ reporter Barbara Dreaver has been released after being detained for nearly four hours in Nauru, with no charges filed.

  • by Jenny Noyes & Henry Cooke
Police say detained Polish man to face trial in Papua
Indonesia

Police say detained Polish man to face trial in Papua

Jakub Fabian Skrzypski, described by police as a journalist, was arrested several days ago after the arrests of five Papuans who had a quantity of ammunition.

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Chelsea Manning cleared to visit New Zealand

Chelsea Manning cleared to visit New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand confirmed this morning it had given her special dispensation to apply for a visa, considered to be largely a formality in this case.

Call for Chelsea Manning to be barred from NZ
New Zealand

Call for Chelsea Manning to be barred from NZ

The former army intelligence officer still has a standing conviction and will have to request special dispensation to be granted a visa for a speaking tour.

Jacinda Ardern turns down $12,000 pay rise as NZ government freezes MP pay
New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern turns down $12,000 pay rise as NZ government freezes MP pay

New Zealand politicians have decided they're already paid pretty well and will urgently introduce a law blocking their own wage rise.

NZ surfers shot at after surfing break usually accessed 'by invitation'
New Zealand

NZ surfers shot at after surfing break usually accessed 'by invitation'

After jet-skiing out to the break, two men and a teenage boy were surfing mid-morning when the shots rang out.

  • by Phillipa Yalden
Not again: Lombok hit by magnitude 6.3 earthquake
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Bali

Not again: Lombok hit by magnitude 6.3 earthquake

It struck at a depth of 7 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.