New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

Nov 15, 2016

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

New Zealand emergency services and defense personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from the South Island town of Kaikoura on Tuesday, a day after a powerful earthquake hit the region, killing two people. The 7.8-magnitude tremor, which struck just after midnight on ...

Nov 13, 2016

Powerful quake strikes near New Zealand city of Christchurch

A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand near the city of Christchurch early Monday, with strong jolts causing some damage to buildings over 200 km (120 miles) away in the capital, Wellington. New Zealand emergency services warned that a tsunami was possible and told people ...

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

Nov 6, 2016

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

Ireland stunned New Zealand 40-29 on Saturday to claim a historic first-ever win over the All Blacks and end the world champions’ record 18-match winning streak. In a breathtaking upset, Ireland outscored New Zealand five tries to four to seal its first win over ...

Nov 5, 2016

Maori All Blacks storm past U.S.

New Zealand’s Maori All Blacks cruised past the United States 54-7 to open their three-match tour of North America and Europe with a comfortable victory on Friday. Japan-born loose forward Akira Ioane scored twice as the New Zealanders outclassed the Eagles by eight tries ...

Oct 18, 2016

U.S. warship to visit New Zealand and end 30-year stalemate

A U.S. Navy warship will visit New Zealand next month for the first time since the 1980s, ending a 30-year-old military stalemate between the countries that was triggered when New Zealand banned nuclear warships. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced Tuesday that he ...

All Blacks deliver clinic in rout of Springboks

Oct 9, 2016

All Blacks deliver clinic in rout of Springboks

New Zealand swept aside the Aaron Smith scandal, and South Africa, to equal the top-tier record for consecutive test victories with a 57-15 hammering of its old rival in the final round of the Rugby Championship on Saturday. The masterful All Blacks scored a ...