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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

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Kim Dotcom loses latest legal bid to avoid US extradition

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand’s Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible to be handed over to U.S. authorities. Dotcom’s … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Kim Dotcom loses latest legal bid to avoid US extradition

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealander completes first solo kayak across Tasman Sea

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand man on Monday became the first person to kayak solo across the daunting stretch of water that separates New Zealand from Australia. Scott Donaldson looked weary and a little bedraggled when he raised his arms in jubilation after making landfall at the New Zealand town of New Plymouth, … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealander completes first solo kayak across Tasman Sea

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand leader names daughter Neve, leaves hospital

WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have named their baby daughter Neve and say they want her to grow up in a world in which she can make choices about her family and career based on what she wants. Ardern made her first public appearance on Sunday … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand leader names daughter Neve, leaves hospital

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand leader recovers with mac-n-cheese after birth

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl. Ardern on Thursday became just the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office. Many hope … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand leader recovers with mac-n-cheese after birth