No Touching!

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New Zealanders expressed outrage at a Florida zoo for allowing visitors to pet a kiwi – New Zealand’s national bird – prompting the institution to stop the controversial practice and apologize to the island nation, the Washington Post reported. Earlier this week, more than 10,000 people...

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Closed Season

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Organizers of a competition for children to hunt and kill feral cats in New Zealand called off the event this week following a backlash from animal rights groups, the Independent reported Wednesday. The North Canterbury Hunting Competition had initially unveiled a category offering children under 14...

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Bowing Out

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would resign next month, ahead of an October election that promises to highlight the deepening political and economic challenges facing the country, the New York Times reported Thursday. The progressive leader announced Thursday that she was stepping down...

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Boiling Over

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New Zealand police clashed with protesters in front of the country’s parliament Wednesday before authorities regained control following three weeks of anti-vaccine mandate demonstrations, Evening Standard reported. Officers moved in on hundreds of protesters who had been camped on the parliament’s grounds, tearing down tents and...

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