A stricken container ship wedged on a reef off a New Zealand holiday spot has broken up in stormy weather but is still on the reef after running aground three months ago, raising fears of a fresh oil spill.
Safety concerns were raised yesterday over a plan to hold a hot air balloon festival in Taitung this summer after a crash killed 11 people on board a balloon in New Zealand.
A hot air balloon carrying 11 people turned into a tower of “sheer flame” Saturday after hitting power lines in a rural area of New Zealand, killing everyone aboard and horrifying residents.
A hot air balloon burst into flames and crashed in New Zealand on Saturday, killing all 11 people on board in the country's worst air accident in more than three decades.
Two further tremors rattled the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday as scientists predicted aftershocks from last year's devastating earthquake would last for decades.
A series of strong earthquakes struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, rattling buildings, sending goods tumbling from shelves and prompting terrified holiday shoppers to flee into the streets. There was no tsunami alert issued and the city appeared to have been spared major damage.
Engineers inspected and declared a New Zealand office building safe five times in the months before it collapsed and killed 18 people in an earthquake earlier this year, according to testimony at a government probe.
Prime Minister John Key convincingly won a second term as New Zealand's leader in elections Saturday that open the door for the sales of billions of dollars worth of government assets as part of a plan to reduce the country's debt.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key enters national elections Saturday with an overwhelming popularity undimmed by an eleventh-hour scandal, and with an historic chance to win an outright majority for his center-right party.
New Zealand police Wednesday began searching four media organizations three days before national elections to seize evidence related to a recording of Prime Minister John Key that he says was illegally obtained.