New Zealand

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.

CWC: Oz want strong start

2015-02-13 23:30

Cricket pundits say there will be little love lost when arch-rivals Australia and England clash in the first CWC encounter.

Almost 200 whales stranded on New Zealand beach

2015-02-13 08:30

Almost 200 pilot whales have stranded themselves on a New Zealand beach renowned as a deathtrap for the marine mammals, conservation officials say.

New Zealand navy in standoff with 'illegal' fishers

2015-01-14 09:03

The New Zealand navy is involved in a high-seas standoff with two suspected poaching ships in Antarctic waters after the vessels used 'evasive tactics' to thwart boarding attempts.

13 dive out of plane moments before crash

2015-01-07 07:39

Thirteen people aboard a New Zealand skydiving plane have survived after leaping out of the aircraft in parachutes moments before it plunged into a lake, authorities say.

Bar manager held for insulting Buddhism

2014-12-12 09:45

A New Zealand bar manager in Myanmar has been held for allegedly insulting Buddhism after posting an online advertisement showing a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones, police say.

Malaysian officer in New Zealand pleads not guilty

2014-11-21 14:57

A Malaysian military officer who was extradited to New Zealand has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges.

Brazil police capture New Zealand fugitive killer

2014-11-13 09:05

A convicted child molester and murderer from New Zealand managed to plan his escape and flee to Brazil while on temporary release but Brazilian federal police have caught up with him.

New Zealand mine owners won't retrieve 29 killed

2014-11-06 10:24

The owners of a New Zealand coal mine where bodies of 29 workers remain entombed after a methane-fuelled explosion four years ago say they won’t go back into the mine because it remains too dangerous.

Aspen acquires 50% stake in milk formula

2014-11-04 08:21

Aspen has acquired a 50% stake in infant milk formula production facility In New Zealand, the investment represents a step towards Aspen's aspirations.


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.

Iraq asks for New Zealand help in fight ISIS

2015-02-13 09:33

Iraqi foreign minister Ibrahim al-Ja'afari has asked the New Zealand government to provide support for its armed forces as it battles ISIS.

US burger demand a boon to NZ dairy farmers

2015-02-04 11:00

Supersized US demand for burgers is a godsend for New Zealand farmers who have been struggling with weak dairy prices.

McCullum blitz sets up NZ victory

2015-01-11 13:05

A cracking half-century by Brendon McCullum has given the Kiwis a comfortable three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their first ODI.

Myanmar tries New Zealand man for Buddha ad

2014-12-18 16:11

A New Zealand bar manager and two Myanmar men plead innocent to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones.

NZ man crashes stolen car into police station

2014-12-10 13:45

A drunk New Zealand man has allegedly stolen a car and crashed it into the brick wall of an Aucland police station.

New Zealand rules out first of three Ebola mailbox claims

2014-11-13 10:37

New Zealand police has ruled out the presence of the deadly Ebola virus in one of three mystery vials discovered in mailboxes.

New Zealand parliament sent bottle labelled Ebola

2014-11-11 13:38

New Zealand's parliament mailroom is in lockdown after it was sent a bottle claiming to contain a sample of the Ebola virus just hours after a newsroom in Auckland received a similar package, police say.

22 pilot whales die after stranding in New Zealand

2014-11-06 07:48

A group of 22 pilot whales have died when they re-stranded on a New Zealand beach less than a day after rescuers had shepherded them back out to sea.

Malay diplomat given bail in New Zealand sex charge

2014-10-28 11:55

A former Malaysian diplomat accused of sexual assault has been granted bail in Wellington.

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