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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# New Zealand

This month
May 2023
# New Zealand
Man accused of igniting Wellington hostel fire claims in court that someone else started blaze
Today, police revised the confirmed death toll to five, after firefighters previously said six bodies had been located.
# New Zealand
Man charged with arson over Wellington hostel fire that killed at least six people
The man will face Wellington District Court tomorrow, police said.
# irish navy
Two new ships to work on day-long surveillance patrols in Irish Sea and off south east coast
The two ships were towed into the Naval Base on Tuesday.
# Hostel fire
Hostel blaze in New Zealand that killed at least six people being treated as arson
Police have confirmed that the case is being treated as a homicide investigation.
# báid nua
Two new Irish Naval vessels to arrive into Cork Harbour tomorrow
The Lake class boats were sold by the New Zealand Government to the Irish State for €26m.
# Your Say
Poll: Should New Zealand be allowed to enter the Eurovision?
Australia and Israel already compete in the contest.
# Flooding
Student missing in New Zealand after school trip to caves caught up in heavy rainfall
Heavy rain has lashed the area for days, with almost 10 centimetres expected today alone.
# Will Jordan
All Blacks star to return after eight months out with 'migraine-related' condition
The 25-year-old wing has been a sensation for the All Blacks.
# Gianni Infantino
Fifa threatens European TV blackout of Women's World Cup - but RTÉ won't be affected
The Fifa president said broadcasters had offered ’100 times less’ to screen the Women’s World Cup compared to the men’s tournament.
Last month
April 2023
# Backlash
New Zealand feral cat-killing competition for kids is axed after backlash
Organisers of an annual hunting competition had announced a new category for children under 14 to hunt feral cats.
# Irish Abroad
Munster man Ryan impresses for high-flying Chiefs in New Zealand
The 34-year-old still has ambitions with Ireland and will return before the World Cup.
# The Wee County
An ancestral tribute and a mistaken reference to the Black and Tans: Biden 'comes home' to Louth
Biden spoke at Windsor Bar in Dundalk this evening.
# New Zealand
Jacinda Ardern bows out of politics after delivering final speech to New Zealand parliament
Ardern shocked New Zealand earlier this year when she announced she was stepping down as prime minister, saying she no longer had ‘enough in the tank’.
This year
# la rochelle
Ronan O'Gara rules out role with New Zealand coach Robertson as focus on club game
The former Ireland out-half is focused on coaching La Rochelle.
# Cyclone Gabrielle
Toddler among dead as New Zealand cyclone death toll reaches eight people
Around 10,000 people have been displaced.
# Cyclone Gabrielle
Death toll rises to five after New Zealand cyclone as more than 10,000 displaced
Authorities announced a national state of emergency yesterday for only the third time in the country’s history.
# New Zealand
'Unprecedented': Storm-battered New Zealand declares national state of emergency
Heavy rain and strong winds have left tens of thousands of people without power.
# New Zealand
Tens of thousands of homes evacuated in New Zealand as tropical storm hits
“Things will get worse before they get better,” Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said.
# New Zealand
Enough cocaine to 'service New Zealand for 30 years' found floating in Pacific Ocean
The cocaine is thought to have been dropped there by an international drug-smuggling syndicate.
# headspace
Chelsea set to hire All Blacks mentality coach
Gilbert Enoka is expected to consult on matters relating to team culture at the Premier League club.
# On the Move
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett to return to Japan alongside Aaron Smith
The duo have signed to play for Japanese side Toyota Verblitz after the World Cup.
# Flooding
Auckland faces ‘dangerous’ amount of rain after four killed in floods
More rain is forecast as at least 5,000 homes and businesses in Auckland are being assessed for flood and landslide damage.
# Flooding
3 people killed after record levels of rainfall in New Zealand
Yesterday was the wettest day ever recorded in Auckland.
# new chief
Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister in place of Jacinda Ardern
He will have less than nine months before contesting a tough general election.
# New Zealand
Grateful Ardern makes last bow as New Zealand leader
Her resignation, less than three years after an emphatic election victory, has ignited a national debate about the vitriol faced by women leaders.
# Results
Both Irish Sevens sides advance to quarter-finals in New Zealand
The women face France next, while then men will go head-to-head with New Zealand.
# jacinda ardern
From Christchurch attacks to Covid: Key moments from Jacinda Ardern's reign as New Zealand PM
‘Jacindamania’ has given way in recent months, with recent polls putting the centre-right coalition ahead.
# stepping down
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces shock resignation
Ardern said she would step down no later than 7 February because she no longer had ‘enough in the tank’.
Last year
# Tobacco Free Ireland
Poll: Should Ireland impose a lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes?
Last year Micheál Martin praised New Zealand’s plans for a lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes
# Banned
New Zealand imposes lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes
The law says that tobacco cannot ever be sold to anybody born on or after 1 January 2009.
# New Zealand
NZ court takes custody of ill baby whose parents refused potential vaccinated blood transfusion
The child is now under the medical “guardianship of the Court” until “completion of his surgery” and recovery.
# New Zealand
Woman appears in New Zealand court facing charges of murdering children found in suitcases
The children’s bodies were found after a family bought the suitcases at an online auction of abandoned goods.
# New Zealand
Woman extradited to New Zealand to face charges of murdering children found in suitcases
The bodies were discovered in south Auckland after a family bought a trailer-load of items at an auction,
# onto the next
Jones sets sights on All Blacks - 'They're there for the taking, we’re going to go after them'
England defeated Japan 52-13 at Twickenham today.
# singalong
'How was that, New Zealand?' - World Cup winner's iconic post-match interview
Ruby Tui led the crowd in a rendition of Maori folk song ‘Tutira Mai,’ mirroring the scenes at Eden Park when the All Blacks won the men’s 2011 World Cup final.
# Comeback
Scotland recall Finn Russell and Telea to make debut for the All Blacks
Scotland have yet to defeat New Zealand in more than a hundred years of trying.
# Christchurch
New Zealand mosque shooter appeals against conviction and sentence
Tarrant fatally shot 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques and was sentenced to life in prison
Savea helps All Blacks extend winning run over Wales
Wales were outclassed by New Zealand in Cardiff today.
# Best of the best
England and New Zealand set up Women's Rugby World Cup final showdown
They overcame Canada and France in their respective thrilling semi-final wins.
# Room to improve
'Just a shame we couldn't create something special' - Ireland bow out of T20 World Cup
Ireland will go home with memories to savour after losing out to New Zealand.