6.0-magnitude quake hits New Zealand

 An earthquake measuring six on the Richter scale hit New Zealand`s South Island on Monday.

Strong 5.6 magnitude quake hits New Zealand`s South Island

 A strong 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand`s South Island early Tuesday morning, US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Brendon McCullum's lavish home sold for more than 3 mln-dollars
Brendon McCullum's lavish home sold for more than 3 mln-dollars

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's splendid home located in Christchurch, the largest city in South Island, has sold for more than three million dollars.

Stranded whales to be euthanised in New Zealand

New Zealand conservation officials said Thursday they would have to euthanise eight pilot whales stranded on a remote beach where five others died earlier this week.

New Zealand: 33 whales shot after rescues failed

The pilot whales shot were the last of 99 that stranded themselves on Monday on Farewell Spit on the South Island.

Nine people killed in New Zealand plane crash

A light aircraft belonging to a skydiving company crashed at a tourist site.