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3 dead, 1 missing as rain pounds New Zealand's largest city

Jan. 27, 2023 23:41 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that three people had died and at least one was missing after record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand's largest city, causing widespread disruption. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins flew to Auckland on a military plane...

New Zealander killed in Ukraine helped hundreds, parents say

Jan. 25, 2023 15:44 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The parents of a New Zealand scientist who was killed in Ukraine said Wednesday he helped save hundreds of people while volunteering in the dangerous Donbas region. Andrew Bagshaw, 47, a dual New Zealand and British citizen, was killed along with...

Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM, pledges focus on economy

Jan. 25, 2023 02:18 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chris Hipkins was sworn in Wednesday as New Zealand's 41st prime minister, following the unexpected resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, has promised a back-to-basics approach focusing on the economy and what he described as the...

2 UK men working as volunteers killed in eastern Ukraine

Jan. 24, 2023 15:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Two British volunteers who had been reported missing in eastern Ukraine have been killed, according to a family statement released Tuesday. Andrew Bagshaw, 48, and Christopher Parry, 28, went missing earlier this month while heading to the town of Soledar, in the...

Jacinda Ardern makes final appearance as New Zealand leader

Jan. 23, 2023 22:57 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Jacinda Ardern made her final public appearance as New Zealand's prime minister Tuesday, saying the thing she would miss most was the people, because they had been the “joy of the job.” Ardern, who has been a global icon of the left, shocked the...

Hathaway, McKenzie anchor stylish adaptation of 'Eileen'

Jan. 22, 2023 22:17 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Eileen, the title character of Ottessa Moshfegh’s debut novel, is a strange young woman with a vivid, sensual, and sometimes dangerous imagination. Her actual life, however, is anything but: She works a mind-numbing desk job as a secretary at a boy’s...

Chris Hipkins confirmed as New Zealand leader, picks deputy

Jan. 21, 2023 23:41 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chris Hipkins was confirmed Sunday as New Zealand's next prime minister and he chose Carmel Sepuloni as his deputy, marking the first time a person with Pacific Island heritage has risen to that rank. Hipkins got the unanimous support of lawmakers...

Chris Hipkins to be New Zealand's next prime minister

Jan. 20, 2023 21:29 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Education Minister Chris Hipkins is set to become New Zealand's next prime minister after he was the only candidate to enter the contest Saturday to replace Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, must still garner an endorsement Sunday from his Labour Party...

Education Minister Chris Hipkins set to become New Zealand's next prime minister, replacing Jacinda Ardern who resigned

Jan. 20, 2023 15:44 PM EST
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Education Minister Chris Hipkins set to become New Zealand's next prime minister, replacing Jacinda Ardern who resigned.

New Zealand's Ardern has many possibilities for a second act

Jan. 19, 2023 23:41 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When Jacinda Ardern announced this week she was stepping down as New Zealand's prime minister, speculation began almost immediately about what she might do for a second act. When she leaves, she will have accumulated 15 years experience as a lawmaker...