New Zealand, Red Cross at odds over naming captive nurse
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government did not approve an aid agency's decision to release the name of a New Zealand nurse held captive by the Islamic State group in Syria, the...
New Zealand politician punched in face while walking to work
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand government minister said he was punched in the face Thursday while walking to work in an attack that's rare in a country where politicians often mingle...
New Zealand lawmaker says good chance of Pacific trade deal
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's trade minister said Thursday he believes there's an odds-on chance that a group of 11 Pacific nations including Japan and Australia will sign a free-trade deal, despite the U.S. pulling out.
Australian deputy prime minister under citizenship cloud
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's deputy prime minister on Monday became the latest lawmaker to reveal he might have breached a constitutional prohibition on dual citizens becoming lawmakers, after the New Zealand government declared he was a kiwi.
Barnaby Joyce told Parliament he would become the fifth lawmaker to be referred to the High Court since last month for scrutiny over whether he was entitled to remain in Parliament.
New Zealand man gets payout after spending 12 years in jail
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand government on Tuesday agreed to pay more than half a million dollars to a man who spent 12 years in jail after he was convicted of killing five members of his own family but was later found not guilty at a retrial.
The David Bain case has proved to be one of the most notorious and divisive in the South Pacific nation's history.
Justice Minister Amy Adams said the payment of 925,000 New Zealand dollars ($664,000) to...