New Zealand

Two people found dead in paddock in Waitākere, West Auckland

Two people have been found dead at a rural property in Waitākere, West Auckland.

April 18, 2024 10:45 am

New Zealand

New Zealand accuses China of hacking parliament, condemns activity

The New Zealand government said it had raised concerns on Tuesday with the Chinese government about its involvement in a state-sponsored cyber hack on New Zealand’s parliament in 2021, which was uncovered by the country’s intelligence services.

March 26, 2024 5:22 pm

New Zealand

New Zealand begins sentencing of those involved in White Island volcanic eruption

Sentencing for the tour booking agents and managers of an island in New Zealand where a volcanic eruption killed 22 people.

February 27, 2024 9:26 am

New Zealand

Thousands of New Zealand Maori meet to discuss response to government plans

More than 10,000 New Zealand Maori congregated in the central North Island to discuss how to respond to government plans that are seen by many Indigenous groups as undermining their rights and status.

January 21, 2024 1:06 pm

New Zealand

New Zealand smoking ban: Māori mourn loss of hard-won smoking reform

When New Zealand’s new government announced it was scrapping the country’s world-leading tobacco laws, it came as a particularly hard blow to Māori people.

December 11, 2023 2:34 pm

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

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