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New Zealand raises concerns with China over Australian soldier image

3:03am GMT

WELLINGTON New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said on Tuesday that her government has raised concerns with China about its using an image of an Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child. | Video

New Zealand regulator charges 13 parties over White Island eruption tragedy

30 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand's workplace regulator has filed charges against 13 parties following an investigation into a volcanic eruption on White Island in 2019 which killed 22 people.

New Zealand's Ardern set to declare climate emergency

26 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's government is to declare a climate emergency in a symbolic step to increase pressure for action to combat global warming.

New Zealand government asks cenbank to include taming red-hot housing in remit, NZ$ jumps

24 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON The New Zealand government has asked the central bank to consider factoring house prices as part of its monetary policy remit, Finance Minister Grant Robertson said, boosting the local dollar on market bets of less stimulus over the next year.

RBNZ accidentally disclosed decision ahead of monetary policy announcement

18 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) said on Wednesday it had accidentally disclosed information about its monetary policy announcement last week to a group of financial services firms before it was made public.

UPDATE 2-RBNZ accidentally disclosed decision ahead of monetary policy announcement

18 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON, Nov 18 The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) said on Wednesday it had accidentally disclosed information about its monetary policy announcement last week to a group of financial services firms before it was made public.

RBNZ sticking with guidance on interest rates, senior official says

12 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank has not changed its guidance on keeping interest rates unchanged until March next year, but is hoping to be operationally ready to deploy negative rates by year end if they are needed, a senior official said on Thursday.

New Zealand central bank unveils new lending scheme, kiwi jumps

11 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY New Zealand's central bank introduced a new funding programme on Wednesday that would reduce costs for lenders, while holding its benchmark interest rate at record lows and signaling its readiness to shift to negative rates to support the economy.

UPDATE 4-NZ central bank unveils new lending scheme, kiwi jumps

11 Nov 2020

* NZ dollar jumps to highest levels since March 2019 (Adds link to factbox, changes slug)

New Zealand's next parliament is set to be the most diverse ever

19 Oct 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand's next parliament is set to be the most inclusive ever, with several people of colour, members from the rainbow communities and a high number of women. | Video

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