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Gas explosion in New Zealand’s Christchurch injures several people

Posted on Saturday, 20 July 2019 01:45 PM | No Comments
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

Posted on Thursday, 20 June 2019 04:27 PM | No Comments
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

Posted on Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:41 PM | No Comments
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

Posted on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 07:56 PM | No Comments
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

Posted on Thursday, 16 May 2019 04:46 PM | No Comments
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

Posted on Thursday, 16 May 2019 03:32 PM | No Comments
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

Posted on Saturday, 16 March 2019 11:21 AM | No Comments
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

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2019 03:13 PM | No Comments
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...

4 scammers illegally recruiting OFWs to New Zealand nabbed

Posted on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 08:15 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Authorities were able to arrest in July 2017 the leader of a syndicate that recruits OFWs seeking to work in New Zealand. The leader is identified as...

Deadly US cold snap expected to worsen

Posted on Thursday, 4 January 2018 01:03 AM | No Comments
A record-shattering arctic freeze kept its grip on the U.S. Northeast, closing schools and affecting travel on the first business day of 2018, and forecasters warned the region could be...