Covid-19 has infected more than 243M people and killed over 4.9M globally. Here are the virus-related developments for October 22.
Authorities identified the last week's knife attacker as Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen, a Sri Lankan national, who arrived in New Zealand 10 years ago at the age of 22 on a student visa.
Police say they killed a man after he entered a supermarket and stabbed six shoppers. PM Jacinda Ardern says the Sri Lankan national was inspired by Daesh.
Leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation at virtual retreat agree to step up Covid-19 vaccination sharing efforts and take action to lower costly tariffs that complicate the movement of vaccines across borders.
"They Are Us" film about PM Jacinda Ardern's response to 2019 Christchurch terror attacks has been slammed by New Zealand's Muslims and others for pushing a "white saviour" narrative and "sidelining the victims".
The bill will requires financial firms to explain how they would manage climate-related risks and opportunities.
PM Jacinda Ardern says the Muslim community in New Zealand experienced "horrific racism" before March 15, 2019 terror attack on Christchurch mosques in which an Australian white supremacist killed 51 worshippers.
Tsunami alerts issued in countries as far apart as Peru and Australia after a trio of large quakes measuring 7.4, 7.3 and 8.1, plus dozens of powerful aftershocks, strike near New Zealand's remote Kermadec Islands.
A dual national was arrested near the Syrian border with her two children and identified as a Daesh member. NZ PM Ardern urged Australia to consider the welfare of the children who were "born in a conflict zone through no fault of their own".
It came after three members of an Auckland family tested positive, with authorities concerned about the new and active infections as there was no obvious source of transmission.
The country secured enough vaccines to inoculate all of the country's five million people, with two new agreements signed with pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Novavax.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologises after report says country’s security apparatus inappropriately focused on Muslims at the time when a white supremacist attacked two Christchurch mosques, killing 51 worshipers.
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