Posts Tagged New Zealand

Australian police seize $600 million worth of MDMA powder

Marje Pelayo   •   August 15, 2019

Police in the Australian state of Queensland have seized 766 kg of MDMA ( methylenedioxymethamphetamine ) powder in one of the state’s biggest hauls, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. The...

World’s longest electric vehicle trip ends in New Zealand

Robie de Guzman   •   July 21, 2019

A Dutch sustainability advocate completed the longest ever journey in an electric vehicle in New Zealand on Friday (July 19) after a three-year drive that took him through more than...

Gas explosion in New Zealand’s Christchurch injures several people

Robie de Guzman   •   July 20, 2019

New Zealand emergency services evacuated residents near what they said was a suspected gas explosion in the South Island city of Christchurch on Friday (July 19) that left a house...

NZ launches ‘buy-back’ scheme for weapons banned after Christchurch mosque attacks

Robie de Guzman   •   June 20, 2019

New Zealand’s government on Thursday (June 20) launched a multi-million-dollar, six-month “buy-back” scheme to compensate owners of powerful but newly banned semi-automatic weapons prohibited in the wake of deadly attacks...

Embassy ascertains identity of Filipinos in NZ train accident

Marje Pelayo   •   June 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Wellington is closely coordinating with New Zealand authorities to identify the two Filipinos killed and three others injured in a train and car...

2 Filipinos killed, 3 others injured after being hit by train in New Zealand

Robie de Guzman   •   June 19, 2019

Two Filipino workers were killed and three others were hurt when the car they were riding in was hit by a train in New Zealand, the Philippine Embassy in Auckland...

World leaders, tech CEOs meet ahead of summit against online extremism

Robie de Guzman   •   May 16, 2019

World leaders and executives of large tech companies gathered in Paris on Wednesday (May 15) for discussions aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque attacks...

Facebook to apply new live-streaming rules after Christchurch shooting

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 16, 2019

Facebook is set to apply new live-streaming rules after the New Zealand shooting. According to the social media platform on Tuesday (May 14), they will implement a ‘one-strike policy’ for...

New Zealand mass shooting suspect appears in court

UNTV News   •   March 16, 2019

The primary suspect in the mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch was charged with one count of murder after killing 49 people and wounding dozens on Friday,...

Pinoys in New Zealand advised to stay indoors after mass shooting

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 15, 2019

Filipinos are urged to stay indoors following the mass shootings in two mosques in Christchurch on Friday. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Philippine Embassy in Wellington said...


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