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France’s military has mobilized and flown in “four additional squadrons to restore order,” according to French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin. Macron will chair a defense and national security council on Wednesday, focusing on the violence, the presidential palace said. Others were equipped with larger rifles, firing bullets,” the French High commissioner to New Caledonia Louis Le Franc said. Theo Rouby/AFP/Getty ImagesFrench gendarme officers guard the entrance of the Vallee-du-Tir district, in Noumea, New Caledonia on May 14, 2024. FLNKS issued its own statement Wednesday both condemning the vote at the National Assembly and calling for an end to the violence.
Persons: Paris –, Gerald Darmanin, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Charles Wea, Louis Mapou, New Caledonia Louis Le Franc, Franc, RNZ, Theo Rouby, unfreeze, Gabriel Attal, , ” Attal, FLNKS, “ FLNKS Organizations: CNN, New, New Caledonian, New Caledonia Louis, Radio New, Getty, Colonial, Noumea Accord, National Assembly, French, Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Locations: New Caledonia, Noumea, South Pacific, Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu, , New Caledonia, Pacific, Caribbean, Indian, France, Paris, China, United States, Radio New Zealand, Noumea , New Caledonia, AFP, Tir, White, Covid, Kanak
Introduced predators kill about 25 million native birds in New Zealand annually, with about 4,000 native species threatened or at risk of extinction, according to the DOC. Under the program, the government plans to eradicate rats, possums (a marsupial native to the Americas), weasels, ferrets — and the pesky stoat. Chalky Island and the neighboring Passage Islands have been predator-free since 1999 following the first ever stoat eradication campaign, according to the DOC. And for Fleming, the recent stoat incursion only underscores the importance of the Predator Free 2050 plan. “If we eradicate stoats from Aotearoa (New Zealand) completely we remove the costs of incursions, and our wildlife can thrive alongside us,” he said.
Persons: Rebecca Teele, , Aaron Fleming, Liu Yang, RNZ, , pesky, Carolyn M, King, hitlist, Stephan Morris, stoats, stoats ”, Fleming Organizations: CNN, country’s Department of Conservation, New, Zealand, New Zealand Taxpayers ’ Union, Southern, New Zealand, University of Waikato Locations: New Zealand, Fiordland, Eurasia, North America, , New, Americas, Aotearoa
Latam Airlines has offered money to passengers injured in a midair drop last month, a law firm said. A law firm representing 15 passengers said the payouts range between $2,000 and $7,650. AdvertisementLatam Airlines is offering some passengers thousands of dollars in compensation after one of its widebody planes dropped midair over the Pacific Ocean in March, according to one law firm. Carter Capner Law, a firm representing 15 Latam Flight 800 passengers, told the Australian news outlet on Monday that the airline has offered between $2,000 and $7,650 in cash to those injured in the eveny. There "is no longer a limit on compensation" in this case, Carter told Stuff Travel.
Persons: , Carter Capner, Carter Capner Law, Peter Carter,, Carter, Latam, Brian Jokat Organizations: Latam Airlines, Montreal Convention, Service, Latam, Boeing, Business, CNN, RNZ, Street Journal, Russian, Ural Airlines, Airbus Locations: New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Montreal, Sydney, Auckland , New Zealand
CNN —A former professional rugby union player, who who died in 2023 at the age of 33, has become the first in New Zealand to be formally diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) – the neurogenerative disease associated with repeated head trauma. Billy Guyton died of a suspected suicide last year, CNN affiliate Radio New Zealand (RNZ) reported, and his family subsequently donated his brain to Auckland’s Neurological Foundation Human Brain Bank which made the CTE diagnosis. CNN has contacted New Zealand Rugby for comment. Around the world, players are grappling to deal with the impact of head injuries sustained during their rugby careers. In the UK, some 450 current and former rugby players have now joined lawsuits to take legal action against global governing body World Rugby and the national governing bodies of England and Wales, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), Rugby Football League Limited, International Rugby League Limited and British Amateur Rugby League Association.
