New Zealand

Smith talks about Hurricanes career

2015-06-28 16:28

Conrad Smith has six days of his Hurricanes career remaining and the 33-year-old centre hopes to go out on the ultimate high.

Super 15 semis set to be tense

2015-06-27 04:00

The first of the semi-finals of the Super 15 series will be between the Hurricanes and Australia's Brumbies.

Radar fault grounds flights in New Zealand

2015-06-23 08:31

All commercial flights in New Zealand have been grounded for nearly two hours due to a radar fault, aviation authorities say.

Mali, Senegal lead African charge

2015-06-14 14:09

Mali and Senegal have kept up their surprising run at the Under-20 World Cup soccer tournament being played in New Zealand.

Prince Harry gets candid with New Zealand kids after fun quiz night at local pub

2015-05-11 09:16

Prince Harry told schoolchildren on a remote New Zealand island that his favourite food is spaghetti Bolognese and that he calls Queen Elizabeth II "granny".

Prince Harry thrills New Zealand

2015-05-10 11:08

Britain's Prince Harry has showed off his "down-to-earth" side in New Zealand, shucking oysters and talking rugby.

Magnitude 5.6 quake jolts New Zealand, no major damage

2015-05-04 06:50

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake has jolted the South Island of New Zealand, but there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries.

Moderate earthquake rattles New Zealand capital

2015-04-23 10:45

A moderate 4.7-magnitude earthquake has hit the New Zealand capital Wellington, the US Geological Survey says.

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Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu residents find homes blown away

2015-03-14 14:22

Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu remain hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night after venturing out to find their homes damaged or blown away by one of the region’s worst ever storms.


Indian diplomat quits New Zealand after wife accused of assault

2015-06-27 16:59

Delhi's top diplomat in New Zealand says he would return to India but denied that his relocation was linked to accusations that his wife had assaulted a staff member.

Environmental protesters scale N Zealand parliament roof

2015-06-25 17:03

Four environmental protesters have beached security at the New Zealand’s parliamentary complex by scaling the roof and perching themselves on a ledge above the main entrance.

Fossil of big walking bat uncovered in New Zealand

2015-06-18 09:18

Walking bats in New Zealand have a new ancestor on their family tree, a previously unknown species that was three times bigger than its modern cousins, researchers say.

Lonely man finds home in Islam, then ISIS

2015-05-21 07:00

Before he left New Zealand, Mark Taylor spoke with a local television network. "I've been lonely all my life," he said. "Been rejected by people. Used by people. Abused by people." He said that by converting to Islam, he felt he'd become part of a community.

Lost New Zealand woman survives on breast milk

2015-05-11 07:19

A New Zealand woman has told how she survived lost in rugged wilderness by drinking her own breast milk and burying herself in dirt.

Backyard feeders invite aggressive bird breeds

2015-05-04 23:33

Backyard bird feeders may ruffle some feathers, attracting aggressive breeds like house sparrows and doves while discouraging native species that eat insects and nectar.

Record crowds as Aus, NZ mark Anzac Day

2015-04-25 18:45

There was tight security when record numbers of Australians and New Zealanders turned out in Canberra to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

New Zealand happy to talk to China about spy claims

2015-04-20 10:46

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has invited Chinese officials to quiz him about reports that Wellington worked with US intelligence on a plan to hack Chinese diplomatic communications.

NZ vintners pioneer low-alcohol techniques

2015-03-27 15:30

New Zealand's cooler climate is giving its winemakers an edge as they seek to exploit growing global demand for lighter, premium wines.

Cyclone Pam: 'We fear the worst', says UN official

2015-03-14 12:30

The UN is preparing a major relief operation in the South Pacific as one of the Pacific Ocean's most powerful storms ever devastated the island nation of Vanuatu.

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