13 Apr 2022

New Zealand Lifts Interest Rate By Half-Point as Inflation Fight Heats Up

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has raised its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday by half a percentage point. This is the fourth consecutive increase and the largest single increase in more than 20 years. The move reflects increasingly aggressive approaches by central banks around the world as inflation is

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03 Sep 2021

New Zealand Police Kill ‘Extremist’ Who Stabbed 6 in ISIS-Inspired Attack

A knife attack at a supermarket in New Zealand has injured six people and been labeled a terrorist attack by the prime minister. The suspect was shot and killed by police and had been under constant, active surveillance at the time of the attack. The Sri Lankan National who carried

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23 Jul 2021

The bubble bursts: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel from Australia.

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, suspended quarantine free travel between Australia and New Zealand for at least 8 weeks. The suspension comes after over half of Australia is under lockdown due to the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19. The pause may separate family and friends, but Ms.

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11 Jan 2021

New Zealand Central Bank Hit by Cyber Attack

On Sunday, New Zealand’s central bank was responding to a breach of one of its data systems. The third-party file accessed stored “sensitive information”. The Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Adrian Orr, stated the breach was contained and the extent of the information accessed would take time

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08 Sep 2020

France, Japan, New Zealand warn of sudden spike in Emotet attacks

Over the past week, agencies in France, Japan, and New Zealand have produced independent security alerts due to a dramatic spike in Emotet malware attacks. The publications warn citizens that the attacks are targeting companies and government agencies through email spam campaigns. When the target receives the email and opens

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31 Aug 2020

New Zealand spy agency investigating ‘severe’ cyberattack on stock exchange

New Zealand has opened an investigation into a cyberattack that allegedly originated overseas and targeted the country’s stock exchange. The cyberattack targeted the financial markets for at least four days. The Financial minister for New Zealand stated that he had asked a spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB),

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17 Aug 2020

Jacinda Ardern delays election over coronavirus fears

In New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made the decision to postpone the country’s general election by a month due to a spike in COVID-19 cases that is ongoing. Although the vote was positioned to take place on September 19, it will now occur on October 17. Ardern stated

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08 Jun 2020

New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free

After two weeks of no new active COVID-19 cases, New Zealand has moved to lift almost all restrictions that were in place as a result of the pandemic. Yesterday, all of New Zealand transitioned to level one, which is the lowest alert on the four-tier system. Under the new rules,

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18 May 2020

Coronavirus: Global push for inquiry into Covid-19 response

Today, 194 member states of the World Health Organization will meet virtually, aiming to open an independent review of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO will face questions on how it dealt with the outbreak and spread of the virus and Chinese President Xi Jinping talked during the

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27 Apr 2020

New Zealand claims ‘elimination’ of coronavirus with new cases in single digits

On Monday, New Zealand announced that the country would move to ease restrictions after testing showed new cases in the single figures. At a news conference, the country reported just one new case, four probable cases, and one new death. The low number of cases shows that New Zealand’s goal

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