New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key waves to photographers during the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit in Lima, Peru, November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo/File photo

New Zealand PM John Key announces surprise resignation

Prime Minister John Key resigns after eight years in power, calling it the hardest decision he has ever made. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday, saying... Read more »
Local residents Chris and Viv Young look at damage caused by an earthquake along State Highway One near the town of Ward, south of Blenheim on New Zealand's South Island, November 14, 2016. Phoot: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

Second strong tremor hits New Zealand after powerful 7.8 earthquake

Magnitude 6.2 aftershock shakes New Zealand after powerful 7.8 earthquake kills at least 2 An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude has hit New Zealand’s South Island, hours after an initial quake killed... Read more »
New Zealand announces $12m to help regions cope with tourist influx

New Zealand announces $12m to help regions cope with tourist influx

New Zealand announces funding to support tourism industry and help local communities cope with tourist influx New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has announced that NZ Government would invest $20 million over... Read more »
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New Zealand to keep its current flag after spending $17.6m in referendum

Ten months, 10,000 designs yet no new flag for New Zealand WELLINGTON (New Zealand) — Ten months, 10,000 new designs and $17.6 million later, New Zealanders have decided to keep their current... Read more »
New Zealand's second win in two games makes them firm favourites to reach the semi-finals of the tournament but is a big blow to Australia's hopes of winning a trophy that has so far proven elusive. (Photo: AP)

World Twenty20: New Zealand beat Australia by 8 runs

New Zealand bowled with a lot of heart to stop Australia at 134 for nine after making 142 for eight New Zealand took a big step towards the semi-finals of the World... Read more »
Kane Williamson takes top honour at NZ Cricket Awards

Kane Williamson takes top honour at New Zealand Cricket Awards

New Zealand Cricket Awards paid homage to some outstanding performances and paid tribute one last time to one of the most influential Black Caps captains in history. Black Caps batsman and captain... Read more »
The Thani family arrived in Wellington on Friday to start their new life here. Rawad, 5, walks with his mum, Amena, and 3-year-old sister, Naba, while dad Wael carries son Salim, 2.

New Zealand welcomes Syrian refugees to new home

The first Syrian refugees to enter New Zealand since the government announced it would take additional people have arrived in Wellington. A group of 74 Syrian refugees have headed to their new Wellington... Read more »
Fireworks lit up the sky in Sydney

New Year 2016: Australia and New Zealand lit up with stunning fireworks

Australians have ushered in the new year, with hundreds of thousands of people gathering for fireworks displays around the country. Australia and New Zealand were one of the first countries to welcome... Read more »

Australia and New Zealand dollar forecasts for 2016

Risks include the weather, the global scene, low export prices and deteriorating structural metrics, but there are reasons for cautious optimism too By Precious Silva (IBTimes) Analysts remain mixed on how the... Read more »
Silver fern tops New Zealand flag referendum

Silver fern tops New Zealand flag referendum

New Zealand flag referendum: blue and black silver fern design wins Silver Fern (black, white and blue) beat four other shortlisted designs to go up against the current version — which features... Read more »

Air NZ to boost Perth-Auckland route to 10 times a week

Air New Zealand is adding extra flights to Perth to support the Kiwi flag carrier’s services to the Americas. The new three times a week Perth-Auckland offering, which starts on December 11 2015 and... Read more »

New Zealand bans Cosmetic testing on Animals

The government of New Zealand is the latest to move toward banning animal testing for “finished cosmetic products and their ingredients” — which has not historically happened in the country — and... Read more »

New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori announces retirement from international cricket

AUCKLAND (New Zealand) — Long-serving New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori has called time on his international career, saying the World Cup final against Australia was his last appearance for the Black Caps.... Read more »

Australia and New Zealand set for grand Cricket World Cup finale

Australia meets New Zealand at the MCG on Sunday, March 29 in the final of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. The match starts at 2.30pm (AEDT). New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says... Read more »

New Zealand’s Grant Elliott sinks South Africa to steer NZ into World Cup Final

The Black Caps dream lives on after they won what must rate as one of the most memorable of all World Cup games by four wickets. Grant Elliott, perceived by some to... Read more »

New Zealand reach first World Cup final after dramatic win over South Africa

AUCKLAND (New Zealand) – New Zealand and South Africa have played out a World Cup semi-final thriller at Eden Park, with the Black Caps claiming a place in the final with a dramatic... Read more »

Netflix launched in Australia and New Zealand

First Launch of Netflix in Asia Pacific SYDNEY (Australia) – The world’s largest streaming film and television service went live in Australia and New Zealand for the first time on  March 24.... Read more »

New Zealand’s Guptill makes World Cup history with highest-ever score of 237

By Martin Smith New Zealand opener breaks all kinds of records on his way to an amazing unbeaten 237 against West Indies in the World Cup quarter-final. New Zealand opener Martin Guptill... Read more »

Guptill’s double century powers New Zealand to beat West Indies

New Zealand beats West Indies by 143 runs in second quarter final. Thus, it’s time to wave goodbye to the quarter-finals and to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and West Indies. Four titans remain:... Read more »

Air New Zealand tops Airline Ranking

Air New Zealand has won the Airline of the Year Award for the second successive year Air New Zealand has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ by Airline Ratings for the second consecutive... Read more »

Questions over plane crash at New Zealand’s Fox Glacier

QUESTIONS are being raised about the conclusions reached by an official investigation into a deadly 2010 skydiving plane crash at New Zealand’s Fox Glacier. Nine people, including two Australians, were killed when... Read more »

New Zealand to vote on changing national flag

Prime minister and opposition pledge to hold referendum on flag that some view as a relic from colonial past. New Zealanders will soon get to vote on whether to change their national... Read more »