Feb 19, 2016

New Zealand offers to take Australia's unwanted refugees

New Zealand’s prime minister said Friday his country was prepared to accept some asylum seekers Australia has sent to detention camps on impoverished Pacific island nations, though there appeared to be little chance Australia would take up the offer. The debate over whether New ...

Feb 6, 2016

Throwing sex toys gives New Zealand a bad image, premier says

Throwing dildos makes New Zealand look bad and is an “appalling way” to behave on the country’s national day, Prime Minister John Key said Saturday, angered by an attack on a senior government minister. Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce was hit in the face ...

Jan 22, 2016

Baa'd end for New Zealanders on the lam

Sheep, it seems, are more than just common figures on the New Zealand landscape — they also have a role in law enforcement. A flock of sheep managed to stop a car-load of fugitives who had led police on a 90-minute chase through Central ...

Jan 18, 2016

Sixty rescued from burning boat in New Zealand

All 60 people aboard a tourist boat that caught fire off the coast of New Zealand have been rescued, according to authorities. Police spokeswoman Kim Perks said the fire aboard the vessel “PeeJay” broke out Monday afternoon after it was returning from White Island ...

New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S.

Dec 23, 2015

New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S.

A New Zealand judge ruled Wednesday that colorful Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the United States to face criminal copyright charges. Dotcom’s lawyers said they will appeal the decision. Judge Nevin Dawson’s ruling came nearly four ...