New Zealand

Washington's National Zoo says bye bye to beloved giant pandas

Washington’s National Zoo bid a tearful farewell to its beloved trio of giant pandas as the long-serving goodwill ambassadors to the U.S. capital began a journey back to China that was announced earlier this year.

November 9, 2023 10:08 am

New Zealand

National party's Chris Luxon claims victory

The opposition National Party has won the New Zealand election, taking enough seats to form a coalition with its allies on the right wing of politics.

October 16, 2023 12:18 pm

New Zealand

New Zealand PM returns to campaign trail after recovering from COVID

New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins on Friday said he was back on the election campaign trail, after he tested negative for COVID-19 earlier in the day.

October 6, 2023 12:17 pm

New Zealand

New Zealand PM tests COVID-positive two weeks before election

New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has tested positive for COVID-19 and will work remotely while isolating, his office said on Sunday, just two weeks before a general election in which his Labour party is struggling.

October 1, 2023 5:33 pm

New Zealand

Akl Harbour Bridge under 'red alert' as gales move in

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has issued a red alert for Auckland Harbour Bridge tomorrow morning as gales move in.

September 29, 2023 4:27 pm

New Zealand

Labour, National, ACT announce similar immigration policies

Labour, National and ACT each announced new immigration policies today which would expand the ability of parents and grandparents to visit family in New Zealand.

September 24, 2023 10:28 am

New Zealand

Dive squad to assist in search

As the time Christchurch woman Yanfei Bao has been missing spans one week, police say the dive squad has been deployed to assist.

July 26, 2023 6:13 pm

New Zealand

Dickason trial: Google searches about ‘overdosing children’

Murder-accused Lauren Dickason googled various methods of overdosing children in the two months before she killed her three little girls, a jury has heard today.

July 24, 2023 1:40 pm

New Zealand

Part of New Zealand's Auckland cordoned off after reports of shooting

A street in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, has been cordoned off after reports of a shooting, local media reported on Thursday, with police saying they were responding to “a serious incident” and urging people to avoid the area.

July 20, 2023 10:24 am

New Zealand

Man with axe attacks Chinese restaurants in New Zealand, injuring four

A man wielding an axe entered three Chinese restaurants on Monday night in New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, sending four people to hospital, authorities and local media reported.

June 20, 2023 3:21 pm

New Zealand

New Zealand PM Hipkins to visit China, meet President Xi Jinping

New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said he would visit China from June 25 to 30, leading a trade delegation that includes some of the country’s biggest companies.

June 19, 2023 3:40 pm

New Zealand

New Zealand police to start removing bodies after hostel fire

New Zealand police expect to start removing bodies from the hostel in Wellington where at least six people died in a fire earlier this week, authorities said on Thursday.

May 18, 2023 4:40 pm

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