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Hundreds evacuated from New Zealand town after levee fails

People used jet boats and tractors to help rescue about 2,000 residents of a New Zealand town after a river burst through a concrete levee, flooding hundreds of homes and businesses.

New Zealand and Australia still pounded by ex-Cyclone Debbie

New Zealand and Australia still pounded by ex-Cyclone Debbie

Wellington/Sydney: Thousands of people at the top of New Zealand's North Island were told to evacuate on Thursday while an Australian town is forecast to be underwater later in the day as the tail end of Cyclone Debbie continues to cause major flooding.

New Zealand expels US diplomat amid police inquiry

The US embassy in Wellington said it did not comment on the specifics of matters under investigation.
 

NZ vs SA, 2nd Test: Keshav Maharaj's best ever 6/40 guides Proteas to 8-wicket victory

NZ vs SA, 2nd Test: Keshav Maharaj's best ever 6/40 guides Proteas to 8-wicket victory

Five sessions earlier, New Zealand had control of the Test after a first innings 268 and having South Africa 94 for six in reply.

Quinton de Kock inspires Proteas to valuable 81-run lead over New Zealand on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Quinton de Kock inspires Proteas to valuable 81-run lead over New Zealand on Day 2 of 2nd Test

The wicketkeeper-batsman joined Bavuma to turn the game around with a 160-run stand for the seventh wicket.

1st Test, Day 2: Shakib Al Hasan's record double ton takes Bangladesh to 542-7 at stumps vs New Zealand

1st Test, Day 2: Shakib Al Hasan's record double ton takes Bangladesh to 542-7 at stumps vs New Zealand

The 359-run stand between Shakib and Mushfiqur is an all-time record for Bangladesh and the highest fifth-wicket partnership by any side against New Zealand.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 1: Mominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal shine as visitors close at 153-3 on rain-hit day

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test, Day 1: Mominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal shine as visitors close at 153-3 on rain-hit day

Mominul unbeaten on 64 at the close and Shakib Al Hasan on five after being dropped on four. Opener Tamim went for 56.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test: Kiwis likely to include Trent Boult to boost their tour sweep bid

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test: Kiwis likely to include Trent Boult to boost their tour sweep bid

The left-arm fast bowler showed he had regained his express pace of in excess of 145 kmph in final Twenty20 against Bangladesh

Bangladesh announce squad for New Zealand Test; Mustafizur Rahman rested following hamstring injury

Bangladesh announce squad for New Zealand Test; Mustafizur Rahman rested following hamstring injury

Paceman Taskin Ahmed, a regular member of ODI team and who was yet to play a Test, was also included in the squad.

Trade, security on New Zealand PM's 1st official trip agenda

New Zealand`s new Prime Minister Bill English will visit three European capitals in January to shore up trade and security links, an official statement said.

Strong 6.3 magnitude quake hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands: USGS

Wellington: A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand`s Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific late Wednesday, the US Geological Service that monitors quakes worldwide said.

The quake`s epicentre was 201 kilometres (124 miles) north east of Raoul Island -- the largest and northernmost of the main Kermadec Islands, striking 12 kilometres below the surface, the USGS said.

There were no reports of casualties or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

The uninhabited Kermadecs, New Zealand`s northernmost islands, lie 1,100 kilometres north of Auckland.

They are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a hotbed of volcanic and earthquake activity at the intersection of several tectonic plates. 

Stranded Pacific lawmaker flees to New Zealand

A Nauru opposition figure dramatically escaped from the Pacific nation this week after being trapped there for a year.

Wellington pacer does an Anil Kumble, scalps all 10 wickets in an innings

Wellington pacer does an Anil Kumble, scalps all 10 wickets in an innings

Only two bowlers – Jim Laker and Anil Kumble – have achieved this feat in international cricket.

New Zealand vs Australia: Home crowd abuse went too far, says David Warner

New Zealand vs Australia: Home crowd abuse went too far, says David Warner

Warner said that the players don't expect to wake up and be hounded for hours on the field.

Fiji eyes more cyclone aid as toll hits 44

Fiji eyes more cyclone aid as toll hits 44

Cyclone-devastated Fiji said it was likely to need more foreign aid on Thursday as the body count from the most powerful storm in its history climbed to 44.

Magnitude-6.2 earthquake recorded off New Zealand coast

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has been recorded off the coast of New Zealand.

1st Test, Day 4: Australia crush New Zealand with day to spare in Wellington

1st Test, Day 4: Australia crush New Zealand with day to spare in Wellington

New Zealand were all out for 327 in their second innings to give Australia victory by an innings and 52 runs in the first Test in Wellington on Monday.

Cliff collapses as 5.7-magnitude quake rocks New Zealand

 A cliff near New Zealand city of Christchurch collapsed on Sunday after a 5.7-magnitude quake struck the South Island city.

Earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude felt in New Zealand capital

New Zealand`s capital city Wellington was rocked by 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, according to the country`s earthquake monitoring service.

New Zealand 280-8 against Pakistan

New Zealand made 280 for 8 batting first against Pakistan in the opening one-day international in Wellington on Monday.