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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has suspended the entry for travellers from India over Covid-19 surge. (Bloomberg File Photo )

New Zealand suspends entry for travellers from India over Covid-19 surge

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 09:20 AM IST
New Zealand's temporary ban on travellers from India comes at a time when the country has been reporting over 100,00 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) daily for the past three days.
Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister, during a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand.(Bloomberg)
Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's prime minister, during a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand.(Bloomberg)

PM Ardern sets April 19 for start of Australia-New Zealand travel bubble

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 01:44 PM IST
  • Though most Australian states have allowed quarantine-free visits from New Zealanders for months, New Zealand has continued mandatory quarantine from its neighbour, citing concern about small Covid-19 outbreaks there.
New Zealand may open border with Australia from end of week(Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash)
New Zealand may open border with Australia from end of week(Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash)

New Zealand may open border with Australia from end of week

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 09:22 AM IST
Facing mounting pressure from businesses to open the border, New Zealand could open border to Australian travellers from end of the week. However, PM Jacinda Ardern is yet to make any announcement for quarantine-free travel with Australia
The ruling centre-left Labour government is led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is seen as a global champion for women.(Bloomberg)
The ruling centre-left Labour government is led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is seen as a global champion for women.(Bloomberg)

New Zealand unanimously passes miscarriages bereavement leave law

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 04:02 PM IST
  • The bereavement allowance gives employees three days leave when a pregnancy ends with a stillbirth without having to tap into sick leave.
New Zealand's Ardern puts travel with Australia on hold for two more weeks(Pexels )
New Zealand's Ardern puts travel with Australia on hold for two more weeks(Pexels )

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern puts quarantine-free travel with Australia on hold

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 11:01 AM IST
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand has again delayed revealing the commencement date of quarantine-free travel with Australia. It is expected that she will now announce the new date on April 6.
Ardern, who was widely praised for the compassion shown to survivors and the families of the victims of the shooting and her swift move to tighten firearms control in New Zealand, said words "despite their healing power" would never change what happened.(AFP)
Ardern, who was widely praised for the compassion shown to survivors and the families of the victims of the shooting and her swift move to tighten firearms control in New Zealand, said words "despite their healing power" would never change what happened.(AFP)

Duty to support Muslims, says Ardern marking 2 yrs of Christchurch mosque attack

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 01:36 PM IST
Hundreds of people turned out for the service, held amid tight security, to remember the 51 people killed and dozens wounded when a heavily armed gunman opened fire in two mosques on March 15, 2019.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern(Reuters)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern(Reuters)

Royal interview unlikely to affect New Zealand

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:58 PM IST
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was asked by a reporter whether the unflattering picture of the British royal family painted by Harry and Meghan had given her pause about New Zealand's constitutional ties to Britain.
Jacinda Ardern said Auckland's nearly 2 million residents will be put under a 7 day lockdown starting Sunday. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)(AP)
Jacinda Ardern said Auckland's nearly 2 million residents will be put under a 7 day lockdown starting Sunday. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)(AP)

New Zealand's largest city Auckland back under coronavirus lockdown

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 05:50 PM IST
The rest of New Zealand will be put into Level 2 restrictions that limit public gatherings, among others, she told a news conference.
An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300ER plane taxis after landing at Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney. (REUTERS)
An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300ER plane taxis after landing at Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney. (REUTERS)

New Zealand to shut its immigration offices in Mumbai, Pretoria and Manila

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 04:17 PM IST
  • INZ’s deputy head Catriona Robinson said they have to adapt to New Zealand’s Covid-19 economic recovery as well as focus on the changing work environments.
History of Maori, UK colonial to be included in New Zealand's schools' syllabus(Instagram/aucklanduniversitypress/passadoemvida)
History of Maori, UK colonial to be included in New Zealand's schools' syllabus(Instagram/aucklanduniversitypress/passadoemvida)

History of Maori, UK colonial to be included in New Zealand's schools' syllabus

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 09:40 AM IST
Maori, who account for about 15% of New Zealand's population, were dispossessed of much of their land during colonization by Britain. In her bid to support a change, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, 'Let us teach it, let us learn it and let us remember it.'
New Zealand tightens quarantine, Australia's decision on travel bubble awaited(Twitter/DStone2RC)
New Zealand tightens quarantine, Australia's decision on travel bubble awaited(Twitter/DStone2RC)

