New Zealand

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.

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.

Vanuatu reeling as Cyclone Pam descends on Pacific Islands

2015-03-14 10:00

A terrifying tropical cyclone has smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific, with dozens reportedly dead in what may be one of the region's worst ever weather disasters.

Blue whales 'switch on' Antarctic song

2015-03-11 16:16

Australian and New Zealand researchers have tracked scores of blue whales off Antarctica, eavesdropping as the world's largest animals began their rumbling song, which can be detected 750km away.

New Zealand probes threat to poison baby formula

2015-03-10 16:26

New Zealand authorities say they have received a ‘criminal threat’ to poison baby formula and are taking it seriously, warning parents to examine packaging for signs of tampering.

Body found on New Zealand glacier after 40 years

2015-03-02 18:35

Human remains found next to a New Zealand glacier were likely those of a teenager who went missing in the area 42 years ago, a news report says.


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.

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.

Cyclone Pam may be 'one of the worst in Pacific history'

2015-03-14 08:02

Super Tropical Cyclone Pam could be one of the worst weather disasters for the Pacific, Unicef New Zealand has said.

Threat to contaminate infant formula over pesticides

2015-03-10 18:00

Suspected environmental activists have threatened to contaminate infant formula in New Zealand, in an attempt to halt the use of an agricultural poison on pests.

NZ spying on neighbours for US - report

2015-03-05 19:35

New Zealand's security services have been spying on the email, phone and social media communications of the country's Pacific neighbours, reports say.

New Zealand troops will train local forces in Iraq

2015-02-24 07:41

New Zealand will send a small number of troops to Iraq to help train local forces in their battle against ISIS, Prime Minister John Key has announced.

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