Cyclone causes flooding in Fiji, kills 1 with 5 more missing

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A cyclone caused flooding as it crossed Fiji, requiring rescues of residents and sending thousands of people into shelters in the Pacific archipelago. At least one person died and five others are missing. Authorities said...

New Zealand symbolically declares climate emergency

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Joining more than 30 countries, New Zealand on Wednesday took the symbolic step of declaring a climate emergency. Lawmakers voted 76-43 in favor of the motion, in a split that followed party lines. The government also lau...

New Zealand economy shrinks record 12% due to virus lockdown

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand's economy shrank by a record 12.2% in the second quarter due to a strict coronavirus lockdown, but forecasts indicate activity is bouncing back. Statistics New Zealand released figures Thursday showing GDP had...

Virgin Australia airline to be sold to US-based Bain Capital

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Virgin Australia’s creditors agreed Friday to sell the airline to Boston-based Bain Capital in a deal that will see the carrier cut 3,000 jobs and end many of its international flights. Co-founded by British busines...

US ambassador avoids New Zealand quarantine on return

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - United States Ambassador Scott Brown's diplomatic status has allowed him and his wife to avoid going into quarantine at New Zealand's border after the couple returned from a trip to their home country this week. Just abou...

US ambassador avoids New Zealand quarantine on return

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — United States Ambassador Scott Brown’s diplomatic status has allowed him and his wife to avoid going into quarantine at New Zealand’s border after the couple returned from a trip to their home country this wee...

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The judge imposed the maximum available sentence on 29-year-old...

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The judge imposed the maximum available sentence on 29-year-old...

Poetic words bring tears in New Zealand mosque shooting case

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The poetic words of love from a daughter to her murdered father brought many people to tears in a New Zealand courtroom Wednesday during the sentencing hearing for the white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers at two ...

Poetic words bring tears in New Zealand mosque shooting case

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - The poetic words of love from a daughter to her murdered father brought many people to tears in a New Zealand courtroom Wednesday during the sentencing hearing for the white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers at two ...