New Zealand


Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition, NZ court rules

2017-02-20 12:14

New Zealand's High Court has ruled that Kim Dotcom is eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire.

Wildfires in New Zealand prompt hundreds of evacuations

2017-02-15 19:05

Hundreds of people in the New Zealand city of Christchurch have been evacuated from their homes as wildfires threatened some suburbs.

New Zealand beached whale crisis over, say rescuers

2017-02-12 11:14

Whale rescuers are cautiously optimistic that the current wave of mass beachings in New Zealand is over, after around 300 pilot whales were seen heading out to sea.

WATCH: Volunteers race to save 400 stranded pilot whales on New Zealand beach

2017-02-11 10:35

Volunteers in New Zealand have managed to refloat about 100 surviving pilot whales and are hoping they will swim back out to sea after more than 400 of the creatures swam aground at a remote beach.

Rich? Scared about the Trumpocalypse? Try New Zealand

2017-01-28 07:51

The elevation of an unpredictable billionaire to the helm of nuclear-armed America has given fresh impetus to the idea of remote New Zealand as a bulwark for civilisation in the event of a global catastrophe.

One dead, several injured in Christmas eve bus crash in New Zealand

2016-12-24 17:43

One person has been killed and dozens injured when a bus carrying 46 people rolled down a bank in New Zealand, police have said.

New Zealand economy grows 1.1% in September quarter

2016-12-22 12:14

New Zealand's economy has grown at a brisk rate of 1.1% in the September quarter as people spent more on traveling, eating out and recreation.

New Zealand chooses next prime minister

2016-12-12 08:34

The conservative caucus in New Zealand's Parliament has chosen Bill English to be the next prime minister.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key steps down after 8 years

2016-12-05 09:01

New Zealand's popular Prime Minister John Key has stunned the nation when he announced he was resigning after eight years as leader.

New Zealand navy ships 'shellshocked' quake tourists to safety

2016-11-17 13:49

There were tears and hugs in New Zealand Thursday as "shellshocked" tourists who were stranded for days by a massive 7.8 earthquake disembarked safely from a naval warship.

 

Why New Zealanders are so good

2017-02-19 10:00

Three years ago, Ross Geldenhuys proved that timing is everything when he left a South African rugby career to play in New Zealand.

Fears of exploding whales as New Zealand clears carcasses

2017-02-14 09:53

The grim task of clearing hundreds of washed-up whale carcasses was under way in New Zealand, with the beach closed over fears the bodies will fill with gas and explode as they decompose.

More whales strand as hundreds die

2017-02-11 21:33

A new group of 240 whales has become beached in biggest stranding on record as volunteers struggle to return animals to sea.

New Zealand to clear records of men convicted of homosexuality

2017-02-09 15:53

Men in New Zealand who were convicted of homosexuality more than three decades ago when it was considered a crime will soon be able to have their convictions wiped out.

2016 hottest year in New Zealand

2017-01-09 18:30

Unusually warm winds and seas helped make last year the hottest ever recorded in New Zealand.

Construction, tourism fuel strong New Zealand growth

2016-12-22 17:31

New Zealand's economy has exceeded expectations to grow 1.1% in the September quarter on the back of booming construction and record tourist numbers.

Kitty smuggler lets cat out of bag in New Zealand

2016-12-22 10:46

A cat-crazy Canadian woman who tried to smuggle her pet into New Zealand in her handbag has been sent home.

3 candidates in race to replace NZ Prime Minister Key

2016-12-06 12:46

The race to replace New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who stunned the nation by resigning this week, has gotten a little crowded with three conservative lawmakers saying they want the top job.

Seismologists warn of more quakes in New Zealand

2016-11-18 13:30

Seismologists in New Zealand said Friday that this week's 7.8 earthquake was one of the most complex ever recorded and warned there was a high likelihood of further powerful aftershocks.

US warship diverts to help New Zealand quake evacuation

2016-11-15 18:33

The first US warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years has changed course to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

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