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New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern starts election year with big infrastructure spending pledge

January 29, 2020 11:23 am

Ardern, whose Labour Party's popularity has dropped in recent months although she remains the favourite leader candidate, announced on Tuesday that the Pacific nation would go to the polls on September 19.

New Zealand volcano erupts: 'No signs of life' on island after disaster 'waiting to happen'

December 10, 2019 9:33 am

'Whakaari', as it is known in the Maori language, is New Zealand’s most-active cone volcano, built up by continuous volcanic activity over the past 150,000 years, according to New Zealand science agency GeoNet.


Greta Thunberg, Boris Johnson, Carrie Lam, K Sivan: Global newsmakers of 2019

January 01, 2020 11:30 am

From Sanna Marin who took oath in December as Finland's Prime Minister to Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg being named Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year, 2019 has been an eventful year. Here is a recap of the year in photographs