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People wearing face masks, push shopping cart with their grocery items in Christchurch on April 1.

A New Zealand man who drunkenly filmed himself coughing on people at a supermarket has been charged with endangering life

The man later apologized, saying: "It never should've happened, the alcohol had really taken effect and I have no sensor when I get this messy."
A teddy bear is seen as a boy and his mother, who are the photographer's family, pass by on March 29, 2020 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a worldwide ‘teddy bear hunt’ to distract kids from the stark reality of the virus

From cities in the United States to Australia and New Zealand to Belgium and the Netherlands, children worldwide are on the hunt — for teddy bears.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on March 30 in Wellington, New Zealand.

New Zealand, a country of about 5 million, has 18 million masks in its reserves, with 80,000 being made every day

New Zealand's prime minister posted a video of masks being made in a factory and said, "I'll admit, I have watched this video more than once."
Bush near Queenstown in New Zealand.

Belgian hikers emerged from the bush in New Zealand to find they were in coronavirus lockdown with almost no route home and few possessions

What was meant to be a few days hiking in the bush ended up with two Belgian tourists being stranded in New Zealand with nothing but their backpacks.
Ruby Princess cruise passes the Opera House on March 19, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.

Officials are scrambling to round up 3,800 passengers and staff who disembarked from the Ruby Princess cruise in Sydney after 4 people tested positive...

Three passengers and a crew member who traveled to several locations in New Zealand before docking in Sydney on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19.

New Zealand detained foreigners who refused self-isolation amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, and said they could face deportation

Officials said two travelers from Southeast Asia have been taken into custody and quarantined. If they fail to see it out, they will be deported.
Gillian Millane, mother of murdered backpacker Grace Millane, speaking via video link at the killer's sentencing.

The man who murdered backpacker Grace Millane couldn’t meet her mom’s eyes as she confronted him in court over strangling her daughter to ...

The man who strangled Grace Millane did not watch the statement her mother gave in court describing the "torment" he caused.
Elton John attends the 28th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, holding the Oscar for Best Original Song, in West Hollywood, California, February 9, 2020.

Elton John broke down in tears during a New Zealand concert after he lost his voice and was unable to sing

Elton John apologized in an Instagram post, saying he had walking pneumonia but sang "until my voice could sing no more."

Half a million mussels cooked to death at a New Zealand beach

Brandon Ferguson went fishing at a beach in his New Zealand hometown. When the tide turned, he discovered hundreds and thousands of dead mussels.
The New Zealand Herald reports a woman named Huhana Iripa and her daughters were not allowed to sit in business class from Bangkok to Auckland.

A woman says she and her daughters were moved from business class on Thai Airways because they were ‘too big’

Huhana Iripa says she and her daughters were forced to sit in economy on a flight from Bangkok to Auckland after paying for business class seats.