New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday called a general election for Sept. 20, when his center-right government will seek a third term in office on a platform of strong economic management.
New Zealand's Maori king has refused to meet Prince William during a royal tour next month, with his office saying Tuesday he is “not a carnival act” for visiting dignitaries.
Fiji is grappling with its worst outbreak of dengue fever in 16 years, but authorities say tourists visiting tropical beaches face little risk.
A New Zealand appeals court ruled Wednesday that police acted legally when armed officers raided Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's Auckland mansion as part of a US-led online piracy probe.
A surfer who was attacked by a shark in a New Zealand bay punched it in the face to free himself from its grip, reports said Saturday.