Two people are killed in a plane crash in
The body of missing tourist Grace Millane is found outside of Auckland, New Zealand.
2018-12-9 (Context: New Zealand)
New Zealand's government passes an amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 to allow chronic and terminally ill patients to use medical cannabis without facing the possibility of prosecution.
2018-12-11 (Context: New Zealand)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern makes a public apology to the family of Grace Millane, who was murdered in Auckland on 1 or 2 December 2018, saying that "your daughter should have been safe here".
2018-12-10 (Context: New Zealand)
A 50-year-old former strawberry farm supervisor is arrested in Queensland in connection with 230 reports of sewing needles found hidden in strawberries. The "strawberry scare" spread throughout the country and to New Zealand, and devastated Australia’s multimillion-dollar strawberry industry.
2018-11-11 (Context: New Zealand)
New Zealand's parliament votes to ban the sale of homes to non-resident foreign nationals amid a housing affordability crisis. Australians and Singaporeans are exempt due to free-trade deals.
2018-08-15 (Context: New Zealand)