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Why New Caledonia is voting on independence from France

Why New Caledonia is voting on independence from France

If there is a yes vote, then France will arrange to hand over its remaining powers – on security, defence, foreign affairs, and currency.

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Former policeman filmed Airbnb guests in shower with hidden cameras
Crime

Former policeman filmed Airbnb guests in shower with hidden cameras

Tony Greathead presented himself as a good family man to his guests, but filmed 34 women as they showered then uploaded the videos to a porn site.

  • by Marty Sharpe
Meghan tosses Harry out in gumboot tussle
Prince Harry

Meghan tosses Harry out in gumboot tussle

Rough weather across parts of New Zealand could not put a dampener on the royals taking part in a gumboot throwing competition in Auckland.

  • by Charlotte Greenfield
New Zealand hit by earthquake
Earthquake

New Zealand hit by earthquake

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck New Zealand's North Island, prompting the suspension of Parliament.

Meghan praises New Zealand celebrating 125 years of women's suffrage
World
Royal family

Meghan praises New Zealand celebrating 125 years of women's suffrage

The Duchess of Sussex congratulated the country on being the first to allow women to vote, noting how that paved the way for others around the world to do the same.

  • by Justine Landis Hanley
Security scare cuts Meghan's market visit short
Royal family

Security scare cuts Meghan's market visit short

The Duchess of Sussex's visit to a market in Fiji's capital Suva has been cut short due to a "security risk" with Kensington Palace blaming excessive crowds.

  • by Alexander Britton
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Prince Harry lays wreath for veterans in Fiji
Prince Harry

Prince Harry lays wreath for veterans in Fiji

The Duke of Sussex has laid a wreath of poppies in honour of Fijian war veterans in a solemn ceremony in the country's capital.

  • by Alexander Britton
'Poor answer': New Zealand ban on foreign buyers starts
Foreign investment

'Poor answer': New Zealand ban on foreign buyers starts

Many foreigners will be banned from buying homes in New Zealand from Monday, unless they are newly built apartments.

  • by Marius Zaharia and Praveen Menon
Chinese interference fears flare in New Zealand
Influence campaigns

Chinese interference fears flare in New Zealand

Allegations a New Zealand politician tried to hide a donation from a businessman with Chinese Communist Party links have reignited concerns.

'Absolutely devastating': Family loses two sons in separate helicopter crashes, three months apart
Tragedy

'Absolutely devastating': Family loses two sons in separate helicopter crashes, three months apart

The son of one of New Zealand's aviation pioneers has been killed in a helicopter crash, just three months after his brother died in similar tragic circumstances.

  • by Sam Sherwood, Debbie Jamieson & Jonathan Guildford
Japan raises concerns over Pacific's debt to China
World Politics

Japan raises concerns over Pacific's debt to China

Foreign Minister Taro Kono didn't mention China specifically but said the Pacific region was important in a strategic sense to Japan and New Zealand.