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Charlotte Greenfield

Omega lambs and fitbit cows: New Zealand responds to alternative protein threat

May 17 2019

WINDWHISTLE, New Zealand At Dave Harper's family farm in New Zealand's scenic Canterbury region, a painstakingly bred flock of lambs is grazing, not on grass, but on a field of herbs selected to unlock healthy omega-3 fatty acids in the animals' meat. | Video

New Zealand central bank revokes ANZ's permission to assess operational risk capital

May 17 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank has revoked Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's local license to calculate its own operational risk capital due to "persistent" control failures, adding to the bank's minimum capital requirement in the country.

New Zealand central bank cuts rates to record lows, signals another next year

May 08 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in two-and-a-half years on Wednesday, and signaled a 50-50 chance of another easing, sending the local dollar sharply lower.

New Zealand can carve niche in revamped Belt and Road

May 06 2019

AUCKLAND, May 6 New Zealand is willing to work with China on its Belt and Road initiative and can offer its expertise in areas such as regulation and the environment, officials from the Pacific nation's government said on Monday.

New Zealand media set protocols for court coverage of man accused of Christchurch attacks

Apr 30 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand news outlets on Wednesday agreed to guidelines for reporting on the court appearances of a man charged over deadly attacks on Christchurch mosques in March, which would limit coverage of statements promoting white supremacist ideology.

Suspected explosive device found, man arrested in New Zealand's Christchurch

Apr 30 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand police said on Tuesday a man was arrested and bomb disposal officers found a package with a suspected explosive device at a vacant property in Christchurch, where 50 people were killed in attacks by a lone gunman on two mosques in March. | Video

UK's Prince William visits New Zealand mosques attacked by gunman, meets survivors

Apr 28 2019

WELLINGTON Extremist ideology must be defeated, Britain's Prince William said during a visit to a New Zealand mosque on Friday where dozens were killed in a mass shooting last month after earlier meeting survivors of the massacre. | Video

Huawei hopes for Britain-like solution in New Zealand 5G bid

Apr 26 2019

WELLINGTON China's Huawei Technologies said Britain's decision to allow the firm a restricted role in building parts of its next-generation telecoms network was the kind of solution it was hoping for in New Zealand, where it has been blocked from 5G plans.

New Zealand central bank chief says easing bias remains for now, cites economic risks

Apr 16 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank governor Adrian Orr said on Tuesday an easing bias on interest rates will remain in place for now and that softer global economic conditions had contributed to the bank's recent shift to a dovish policy tone.

Red Cross seeks news on fate of three staff missing in Syria since 2013

Apr 15 2019

GENEVA/WELLINGTON The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appealed for information on the fate of three employees abducted in Syria more than five years ago and last known to have been held by Islamic State.

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