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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.

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.

New Zealand court: Mega must reveal user details to Kazakh government

Cloud storage company Mega is to supply sensitive IP addresses and email contact details to the Kazakhstan government as early as next week, Radio New Zealand reported Wednesday.

New Zealand city forces all cats to be microchipped

Cat owners will be forced to microchip their pets after councillors in New Zealand's capital voted for the measure to protect the city's birdlife, local media reported Thursday.

New Zealand police find 35 kilos of cocaine in diamante horse head

New Zealand police have arrested three men after the discovery of a record 35 kilograms of cocaine in a diamante horse-head sculpture that drug smugglers had sent from Mexico.

Protest action marks signing of Pacific trade deal in New Zealand

Thousands of protesters caused traffic chaos in the streets of Auckland on Thursday as trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries, including the United States and Japan, met to sign the Trans-...

Chess champ once accused of sexism defeats 20 women in New Zealand

 A British chess grandmaster who once famously declared that men were better suited to the game than women played against 20 women simultaneously in Auckland on Wednesday and didn’t lose a match...