New Zealand

New Zealand universities face fines after dorm death

2019-10-15 11:34

New Zealand universities and dorm accommodation providers have been told they could face hefty fines following a gruesome case in which a student's decomposing body lay undetected in his room for weeks.

Ain't nothing but a horndog: Elvis lookalike steals fake vagina from New Zealand sex shop

2019-09-30 15:47

A man bearing a strong resemblance to Elvis Presley has been accused of stealing a fake vagina from a New Zealand sex shop, prompting a police investigation.

Student lay dead in New Zealand university dorm for two months

2019-09-26 19:40

A teenager lay dead in his campus dorm room for up to two months, a New Zealand university has said, with the young man's body only discovered after fellow residents complained of the smell.

'Lord of the Rings' series to start filming in New Zealand

2019-09-18 13:44

US-based streaming giant Amazon has announced its big-budget 'Lord of the Rings' series will start filming in New Zealand.

Sex assault claims rock Ardern's New Zealand government

2019-09-11 12:20

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has apologised for her party's handling of an alleged sexual assault, as a top ally was forced to resign.

NZ plans firearm register, tighter licensing amid gun law reforms

2019-07-22 12:25

The tighter rules come amid a gun buyback scheme designed to remove semi-automatic weapons from circulation.

New Zealand PM 'utterly' disagrees with Trump tweets

2019-07-16 21:11

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has joined international condemnation of US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen.

New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

2019-07-01 16:25

New Zealand officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags Monday, introducing hefty fines for businesses that continue to provide them.

New Zealand launches gun 'buy-back' scheme for banned weapons

2019-06-20 13:24

New Zealand's government has launched a multimillion-dollar, "buy-back" scheme to compensate owners of newly banned semi-automatic weapons.

New Zealand calls time on non-combat mission in Iraq

2019-06-10 09:13

New Zealand will begin scaling back its non-combat mission in Iraq and bring home the last of its troops by mid-2020, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said.


New Zealand creates unit to target, 'disrupt' online extremism

2019-10-14 12:32

New Zealand will establish a team of investigators dedicated solely to tackling online extremism, as it moves to address failures exposed by the Christchurch mosques massacre, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

NZ sports store apologises over porn played on big screens

2019-09-30 12:15

The New Zealand arm of Japanese sports brand Asics has apologised after pornography was broadcast on large television screens above its central Auckland store for several hours, startling shoppers.

Tiny penguin's clean bill of health after epic New Zealand-Australia swim

2019-09-18 13:51

A tiny penguin that made the mammoth journey from New Zealand to Australia has been nursed back to health and released into the wild - in the hope it will find its own way home.

Christchurch shooting trial moved to avoid Ramadan

2019-09-12 10:30

New Zealand's High Court has altered next year's trial dates for the man accused of murdering 51 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch mosques to avoid the hearing clashing with the holy month of Ramadan.

Proposed New Zealand abortion law to give women right to choose

2019-08-05 14:38

The New Zealand government released long-awaited plans to overhaul its abortion laws, so that a termination is treated as a health issue and a woman's choice rather than a crime.

WATCH: Peckish penguins pop by sushi shop

2019-07-17 14:43

A pair of sneaky penguins were found hiding in a sushi shop near Wellington train station in New Zealand.

New Zealanders give up weapons after mosque killings

2019-07-13 15:54

Dozens of New Zealanders have handed in their firearms as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Man with supersize face tattoo starts funding page to pay for his studies

2019-06-21 14:47

A large, unflattering tattoo covers more than half of his face.

Anger as Christchurch mosque accused pleads not guilty

2019-06-14 12:12

The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks in March smiled as his lawyers entered not guilty pleas to multiple murder and terrorism charges.

Former Ladysmith resident jailed in Australia for killing wife so he could be with her sister

2019-05-31 09:08

A former resident of Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, who murdered his wife so he could have a relationship with her sister, has reportedly been sentenced to least 23 years in a West Australian prison.

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