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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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New Zealand's health minister resigns over virus blundersWellington: 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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Jacinda Ardern 'stays cool' as earthquake hits amid live telecastWellington: A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand's North Island early Monday but failed to crack prime minister Jacinda Ardern's trademark composure as she conducted a live..
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Earthquake strikes near New Zealand capital, no immediate damage reportedA magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital Wellington on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes New Zealand near capital cityA magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital Wellington on Monday, government seismic monitor Geonet said.
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Penguin visits whales at closed Chicago aquariumA 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 police suspend search for two missing in deadly eruptionWellington: 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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