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Omicron COVID-19 variant confirmed in New Zealand

A German resident undertaking quarantine in Christchurch is New Zealand's first confirmed case of COVID-19's Omicron variant.

NZ border rules hit Super Rugby, A-Leagues, NBL

Sporting codes are back at the drawing board after the NZ government's decision to require international arrivals to isolate into 2022.

New Zealand records 215 COVID-19 cases, one death

New Zealand's COVID-19 outbreak may be plateauing as health officials confirmed another 215 community cases, as well as a fresh death.

Australia, NZ to host 2028 T20 World Cup

Cricket's 2028 Twenty20 World Cup will be co-hosted by this year's finalists, Australia and New Zealand.

Australia claim maiden T20 World Cup title

Australia have won the men's Twenty20 World Cup for the first time, with Mitch Marsh lifting them to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand.

Thousands protest New Zealand COVID-19 vaccine mandate

New Zealand has beefed up security measures at its parliament as thousands gather to protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Massive New Zealand potato could be world’s biggest

Colin and Donna Craig-Brown were weeding their garden in New Zealand when Colin's hoe struck something huge just beneath the soil's surface.

Quarantine-free travel with New Zealand to resume

Quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to Australia will resume from Monday with certain pre-departure measures in place.

Australia misses out in New Zealand border changes

Trans-Tasman families are set for a second-consecutive Christmas apart as the New Zealand government opts against a border reopening to Australia this year.

COVID-19 Delta outbreak arrives in Christchurch

Christchurch has recorded two community cases of COVID-19, breaking a long run without the virus in the city.