New Zealand has just begun reopening businesses as it moved to level two of its alert system. People queued for haircuts as barbers opened at midnight. The country has been praised for its handling of coronavirus – it has had 21 deaths and reported no new confirmed cases for the second consecutive day on 13 May.
The New Zealand accent has been voted as the sexiest one in the world by a travel website aimed at millennials, Big 7. “To a novice ear, the New Zealand accent might sound just like the Australian accent, but Big 7 Travel readers disagree. The ‘Newzild’ dialect is outrageously charming,” the survey explained.
A 27-year-old man was injured after being attacked with a hammer outside a mosque in London, hours after a deadly attack had targeted two mosques in New Zealand.