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Metropolitan area in North Island, New Zealand

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Auckland: Metropolitan area in North Island, New Zealand
Auckland is a metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of about 1,467,800. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,642,800. Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. The Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki Makaurau, meaning "Tāmaki desired by many", in reference to the desirability of its natural resources and geography.

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'Smile with your eyes': NZ begins mandatory masks [Video]

'Smile with your eyes': NZ begins mandatory masks

Schools and businesses reopened in Auckland on Monday after the lifting of a lockdown in New Zealand's largest city to contain the resurgence of the coronavirus, but face masks were made mandatory on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published
NZ PM Ardern asks for smiles 'behind the mask' [Video]

NZ PM Ardern asks for smiles 'behind the mask'

Face masks on public transport became mandatory in New Zealand on Monday (August 31) as social restrictions in the largest city of Auckland were also eased.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published
New Zealand's biggest city back in lockdown [Video]

New Zealand's biggest city back in lockdown

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday delayed a key step toward next month's general election, as the country was plunged back into lockdown after the discovery of the first COVID-19..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:41Published
Covid update: India drug shortage easing says firm; Russia vaccine ready [Video]

Covid update: India drug shortage easing says firm; Russia vaccine ready

From the supply of antiviral drug remdesivir stabilising in India after shortage as per producer Cipla, to Russia becoming the first nation to declare a vaccine ready for use - here are the top news..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 03:13Published
First coronavirus outbreak in New Zealand after more than 100 days [Video]

First coronavirus outbreak in New Zealand after more than 100 days

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the first cases ofcoronavirus have been reported in Auckland after more than 100 days withoutany reported transmission of the virus.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published
Watch: New Zealand PM visits Hindu temple, eats puri chhole [Video]

Watch: New Zealand PM visits Hindu temple, eats puri chhole

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited a temple on August 6. PM Ardern visited Radha Krishna Mandir in Auckland. Indian envoy Muktesh Pardeshi was also present at the event. As she entered,..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 03:49Published

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