New Zealand

William won't be king of New Zealand, say republicans

Julia Hollingsworth We'll never call him King William, say New Zealand republicans. New Zealand Republic says it's inevitable the country will get a democratically elected head of state rather than an unelected head of...

People smugglers in Indonesia selling spots on boat to New Zealand

The picture of the boat people smugglers are showing asylum seekers.

Michael Bachelard People smugglers in Indonesia are mounting their first credible attempt to ship asylum seekers on the hazardous voyage to New Zealand and circumvent the Abbott government’s Operation Sovereign...

Royal baby's New Zealand car seat sparks controversy

Prince George.

The placement of the car seat for Prince George while he is visiting New Zealand is causing a storm of outrage on social media, prompting soothing responses from seat provider Plunket New Zealand.

Missing Malaysia Airlines jet: New Zealand family criticises MH370 death text

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The family of Paul Weeks, who was aboard the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight, have criticised Malaysia's handling of the information flow about the search operation.

Chris Pine charged with drink driving in New Zealand

Joelle Dally Celebrated Hollywood actor Chris Pine is facing a charge for allegedly drink-driving while in New Zealand.

'I made a dumb mistake': New Zealand man admits pretending to be decorated SAS soldier

One boast too many ... Hawke's Bay builder Yordan Militch was found guilty of breaching the Military Decorations and Distinctive Badges Act after purchasing medals online and passing them off as his own.

Tracey Chatterton He bought medals off Trade Me, pinned them to his chest and made up elaborate tales about life as an SAS soldier.

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.

US-New Zealand end decades-long chill

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel

Nick O'Malley In an amiable press conference at the Pentagon the New Zealand Defence Minister, Jonathan Coleman, handed his American counterpart, Chuck Hagel, an All Blacks jersey and a three-decade military chill...

Large 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes New Zealand

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A large 6.5 earthquake has hit central New Zealand, sending people diving for cover in Wellington.

First gay Australian couple marries in New Zealand

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Andrew Taylor The groom's mother was understandably proud, saying the couple were meant for each other.

New Zealand woman accused of impregnating maid with husband's sperm

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Nicole Pryor A New Zealand woman has been accused of secretly injecting her husband's sperm into their maid in a bizarre Dubai court case.

Storms lash New Zealand

Wellington/New Zealand severe weather. Storm damage by the coast at Island Bay. Photo: PHIL REID/Fairfax NZ

Wellington: Severe storms are lashing the North Island of New Zealand, with many schools across Wellington forced to close amid safety concerns.

Are you 4Real: New Zealand says no to bizarre baby names

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New Zealand officials have released a list of baby names put forward by parents that were rejected because they were too bizarre or offensive, including Lucifer and Mafia No Fear.

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New Zealand parents numb with grief after mall fire claims triplets

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Paloma Migone FOR Jane Weekes, triplets Lillie, Willsher and Jackson were her world. Her ''monkeys'', as she called them, were among 19 people killed in Monday's Doha mall fire in the Middle East.

New Zealand farewells its lost triplets

Lillie, Jackson and Willsher Weekes

Hundreds of mourners gathered at St Paul's Cathedral in Wellington this afternoon to farewell three unique and special children made from the same recipe.

Students survive nine days in New Zealand wildernesss ... by warming themselves in hot springs

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Two US students trapped in the New Zealand wilderness by a snowstorm trekked back out to safety after surviving their nine-day ordeal by rationing their meager supplies of trail mix and warming...

Four quakes rattle New Zealand

Just hours after a magnitude-5.3 earthquake struck New Zealand's North Island, another strong quake has rattled the area.

New Zealand volcano eruption strands travellers

Hundreds of travellers have been left stranded after the eruption of Mt Tongariro on New Zealand's North Island caused road closures and flight cancellations.

'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.

Deep 5.2 quake rattles New Zealand

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has been recorded centred 15 kilometres southeast of Tokoroa in the central North Island.