New Zealand

New Zealand's prime minister announces surprise resignation

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key shocked the nation Monday after announcing his resignation for personal and political reasons, after eight years in the job.

Seven dead, one still missing after New Zealand boating accident

Seven people are dead and an eighth person is missing, presumed dead, after a boating accident on New Zealand's North Island, police said Sunday.

Strong earthquakes rattle New Zealand

New Zealand was struck by several large earthquakes on Tuesday, with a 5.7 magnitude quake jolting residents near Christchurch just hours after a 5.4 magnitude quake hit the east coast of the...

Earthquake moves New Zealand’s two main islands closer together

New Zealand’s two main islands, the North and South Islands, have moved closer together following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the country just after midnight Monday, killing two...

World's first pizza delivery by drone in New Zealand

Domino's Pizza has carried out the world's first pizza delivery by drone in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, according to a video posted on Facebook.

6.3 aftershock strikes New Zealand, PM tells of devastation

New Zealand was hit by a 6.3 aftershock Monday afternoon while the government was assessing damage from the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck the country just after midnight on Monday.

Two dead, towns cut off after 7.5 New Zealand quake

Two people are dead and there is widespread damage to roads and infrastructure after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight on Monday.

At least two killed after massive earthquake hits New Zealand

Sydney (dpa) - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island, generating a tsunami, triggering evacuations from many low-lying areas on the eastern shore and killing at...

Tsunami warning issued for New Zealand after 7.1-magnitude quake

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the north-eastern coast of New Zealand early Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

New Zealand Pokemon Go players catch alleged thief

A group of late night Pokemon Go players searching for virtual monsters on their smart phones instead became part of a real life crime drama capturing an alleged thief and holding him until police...

New Zealand hit by 5.7-magnitude earthquake

New Zealand’s North Island was struck by a 5.7-magnitude earthquake on Thursday morning, but there were no initial reports of damage.

Dotcom’s extradition appeal streamed live on YouTube from New Zealand

Kim Dotcom’s appeal against extradition to the United States began streaming on YouTube on Wednesday, the first ever New Zealand court case to be broadcast live on the internet.

Dotcom’s extradition appeal to be streamed on YouTube

Kim Dotcom’s appeal against extradition to the US to face charges of copyright infringement is to be streamed on YouTube from the Auckland High Court, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Dotcom requests court hearing be live streamed on YouTube

Kim Dotcom’s appeal against extradition to the United States began in the Auckland High Court on Monday morning with a bid by his lawyers to live stream the entire hearing.

Mama Mia! Drones to deliver pizzas in New Zealand

Domino's Pizza on Thursday said it would trial the use of drones to deliver pizzas in New Zealand in what it said was a world first.