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WELLINGTON, New Zealand | AP Interview: New Zealand minister says emissions to rise

WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand has set itself apart from neighboring Australia by declaring climate change a top priority. But despite some lofty goals, greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise in the South Pacific nation and could do so for years to come. And the country faces some unusual challenges with half of those emissions … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | AP Interview: New Zealand minister says emissions to rise

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Airline now says 1 missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash

WELLINGTON, New Zealand— The airline operating a flight that crashed into a Pacific lagoon on Friday in Micronesia now says one man is missing, after earlier saying all 47 passengers and crew had safely evacuated the sinking plane. Air Niugini said in a release that as of Saturday afternoon, it was unable to account for … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Airline now says 1 missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Everybody on plane survives crash landing in Pacific lagoon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — All 47 passengers and crew survived a plane’s crash landing in a Pacific lagoon Friday morning, wading through waist-deep water to the emergency exits and escaping on local boats that came to the rescue in the Micronesia archipelago. Seven people were taken to a hospital, according to officials, including one described … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Everybody on plane survives crash landing in Pacific lagoon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Everybody on plane survives crash-landing in Pacific lagoon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — All of the passengers and crew survived the crash landing of a plane Friday morning in a Pacific lagoon. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at Chuuk Island in the Federated States of Micronesia, according to the airline. Striking footage from the … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Everybody on plane survives crash-landing in Pacific lagoon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Admired abroad, New Zealand leader faces hurdles at home

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Last Thursday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the high-profile interviews she’d be doing this week in New York, where she’s attending the U.N. General Assembly. Among her appearances: the Today show, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. She also exchanged tweets with … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Admired abroad, New Zealand leader faces hurdles at home

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry for speaking tour

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — New Zealand authorities said on Friday that convicted secrets leaker Chelsea Manning can enter the country for a speaking tour, a day after tour organizers said she couldn’t enter Australia. Manning was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking U.S. government secrets and would not normally qualify for … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry for speaking tour