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WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand fisherman’s ocean rescue of toddler ‘miraculous’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — A New Zealand fisherman has plucked a toddler from the ocean in a “miraculous” rescue after thinking he was watching a doll float past. Gus Hutt was at the beach checking his fishing lines at about 7:15 a.m. on Oct. 26 when he spotted the 18-month-old boy. He told the Whakatane … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand fisherman’s ocean rescue of toddler ‘miraculous’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Palau to ban sunscreen as it tries to save its coral reefs

WELLINGTON, New Zealand— In an attempt to protect the coral reefs that divers so admire they have dubbed them the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen. President Tommy Remengesau Jr. last week signed legislation that bans “reef-toxic” sunscreen from 2020. Banned sunscreens will be confiscated from tourists … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Palau to ban sunscreen as it tries to save its coral reefs

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Pacific rim trade pact goes ahead after New Zealand ratifies

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The Pacific rim trade pact abandoned by President Donald Trump will take effect at the year’s end after Australia became became the sixth nation to ratify it. The New Zealand government said Wednesday that Australia had notified it that it had completed procedures needed for the trade arrangement, the Comprehensive and … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Pacific rim trade pact goes ahead after New Zealand ratifies

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | 42 weeks pregnant, New Zealand minister cycles to hospital

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — It was a beautiful morning, according to New Zealand’s minister for women, so after 42 weeks of pregnancy she decided to hop on her electric bicycle and ride to the hospital to give birth to her first child. Julie Anne Genter this week posted a picture of herself outside the Auckland … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | 42 weeks pregnant, New Zealand minister cycles to hospital

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments. Mogherini told reporters Tuesday during her trip to Wellington, New Zealand, that it’s up to Europeans to decide who they want … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Soldier rescued after surviving week on New Zealand mountain

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An Australian soldier who dug a snow cave to survive below-freezing conditions for a week on a New Zealand mountain was rescued Friday. Rescue authorities said they plucked 29-year-old Terry Harch from Mount Aspiring on the South Island in what they described as a “snatch and grab” mission involving three helicopters. … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Soldier rescued after surviving week on New Zealand mountain

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Parkland, Florida students embrace New Zealand on field trip

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Florida student Tyah-Amoy Roberts said after spending a week in New Zealand that she’s strongly considering moving to the country for college. The 17-year-old is one of one of 28 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who have embraced the South Pacific nation during a trip here … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Parkland, Florida students embrace New Zealand on field trip