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Wellington: Capital of New Zealand
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. Wellington is the major population centre of the southern North Island, and is the administrative centre of the Wellington Region, which also includes the Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa. It is the world's southernmost capital of a sovereign state. Wellington features a temperate maritime climate, and is the world's windiest city by average wind speed.

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Metlink Snapper app breaks 10,000 downloads in Wellington

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Snapper launches iOS app in Wellington

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Wellingtonians can finally top-up their Snapper cards using their iPhones with the launch of a new iOS app today. At the moment people have to top-up their bus cards at special stations or dairies...
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New Zealand leader Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden

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Man acquitted of NZ murder on trial in Netherlands after torture chamber found

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By RNZ A man who was acquitted of murder in Wellington is now a suspect in a case involving a makeshift torture chamber in the Netherlands.William Jan Haanstra, 43, was acquitted of murdering Terri..
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New Zealand election: Ardern vs. conservative challenger

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is holding a general election on Saturday, and opinion polls indicate Jacinda Ardern is on track to win a second term as prime minister. Her popularity..
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New Zealand to ease coronavirus restrictions in Auckland, rest of country

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WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the coronavirus restrictions in its biggest city Auckland will be eased, while all...
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Controversial call to rename New Zealand

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The name New Zealand could be no more, if a general election promise comes to fruition. The cities of Wellington and Christchurch could also have their British derived names axed under the..
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The strange case of NZ Covid tracing or how to murder innovation

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New Zealand lifts Auckland COVID-19 lockdown

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Wellington: Schools across Auckland reopened Monday as New Zealand’s largest city emerged from lockdown, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressing confidence a second-wave outbreak of coronavirus..
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US ambassador avoids New Zealand quarantine on return

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — United States Ambassador Scott Brown's diplomatic status has allowed him and his wife to avoid going into quarantine at New Zealand's border after the couple returned..
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New Zealand confirms seven new cases of COVID-19

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WELLINGTON, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, including one imported case and six community outbreak cases, as the government outlined rules for the use..
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New Zealand court set to sentence killer in Christchurch mosque massacre

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WELLINGTON — A New Zealand court will begin hearings on Monday on the sentencing of a suspected white supremacist accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers in a massacre that shocked the world and..
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New Zealand’s Ardern hits back at Trump over coronavirus ‘surge’

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WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hit back on Tuesday against US President Donald Trump for saying her country is experiencing a “big surge” in COVID-19, calling the remarks..
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Lime finally makes it to Wellington - by dint of buying Jump by Uber

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New Zealand's Ardern sacks minister over office affair

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WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister sacked a senior cabinet minister Wednesday over an affair with an ex-staffer, amid heightened scrutiny on lawmakers' behaviour ahead of a general election in..
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'Let's keep moving': Ardern launches New Zealand Labour's election slogan

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New Zealand's health minister resigns over virus blunders

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Wellington: New Zealand’s health minister resigned Thursday following a series of personal blunders during the coronavirus pandemic. David Clark had earlier described himself as an “idiot” for..
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New Zealand to change border rules after ‘Avatar’ row

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand will ease its coronavirus border controls, the government said Friday, after a decision to let Hollywood director James Cameron into the country to film an..
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New Zealand lifts all domestic virus restrictions

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Earthquake rattles New Zealand for the second time in 48 hours

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Jacinda Ardern 'stays cool' as earthquake hits amid live telecast

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Earthquake strikes near New Zealand capital, no immediate damage reported

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital Wellington on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes New Zealand near capital city

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital Wellington on Monday, government seismic monitor Geonet said.
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New Zealand PM Ardern's election prospects boosted by latest poll

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Saliva ban could change the swing of things in cricket

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100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand to leave as rules ease

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Penguin visits whales at closed Chicago aquarium

A Rockhopper penguin named Wellington took a field trip this week to visit the beluga whale exhibit at Chicago's shuttered Shedd Aquarium. (March 31)  
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New Zealand mosque shooter changes plea to guilty

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Man accused of Christchurch mosque attacks pleads guilty

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New Zealand PM bans mass gatherings, says impact of coronavirus on economy will be significant

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Beaten India not good enough - Kohli after 10-wicket defeat by New Zealand

Captain Virat Kohli said India "didn't show enough competitiveness" in their 10-wicket first-Test defeat by New Zealand in Wellington.
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WATCH: Rishabh Pant left fuming after terrible mix-up with Ajinkya Rahane leads to run out

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Death toll from New Zealand volcanic eruption rises to 21

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Iran's embassy calls on New Zealand to promote peace and security after strikes

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Iran's embassy in Wellington is calling on New Zealand to promote peace and security in the Middle East after rockets fell on US bases in Iraq this afternoon. Your playlist will load after this ad..
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New Zealand police suspend search for two missing in deadly eruption

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Wellington: New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were ending the search for the bodies of two people still missing following the deadly eruption of a volcano earlier this month. "The search for the..
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New Zealand PM Ardern staffer's abuse claims dismissed in report

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New Zealand divers search for volcano victims; death toll rises to 15

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'Go on a holiday and not return': Cruise passengers shaken by New Zealand tragedy

Tourists from the cruise ship that was near the volcanic island in New Zealand when it erupted arrived in Wellington on Thursday, many traumatized by the deaths of co-passengers and others recalling..
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Disasters, downturn challenge New Zealand's Ardern going into election year

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On This Day: 28 November 2012

Peter Jackson's eagerly anticipated return to Middle Earth - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" - premiered in Wellington, New Zealand. (Nov. 28)  
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New Zealand beat England by 21 runs to level T20 series

New Zealand beat a wasteful England by 21 runs in Wellington to level the Twenty20 series at 1-1.
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New Zealand police arrest man for making threats in Wellington

New Zealand police said on Monday they arrested a man for making threats in the capital city of Wellington which local media reported were related to bombs.
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Protesters March in New Zealand in Second Wave of Global Climate Change Protests

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(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — Tens of thousands of people marched to New Zealand’s Parliament on Friday, launching a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift action on climate change. The..
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New Zealand PM Ardern to meet U.S. President Trump for first formal talks

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Giant hand sculpture in New Zealand draws mixed reviews: What 'nightmares are made of'?

There's now a sculpture of a giant hand — with a face on it — in Wellington, New Zealand, and people are having all kinds of feelings about it.
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'Nightmare' hand statue looms over New Zealand city

The disturbing modern art piece has been installed on the roof of Wellington's City Gallery.
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New Zealand conductor JJ Phillips wins online praise after she makes racist, abusive teenager deboard train

A conductor from Wellington, New Zealand named JJ Phillips has won praise online and by the mayor of her town when she asked an abusive and racist 16 year old to get off the train.
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Two New Zealand Penguins Break Into Sushi Shop To Create Nest

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