Travel between Australia and New Zealand is once again quarantine-free as of this Monday, after measures in both countries against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic yielded results that made this achievement possible.
Queen Elizabeth, as constitutional monarch of New Zealand, is unlikely to stop being the head of state anytime soon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, in comments following Oprah Winfrey's interview with Prince Harry and Meghan.
The New Zealand's government is supporting a new project using drone technology to understand and protect the endangered Māui dolphins in the country. Maui dolphins live in a small stretch of ocean off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island and current estimates suggest that only 63 dolphins older than one year remain, raising concerns that they may soon become extinct.
A group of 28 pilot whales were successfully refloated at a notorious New Zealand beach where more than a dozen of the marine mammals died this week. The long-finned pilot whales, which had re-stranded themselves once before, appeared to have finally swum out to sea, animal rescue charity Project Jonah said.
China and New Zealand signed the upgrading protocol of their free trade agreement (FTA) via video link on Tuesday with new commitments in trade market entry, investment, and other key aspects.
China increased its import quota for Australian wool from 36,465 tons last year to 38,288 tons for 2021, according to a newly released official statement. The increase came at a time when China and Australia relations are going through a rough patch.
Almost 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on New Zealand's remote Chatham Islands. Conservation officers said they were notified about the incident on Sunday but by the time they reached the location, Waitangi West Beach, few of the animals were still alive. In total, 97 whales and three dolphins have died.
The eastern Chinese city of Jinan said it has found the new coronavirus on beef and tripe, and on packaging for these products from Brazil, New Zealand and Bolivia as China ramps up testing on frozen foods.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party on Sunday signed an agreement with the Green Party to form government in the Pacific nation of nearly five million.
More than a dozen pilot whales have died in New Zealand after becoming stranded on the country's North Island, the Department of Conservation said on Sunday.