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Praveen Menon

In New Zealand, young Māori women lead the battle for indigenous rights

11 Aug 2019

AUCKLAND/WELLINGTON Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to prevent a housing development on a south Auckland site considered sacred by local Māori.

New Zealand could cut rates again, won't rule out negative rates - central bank assistant governor

08 Aug 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank could ease rates again, the assistant governor said on Thursday, a day after the bank stunned markets with a steep 50 basis-point cut to the official cash rate (OCR) and flagged the risk of negative rates to fight slowing growth.

New Zealand's central bank stuns as bold 50-basis-point rate cut bowls over kiwi dollar

07 Aug 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank stunned markets on Wednesday by cutting interest rates a steep 50 basis points and even flagged the risk of going nuclear by taking rates below zero, a radical shift that drove its currency to three-and-a-half year lows.

New Zealand to decriminalise abortion laws, critics say bill falls short

05 Aug 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand plans to decriminalise abortion and treat it is as a health issue, the government said on Monday in the first major reform to abortion laws in more than four decades that some activists said fell short of expectations.

New Zealand's indigenous Maori protest over 'stolen children'

02 Aug 2019

WELLINGTON Thousands of Maori people protested across New Zealand on Tuesday calling for an end to the practice of taking at-risk children away from their families, as tensions grow between the indigenous community and the government. | Video

New Zealand set to cut rates as global policymakers rush to battle growth risks

02 Aug 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank is all but certain to cut rates to record lows next week, and keep the door open for more easing as global policymakers unfurl a fresh burst of monetary stimulus to fight slowing growth in the face of intensifying trade disputes.

Thousands occupy disputed land in New Zealand in Māori rights protest

27 Jul 2019

WELLINGTON, July 27 Thousands of people protested in New Zealand on Saturday against a proposed housing development on land seen as sacred to the indigenous Māori people, despite efforts by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to calm the dispute.

New Zealand plans firearm register, tighter licensing amid gun law reforms

22 Jul 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand on Monday said it aims to establish a national register for firearms, tighten licensing rules and ban visitors from buying guns, in a second set of reforms introduced in response to a mass shooting in March.

New Zealand plans firearm register, tighter licensing amid gun law reforms

22 Jul 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand on Monday said it aims to establish a national register for firearms, tighten licensing rules and ban visitors from buying guns, in a second set of reforms introduced in response to a mass shooting in March.

New Zealand fans agonise after defeat in thrilling final

15 Jul 2019

WELLINGTON Cricket fans in New Zealand were heartbroken on Monday after their team came excruciatingly close to a maiden cricket World Cup victory, only to lose to England on total boundaries scored. | Video

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