New Zealand

Record-breaking 32,828 quakes hit New Zealand in 2016

New Zealand seismologists have dubbed 2016 “the Groundbreaker” after the country was shaken by 32,828 earthquakes, including two tremors greater than magnitude 7.0.

Climber falls to death in New Zealand's Southern Alps

A mountaineer fell several hundred metres to his death Wednesday at Mount Aspiring in New Zealand's Southern Alps, police said.

Two killed when bus carrying over 45 people crashes in New Zealand

Two people were killed and several others were injured when a bus carrying at least 45 passengers crashed 100 metres down a bank in New Zealand.

Bill English named New Zealand prime minister

New Zealand's conservative National Party caucus in Wellington elected Bill English its new leader on Monday, officially paving the way for him to succeed John Key as prime minister.

Bill English to become New Zealand prime minister

Bill English is set to become New Zealand's new prime minister after he secured the support of the majority of his party and the two candidates running against him for the role both withdrew...

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...