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#New Zealand

# new-zealand - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

All Black legend Andy Haden dies aged 69 RIP

All Black legend Andy Haden dies aged 69

The former lock passed away after a battle with cancer.

# new-zealand - Friday 24 July, 2020

Sonny Bill Williams set for shock Sydney return

The 34-year-old switched codes to sign a lucrative two-year deal with Toronto Wolfpack late last year.

# new-zealand - Thursday 16 July, 2020

New Zealand set to host centralised Rugby Championship for 2020

A radical revamp of Super Rugby is also under consideration.

# new-zealand - Monday 6 July, 2020

Poll shows players' unease with new All Blacks coaching team

Almost half of New Zealand’s top-flight players believe NZR had not made the right choice in appointing Ian Foster.

# new-zealand - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Holland's Hurricanes consign Gatland's Chiefs to fourth straight defeat

Jordie Barrett was the star as the Canes recorded their first win in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

# new-zealand - Thursday 2 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand health minister resigns following series of blunders Rule Breaching

New Zealand health minister resigns following series of blunders

David Clark broke lockdown rules and last week appeared to blame a trusted health official for border lapses.

# new-zealand - Monday 29 June, 2020

Carlos Spencer cut by Canes due to 'financial uncertainty created by Covid-19'

The ex-All Blacks out-half has been released by the Super Rugby franchise.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Ringrose and Healy fit again as Leinster's Lowe remains in New Zealand

Dan Leavy is now in the final stages of his running rehabilitation.

# new-zealand - Friday 19 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Suspect on the run after New Zealand police officer is shot dead Auckland

Suspect on the run after New Zealand police officer is shot dead

A second officer received serious injuries during the incident in Auckland.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand military to control borders after two new cases of Covid-19 confirmed Coronavirus

New Zealand military to control borders after two new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

A 24-day run with no new cases was broken yesterday when it emerged two women who recently arrived from Britain were allowed out of quarantine.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand reports first new Covid-19 cases in 25 days Coronavirus

New Zealand reports first new Covid-19 cases in 25 days

Both the new patients were recent arrivals from the United Kingdom, the health ministry said.

# new-zealand - Friday 12 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand city removes statue of British naval officer John Hamilton Hamilton

New Zealand city removes statue of British naval officer John Hamilton

Captain John Hamilton is accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 1860s.

# new-zealand - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Cruden on the bench as Chiefs and Highlanders name a debutant each

Warren Gatland and Aaron Mauger have named their teams for the return of rugby union.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'We mean what they've done in New Zealand': Irish scientists tell government of need to 'crush' the virus now Lifting Restrictions

'We mean what they've done in New Zealand': Irish scientists tell government of need to 'crush' the virus now

An open letter from a number of leading scientists and academics urged the government to prioritise crushing the virus.

# new-zealand - Monday 8 June, 2020

No crowd limits as Super Rugby returns in New Zealand this weekend

No crowd limits as Super Rugby returns in New Zealand this weekend

The actions gets underway on Saturday with the Highlanders hosting the Chiefs.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand lifts Covid-19 restrictions after no active cases reported for first time Zero Cases

New Zealand lifts Covid-19 restrictions after no active cases reported for first time

Today marks the first time since late February there had been no active cases.

# new-zealand - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Carter confirms shock return to Super Rugby

The legendary fly-half has signed a deal with the Auckland Blues at the age of 38.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'A fantastic outcome': Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness Kahurangi Park

'A fantastic outcome': Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness

The 23-year-olds had intended to be gone for about five days, according to police.

# new-zealand - Monday 25 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand leader continues TV interview during earthquake Wellington

New Zealand leader continues TV interview during earthquake

Jacinda Ardern was conducting a live television interview when the 5.6 magnitude quake struck.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

All Black Barrett signs new deal through to the next World Cup

The Crusaders lock made his New Zealand debut against Ireland back in 2016.

