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

16 Apr 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

15 Apr 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.

New Zealand at risk of foreign interference: intelligence service head

11 Apr 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand's intelligence chief said on Thursday the agency was concerned about activities by foreign state actors, including attempts to covertly influence politicians and monitor expatriate communities living in the South Pacific nation.

Lives forever changed by Christchurch shootings

09 Apr 2019

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand On a small farm on the outskirts of Christchurch in New Zealand, Omar Nabi digs a small hole and sharpens a knife as he prepares to slaughter a sheep as a blessing to his father – a victim of the mass killings at the Al Noor mosque.

Silence and tears: Reporting the massacre in Christchurch

03 Apr 2019

CHRISTCHURCH "Almost every person we spoke to was in some stage of grief, trauma or shock," says Charlotte Greenfield, the first Reuters correspondent to reach Christchurch, New Zealand, on the night a gunman opened fire in two mosques and killed 50 people.

UPDATE 1-Prices for whole milk powder ease on lower global demand

03 Apr 2019

* Lower demand from North Asia - analyst (Recasts, adds market reaction, analyst comment)

Before mosque attacks, New Zealand failed to record hate crimes for years

01 Apr 2019

CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON Weeks before a gunman killed 50 Muslims in Christchurch, a man had threatened to burn copies of the Koran outside New Zealand mosques, in what community leaders said was the latest in a long list of threatening behaviour against religious minorities. | Video

Silent crowd listens to mosque victims' names at New Zealand memorial

29 Mar 2019

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand Thousands stood in silence in a Christchurch park on Friday as the names of 50 people shot dead in two mosques were read out at a national memorial service, with speakers calling for the legacy of the tragedy to be a kinder, more tolerant New Zealand. | Video

New Zealand central bank flags rate cut as likely next move, kiwi tumbles

27 Mar 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank unexpectedly said its next move in interest rates was more likely to be a cut, abandoning its neutral stance at a policy review on Wednesday and knocking the currency down sharply to two-week lows.

New Zealand PM announces royal commission inquiry into Christchurch attack

25 Mar 2019

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday a royal commission, a powerful form of public inquiry, into the events leading up to a March 15 attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 people. | Video

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