New Zealand

Julia Conley, staff writer
Expert say countries in the north should note the "positive side effect" of Covid-19 restrictions, including wearing masks in public.
Julia Conley, staff writer
About 80,000 Americans visited the country's immigration website in April and...
Julia Conley, staff writer
The country boosted healthcare spending to allow for contact tracing and...


Stop Gun Violence
Less than a month after just one mass shooting, New Zealand's Parliament voted 119-1 Wednesday to ban most military style assault rifles and semiautomatic weapons in the most sweeping changes to the country's gun laws in decades. The measure, passed after a white supremacist killed 50 people and wounded dozens more at two mosques in Christchurch, also includes a buyback program of existing weapons; lawbreakers can face a prison term of up to five years. During an expedited debate that swooped...