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New Zealand to create giant South Pacific sanctuary, banning fishing, mining

2015-09-29 08:11

Waters north of New Zealand are set to become one of the world's largest ocean sanctuaries, covering an area roughly the size of France, with a full ban on fishing and mining, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key says at the United Nations.

Wine's darkest secret revealed - it's all in the fungi

2015-09-24 22:32

The distinctive bouquet and flavour of a Chablis or chardonnay can not be achieved without the input of a brainless, single-celled organism, a study says.

New Zealand zookeeper killed by tiger while zoo was open

2015-09-20 14:36

A New Zealand zookeeper has been killed by a Sumatran tiger on a weekend morning when the zoo was open to visitors.

Pacific leaders agree to disagree on climate change

2015-09-11 09:07

Pacific island leaders have agreed to disagree on how to tackle climate change, after Australia and New Zealand blocked a bid from low-lying island nations for a tougher global target.

New Zealand opens door for 750 Syrian refugees

2015-09-07 14:33

New Zealand has announced it will take 750 Syrian refugees over the next three years after coming under intense pressure to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Europe.

Australia, New Zealand firefighters head to US

2015-08-23 09:25

Dozens of firefighters from Australia and New Zealand have departed for the United States to help crews battle deadly blazes that have scorched the country's drought-ravaged west.

Second body found in NZ search for Canadian hikers

2015-07-27 07:01

New Zealand police say they have found and recovered a second body from a field of avalanche debris during a search for two missing Canadian hikers.

Thirsty Thursdays: The All Blacks' new Rugby World Cup ad has us hot and bothered

Maybe it's the intensity, maybe it's the heavy breathing, whatever it is, it's making us feel very appreciative of the New Zealand Rugby team right now.

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Signs of aging appear in our mid-20s

2015-07-07 07:51

Aging is typically studied in the elderly, but a new study says different rates of aging can be detected as early as the mid-20s.

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.


2 kayakers dead, 9 rescued in New Zealand

2015-09-26 09:34

Two people have dead and nine others rescued after a kayaking trip on New Zealand's Lake Tekapo was hit by an unexpected weather change, reports say.

Calls to save New Zealand killer tiger as victim named

2015-09-21 10:01

New Zealand police have identified a zookeeper who was killed by a tiger over the weekend, as a petition to save the big cat’s life attracted thousands of signatures.

Man wanting climate change refugee status arrested in New Zealand

2015-09-17 17:00

A Kiribati man who failed in a bid to be recognized as the world’s first climate change refugee has been arrested in New Zealand and faces possible deportation next week.

Apology does not absolve Rainbow Warrior 'murder'

2015-09-07 16:59

An apology from a French secret service frogman who helped blow up the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior in 1985 does not absolve him and then president Francois Mitterrand of "cold-blooded murder", the ship's captain said.

New Zealand flag suggestions show native ferns

2015-09-01 16:56

Four new designs for the New Zealand flag have been announced on a shortlist, all inspired by the native silver fern, as possible contenders to replace the country’s existing flag.

Climate change refugees fight New Zealand deportation, appeal to UN

2015-08-19 07:47

A Kiribati family fleeing the impact of climate change on their homeland have asked the United Nations to help them fight deportation from New Zealand, which has ruled they are not refugees.

Pacific man's bid to be first climate refugee rejected

2015-07-21 07:56

A Pacific islander who launched a landmark bid to become the world’s first climate change refugee faces deportation from New Zealand after a court rejected his appeal.

Submerged volcanoes found off Sydney

2015-07-13 10:58

A cluster of submerged volcanoes has been discovered off Sydney, scientists say, with the potential to help unlock the secrets of the sea floor between Australia and 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.

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