Persons: CNN —, Billy Guyton, Maurice Curtis, John, RNZ, , , Billy, That’s, Australia – Guyton, ” John Guyton, Michael Buckland, Curtis Organizations: CNN, rugby, Radio New Zealand, Neurological, Brain, Auckland Brain Bank, Super Rugby, Australia, Nelson Weekly, New Zealand Rugby, Australian Sports Brain Bank, World Rugby, Rugby Football Union, RFU, Welsh Rugby Union, WRU, Rugby Football League Limited, International Rugby League Limited, British Amateur Rugby League Association . Lawyers, University of Glasgow, Boston University, University of Sydney, Prevention, Befrienders Locations: New Zealand, Auckland, England, Wales
A Latam Airlines Boeing 787 experienced a sudden midair drop on Monday, injuring at least 50 people. Dozens of turbulence-related injuries have been seen on other carriers like Lufthansa and Delta. AdvertisementA passenger on the Boeing 787 that suddenly dropped midair over the Pacific on Monday described a scary scene. In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Latam Airlines Flight 800 passenger Brian Jokat said the plane "dropped something to the effect of 500 feet instantly," jolting him awake. The "fasten seatbelt" sign was on at the time, airline Chief Operating Officer Jon Snook said, HawaiiNewsNow reported.
Persons: , Brian Jokat, I'm, Rolanda Schmidt, Melissa Matteso, Jon Snook, HawaiiNewsNow, Bill Duncan, Taylor Organizations: Latam Airlines Boeing, Lufthansa, Delta, Service, Boeing, Pacific, CNN, Latam, RNZ, New Zealand Herald, US National Transportation Safety Board, Airlines, Lufthansa Airbus, Washington Post, Lufthansa Flight, Hawaiian Airlines Airbus, Sydney Morning Herald, Delta Air Lines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Alaska Airlines Boeing, NTSB, The Weather Company, Business, Allegiant Locations: Sydney, Auckland , New Zealand, Austin, Washington, Frankfurt, Honolulu
CNN —Dozens of people were injured after a flight from Australia to New Zealand experienced a “technical event” that produced a sudden movement, according to the flight’s operator, with witnesses telling local media passengers were suddenly thrown around the cabin. “Flight LA800, operating the Sydney — Auckland route today, had a technical event during the flight which caused a strong movement,” the statement said, which added the plane landed as scheduled in Auckland on Monday. The statement did not elaborate on what the technical event was. LATAM Airlines is Chile’s flagship carrier and stops regularly in Auckland en route to Santiago. Valentina suffered minor injuries but was treated by medical crew once the plane landed.
Persons: Hato Hone, Hato Hone St John, , St John Ambulance, Jacinto, , Valentina Organizations: CNN, Hato, Hato Hone St, Hato Hone St John Ambulance, LATAM Airlines, Sydney, St, Auckland International Airport, RNZ, Locations: Australia, New Zealand, Auckland, Sydney — Auckland, Santiago
Patricia Kerekes, and her husband Todd, cut their vacation short after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Todd told Radio New Zealand he was charged $8,000 to change their flight to an earlier one. Air New Zealand refunded him and apologized, saying its compassionate care policy wasn't followed. American tourists Todd and Patricia Kerekes cut their vacation short after Patricia was diagnosed with terminal gallbladder cancer, according to Radio New Zealand. Todd told the radio station they booked return tickets in business class from New York to Auckland, which cost nearly $23,000.
Persons: Patricia Kerekes, Todd, wasn't, , Patricia, RNZ, RNZ's, Alisha Armstrong, Armstrong, Kerekes Organizations: Radio New Zealand, Air New Zealand, Service, New Zealand, Air New, Business Locations: Zealand, New York, Auckland, New, Air New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand CNN —A shooting that erupted inside a building in central Auckland killed at least two people and injured six others, say New Zealand officials, casting a cloud over the Women’s World Cup that was set to start later in the day. The shooting is “an isolated incident,” and “not a national security risk,” New Zealand police said on Twitter, adding that the male shooter was also dead. During a press conference in Wellington, New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said the Women’s World Cup, which is due to kick off later in the city on Thursday, will “proceed as planned.”“Clearly, with the FIFA World Cup kicking off this evening, there are a lot of eyes on Auckland. “Auckland Transport says passengers coming in to the city should delay travel. New Zealand’s parliament voted to ban military-style semi-automatic weapons in 2019, weeks after the Christchurch massacre left 50 people dead.
