New Zealand PM brushes off dirty tricks row in debate

Prime Minister John Key dismissed allegations of dirty tricks in the New Zealand election campaign as a "distraction" Thursday during his first televised debate with opposition leader Labour Party David Cunliffe.

Sri Lankan arrested for woman`s murder in New Zealand

New Zealand police Tuesday arrested a Sri Lankan national who has been wanted in connection with the murder of a woman in Switzerland 14 years ago.

New Zealand election campaign under way amid dirty tricks furore

New Zealand`s ruling National party launched its election campaign Sunday engulfed in a furore over underhand tactics, less than four weeks before the country goes to the polls.

Indian-origin man killed in New Zealand

A 35-year-old Indian-origin man in New Zealand has been stabbed to death and two people, including a woman, have been charged with his murder.

New Zealand fishing boat hauls in plane with body

The crew aboard a New Zealand fishing boat today hauled up a surprising and gruesome catch: a small plane with a body in the wreckage.

Antarctic fish can survive global warming: Scientist

A New Zealand scientist has claimed that a species of Antarctic fish can survive the predicted global warming and sea temperature increase over the next century.

Japan PM to honour quake dead on New Zealand trip

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will honour the 28 citizens from his country who died in the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake during a visit to New Zealand next week, officials said Friday.

Malaysia to return envoy wanted in sex case to New Zealand

Malaysia will send a diplomat back to New Zealand to face an attempted rape charge, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, as a diplomatic storm erupted over the case.

Bali court jails New Zealand woman over joint

A New Zealand woman was jailed for 10 months on the Indonesian resort island of Bali Wednesday after she was caught with a half-smoked hash joint. 

Malaysia asked New Zealand to drop diplomat sex attack case: Papers

Malaysia asked New Zealand to drop an attempted rape case against one of its diplomats in Wellington, promising he would never return to the country, according to documents released Wednesday.

Malaysia vows probe of diplomat in New Zealand sex case

Malaysia on Tuesday vowed to "thoroughly investigate" one of its foreign envoys who fled sex charges in New Zealand after invoking diplomatic immunity.

Top Australian, NZ military IDs `used in Facebook dating scam`

Australian and New Zealand authorities are investigating whether the identities of top military officers are being used in an international Facebook dating scam, officials said today.

New Zealand ship enters Pearl Harbour after 30 years

New Zealand`s Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman on Friday hailed the docking of a New Zealand ship at the US naval base at Pearl Harbour after 30 years, media reported.

Major quake strikes off New Zealand`s Kermadec Islands: USGS

A major 7.2-magnitude quake struck off New Zealand`s Kermadec Islands early today, the US Geological Survey said, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no widespread tsunami threat.

Hidden Kim Dotcom donation ends New Zealand MP`s career

A New Zealand government-allied MP with links to Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom announced his resignation today after being found guilty of making false declarations about donations from the founder of the Megaupload file-sharing website.

Indian sentenced to life for murdering wife in New Zealand

A 47-year-old Indian-origin man in New Zealand was Thursday sentenced to life for murdering his estranged wife while he was out on bail for breaching a protection order she had taken against him.

Ancient extinct fossil returns to life in New Zealand

A tiny marine animal thought to have died out four million years ago has turned up alive in waters off the top of New Zealand`s South Island, scientists said Thursday.

New Zealand`s kiwi no Australian immigrant, but African

New Zealanders were relieved Friday when new DNA research ruled out a connection between their iconic kiwi and birds native to rival Australia - but instead threw up an even bigger surprise as to the origins of the national mascot.

Obama to meet New Zealand PM

US President Barack Obama will meet New Zealand Prime Minister John Key next month at the White House over bilateral and regional issues, the White House said Monday.

Sailboat carrying three Germans missing in New Zealand

Three German nationals, including two 19-year-old tourists, are missing off the coast of New Zealand after their sailboat vanished mysteriously.