Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, damaging homes and roads and sending office workers scrambling for cover in the capital. No serious injuries were reported.
China has blocked all imports of milk powder from New Zealand, a New Zealand minister said Sunday, after bacteria that can lead to botulism was found in some dairy products.
New Zealand authorities have triggered a global recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy products across seven countries after dairy giant Fonterra announced tests had turned up a type of bacteria that could cause botulism.
New Zealand's military was ordered Monday to rewrite a manual that warns the media poses as much of a threat to national security as extremist groups and foreign intelligence services.
A New Zealand meteorologist took the last known calls from the seven people aboard an American schooner: “The weather's turned nasty, how do we get away from it?”
A man was recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving a plunge from the 15th floor of his New Zealand apartment building.
Responding to the government-surveillance controversy engulfing New Zealand's security-alliance partners in Washington, Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday his country doesn't use foreign intelligence agencies to circumvent local laws and illegally spy on its citizens.
An elderly New Zealand anti-royalist was fined Monday over a plan to hurl manure at Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during their visit to Auckland last year, reports said.
New Zealand police on Monday found a group of hikers from the United States and Finland who had been lost for 10 days in a South Island nature reserve.
New Zealand's farmers are relieved that a deluge has ended the country's most widespread drought in 30 years.