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.

Most pleasing result: New Zealand PM on third term

 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Sunday termed the general election result that gave him a third consecutive term in parliament as the most pleasing.

New Zealand PM, wife await their turn at cafe

 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh Sunday waited for a table like others to get his coffee in a cafe near their home in Parnell, Auckland.

Modi greets New Zealand PM on poll victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday greeted New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on winning the general elections for the third term.

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom bombs in New Zealand political foray

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom confessed his brand was "poison" after his aspirations of bringing down the New Zealand government were overwhelmingly shunned in Saturday’s election.

PM Key close to poll victory in New Zealand

Early results in a cliffhanger New Zealand election on Saturday suggested conservative Prime Minister John Key was set to claim victory, with voters ignoring campaign allegations of dirty tricks and spying.

New Zealand prime minister Key wins third term in office

Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory on Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy.

Voting for New Zealand general elections ends

Voting for New Zealand`s general elections ended Saturday and counting of the ballots has begun.

Christchurch's 2015 World Cup stadium inaugurated
Christchurch's 2015 World Cup stadium inaugurated

Hagley Oval Pavilion, which will host the ICC World Cup opener, was inaugurated at a ceremony here attended by over 150 guests, including New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel.

New Zealand voters ride `rock star` economy

With New Zealand`s economy finally humming after successive shocks from the global financial crisis and a devastating 2011 earthquake, Prime Minister John Key`s constant refrain ahead of Saturday`s election has been to keep the good times rolling.

No control over US surveillance in country: New Zealand PM

 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Wednesday said his government and intelligence agencies had no control over what data the US National Security Agency (NSA) collected from its citizens.