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New Zealand author Eleanor Catton became the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize for fiction, claiming the award for her novel "The Luminaries".
Australia, New Zealand, the United States, France and the EU on Wednesday stepped up pressure on Russia for a swift agreement to create vast Antarctic marine sanctuaries.
New Zealand authorities said Tuesday that eight endangered kiwi birds have died from respiratory infections while being treated at Wellington Zoo, in a loss described as "a tragedy" for conservation efforts.
More than 80 same-sex couples, including 24 from overseas, have said "I do" in New Zealand since a law legalising gay marriage took effect a month ago.
The threat that climate change poses to Pacific Island nations shows that international action on the issue is overdue.
Traditional animal rivalries were set aside in New Zealand when a dog's blood was used to save the life of a poisoned cat in a rare inter-species transfusion.
A volcano off New Zealand sent a plume of steam two kilometres (1.24 miles) into the air Tuesday, although volcanologists described the eruption as small and said it was over in minutes.
Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage.
A powerful earthquake rattled major cities across New Zealand on Friday, terrifying residents and causing the capital Wellington to shake "like jelly", but authorities reported no major damage.
Christchurch's cardboard cathedral officially opens on Thursday, replacing the neo-Gothic structure destroyed in a 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people in New Zealand's second largest city.
A New Zealand woman drove for hundreds of kilometres (miles) while asleep at the wheel, sending texts from her mobile phone along the way.
New Zealand warned international health authorities Saturday of exported dairy products, including infant formula, containing a bacteria that could lead to botulism -- a potentially fatal illness.
Emergency crews launched a major clean-up Monday following a 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Wellington, as aftershocks continued to rattle the New Zealand capital.
Marine scientists have urged New Zealand to immediately ban fishing in waters inhabited by the world's rarest dolphin, saying that losing even one of the creatures will threaten the species' existence.
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom Thursday condemned a Dutch company's decision to delete million of files belonging to users of his defunct website.
A British man who miraculously survived a fall from a 15th-storey balcony in New Zealand while drunkenly trying to break into his apartment has labelled himself an "idiot".
Google revealed top-secret plans Saturday to send ballons to the edge of space with the lofty aim of bringing Internet to the two-thirds of the global population currently without web access.
New Zealand is facing pressure to save the world's rarest dolphin at an international scientific meeting underway this week in what conservationists say is a test of the nation's "clean, green" credentials.
Boeing announced Sunday it has started building its 787-9, a longer version of its 787 Dreamliner, looking to leave the jet's problems behind.
An elderly New Zealand anti-royalist was fined Monday over a plan to hurl manure at Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during their visit to Auckland last year.
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