Fear of empty petrol stations becomes reality as ten gas stations in New Zealand's largest city have run out of gasoline. Just days ahead of an election, the government has sent in tanker trucks to overcome the shortage.
Environmental rights group have described the government's decision as a "historic moment" for New Zealand. But opposition lawmakers have slammed the government, saying the move could undermine the economy.
New Zealand's Human Rights Tribunal has ordered the government to pay file-sharing mogul Kim Dotcom €53,000 for privacy breaches. For years, the Megaupload founder has fought a request for extradition to the US.
New Zealand's National Party government has set up a commission to oversee the response to the country's current fuel shortage crisis that has impacted air travel. The move came ahead of a national election.
A rupture in the main pipeline carrying jet fuel to New Zealand's largest airport has disrupted the travel plans of thousands of people. Flight cancellations and delays are expected to continue for a week.
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