Citizenship for sale: how tycoons can go shopping for a new passport

Citizenship-by-investment programmes offer the super-rich an opportunity to acquire a new nationality

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Blood, sweat and protests: on the rodeo trail in New Zealand

Animal activists are calling for rodeos to be banned in New Zealand, but cowboys say bull-riding is their calling

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New Zealand festival: ‘guided by the stars’, Aotearoa remembers its voyaging past

In Wellington a fleet of Māori waka open the festivities, which also feature a ballet take on The Piano and a staging of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

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‘It’s what ladies do’. Of course Jacinda Ardern can be ‘prime minister AND a mum’

New Zealand’s prime minister isn’t the first to give birth in office but could her no nonsense approach finally change attitudes?

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Fireworks, food and prayers: new year celebrated around the world

Thousands see the new year in with spectacular shows, while in New York Mariah Carey has a glitch-free set in a frosty Times Square

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All aboard the Love Train: young, single New Zealanders on a romantic quest

Once every two years the rural town of Middlemarch holds a singles’ ball attracting hundreds of young people from across the country looking for love

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New Zealand library cracks case of the missing books

Staff discover homeless people had been carefully hiding books under shelves at Auckland library so they could return to them without losing their place

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Piece by piece, Neil Finn’s Out of Silence comes together in simplistic beauty

The multi-talented Crowded House frontman can make the most sophisticated pop music sound like the easiest thing in the world

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Heavy rain brings flooding and loss of life

From New Zealand to India and North America, wet weather has brought misery to tens of thousands of people

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New Zealand woman dies after jet blast at world’s ‘scariest’ airport

Despite safety warnings, St Maarten airport and nearby beach have become world-famous attractions, with tourists clinging to fence as planes take off

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