The government of New Zealand is bringing back the role of minister for disarmament with Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters to take on the job.
New Zealand needs to transform its agricultural sector if the country is to meet its target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, the nation's new climate change minister says as world leaders met in Germany to try to tackle global warming.
WELLINGTON [DPA] Hundreds of whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand’s South Island have reportedly died, while rescuers are working to refloat more than hundred more. Whale rescue organisation Project Jonah said in a Facebook post that there... Read More →
Charlotte Greenfield Wellington [RAW] People living in coastal areas of New Zealand closest to a huge offshore earthquake are being ordered to evacuate due to fears of a tsunami, although agencies in other countries say it’s not a major threat.... Read More →
Wellington [AAP] Australia has almost lost its moral compass on asylum-seeker issues and New Zealand needs to step in, New Zealand opposition foreign affairs spokesman David Shearer believes. Documents leaked by The Guardian last week including reports children in detention... Read More →
From how far can the cries of a seabird be heard? The gannets that dive here in the waters of Byron shire nest on rock ledges of the West Coast in the Waitakere Ranges. With their every cry come words from across the shared ocean.
By Peter Mitchell, AAP US Correspondent Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark has come out swinging in a two-hour question-and-answer session at the United Nations, pointing to her history in advancing women’s rights and refuting a suggestion she is... Read More →
Wellington [AAP] A huge leak of documents from a secretive Panama law firm has revealed New Zealand is being used as a tax haven by foreign politicians. The leak of 11.5 million documents – amounting to 2.6 terabytes of data... Read More →
A massive new marine sanctuary about 1000km northeast of New Zealand has been announced by Prime Minister John Key at the UN General Assembly in New York.
Humpback Whales are making a come back, a New Zealand survey shows.
Wellington [AAP] New Zealand’s Labour leader Andrew Little is defending the release of controversial data appearing to show many offshore Chinese are buying Auckland houses. Labour has come under fire after housing spokesman Phil Twyford released figures from an unnamed... Read More →
Sarah Robson, AAP Sometimes Bunny McDiarmid can remember everything about the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior in vivid detail. Other times it can seem a very long time ago. Ms McDiarmid had been a deckhand on the Greenpeace vessel before... Read More →
Wellington [AAP] New Zealand MPs are calling on the United Kingdom, Russia, the United States, China and France to disarm their nuclear weapons. A cross-party delegation on Thursday handed letters to diplomats from the five countries, signed by MPs from... Read More →
Auckland [AAP] The Greens in New Zealand have complained to the nation’s Inspector General of Intelligence and Security after allegations a key security agency was undertaking mass surveillance of New Zealanders travelling in the Pacific. The complaint was laid after... Read More →
New Zealand is spying on some of its closest Pacific neighbours and passing the information on to the United States, according to documents released by the fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Wellington [AAP] Sending New Zealand’s troops to Iraq is playing into the terrorist’s hands, opponents say. New Zealand is sending 143 military personnel into Iraq including 16 specialist trainers to train Iraqi soldiers. Prime Minister John Key says he doesn’t... Read More →
Auckland [AAP] Preserved Maori tattooed heads and other skeletal remains will be formally welcomed home to New Zealand after more than a century in the United States. It’s the largest repatriation of ancestral remains in New Zealand history, with 35... Read More →
Travel bible Lonely Planet has lauded New Zealand as one of the most 'inclusive and progressive' gay-friendly tourist destinations in the world.
Los Angleles [AAP] New Zealand has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council, eclipsing rivals Spain and Turkey in the first round of the secret ballot. The UN’s 193 member states voted at the UN headquarters in New... Read More →
Sydney [AAP] Australia will back New Zealand’s bid to have the International Whaling Commission adopt a court ruling banning Japan’s scientific whaling program. This week’s IWC meeting in Slovenia will be its first since the International Court of Justice ruled... Read More →
A group of rich New Zealanders have donned space suits in preparation for their flight on Virgin Galactic's new space service.
The Abbott government led secret diplomatic efforts to frustrate a New Zealand-sponsored push for nuclear disarmament because of Australia's reliance on the United States' arsenal to deter a possible attack.
It wouldn’t be spring if sports teams didn’t have their end of season bash and it wouldn’t be Byron Bay if their were no Rugby Sevens.
New Zealand’s reggae legends Katchafire have been touring the world, including an awesome set at the Glastonbury Festival, celebrating the release of their latest album Best So Far. Having played with Common Kings in the US, Katchafire were keen to invite them on this tour and share their good vibes with Australian audiences
Te Haa Aio is music, dance, theatre and stories all rolled into an intimate journey. Be astounded by the lullaby of an ancient whale tooth or the wind instruments of an albatross wing. Hear the sound of more than 40 different Maori musical first instruments of Aotearoa,