Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

New Zealand bans live cow exports due to welfare concerns

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand announced Wednesday it is banning the export of live cows and other farm animals by sea due to welfare concerns. Agriculture Minister Damie...

New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia on April 19

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand announced Tuesday it will open a long-anticipated travel bubble with Australia on April 19. The start of quarantine-free travel between the...

New Zealand businessman guilty of having child abuse images

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — One of New Zealand's most well-known businessmen pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing child sex abuse images, including some of children as young as 2. ...

Australia to build guided missiles to boost defense capacity

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia announced Wednesday it would begin building its own guided missiles in close collaboration with the U.S. as it seeks to boost its defense capabilities. ...

Australia endures droughts, fires, floods and marauding mice

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Rob Costigan bought a rugged farm in rural Australia three years ago with the dream of building it into something he could leave to his kids. One year...

New Zealand spends billions to slow skyrocketing home prices

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will spend billions of dollars to encourage more home building and will also remove some tax breaks for speculators as it tries to slow skyrocketing house pric...

2 killed, 1 badly injured after stabbing at New Zealand home

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two people in New Zealand were killed and a third suffered critical injuries in what police described Friday as a stabbing incident at an Auckland home. ...

New Zealand offers cash to keep America's Cup racing at home

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Just minutes after Team New Zealand won the America's Cup sailing series on the water Wednesday, the government was offering up cash to keep the team together and the ra...

Same-sex union blessings ban upsets gay Catholics in Asia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Vatican’s edict that same-sex unions cannot be blessed because they are sinful was met Tuesday with criticism by rights activists and gay Catholics in parts of the Asia-...

New Zealand marks 2 years since Christchurch mosque killings

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Saturday marked the second anniversary of one of its most traumatic days, when 51 worshippers were killed at two Christchurch mosques by a white supremaci...

New Zealand pushes to end global tariffs on virus supplies

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is pushing for nations around the world to end tariffs on face masks, syringes and other supplies needed to battle the coronavirus pandemic. ...

New Zealand man charged over threats to Christchurch mosques

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand man is facing criminal charges after allegedly posting online threats against two Christchurch mosques that were the sites of a terrorist attack that left ...

Australia's leader backs attorney-general accused of rape

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday expressed support for his attorney-general, who this week denied accusations he raped a schoolgirl when he was a te...

New Zealand's virus success unleashes runaway housing prices

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's success in battling the coronavirus has unleashed an unanticipated problem: skyrocketing house prices. When the pandemic first hit, most ...

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. ...