New Zealand tightens quarantine, Australia's decision on travel bubble awaited

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:51 AM IST
New Zealand tightens quarantine as Australia decides on resuming travel bubble under which travellers could arrive in Australia from New Zealand without the need to quarantine for 14 days.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is interviewed in her office at the parliament in Wellington, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020(AP Photo/Sam James)
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is interviewed in her office at the parliament in Wellington, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020(AP Photo/Sam James)

New Zealand to purchase Covid-19 vaccines from 2 more firms, says PM Ardern

Wellington | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:47 AM IST
Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced the government will purchase vaccines from AstraZeneca and Novavax. New Zealand has already signed agreements with Pfizer/BioNTech and Janssen.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended her country’s climate change policies, saying that comments by activist Greta Thunberg suggesting the country lacked ambition referred only to part of New Zealand’s goals on climate change.(Yahoo)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended her country’s climate change policies, saying that comments by activist Greta Thunberg suggesting the country lacked ambition referred only to part of New Zealand’s goals on climate change.(Yahoo)

New Zealand PM defends climate change goals after emergency declaration

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale, Sydney
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:32 PM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended her country’s climate change policies, saying that comments by activist Greta Thunberg suggesting the country lacked ambition referred only to part of New Zealand’s goals on climate change.
Australia-New Zealand quarantine-free travel to begin in early 2021(Twitter/_HawkinsED)
Australia-New Zealand quarantine-free travel to begin in early 2021(Twitter/_HawkinsED)

Quarantine-free travel might begin between Australia-New Zealand in early 2021

By Bloomberg | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:22 AM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that the travel bubble with Australia could begin early in the next year. She also mentioned that the bubble with Cook Islands will be operational first.
New Zealand, Cook Islands announce quarantine-free travel bubble(Twitter/CINewsOnline)
New Zealand, Cook Islands announce quarantine-free travel bubble(Twitter/CINewsOnline)

Quarantine-free access for travellers from the Cook Islands to New Zealand in first quarter of 2021

Wellington [New Zealand] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:51 AM IST
New Zealand will work at pace to implement quarantine-free access for travellers to and from the Cook Islands, having acknowledged their Covid-free status, to resume many aspects of life that have been disrupted by Covid-19 including access to health and education and reuniting family and friends
29-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant sits in the dock at the Christchurch High Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand.(AP File Photo)
29-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant sits in the dock at the Christchurch High Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand.(AP File Photo)

‘Unsupervised internet access, racist ideas’: 800-page report on how New Zealand mosque shooter eluded detection

Wellington | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 02:04 PM IST
The nearly 800-page Royal Commission of Inquiry report released Tuesday shows that the attacker, Brenton Tarrant, kept a low profile and told nobody of his plans.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at a news conference on the release of the Royal Commission report looking into last year's attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, where a white supremacist gunman killed 51 Muslim worshippers.(Reuters)
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at a news conference on the release of the Royal Commission report looking into last year's attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, where a white supremacist gunman killed 51 Muslim worshippers.(Reuters)

New Zealand’s Ardern apologises as report into mosque attack faults focus on Islamist terror risks

New Zealand | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 01:18 PM IST
The report found no failings within government agencies that would have prevented the attack at two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, 2019.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a ceremony for the 10th anniversary of Pike River mine disaster in Wellington, New Zealand.(Reuters)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a ceremony for the 10th anniversary of Pike River mine disaster in Wellington, New Zealand.(Reuters)

New Zealand’s carbon-neutral pledge: Govt faces uphill struggle

Wellington | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:46 PM IST
In addition to promising a carbon-neutral public sector in five years, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a climate emergency earlier this week, a move the main opposition party dismissed as “virtue signalling”.
New Zealand Prime minister Jacinda Ardern with her partner Clarke Gayford who is a popular television host.(Reuters)
New Zealand Prime minister Jacinda Ardern with her partner Clarke Gayford who is a popular television host.(Reuters)

‘We have some plans’: New Zealand’s Ardern on her wedding

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Ardern, 40, is engaged to television host Clarke Gayford, 44, and they have a two-year-old daughter.
The pandemic is one of a string of emergencies that tested Ardern’s leadership during a torrid first term.(AP Photo)
The pandemic is one of a string of emergencies that tested Ardern’s leadership during a torrid first term.(AP Photo)

Jacinda Ardern sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister for second term

