New Zealand

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.

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.


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.

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.

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