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New Zealand volunteers refloat 28 whales in rescue effort

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Volunteers in New Zealand were optimistic they could save the 28 whales that remain from a mass-stranding after refloating them Tuesday for the second time in two days. ...

Volunteers in New Zealand try to rescue 40 stranded whales

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Volunteers in New Zealand were trying to save 40 stranded whales Monday evening by refloating them on the high tide. Nine more whales had already died. ...

New Zealand remembers 185 who died in quake 10 years ago

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand lowered its flags on Monday and made special note of those who couldn't travel as it marked the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 1...

10 years after quake, Christ Church Cathedral finally rising

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Christ Church Cathedral was arguably New Zealand's most iconic building before much of it crumbled in an earthquake 10 years ago. The years of debate that followed...

10 years after Christchurch quake, survivors share stories

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — One woman channeled her anger to ensure buildings are safer. Others have found peace after heartbreaking losses. Ten years after an earthquake killed 185 people and de...

New Zealand ponders extending lockdown as 2 new cases found

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak in New Zealand grew by two cases Wednesday to five in total as lawmakers considered whether to extend a lockdown in Auckland. Th...

No new virus cases raise hopes New Zealand will end lockdown

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For a second consecutive day, New Zealand reported no new community cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, raising hopes that a lockdown in Auckland will be lifted Wednesd...

No new community cases found in New Zealand since lockdown

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — As people in Auckland adjusted to a new lockdown on Monday, health officials said they'd found no evidence the coronavirus had spread further in the community, raising h...

New Zealand reports 3 new virus cases in setback to success

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In a significant setback to New Zealand’s efforts to keep the coronavirus from spreading in the community, three people from one Auckland family have tested positive wit...

Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker wins battle against ties

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — An Indigenous lawmaker has won his battle against wearing a tie in New Zealand Parliament, ending a longstanding dress requirement that he describes as a “colonial noo...

Fiji deports university leader in blow to regional relations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the University of the South Pacific and his wife were asleep at their Fiji home when a ruckus awoke them around midnight. About 15 plain-...

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

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A cycle that hit the Pacific nation of Fiji on Sunday has left one person dead, five more missing and thousands in shelters. Authorities said Monday th...

Dangerous Liaison: New Zealand virus quarantine flaw exposed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The woman who took a flight back to New Zealand was supposed to avoid all physical contact with others for 14 days as she went into mandatory quarantine. The man working...

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Google on Friday threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government went ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content. ...

Fiji cyclone kills at least 2, destroys dozens of homes

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — A powerful cyclone hit Fiji overnight, killing at least two people and destroying dozens of homes in the Pacific island nation, authorities said Friday. While Cyclo...