Wellington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:27 PM IST
Jacinda Ardern, 40, leveraged her success battling Covid-19 into an unprecedented majority at the October 17 election, leading her centre-left Labour Party to its biggest win since World War II.
Priyanca Radhakrishnan was born in Chennai but her family is from Paravoor in Kerala. She went to school in Singapore before moving to New Zealand to further her education.(Photo: priyancanzlp/ Twitter)
Priyanca Radhakrishnan was born in Chennai but her family is from Paravoor in Kerala. She went to school in Singapore before moving to New Zealand to further her education.(Photo: priyancanzlp/ Twitter)

Priyanca Radhakrishnan becomes New Zealand’s first Indian-origin minister

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 12:11 AM IST
Priyanca Radhakrishnan has spent her work life advocating on behalf of people whose voices are often unheard – women survivors of domestic violence, and migrant workers who have been exploited.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who won a second term as prime minister.(AP)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who won a second term as prime minister.(AP)

Jacinda Ardern unveils ‘incredibly diverse’ cabinet

Auckland | By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Prime Minister Ardern is now set to serve a second term.
Ardern won an outright majority in the October 17 election, the first since New Zealand introduced proportional representation in 1996(REUTERS)
Ardern won an outright majority in the October 17 election, the first since New Zealand introduced proportional representation in 1996(REUTERS)

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern secures Green Party’s support for new government

Auckland | By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Ardern said the agreement strengthens the government’s stability and will ensure a strong majority in parliament on the most important votes.
Under the agreement offered to the Green Party - one of Ardern government’s coalition partners prior to the election - the two portfolios would be held by the Green Party’s co-leaders(REUTERS)
Under the agreement offered to the Green Party - one of Ardern government’s coalition partners prior to the election - the two portfolios would be held by the Green Party’s co-leaders(REUTERS)

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to announce government on November 2

Melbourne | By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 02:09 PM IST
PM Ardern no longer needs support to govern but coalitions are the norm in New Zealand as parties look to build consensus.
Voters rewarded Ardern for her successful response to Covid-19, which stands in stark contrast to countries like the U.K., U.S. and even neighbouring Australia where authorities are still battling to contain the virus(REUTERS)
Voters rewarded Ardern for her successful response to Covid-19, which stands in stark contrast to countries like the U.K., U.S. and even neighbouring Australia where authorities are still battling to contain the virus(REUTERS)

Ardern’s stunning election victory holds lessons for the US

New Zealand | By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 07:37 PM IST
In an age of populism and confrontation,Ardern’s message of empathy and kindness married with skillful crisis management contrasts starkly with the divisive politics in the US
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern takes pictures with supporters during a campaign outing, in Auckland on October 10.(Reuters File Photo)
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern takes pictures with supporters during a campaign outing, in Auckland on October 10.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Look forward to working together’: PM Modi congratulates Jacinda Ardern for poll win

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 03:43 PM IST
A day after winning the second term, Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and reboot the economy.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern secures a second term with a commanding victory.(Reuters file photo)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern secures a second term with a commanding victory.(Reuters file photo)

Jacinda Ardern wins New Zealand election in landmark victory, secures second term

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 03:27 PM IST
With 72% of the vote counted, Ardern’s Labour Party had 49% support -- heading to its biggest share of the vote since the 1930s.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand.(REUTERS)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand.(REUTERS)

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern headed for landslide win and a second term

New Zealand | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 02:58 PM IST
With more than half the votes counted, Ardern’s liberal Labour Party had nearly double the support of its main challenger, the conservative National Party.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand.(REUTERS)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern participates in a televised debate with National leader Judith Collins at TVNZ in Auckland, New Zealand.(REUTERS)

Jacinda Ardern set for another term as New Zealanders reward her response towards Covid-19

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Ardern’s Labour Party had 46% support in the latest opinion poll while the main opposition National Party had 31%. With its ally the Green Party on 8%, Labour is on track for a comfortable majority in parliament.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses her supporters at a Labour Party event in Wellington (REUTERS/Praveen Menon)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses her supporters at a Labour Party event in Wellington (REUTERS/Praveen Menon)

Jacinda Ardern set for historic election win in Covid-free New Zealand

Wellington | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 10:42 AM IST
The 2020 New Zealand general election will take place on October 17. Polls show PM Jacinda Ardern’s centre-left Labour Party comfortably in front.
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