A New Zealand policeman visiting Tonga died Thursday from injuries sustained after being beaten in a police cell, with two local officers among those arrested over the death, officials said.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced Monday that the country will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan earlier in 2013 than planned. He said the move is not prompted by the deaths this month of five New Zealand soldiers, including three who were killed Sunday by a roadside bomb.
A New Zealand skydiver has survived a harrowing plunge to the ground after his main parachute failed and a reserve chute only partially worked.
A second volcano in New Zealand threatened to rumble to life on Wednesday, a day after a long-dormant mountain that was the backdrop to “The Lord of the Rings” movies erupted.
A New Zealand volcano suddenly erupted after lying dormant for more than a century, spewing an ash plume that disrupted flights and closed highways, officials said Tuesday.
A 14-storey office tower tumbles to the ground in just a few seconds during New Zealand's first controlled implosion.
An Australian drilling company has pleaded guilty to three health-and-safety violations in connection with a 2010 coal mine disaster in New Zealand that killed 29 miners.
Rescuers saved 28 miners who were trapped underground for up to seven hours on Tuesday as smoke from a truck engine fire spread through the gold mine where they had been working.
New Zealand announced plans Monday to ban the use of drugs offering so-called “legal” highs unless manufacturers can provide clinical evidence that they are safe.
The United States and New Zealand signed an agreement to expand defense cooperation Tuesday but the deal does not alter Auckland's longstanding ban on port visits by nuclear-armed American warships, officials said.