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Alert level raised on New Zealand’s giant Taupo volcano – source of Earth’s largest eruption in past 5,000 years | World News
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Alert level raised on New Zealand’s giant Taupo volcano – source of Earth’s largest eruption in past 5,000 years | World News

New Zealand scientists have increased the alert level for a huge volcano – which was the source of the Earth’s largest eruption in the past 5,000 years. Geological agency GeoNet said it had detected almost 700 small earthquakes below Lake Taupo, the caldera created by Taupo Volcano and New Zealand’s biggest lake. It said in...

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Jacinda Ardern’s iron grip on New Zealand’s Labour party is slipping … and that means trouble | Henry Cooke

Just hours after electing Jacinda Ardern leader in 2017, an extremely bruised Labour caucus stood onstage trying to assure media the party was united enough to govern. The party had cycled through four leaders since Helen Clark had last led them to government in 2008. It was riven with factionalism, leaks, and the detritus of...

How New Zealand’s Climate Fight Is Threatening Its Iconic Farmland
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How New Zealand’s Climate Fight Is Threatening Its Iconic Farmland

GISBORNE, New Zealand — Horehore Station, a sheep and cattle ranch, sprawls across 4,000 acres on New Zealand’s North Island, its jagged expanse of uneven hills and steep gullies blanketed in lush green grass. It is good, productive farmland, despite the rugged landscape. But it soon won’t be a farm anymore. The land’s owner, John...

New Zealand’s A2 Milk Co. thwarted in plan to export infant-formula to US
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New Zealand’s A2 Milk Co. thwarted in plan to export infant-formula to US

Plans by New Zealand dairy firm A2 Milk Co. to export infant-formula to the US to help alleviate a shortage have been put on hold by the American regulator. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told A2 Milk that it is deferring further consideration of the company’s request to export its infant-formula products into...

New Zealand’s All Blacks Confront a Worrisome Prospect: Decline
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New Zealand’s All Blacks Confront a Worrisome Prospect: Decline

But New Zealand has changed. While rugby still fascinates many, the number of men who play the game is dropping as interest in other sports grows. (Women’s rugby, by contrast, is growing fast.) In 2018, for example, the number of young people playing basketball for their school overtook the number playing rugby for the first...