A New Zealand meteorologist took the last known calls from the seven people aboard an American schooner: “The weather's turned nasty, how do we get away from it?”
A man was recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving a plunge from the 15th floor of his New Zealand apartment building.
Responding to the government-surveillance controversy engulfing New Zealand's security-alliance partners in Washington, Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday his country doesn't use foreign intelligence agencies to circumvent local laws and illegally spy on its citizens.
An elderly New Zealand anti-royalist was fined Monday over a plan to hurl manure at Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during their visit to Auckland last year, reports said.
New Zealand police on Monday found a group of hikers from the United States and Finland who had been lost for 10 days in a South Island nature reserve.
New Zealand's farmers are relieved that a deluge has ended the country's most widespread drought in 30 years.
New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country to legalize same-sex marriage Wednesday after a decades-long campaign, a historic decision celebrated with parties across the gay community.
International students studying in New Zealand, where prostitution is legal, have been told they are to be barred from working in the sex trade.
New Zealand lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing same-sex marriage Wednesday, all but assuring that it will soon become law.
A court ruled on Thursday that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can sue New Zealand's spy agency for illegal surveillance, opening the government up to more scrutiny over its role in an unlawful 2011 police raid on the internet entrepreneur's home.