Oct 17, 2014

Venezuela, New Zealand join U.N. Security Council

Venezuela, New Zealand, Angola and Malaysia have been elected to coveted seats on the United Nations Security Council, while voting continued to determine whether Turkey or Spain would join the council. Neither Turkey nor Spain got enough votes in the first or second ballot ...

Oct 8, 2014

New fault line discovered in New Zealand could generate 7.1 quake

A new geological fault capable of generating a magnitude -7.1 earthquake has been discovered in Wellington, confirming the New Zealand capital’s status as one of the world’s most seismically active cities in the world, scientists revealed Wednesday. Geologists from the official NIWA research agency ...

Oct 3, 2014

Environmentalists threaten boycott over rare New Zealand dolphin

Environmentalists are threatening to call a boycott of New Zealand’s billion-dollar seafood export industry unless the government boosts efforts to save the world’s rarest dolphin, which has dwindled to a population of just 50. The Maui’s dolphin, the world’s smallest and scarcest sub-species, is ...

'Ordinary bloke' Key wins a third term in New Zealand

Sep 21, 2014

'Ordinary bloke' Key wins a third term in New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who won a third term on Saturday, has achieved the rare feat of combining an everyman appeal with economic credibility and political pragmatism. The 53-year-old’s popularity appears undimmed after six years in power, with approval ratings close to ...

Sep 21, 2014

Kim Dotcom bombs in New Zealand general election 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 general election. The German-born Megaupload founder, who is wanted in the United States on massive Internet piracy charges, established his ...

Sep 7, 2014

Fake links to nude celebrities crash New Zealand Internet

New Zealanders keen to view hacked photos of naked celebrities are being blamed for a nationwide Internet meltdown. It is believed a handful of computer users clicked links on Friday evening, believing they would take them to the illicit images — but instead they ...