New Zealand

Twitter fail: Cops apologise for 'insensitive' road death tweet

2017-10-10 11:10

New Zealand Police have apologised for sending an 'insensitive' tweet about road deaths featuring US comedian Steve Carell that was condemned as 'tone-deaf' by social media users.

New Zealanders to wait weeks for next leader after election

2017-09-25 11:10

New Zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result

Man sets himself on fire at New Zealand parliament

2017-09-22 11:18

A man who set himself on fire outside New Zealand's parliament days ahead of a general election, has died of his injuries.

Australia deputy PM's job at risk over dual citizenship

2017-08-14 11:01

Barnaby Joyce's New Zealand citizenship could force him out of job and cost coalition government its majority of one.

New Zealand opposition leader in sexism row over baby plans

2017-08-02 11:22

New Zealand's freshly installed opposition leader Jacinda Ardern has been drawn into a sexism row after being asked if having a baby would affect her chances of becoming prime minister.

Hop on! Wild rabbits surf on sheep to flee New Zealand flood

2017-07-26 21:46

It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to higher ground.

And the cow jumped over the moon

2017-07-16 06:05

There’s something quite poetic about a cow jumping over something.

Secret tapes hound New Zealand leader

2017-06-20 14:54

Three months away from an election, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is facing awkward questions about how he handled a lawmaker who is accused of making secret recordings.

New Zealand opposition plans to slash immigration

2017-06-12 09:50

New Zealand's main opposition party has announced plans to almost halve immigration numbers if it wins a September election, with the clampdown focused on international students.

Daydreaming and driving - how dangerous can it be?

2017-05-26 08:00

Work, home, kids to school... your daily driving routine can sometimes leave your mind free to wander but daydreaming behind the wheel can be dangerous, a new study reveals.


First look: New Zealand band Spook The Horses release dark new music video

2017-10-04 09:00

Spook the Horses, an atmospheric post-metal band from Wellington, New Zealand, have released a brand new music video for their upcoming album.

New Zealanders head to polls for neck-and-neck national vote

2017-09-23 10:30

New Zealanders are voting in national elections with opinion polls indicating a close race.

Political feud erupts between Australia and New Zealand

2017-08-15 22:32

A political feud has erupted between New Zealand and Australia over the apparent dual citizenship of Australia's deputy prime minister.

New Zealand political leader resigns after revealing past welfare fraud

2017-08-09 13:44

The co-leader of New Zealand's Green Party has resigned three weeks after confessing she committed welfare fraud as a struggling young mother more than 20 years ago.

New Zealand opposition leader quits weeks before looming elections

2017-08-01 05:53

The leader of New Zealand's main opposition Labour Party has quit just weeks before a general election, citing 'disappointing' opinion polls.

Severe storms lash New Zealand’s South Island

2017-07-22 16:07

State of emergency declared as floods and mudslides batter southeast coast of Pacific Island nation.

New Zealand MP to quit over tape claims

2017-06-21 12:00

A New Zealand lawmaker accused of making secret recordings of a staff member and then lying about what he did, says he will quit when his term expires in September

US among world's worst for youth well-being

2017-06-15 08:01

One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a Unicef that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

WATCH: Rousing Maori welcome for British and Irish Lions

The British and Irish Lions received a traditional Maori welcome on Wednesday as they arrived in Auckland, New Zealand for their much-awaited Test series against the world champion All Blacks. Watch.

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New Zealand reaches for the stars - with 3D-printed engines

2017-05-21 17:27

New Zealand has never had a space programme, but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the US.

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