New Zealand

New Zealand Police Back off as Freedom Convoy Protests Build

An estimated 1,500 pro-freedom demonstrators continued to rally outside the New Zealand Parliament on Friday in defiance of the police and the government. They gathered in what was described as a carnival atmosphere just 24-hours after some 120 of their number were arrested and removed.

Protesters enjoy a festival atmosphere in the grounds of Parliament on the fourth day of demonstrations against Covid-19 restrictions, inspired by a similar demonstration in Canada, in Wellington on February 11, 2022. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP) (Photo by MARTY MELVILLE/AFP via Getty Images)

New Zealand Police Drag Naked Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protester by Hair

Eyewitness video footage published by the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday shows police officers dragging a naked female protester by her hair before handcuffing and arresting the woman for her participation in an anti-coronavirus vaccine mandate rally in front of the New Zealand parliament building in Wellington.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 11: Police look on during a demonstration at Parliament on February 11, 2022 in Wellington, New Zealand. Anti-vaccine and Covid-19 mandate protesters are slowly being broken up by Police after three days of demonstrations outside Parliament. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

NZ Study: Airborne Transmission ‘Most Plausible Explanation’ After 3 People Across Hall from Quarantined Traveler Contract Coronavirus

A draft of a CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases research paper says “airborne transmission” is “the most plausible explanation” for a case of three people in New Zealand contracting the Delta variant of the Wuhan coronavirus — pinpointing a quarantined traveler across the hall, who had no contact with them, as the likely source of their infections.

A housekeeper walks along the corridor of guests rooms at the Connect@Changi, billed as the world's first coronavirus-safe hotel and conference complex is pictured in Singapore on February 18, 2021. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP) / To go with Singapore-travel-health-virus (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images)