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

New Zealand

Wellington hostel tragedy: 'There's a fire, evacuate'

A resident of a Wellington hostel where a fatal fire occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning said the fire alarms often went off, but not when they were most needed.

May 16, 2023 5:31 pm

New Zealand

Child missing in cave as country hit by heavy rain and flooding

A child has gone missing in a caving system as torrential rain and flooding hit the North Island of New Zealand, with search and rescue teams suspending their search as night fell.

May 9, 2023 5:20 pm

New Zealand

Auckland Emergency Management gives update

A state of emergency has been declared for Auckland as torrential rain wreaks havoc in the region, causing flooding in some areas.

May 9, 2023 1:21 pm

New Zealand

New Zealand fourth-quarter GDP below expectations

New Zealand’s economy shrank in the last quarter as the central bank’s aggressive interest rate hikes led businesses to invest less and consumers to reduce spending. Official data on Thursday.

March 16, 2023 4:17 pm

New Zealand

New Zealand police still seeking 23 people after Cyclone Gabrielle

The number of people still “uncontactable” in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle that lashed New Zealand two weeks ago has dropped to 23, New Zealand police said on Friday.

February 25, 2023 7:56 am

New Zealand

Thousands left without power in New Zealand

Residents across the north of New Zealand are bracing for a rough night as Cyclone Gabrielle lashes the country with torrential rains and winds.

February 14, 2023 7:02 am

New Zealand

3.5 tons of cocaine worth over $300 million discovered floating in the Pacific Ocean

Authorities in New Zealand announced Wednesday that they had intercepted a 3.5-ton shipment of cocaine afloat in a remote swath of the Pacific Ocean.

February 9, 2023 12:00 pm

New Zealand

Six new ministers sworn in after Cabinet reshuffle in NZ

Six new ministers have been sworn in at Government House this morning.

February 1, 2023 10:04 am

New Zealand

NZ COVID-19: 10,589 new cases, 28 deaths and 189 in hospital

The weekly number of new community cases of COVID-19 has fallen again, to 10,589, the Ministry of Health has reported.

January 30, 2023 7:26 pm

New Zealand

All Auckland education facilities ordered to close until Feb 7

Damaged or not, all Auckland schools will have a delayed start to the first term of the year.

January 30, 2023 6:30 pm

New Zealand

Heavy rain continues, Auckland state of emergency in fourth day

Aucklanders are waking to the sound of yet more rain over the already sodden city as the state of emergency there enters its fourth day.

January 30, 2023 11:37 am

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