Two motorcyclists, from Austria and New Zealand, are killed in the same Isle of Man TT race.
Tonga reports its first case of COVID-19 in a person who travelled from Christchurch, New Zealand to Nukuʻalofa and is now in isolation.
The Economist Intelligence Unit releases its annual Global Liveability Ranking assessment, ranking the world's most livable cities. Auckland, New Zealand replaces long-time first place holder Vienna, Austria, largely because of New Zealand's handling of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
New Zealand reports six cases of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 in five people who traveled from the United Kingdom and another who traveled from South Africa, all between December 13 and 25, and who later tested positive for COVID-19.
The number of new infections in Austria since the start of the pandemic rises by a record 4,453 cases in the past 24 hours.
Austria reports the country's first death from COVID-19, a 69-year-old man in Vienna.
At least 50 people are killed and dozens others are injured during two attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Voters in New Zealand go to the polls, electing all members of their House of Representatives and the consequent Prime Minister.
An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes the region of Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand, disrupting communications to the area and closing Christchurch Airport.
The state of emergency in Christchurch, New Zealand, following the 2010 Canterbury earthquake is lifted.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurs near Christchurch, New Zealand, causing widespread damage and power cuts but no deaths.