# new-zealand - Monday 18 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Parents drop children to 'kiss and go zones' as New Zealand reopens schools Leaving Lockdown

Parents drop children to 'kiss and go zones' as New Zealand reopens schools

Excited youngsters greeted classmates for the first time in eight weeks.

# new-zealand - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Former Munster and Kiwi centre Saili joins fallen French giants

Francis Saili is on his way to Biarritz.

# new-zealand - Saturday 16 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand PM turned away from cafe as social distancing limits capacity No Room

New Zealand PM turned away from cafe as social distancing limits capacity

Jacinda Ardern has won wide praise for her handling of the pandemic.

# new-zealand - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Julian Savea targets New Zealand return after confirming Toulon departure

The 54-cap All Black previously played for the Hurricanes Super Rugby side in his native Wellington.

# new-zealand - Monday 11 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Shopping centres, restaurants and cinemas to reopen in New Zealand as easing of restrictions ramps up Jacinda Ardern

Shopping centres, restaurants and cinemas to reopen in New Zealand as easing of restrictions ramps up

The number of new cases daily in New Zealand has been in single digits since mid-April.

# new-zealand - Thursday 7 May, 2020

We could be watching Super Rugby from New Zealand as soon as next month

The five Kiwi sides are set to play each other home and away over the course of 10 weeks.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster

The 28-year-old flanker succeeds Kieran Read.

# new-zealand - Monday 4 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases Coronavirus

'I feel safe': Irish in New Zealand and Australia on life as lockdown eases

Cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand and Australia remain low.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand eases Covid-19 lockdown measures as Ardern warns people 'to move cautiously' Coronavirus

New Zealand eases Covid-19 lockdown measures as Ardern warns people 'to move cautiously'

Certain businesses such as construction are now allowed to reopen, but social distancing rules will still apply.

# new-zealand - Monday 27 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall

The country reported five new cases of the virus today but has not seen widespread community transition.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Australian and New Zealand hospitals to trial coronavirus treatment

Australian and New Zealand hospitals to trial coronavirus treatment

Thousands of patients will be recruited across the two countries.

# new-zealand - Monday 20 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Small shops reopen in Germany, Spain allows children to go outside to play Covid-19

Coronavirus: Small shops reopen in Germany, Spain allows children to go outside to play

There were encouraging signs in the battle against the virus across the continent over the weekend.

# new-zealand - Saturday 18 April, 2020

'It was special doing the haka and facing guys I played with in New Zealand'

Lifeimi Mafi helped Munster to the 2008 Heineken Cup and has fond memories of his time in Carrigaline.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's how New Zealand's lockdown worked and how they'll be relaxing it next week Coronavirus

Explainer: Here's how New Zealand's lockdown worked and how they'll be relaxing it next week

The country has been one of the most successful in containing the outbreak, with just over 1,000 known cases.

# new-zealand - Thursday 16 April, 2020

All Blacks facing 50 per cent pay-cuts in 2020 as Coronavirus crisis kicks in

Threat of no rugby this year has led to New Zealand Rugby Union considering severe cuts.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says she'll take 20% paycut for six months Coronavirus

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says she'll take 20% paycut for six months

Ardern said the move was an acknowledgement of the “hit that many New Zealanders will be taking at the moment”.

# new-zealand - Saturday 11 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Plane leaves Uruguay for Australia carrying passengers from virus-hit cruise ship Covid-19

Plane leaves Uruguay for Australia carrying passengers from virus-hit cruise ship

Of 217 people aboard the Greg Mortimer liner, 128 had tested positive for coronavirus.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Gatland wants the Lions to face the All Blacks before South Africa tour

The former Wales boss will be head coach on a third Lions tour next year.

# new-zealand - Monday 6 April, 2020

Crusaders respond to video footage of players training together in public during lockdown

‘All of the players involved have acknowledged they made a mistake by sharing equipment.’

# new-zealand - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

New Zealand rugby slash salaries and make emergency grants with fears over huge losses in 2020

It has been warned the coronavirus pandemic could cost it up to NZ$100 million (US$60 million) in lost revenue.

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