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New Zealand has passed legislation banning 'zero hour' contractsto end the use of deals criticised as exploitative.
American R&B singer Chris Brown thanked New Zealand women's advocates for supporting his plan to perform in the country, despite a domestic violence conviction which could see him banned.
President Barack Obama declared an emergency for wildfire-ravaged Washington state, as Australia and New Zealand sent firefighters to help US crews.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd avoided prison after threatening to kill an employee, but a New Zealand judge warned him jail beckoned if his "rock star lifestyle" continued.
Britain's Prince Harry met current and former All Blacks during his tour of New Zealand and was presented with a jersey from the reigning world champions.
Fast food giant McDonald's said it was aware of a New Zealand woman's allegation she found a half-eaten cockroach in a hamburger bought at one of its South Island restaurants.
New Zealand prime minister John Key hit back at criticism of his government by the country's Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton.
New Zealand scientists warned South Island residents to expect a swarm of aftershocks following a strong early morning six-magnitude earthquake.
New Zealand prosecutors revealed that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's legal woes stem from a telephone call in which he allegedly threatened to kill a contractor and his daughter
A warrant was briefly issued for the arrest of AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd when he failed to arrive on time at a New Zealand court to face a threatening to kill charge.
A charge alleging that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was involved in a murder plot was dropped after New Zealand authorities found there was insufficient evidence
New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on whether to change the national flag, Prime Minister John Key said.
New Zealand's election to the UN Security Council is a victory for small states that shows chequebook diplomacy is not needed to win a spot at the top table.
The Pacific nation of Niue has released new coins with images of Disney characters on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other.
Environmentalists are threatening to call a boycott of New Zealand's billion-dollar seafood export industry .
New Zealand opposition leader David Cunliffe bowed to mounting pressure and quit.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he would press ahead with plans to hold a referendum to change the national flag following his election triumph.
Counting was underway in a cliffhanger New Zealand election with conservative Prime Minister John Key tipped for a narrow victory in a campaign.
Prime Minister John Key predicted a "close" and "hard fought" New Zealand general election next month.
Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was jailed for five years and nine months for a string of sexual assaults against girls.
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