A magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of serious damage, nearly five years after a deadly, more powerful quake destroyed much of the city center.
World Cup-winning All Black Sonny Bill Williams drew criticism from UNICEF Wednesday for tweeting graphic photos of dead children after visiting a Syrian refugee camp.
A New Zealand judge ruled Wednesday that colorful Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the United States to face criminal copyright charges.
Colander-wearing members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster could soon be legally married in New Zealand after the church was approved to hold "Pastafarian" marriage ceremonies.
An obese South African chef declared too fat to live in New Zealand has given up the immigration battle to return home, reports said Friday.
A grieving New Zealand widow bathed and cared for her husband's decomposing body for several weeks, refusing to accept he was dead, police said Friday.
The British Union Jack once symbolized the reach of a powerful empire -- but it may need to yield soon to a delicate silver fern. At least on New Zealand's flag.
New Zealanders chose a new flag design Tuesday that will be put up as a challenger to their current flag in a March vote.
New Zealanders have chosen a design for a possible new national flag that features the country's iconic silver fern sitting next to the four stars that make up the Southern Cross constellation.
A Malaysian military officer who was extradited to New Zealand after earlier leaving the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity pleaded guilty Monday to indecent assault.
Investigators admitted Monday they were "a long, long way" from knowing why a sightseeing helicopter crashed into a New Zealand glacier, killing all seven people on board.
Four tourists from Britain and two from Australia were among seven people killed Saturday when a helicopter crashed on a scenic New Zealand glacier, police said.
New Zealanders began voting Friday to select a potential new flag, part of a controversial push for the South Pacific country to drop the UK's Union Jack from its national banner.
Britain's Prince Charles and wife Camilla wrapped up their tour of Australia and New Zealand in Perth Sunday, attending a church service with prayers for victims of the Paris attacks.