New Zealand leads protest against Japanese whaling plan

New Zealand leads protest against Japanese whaling plan

New Zealand is leading a joint diplomatic protest over Japan's decision to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean, Prime Minister John Key said on Monday.

New Zealand PM slams `desperate` claims on Chinese investors

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday accused the opposition Labour Party of "desperate" tactics in blaming Chinese investors for rising house prices in Auckland.

ISIS advance no danger to New Zealand forces in Iraq: PM

 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday dismissed calls to pull New Zealand troops out of Iraq as Islamic State (IS) militants advanced to within 100 km of their base.

Prince Harry talks rugby, presses noses in New Zealand

Britain's Prince Harry arrived in New Zealand on Saturday for a weeklong visit and was soon talking about the country's prowess in rugby, pressing noses with indigenous Maori leaders, and laughing off marriage proposals.

New Zealand PM`s hair-tug victim says public needed to know

 A waitress who shamed New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for repeatedly pulling her ponytail said Thursday she spoke out because of a "moral" obligation to tell the public about his bad behaviour.

New Zealand PM apologises over ponytail bullying claim

 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key apologised Wednesday to a waitress who accused him of acting like a "schoolyard bully" by repeatedly pulling her ponytail on visits to her cafe.

New Zealand PM happy to talk to China about spy claims

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday invited Chinese officials to quiz him about reports that Wellington worked with US intelligence on a plan to hack Chinese diplomatic communications.

Plan to conserve Edmund Hillary's Antarctic hut

A plan to conserve New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist and one of the first persons to climb Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary's hut in Antarctica was announced on Tuesday.

New Zealand PM backs Sikhs on wearing kirpans at cricket matches

New Zealand PM backs Sikhs on wearing kirpans at cricket matches

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said on Monday that the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to bar Sikh fans from wearing kirpans at World Cup matches is wrong.

`Eco-terrorist` threat to poison New Zealand baby formula

New Zealand has received an "eco-terrorist" threat to poison baby formula, Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday, in a scare that risks further denting the country`s "clean, green" reputation.

New Zealand a good friend: Chinese President

 

Wellington: Chinese President Xi Jinping met New Zealand Governor General Jerry Mateparae on Thursday and said the two countries were "good friends".

New Zealand scraps plans to retrieve mine blast bodies

New Zealand said Thursday that plans to retrieve the bodies of 29 miners killed in a 2010 explosion had been abandoned because the site remained too dangerous.

Australia, NZ mark 100 years since first troops left for WWI

Australia and New Zealand on Saturday marked 100 years since their first convoy of troops left for the battlefields of World War I, with thousands attending events to commemorate the "heavy day in history".

New Zealand PM invites Indian cricket fans to 2015 World Cup

New Zealand PM invites Indian cricket fans to 2015 World Cup

With 100 days to go before the commencement of the 2015 ICC World Cup, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Friday invited Indian cricket fans to visit his country during the Feb 14-March 29 event, to be co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

New Zealanders to vote on changing Union Jack-style flag

New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on changing the national flag, with Prime Minister John Key hoping to drop the current design featuring Britain`s Union Jack in favour of a silver fern.

New Zealand to tighten laws on foreign fighters

 New Zealand will tighten laws to address the potential threat posed by "foreign terrorist fighters" returning to the country from conflict hotspots such as Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister John Key said Monday.

Final poll count sees New Zealand PM Key`s party lose outright majority

New Zealand`s ruling National Party has lost its election night absolute majority, but will remain in power with the support of coalition partners following the completion of vote counting Saturday. 

Final poll count sees New Zealand PM Key`s party lose outright majority

New Zealand`s ruling National Party has lost its election night absolute majority, but will remain in power with the support of coalition partners following the completion of vote counting on Saturday. 

New Zealand opposition leader quits after poll rout

New Zealand opposition leader David Cunliffe bowed to mounting pressure and quit as head of the Labour Party Saturday, saying he took responsibility for last week`s General Election rout.

New Zealand PM John Key pushes flag change after election win

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Monday he would press ahead with plans to hold a referendum to change the national flag following his election triumph.