New Zealand

First listen: Stream the new album from New Zealand band Spook The Horses here

2017-11-08 09:51

Listen to the new album from Spook The Horse, titled People Used To Live Here, ahead of its release here.

New Zealand's new leader Ardern promises government for all

2017-10-26 11:32

Jacinda Ardern has been officially sworn in as New Zealand prime minister, pledging to lead a government for all despite her Labour Party falling well short of a majority in last month's general election.

New Zealand party told to pay for Eminem rip-off

2017-10-25 14:17

A court has ordered New Zealand's main conservative political party to pay Eminem's publisher $415 000 for breaching copyright by using a song too similar to Lose Yourself.

Twitter fail: Cops apologise for 'insensitive' road death tweet

2017-10-10 11:10

New Zealand Police have apologised for sending an 'insensitive' tweet about road deaths featuring US comedian Steve Carell that was condemned as 'tone-deaf' by social media users.

New Zealanders to wait weeks for next leader after election

2017-09-25 11:10

New Zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result

Man sets himself on fire at New Zealand parliament

2017-09-22 11:18

A man who set himself on fire outside New Zealand's parliament days ahead of a general election, has died of his injuries.

Australia deputy PM's job at risk over dual citizenship

2017-08-14 11:01

Barnaby Joyce's New Zealand citizenship could force him out of job and cost coalition government its majority of one.

New Zealand opposition leader in sexism row over baby plans

2017-08-02 11:22

New Zealand's freshly installed opposition leader Jacinda Ardern has been drawn into a sexism row after being asked if having a baby would affect her chances of becoming prime minister.

Hop on! Wild rabbits surf on sheep to flee New Zealand flood

2017-07-26 21:46

It was a woolly ride, but three wild rabbits managed to escape floodwaters in New Zealand by clambering aboard sheep and surfing to higher ground.

And the cow jumped over the moon

2017-07-16 06:05

There’s something quite poetic about a cow jumping over something.


Fiji to highlight Pacific climate plight at German summit

2017-11-06 09:24

Fiji will preside over a UN climate change summit in Bonn, Germany.

New Zealand aims to go green with electricity, tree planting

2017-10-26 10:14

New Zealand's next government is hoping to make the nation greener by planting trees, ensuring the electricity grid runs on renewable energy, and spending more money on cycle ways and rail transport.

New Zealand homes 'not for sale' to foreigners under new PM

2017-10-24 21:23

Overseas buyers will no longer be allowed to purchase existing homes in New Zealand, Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern has said.

First look: New Zealand band Spook The Horses release dark new music video

2017-10-04 09:00

Spook the Horses, an atmospheric post-metal band from Wellington, New Zealand, have released a brand new music video for their upcoming album.

New Zealanders head to polls for neck-and-neck national vote

2017-09-23 10:30

New Zealanders are voting in national elections with opinion polls indicating a close race.

Political feud erupts between Australia and New Zealand

2017-08-15 22:32

A political feud has erupted between New Zealand and Australia over the apparent dual citizenship of Australia's deputy prime minister.

New Zealand political leader resigns after revealing past welfare fraud

2017-08-09 13:44

The co-leader of New Zealand's Green Party has resigned three weeks after confessing she committed welfare fraud as a struggling young mother more than 20 years ago.

New Zealand opposition leader quits weeks before looming elections

2017-08-01 05:53

The leader of New Zealand's main opposition Labour Party has quit just weeks before a general election, citing 'disappointing' opinion polls.

Severe storms lash New Zealand’s South Island

2017-07-22 16:07

State of emergency declared as floods and mudslides batter southeast coast of Pacific Island nation.

New Zealand MP to quit over tape claims

2017-06-21 12:00

A New Zealand lawmaker accused of making secret recordings of a staff member and then lying about what he did, says he will quit when his term expires in September

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