Persons: , Chris Hipkins, ” Hipkins, Nathan Frandino, Reuters Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown, I’m, ” Brown, RNZ, Brown, , Nisha, ” Nisha, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern Organizations: New Zealand CNN, Auckland, New, Twitter, CNN, Newshub, Police, Wellington , New Zealand, FIFA, Reuters Auckland Mayor, New Zealand, , Auckland Transport Locations: Auckland, New Zealand, Wellington , New, New, Zealand, Norway, American, there’s, Christchurch
Hong Kong CNN —New Zealand’s Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has been criticized for bringing a backup plane on his visit to China this week, with opposition leaders pointing to excess planet-warming emissions created in the middle of the climate crisis. A “backup aircraft” was “pre-positioned” in the Philippine capital Manila in case the primary aircraft carrying Hipkins and a trade delegation broke down, the spokesperson said. The leader of the opposition National Party Chris Luxon said Hipkins’ use of two planes wasn’t a good look environmentally, according to CNN affiliate Radio New Zealand (RNZ). The 757s are “around 30 years old, are nearing the end of their economic lives, and are due for replacement between 2028 and 2030,” Hipkins’ spokesperson said. Former New Zealand prime ministers have faced political embarrassment after their planes broke down on official trips.
Persons: Chris Hipkins, , , National Party Chris Luxon, David Seymour, ” Seymour, Seymour, ” Hipkins, John Key, RNZ, Jacinda Ardern, Hipkins Organizations: Hong Kong CNN, Zealand’s, CNN, National Party, Radio New Zealand, ACT Party, Ford, Defense Force, RNZAF, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Boeing, New Zealand Defense Force, Former New Zealand, RNZAF Boeing, Air Force Locations: Hong Kong, China, Philippine, Manila, India, Australia, Melbourne, Auckland, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai
The broadcaster, which first revealed the issues last Friday, said its board decided an independent review was necessary. The panel would review editorial processes and "examine factors and warning signs, which led to international wire stories being subedited with inappropriate content," it said in a statement. Reuters supplied 21 of the altered stories and one came from Britain's BBC, RNZ's list of stories that have been corrected shows. The BBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment on RNZ's move to review its internal processes. The panel includes New Zealand media law expert Willy Akel, public law expert and former journalist Linda Clark and former director of editorial standards at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Alan Sunderland.
Persons: RNZ, Ukraine impartially, Jim Mather, Willy Akel, Linda Clark, Alan Sunderland, Clark, Lucy Craymer, Lincoln Organizations: Radio New Zealand, BBC, Reuters, Thomson, RNZ, New, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sunderland Locations: Ukraine, China, Taiwan, RNZ
Fourteen of the stories had been supplied by Reuters and one came from Britain’s BBC, the links to the stories show. RNZ said in a statement it was continuing a detailed audit and analysis of all stories that could have been inappropriately edited. “Reuters has addressed the issue with RNZ, which has initiated an investigation,” a spokesperson for Reuters said. The issue became public after changes were made to a June 8 Reuters story about the use of the word “war” in Russia. They have also accused Russia of using false allegations of suppression of ethnic Russians to justify pro-Moscow separatist groups declaring independence in eastern Ukraine.
Persons: RNZ, , , Ukraine impartially, Willie Jackson, Paul Thompson, Viktor Yanukovich Organizations: New Zealand CNN, New, Radio New Zealand, Reuters, BBC, “ Reuters, Thomson, , European Union, United Nations, United Nations Human Rights Locations: Wellington, New Zealand, Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, Moscow, Ukraine’s, Russian
The corrections RNZ added to the stories indicated the editing had changed the original stories to present pro-Russian interpretations of some events in Ukraine as fact. The broadcaster said Friday that it had become aware of the issue without providing further specifics and started an "immediate investigation". The story was edited on RNZ's website to read that in 2014 "a pro-Russian elected government was toppled during Ukraine's violent Maidan colour revolution". The piece then inaccurately claimed that "Russia annexed Crimea after a referendum, as the new pro-Western government suppressed ethnic Russians in eastern and southern Ukraine". Reporting by Lucy Craymer Editing by Rachel Armstrong and Frances KerryOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: RNZ, Willie Jackson, Paul Thompson, Viktor Yanukovich, , Lucy Craymer, Rachel Armstrong, Frances Kerry Organizations: Radio New Zealand, Reuters, BBC, New, European Union, United Nations, United Nations Human Rights, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, Moscow, Ukraine’s, Russian
Jacinda Ardern made a dame in New Zealand
  + stars: | 2023-06-05 | by ( Jessie Yeung | )   time to read: +3 min
CNN —Former New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern, who stepped down from her post earlier this year, has been made a dame in one of the country’s highest honors. “Having served as Prime Minister from 2017 to 2023, Dame Jacinda Ardern is recognized for her service to New Zealand during some of the greatest challenges our country has faced in modern times,” Hipkins said in a statement. The move grants Ardern the title of Dame Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. In a statement to CNN affiliate Radio New Zealand (RNZ), Ardern said she was “incredibly humbled” by the accolade. Within a year, she had become only the second world leader to give birth in office.
