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.
A New Zealand doctor fought off an attacking shark with a knife before heading ashore to stitch his own wounds and then going to the nearest pub for a beer, reports said Tuesday.
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand Monday, halting train services and knocking merchandise off shelves, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.
New Zealand health authorities were trying to track down hundreds of passengers on Wednesday who may have been exposed to measles on a Singapore Airlines flight at the weekend.
In a finding likely to be a bitter blow for many New Zealanders, researchers have found the country's iconic kiwi bird probably descended from an ancestor that flew in from Australia.