New Zealand to buy Boeing P-8 aircraft in $1.6-billion deal to boost monitoring of Pacific
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New Zealand agreed to buy four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft through the United States' foreign military sales programme, its defence minister said on Monday (July 9).
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Hugs, tears of joy and smiles all around at New Zealand airports as families and friends are reunited thanks to a travel bubble agreement between New Zealand and Australia.
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Large areas are flooded in the province of Canterbury in New Zealand, after heavy rains in the region. Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the province on Sunday.
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The row — one of the longest-running in WTO history — saw the trans-Atlantic allies impose billions of dollars in tariffs. The deal eases a major point of tension between Brussels and Washington, for now.
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The two sides have been locked in a row over subsidies for European planemaker Airbus and its US rival Boeing for almost two decades.
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Boeing said it hopes to have the new model in service within the next two years. But the company's reputation has been damaged by crashes involving earlier versions of the MAX plane.
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Laural Hubbard's selection to New Zealand's squad for the Tokyo Olympics has opened a wider conversation on the participation of transgender athletes at major sporting events.
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