A New Zealand volcano used as a backdrop to “The Lord of the Rings” films erupted on Wednesday, spewing a column of ash 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) above the North Island, scientists said.
Prince Charles expressed shock on Friday at the devastation that still scars Christchurch, the New Zealand city rocked by an earthquake last year that claimed 185 lives.
Britain's Prince Charles and wife Camilla rubbed noses in a traditional Maori greeting in New Zealand Sunday, kicking off the final leg of a Pacific tour to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
An investigation into the sinking of a South Korean trawler southeast of New Zealand with the loss of 22 lives two years ago has found the captain and crew to blame.
A New Zealand woman has admitted giving her 3-month-old baby cannabis — through her breast milk, it was reported Saturday.
A Greek shipping company has agreed to pay the New Zealand government up to US$31.5 million toward the cleanup costs of a cargo ship's grounding on a reef near popular swimming and surfing beaches last year. But taxpayers will still be footing some of the bill.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has ordered an inquiry into government agents spying “unlawfully” while assisting police in the lead up to the arrest of Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom.
The United States has lifted a ban that prevented New Zealand naval ships visiting U.S. ports or bases since the 1980s, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, hailing a “new era” in relations.
New Zealand confirmed Monday that its troops would end a decade-long deployment in Afghanistan at the end of April next year, about six months earlier than originally planned.
A New Zealand court on Wednesday granted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom access to an additional NZ$6 million (US$4.84 million) to pay legal fees and living costs, loosening restrictions placed on the Internet tycoon under investigation by U.S. authorities for online piracy and fraud.