Tag: New Zealand

One of the more difficult things about the stay-at home mandate is that it runs counter-intuitive to everything we’ve ever learned about civic responsibility. Get out the vote. Build community. Volunteer. Take the lead. Serve…

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) ? The eruption was so silent that Lillani Hopkins didn?t hear it over the hum of the boat?s engines. She didn?t turn around until her dad whacked her. Then she saw…

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted today in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving many…

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — At 1:40 p.m. on Friday, March 15, a gunman entered a mosque in the city of Christchurch and shot dead 41 people as they worshiped. He then drove for six minutes…

Fifty victims. Twenty-six days. That — along with common-sense leadership from government officials — is what it took for New Zealand to pass a law that bans most semiautomatic weapons in the country. The contrast…

Iola is 8,000 miles from Christchurch, New Zealand, the site of a pair attacks Friday that killed 50 and left another 50 injured. The incident hit agonizingly close to home for Thandinkosi Mnqathu, who has…

New Zealand, from an American perspective, may seem to be at the end of the Earth. But that perceived isolation doesn’t equal protection. Evil can come from anywhere and descend on anyone. The internet can…

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying, live video by an immigrant-hating white…

I had a hard time getting in gear Friday morning. Instead of heading out the door to work, I tarried to water my plants, carefully pruning the leaves past their prime. I gently wiped them…