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Scientists examine colossal squid

2014-09-16 16:24

New Zealand researchers' examination of rarely seen colossal squid draws 347K views on YouTube. YouTube VIDEO

New Zealand dismisses Snowden's spying claims

2014-09-15 13:41

New Zealand was preparing to conduct mass domestic surveillance last year, a US journalist says, days before the country goes to the polls, provoking denials from Prime Minister John Key.

Diplomatic row flares between Israel, New Zealand

2014-09-08 12:15

A diplomatic row has flared between Israel and New Zealand after officials from the South Pacific nation say their new ambassador was rejected by Israel because he's also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority.

Gunman in New Zealand kills 2, escapes on bicycle

2014-09-01 10:43

A New Zealand town is on high alert after police say a gunman killed two people and injured a third at an unemployment office before escaping on a bicycle.

Dotcom denies hacking New Zealand blogger

2014-08-25 13:09

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom has denied that he hacked a right-wing blogger and leaked emails that have embroiled New Zealand's conservative government in dirty tricks allegations.

New Zealand bans shark finning

2014-08-20 10:33

New Zealand is banning the practice of shark finning, a move the Pew Charitable Trusts says is welcome and will bring the country in line with other developed nations.

New Zealand lawmaker in hot water after race joke

2014-08-11 11:06

A New Zealand lawmaker has been accused of racism after making what he called a 'joke' at the expense of Asians as he railed against Chinese investment in the country.

Tuvalu family allowed to live in New Zealand

2014-08-04 12:56

A family from the Island nation of Tuvalu have been granted permission to remain in New Zealand on humanitarian grounds, after their bid to gain protected status on the grounds of climate change failed.

New Zealand sexual assault victim speaks out

2014-07-09 17:24

A New Zealand woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a Malaysian military official has decided to identify herself and criticising the handling of her case.

Anger after Maori king's son escapes conviction

2014-07-04 12:09

New Zealand's courts are facing criticism after the son of the Maori king escaped conviction on theft and drink driving charges.

Malaysia will extradite suspect if necessary

2014-07-01 16:37

Malaysia says a junior military official at its diplomatic mission in New Zealand returned home in disgrace using diplomatic immunity after being charged with sexual assault.

Immunity saves diplomat from sex charges in N Zealand

2014-06-30 10:22

A diplomat has evaded sexual assault charges in New Zealand by claiming diplomatic immunity and returning home.

N Zealand may allow oil rig in dolphin sanctuary

2014-06-24 11:42

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has dismissed concerns about allowing oil exploration in waters set aside to protect the world's rarest dolphin as 'mumbo jumbo'.

Former New Zealand PM hints at run for UN top job

2014-06-18 11:53

Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark has hinted that she wants to become UN secretary general when Ban Ki-moon steps down, saying it is time for a woman to fill the role.

SA duo wins RV Rampage across New Zealand

2014-06-10 13:52

South Africans Deanna Grace and Byron Branfield took on the Travel Channel’s RV Rampage - and won, beating four other teams. We chatted to them about the experience.

Calls for urgent action to save 'hobbit' dolphin

2014-06-10 07:38

Marine scientists have urged New Zealand to step up efforts to save the world's rarest dolphin, saying only a few dozen Maui's remain and immediate action is needed.

People-smugglers now eyeing N Zealand - PM

2014-05-27 09:43

People-smugglers are looking to target New Zealand now that Australia's tough border protection policies have effectively "closed down" that country to asylum-seeker boats.

New Zealand cat brings drugs home

2014-05-19 10:24

Police in southern New Zealand were left scratching their heads after a cat in the city of Dunedin deposited a five-gram bag of cannabis at its owner's house.

New Zealand wine exports hit record levels

2014-04-30 11:19

New Zealand wine exports have reached record levels in the 12 months to March amid surging demand from key markets, says an industry body.

