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Barack Obama, NZ leader John Key go golfing

Julie Pace The NZ Prime Minister's round of golf puts him in rarified company, as few are chosen to play with the US President.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key demands answers as he reveals it could take 'months' to recover bodies from mine

John Key

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has warned it could take "months" to recover the remains of workers who died underground in one of the country's worst mining disasters.

How China's gift of an aeroplane put Tonga, New Zealand at odds

Real Tonga Airlines

Nick Perry It's almost 10am, but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom's domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee.

New Zealand looks to ditch the Union Jack from flag

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has floated the possibility of having a referendum to change the country's flag.

Christchurch earthquake rescuers cleared of blame in student deaths

Search and rescue teams scour the wreckage of the CTV building in Christchurch.

Martin van Beynen Failures by the New Zealand Fire Service and Urban Search and Rescue did not contribute to the deaths of eight people at the CTV site.

Australian militants killed in drone strike

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David Wroe, Defence Correspondent At least one of the two Australian suspected Islamic militants killed in a US drone strike in Yemen late last year had spent time in a terrorist training camp.

Key's forgettable moment at Mandela event

That's awkward.Prime Minister John Key may be rubbing shoulders with the world's most powerful people in South Africa at the moment. But do they know it?

Live: Nelson Mandela death leaves South Africa in mourning

Nelson Mandela

Leesha McKenny South Africa's "greatest son", former president Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 95.

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Two NZ soldiers killed, six wounded in Afghanistan

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WELLINGTON: The New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, has paid tribute to two soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan's Bamyan province on Saturday.

'Absolutely gutting': New Zealand mourns three soldiers killed in bomb blast

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New Zealand has lost its first female soldier since the Vietnam war in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan which claimed three lives.

New Zealand PM busted for bagging Beckham

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UK tabloids are having a field day with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's lowly opinion of English football star David Beckham's intellect.

New Zealand mine tragedy blamed on management

Flames coming out of a ventilation shaft at the Pike River Mine.

Tracy Withers WELLINGTON: New Zealand's Pike River mine tragedy that killed 29 men almost two years ago was ''preventable'' and caused by poor company management and ineffective regulation, according to a report...

'Thick as bats---': NZ PM in hot water over 'gay' gaffe

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is in more hot water after making controversial comments about "gay" clothing on the same day he reportedly called football superstar David Beckham "thick".

NZ mine disaster 'preventable'

Tracy Withers Wellington NEW Zealand's Pike River mine tragedy that killed 29 men almost two years ago was ''preventable'' and caused by poor company management and ineffective regulation, according to a report on the...

Suu Kyi: it's Burma, not Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi

Laura McQuillan NAYPYIDAW: Aung San Suu Kyi has expressed disappointment that governments including Australia are calling her country Myanmar – a name chosen by its military rulers – rather than Burma.

Catalogue of errors in collapsed building

The collapsed CTV building

Michael Wright, Marc Greenhill and Hamish Rutherford The New Zealand Government is searching for legal avenues to hold parties to account for building failures in the Christchurch earthquake, on the back of a royal commission report finding the...

Individuals must take blame for collapse: minister

Hamish Rutherford, Michael Wright and Marc Greenhill New Zealand will not be able to move on from the Canterbury Television building tragedy until individuals are held to account for its collapse, the Building and Construction Minister Maurice...

Call for blame to be laid over NZ quake building

Hamish Rutherford and Michael Wright Christchurch NEW Zealand will not be able to move on from the Canterbury Television building tragedy until individuals are held to account for its collapse, the Building and Construction Minister, Maurice...

Aid for Samoa, Fiji as Evan heads NZ's way

Cyclone batters Fiji (Thumbnail)

Cyclone Evan has left a trail of devastation in Samoa and Fiji and is heading towards New Zealand.

Hobbit job claims disputed

Claims that the Hobbit films created 3000 jobs for Kiwis are under fire.