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New Zealand's Maori king has refused to meet Prince William during a royal tour next month.
Prince William and his wife Catherine will take their baby son Prince George with them on their tour of Australia and New Zealand next month.
A New Zealand prostitute has won substantial damages for sexual harassment by a brothel owner, with sex workers hailing the decision as a landmark ruling that shows the country as a world leader in protecting their rights.
A New Zealand appeals court ruled Wednesday that police acted legally when armed officers raided Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's Auckland mansion as part of a US-led online piracy probe.
A pod of nine killer whales died Wednesday in a rare mass stranding on the New Zealand coast, in a loss conservationists said was a major blow to the local orca population.
New Zealand on Monday called in Tokyo's ambassador to protest about a Japanese whaling ship entering its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), escalating a diplomatic row over the incident.
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand Monday, halting train services and knocking merchandise off shelves, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.
More than 50 pilot whales beached themselves Saturday on the same remote New Zealand coast where another 52 whales have either died or been put down in the past two weeks.
A state of emergency was declared in parts of Tonga Saturday as powerful Cyclone Ian slammed into the South Pacific island nation, bringing winds estimated at 105 knots (200 kilometres per hour).
A complex international operation to free a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica ended Wednesday when the vessel cleared the ice field, as officials released a United States icebreaker from the rescue.
Militant anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd said they had zeroed in on a Japanese fleet Monday and captured evidence that four whales had been slaughtered, alleging the ships were found inside a Southern Ocean sanctuary.
New Zealand winegrowers enjoyed a record harvest in 2013 but are well placed to avoid the oversupply issues that have hampered them in the past, accounting giant Deloitte said Thursday.
New Zealand winegrowers launched a $14 million research project Wednesday aimed at capitalising on growth in demand for so-called "lifestyle" wines, with low calories and less alcohol.
A Pacific islander's bid to become the world's first climate change refugee failed Tuesday, with a New Zealand judge describing his case as "unconvincing".
Microsoft on Friday crowed that more than a million Xbox One consoles were snapped up within 24 hours in 13 countries after hitting shelves for the first time in the morning.
A New Zealand man has been cleared of raping his estranged wife while pretending to be her young lover in a case partially inspired by the novel "Fifty Shades of Grey".
Victims' rights advocates in New Zealand on Thursday condemned a defence lawyer who told a rape victim she should have "closed her legs" if she wanted to avoid having sex.
Taiwan signed a free trade deal with Singapore on Thursday, its first with a Southeast Asian country, as the diplomatically isolated island steps up efforts to join regional economic blocs.
A Pacific islander is attempting to become the world's first climate change refugee in New Zealand as rising seas threaten his low-lying homeland.
Australian and New Zealand scientists Thursday said they have devised the "first rigorous framework" on deciding whether to relocate endangered animals threatened with extinction by climate change.
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