New Zealand says yes to Nigella despite US exclusion

2014-04-20 08:25

New Zealand officials have granted a special visa to British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who has admitted cocaine use, in an apparent confirmation she has been blocked from entering the US, says a report.

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.

 

Eminem publishers sue New Zealand political party

2014-09-16 09:17

The music publishers for American rapper Eminem have filed a lawsuit against New Zealand's ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial.

Hotelier ‘sexually assaults’ male backpackers

2014-09-10 10:32

A New Zealand hotelier has allegedly videotaped himself indecently assaulting at least 16 foreign male tourists after drugging them while they stayed at his backpacker lodge.

Kiwis crash network over nude celebrities

2014-09-07 13:35

New Zealanders keen to view hacked photos of naked celebrities are being blamed for a nationwide Internet meltdown.

Sri Lankan murder accused held in New Zealand

2014-08-26 14:49

A Sri Lankan national accused of murdering his ex-wife in Switzerland 14 years ago has appeared in a New Zealand court after allegedly spending more than a decade on the run.

New Zealand's Spark doubles headline profit

2014-08-22 08:31

Spark, New Zealand's largest telecommunications company, has posted a 93.3% rise in annual net profit.

Road deaths: Readers’ SA, NZ comparison

2014-08-18 10:39

'Let’s be honest, it’s easy to get away with things in South Africa, and that’s the problem,' writes Wheels24 reader RICHARD GEBHARDT, who believes SA could learn from New Zealand in the battle to reduce road deaths.

New Zealand approves Air NZ-SIA alliance

2014-08-07 13:15

Officials in Wellington have given the green light to an alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines.

Malaysia to send officer to face New Zealand sex charges

2014-07-25 12:59

Malaysian officials say they still plan to send a military officer back to New Zealand to face sexual assault charges despite not returning him in early July as they had promised.

Sri Lanka migrants angry with Australia

2014-07-08 15:37

Sri Lankan migrants aboard a boat that was controversially turned back mid-sea by Australia claim they were abused and given little food and water.

Malaysia asked New Zealand to drop diplomat sex case

2014-07-02 09:47

Malaysia asked New Zealand to drop an attempted rape case against one of its diplomats, promising he would never return to the country, according to documents released.

Malaysia diplomat revealed in sex assault case

2014-07-01 09:56

New Zealand officials have identified a diplomat charged with sexual assault as Malaysian.

NZ schoolboy wins right to keep hair long

2014-06-27 09:32

A judge has ruled that a New Zealand schoolboy need not cut his hair before returning to class and that his Catholic high school had been wrong to suspend him for having long locks.

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Kermadec Islands

2014-06-23 23:01

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands the US Geological Survey says.

N Zealand snubs call to better protect 'hobbit' dolphin

2014-06-11 13:37

New Zealand has dismissed a call from top marine scientists to better protect a rare dolphin, saying existing safeguards for the creature dubbed "the hobbit of the sea" are sufficient.

N Zealand cops question boys over fatal stabbing

2014-06-10 08:49

New Zealand police say they are questioning two boys, aged 12 and 13, over the fatal stabbing of a shop keeper in Auckland.

Tiny 'living fossil' found in New Zealand

2014-05-29 15:09

A microscopic marine creature believed to have been extinct for four million years has been found alive and well in New Zealand waters, researchers say.

Bulldog puppies overdose on pills, call medics

2014-05-23 12:12

A team of New Zealand paramedics responding to repeated emergency calls have broken into a house to find two bulldog puppies, one chewing on prescription pills, another with a panic button in its jaws.

Son of New Zealand Maori king charged with burglary

2014-05-05 11:02

The son of New Zealand's Maori king has appeared in court charged with burglary and stealing surfboards in a North Island town, prompting a rare public rebuke from the indigenous figurehead.

N Zealand church sorry for easter egg mayhem

2014-04-22 10:07

A church group has apologised after children were left bruised and scratched when they were shoved aside by adults snatching free chocolate eggs at a Good Friday Easter egg hunt.

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.

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