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Koala mittens and joey pouches: Australian bushfires spark global knitting frenzy

07 Jan 2020

Knitting needles are clicking furiously around the world to create hundreds of protective pouches and blankets for native wildlife made homeless by Australian wildfires that have razed large swathes of bushland.

Koala mittens and joey pouches: Australian bushfires spark global knitting frenzy

06 Jan 2020

Knitting needles are clicking furiously around the world to create hundreds of protective pouches and blankets for native wildlife made homeless by Australian wildfires that have razed large swathes of bushland.

New Zealand volcano toll seen at 16; police plan to recover bodies on Friday

12 Dec 2019

WHAKATANE/WELLINGTON Police in New Zealand are planning a mission to volcanic White Island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week's eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed to eight, with two people dying in hospital. | Video

Death toll from NZ volcano eruption rises to 8 as island remains inaccessible

11 Dec 2019

WELLINGTON, Dec 12 New Zealand officials lifted the death toll from this week's volcano eruption to eight on Thursday after two victims died in hospital, as ongoing seismic activity prevented teams from accessing the island to recover bodies.

'Dear Donald Trump': The children's book in New Zealand PM Ardern's office

11 Dec 2019

WELLINGTON The reading pile in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office includes a children's picture book about U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall.

Exclusive: Disasters, downturn challenge New Zealand's Ardern going into election year

11 Dec 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern faces tough challenges as she heads into a general election campaign next year, with economic growth slowing, divisive referendums looming and a country reeling from disasters both natural and man-made. | Video

New Zealand Prime Minister says recovery teams hoping to access White Island volcano on Wednesday

11 Dec 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that recovery teams were hoping to access the volcanic island on Wednesday where eight people are missing and feared dead, two days after an eruption killed six people.

RBNZ governor says markets finally getting the hint on low rates

11 May 2018

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank chief said financial markets are finally getting the message that rates will remain low for some time and noted the local currency's fall following a dovish policy statement this week was a "good thing" for the economy.

Hot air balloons: NZ central bank chief Orr tries to demystify monetary policy

10 May 2018

WELLINGTON Uncloaking central bank monetary policy language with an illustration of a hot air balloon?

Australia budget sees early return to surplus, cuts personal taxes

08 May 2018

CANBERRA Australia's center-right government said in its annual budget on Tuesday that it would return the country's finances to a small surplus in 2019/20, a year earlier than planned and after almost a decade of deficits.

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