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New Zealander killed in Yemen drone strike

2014-04-16 12:25

A New Zealander with terrorism links was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen last year, PM John Key says, with Canberra confirming that an Australian was also killed in the attack.

William fuels speculation of second royal baby

2014-04-13 08:25

Royal watchers are scrutinising the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour after husband Prince William appeared to hint a second baby is on the way.

Key accused of using royals to gain votes

2014-04-08 09:25

New Zealand's opposition has accused PM John Key of trying to use UK’s visiting royals to boost his popularity ahead of a general election.

Fears grow that Japan may sidestep whaling ban

2014-04-01 11:05

Australia and New Zealand have hailed a landmark court decision that Japan must halt an annual Antarctic whale hunt, despite fears it may try to sidestep the order by creating a new scientific programme.

New Zealand sets elections for Sept 20

2014-03-10 11:40

New Zealanders will go to the polls on 20 September for a general election.

'Horrific' dog attack on girl in New Zealand

2014-03-04 08:28

A seven-year-old Japanese girl has been critically injured in New Zealand when a pack of four large dogs mauled her in a "horrific" attack on a rural property, officials say.

Killer whales die in rare mass stranding

2014-02-12 14:00

A pod of nine killer whales has died in a rare mass stranding on the New Zealand coast, in a loss conservationists said was a major blow to the local orca population.

Sea survivor looks weaker at public appearance

2014-02-06 11:03

The Salvadoran man who says he spent more than a year drifting across the Pacific before finally making landfall in the Marshall Islands last week has made a brief public appearance.

Support grows for New Zealand flag change

2014-01-31 13:34

Queen Elizabeth's representative in New Zealand has publicly supported debate on ditching the Union Jack from the national flag, saying ties to former colonial ruler Britain have waned.

New whale stranding on New Zealand beach

2014-01-18 16:02

More than 50 pilot whales have beached themselves on the same remote New Zealand coast where another 52 whales have either died or been put down in the past two weeks.

Mass whale stranding on New Zealand coast

2014-01-14 07:07

At least 13 pilot whales have beached on a remote New Zealand coastline and conservation officials are desperately battling to prevent another 50 from reaching the shore.

Danone to sue company over formula

2014-01-10 16:02

Danone says it is to start legal proceedings against wholesale dairy exporter Fonterra following a contamination scare that sparked the recall of infant milk formula.

 

William and Kate take a break from their hectic schedule in New Zealand

2014-04-15 16:00

The jet-setting duke and duchess of Cambridge took a day of rest after a whirlwind week of jet boating, yacht racing, playing cricket, coaching rugby and meeting local subjects on their 10-day visit to New Zealand.

William, Kate star in Kiwi April Fools' gags

2014-04-01 11:49

The impending royal visit by Prince William, his wife Kate and their baby son George has provided ample fodder for April Fool’s Day pranksters in New Zealand and Australia.

Cyber fugitive Dotcom mocks authorities

2014-03-25 14:21

Kim Dotcom, one of the world's most wanted cyber fugitives, gloats over a deal that will see a cloud storage firm listing on the New Zealand stock exchange.

Chris Pine charged with DUI in New Zealand

2014-03-12 12:05

Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the Star Trek movies, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand.

Girl bitten 100 times in N Zealand dog attack

2014-03-07 10:27

New Zealand doctors say that a 7-year-old Japanese girl was bitten about 100 times during a dog mauling that has horrified many in the South Pacific nation.

Photo of the day: ‘Make the jump’

2014-02-21 13:51

When you’re not sure if you should be planning your next trip or wait another year...

New Zealand demands Japan apology over whaling

2014-02-11 11:00

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key wants Japan to apologise over a whaling ship entering Wellington's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), despite warnings for it to keep out.

Man ate birds, turtles in 13 months adrift

2014-02-03 16:38

A Mexican castaway says he ate fish, birds and turtles as he drifted for 13 months across the Pacific Ocean.

Doctor stitches himself up after shark attack

2014-01-28 11:28

A young doctor in New Zealand fought off a shark attack with a diving knife before stitching up his own wound and heading to the pub for a beer, media reports say.

Fresh cyclone brews as Tonga struggles to recover

2014-01-16 14:07

A fresh cyclone is brewing in the Pacific near the Solomon Islands as humanitarian groups struggled to get relief supplies to outlying islands in Tonga devastated by Cyclone Ian.

Cream recalled after E. Coli scare

2014-01-13 18:17

Fonterra says it is recalling products distributed in New Zealand that have been contaminated with E.Coli bacteria.

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