May 21, 2015

New Zealand glacier body identified after 42 years

A New Zealand hiker’s body that lay frozen in a glacier for more than four decades has been formally identified, police said Thursday. David Erik Moen, 19, was caught in an avalanche in September 1973 on the South Island’s remote Tasman glacier, they said, ...

Britain's Prince Harry performs haka in New Zealand

May 13, 2015

Britain's Prince Harry performs haka in New Zealand

Britain’s Prince Harry performed a fearsome Maori war dance, or haka, and mingled with tattooed ex-convicts on his trip to New Zealand on Wednesday. Red-faced and sweating with exertion, the fifth in line to the throne participated in a chest-thumping, foot-stomping haka alongside about ...

May 11, 2015

Prince Harry tells New Zealand kids he calls Queen 'granny'

Britain’s Prince Harry told schoolchildren on a remote New Zealand island that his favorite food is spaghetti Bolognese, he calls the Queen Elizabeth II “granny” and he wishes he could speak other languages. The Prince visited Halfmoon Bay School on Monday on the third ...

Record crowds mark ANZAC Day in Australia, New Zealand

Apr 25, 2015

Record crowds mark ANZAC Day in Australia, New Zealand

Record numbers of Australians and New Zealanders turned out Saturday amid tight security to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, a formative event that helped forge their identities as independent nations. Dawn services and parades were held across the two countries on the ...

Apr 24, 2015

Strong earthquake rattles New Zealand

A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand on Friday, panicking shoppers but prompting no reports of any major damage. The quake hit at 3:36 p.m. with its epicenter about 66 kilometers (41 miles) from the South Island town of Kaikoura at a depth of ...

Apr 23, 2015

Moderate quake rattles N.Z. capital

A moderate magnitude-4.7 earthquake hit the New Zealand capital on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, rattling office blocks but causing no apparent damage. The quake’s epicenter was at the top of the South Island at a depth of 22 km (14 miles), the ...