Persons: Jacinda Ardern, Chris Hipkins, Dame Jacinda Ardern, ” Hipkins, Dame, , Ardern, Organizations: CNN, Former New Zealand, Labour Party, Merit, Radio New Zealand, Kiwis, United Nations General Assembly, Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School, New Locations: New Zealand, Zealand, Christchurch, Wellington
CNN —Philip Mehrtens, the New Zealand pilot held hostage by separatist fighters in Indonesia’s restive Papua region, has appeared in a video saying he is “alive and well,” as concerns grow for his safety as fighting with Indonesian security forces intensifies. In the one and a half minute video, Mehrtens, dressed in a black T-shirt and shorts and sitting between two unarmed Papuan men, speaks calmly to the camera first in Indonesian and then English. “We emphasize that the pilot’s release must go through negotiations – not through military operations,” the group’s spokesperson Sebby Sambom said. In a statement following the attacks, the rebels said they shot dead 13 Indonesian military and police officials and were in possession of 12 bodies, without providing proof. CNN has reached out to Indonesian army officials for further comment about the latest hostage video and updates on the search mission for Mehrtens.
CNN —A contest planned for children in New Zealand to hunt and kill feral cats as part of a drive to protect native species has been axed following backlash from the public and animal rights groups. In neighboring Australia, authorities say feral cats threaten the survival of more than 100 native species. Feral cats are blamed for killing millions of birds, reptiles, frogs and mammals, every day, prompting authorities to arrange regular culls. The New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it was “both pleased and relieved” that the cat-killing contest for children had been removed. Blackie, who has studied feral cats for two decades, said numbers had exploded in the last decade, and in some areas where pests were tracked by camera, feral cats outnumbered other species like possums.
CNN —A six-month-old baby whose parents refused to allow him to undergo lifesaving heart surgery using blood from people vaccinated against Covid-19 has been operated on in a New Zealand hospital. The court also appointed two doctors as its agents to oversee issues around the operation and the administration of blood, according to court documents. The baby has a congenital heart defect and needed urgent open heart surgery to survive – but the operation was delayed by his parents’ insistence that only blood from donors not vaccinated against Covid-19 be used. A new ruling on Thursday night ordered that the parents stop blocking doctors’ attempts to prepare for the operation. The baby’s parents believed there were “spike proteins in the blood of people who have been vaccinated and that these proteins were causing unexpected deaths relating to transfusions,” according to the judgment.
Знаменитый немецкий теннисист и экс первая ракетка мира Борис Беккер выставил на продажу виллу в родном городе Лаймен вместе со своей 85-летней матерью Эльвирой Беккер, в настоящее время проживающей там, пишет издание RNZ. Известно, что общая площадь виллы составляет 449 квадратных метров, а прилегающей территории — 825 квадратных метров. Беккер оценил свою недвижимость в 1,97 миллиона евро. Издание отметило, что вышеописанная вилла считается одним из объектов недвижимости, которые теннисист не задекларировал в рамках недавнего дела о банкротстве. По версии правоохранителей, у Беккера также имеются доля в бизнесе, банковские счета и несколько недвижимых объектов в Великобритании и Германии.
Persons: Борис Беккер, Эльвира Беккер, Беккер Locations: Лаймен, Великобритания, Германия
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