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US & Canada · Wellington

New Zealand designates Proud Boys a terrorist organization

49% Center coverage: 40 sources
New Zealand has designated the Proud Boys and The Base as terrorist organizations. The two groups join 18 others including Islamic State that have been given an official terrorist designation. The U.S. groups are not known to be active in New Zealand. The South Pacific nation has become more attuned to threats from the far right after a white supremacist shot and killed 51 Muslim worshippers at two Christchurch mosques.See the Story
Rugby Union · New Zealand

Maori All Blacks strike early to beat Ireland in tour match

46% Left coverage: 11 sources
Maori All Blacks welcome Ireland to New Zealand with a first-half try blitz. Zarn Sullivan, Shaun Stevenson, Brad Weber and Cullen Grace all crossed. Ireland hit back hard at the start of the second half. The Irish now head north to Auckland for the first of three tests against New Zealand.See the Story
Rugby Union · New Zealand

Sparkling Maori All Blacks floor Ireland in tour opener

50% Left coverage: 4 sources
Ireland lose 32-17 to the Maori All Blacks in their opening Test of their tour of New Zealand. Flyhalf Josh Ioane kicked 12 points and was a constant menace with ball in hand. Ireland coach Andy Farrell will be concerned about the health status of at least two of his players.See the Story

New Zealand central bank's chief economist warns housing no longer one-way bet - ET RealEstate

100% Right coverage: 2 sources
Conway said slower overall population growth and changes in taxation make it less attractive to invest in housing while policy designed to enable high..See the Story
Oceania · New Zealand

Police move in on occupiers of Wellington coast after Parliament protest

Coverage: 2 sources
Two ambulances and a fire truck can also be seen near the site, and the road is blocked off. A police spokesperson confirmed to the Herald they are encouraging the protesters to leave, and anyone who refuses will be arrested. Wellington City Council said they were aware of police action, and would be on hand to assist with the clean-up.See the Story
Oceania · New Zealand

Rotorua council says 'no' to Three Waters

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Rotorua Lakes Council has sent an overwhelming message to the Government it does not support Three Waters reform. A council staff member "pulled no punches" in his critique of the reforms, saying he believed the Government "overstated" water service issues. The council has now joined at least 31 other councils which have voiced their dissent with the reform programme, which would create four new water entities.See the Story
Oceania · Dunedin

100,000 people sign petition to ban plastic bottles

Environmental activists have presented a petition to ban single-use plastic bottles to Parliament today, with the backing of 100,000 signatures....See the Story

Tonga resumes import tariffs as pandemic subsidies end

Since April 2020, Tonga's government has granted tax-exemptions on some imported goods to help the Kingdom deal with the financial fallout of the pandemic. The policy was originally designed for tourism operators as part of an economic stimulus package. But after January's volcanic eruption and tsunami import duties were removed to support the donation of emergency supplies and equipment.See the Story

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