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4 dead, 4 missing after fishing boat sinks off New Zealandupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 04:38:00

Four people have died and four others remain missing from a fishing boat that sunk near the southern tip of New Zealand after being hit by a "rogue wave," the police said Friday.

Captain pleads guilty over New Zealand cargo ship disaster updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 22:45:00

The captain and second officer of a container ship that ran aground last year resulting in New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a range of charges.

Tar balls wash ashore in New Zealandupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 22:45:00

Heavy oil from a stricken container ship is now washing up on pristine beaches in New Zealand. TVNZ reports.

Megaupload founder appears in New Zealand court seeking bailupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 03:32:00

The founder of the shuttered file-sharing site Megaupload appeared in a New Zealand court Monday, as the U.S. Department of Justice seeks to extradite him and other company officials on criminal charges. But his lawyer insisted his client is innocent.

Three dead in fire on S Korean fishing vesselupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 02:05:00

A U.S. research vessel was expected to reach a stricken South Korean ship near Antarctica on Wednesday evening after a fire raged through the fishing vessel killing three seamen and severely injuring two others.

Grounded cargo ship leaks more oil off New Zealand coastupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 09:42:00

The stern of a cargo ship that ran aground last year on a reef off the coast of New Zealand has slipped further underwater, officials said Tuesday, spewing nearly 10 more tons of oil into the sea.

Debris from grounded ship washes up on New Zealand beachupdated: Sun Jan 08 2012 20:32:00

Debris from a cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of New Zealand last year, and split in two over the weekend, washed up on a local beach Monday.

Hot air balloon crash in New Zealandupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 20:11:00

Officials say 11 are dead after a hot air balloon crash in New Zealand.

Hot air balloon crash in New Zealand kills 11updated: Fri Jan 06 2012 20:11:00

A hot air balloon crash in New Zealand early Saturday killed 11 people -- the pilot and 10 passengers -- officials said.

Least corrupt place? New Zealand. Worst? Somalia, North Koreaupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 09:25:00

New Zealand is perceived as the least corrupt nation on earth, and Somalia and North Korea are seen as the most corrupt, a German watchdog organization said in a report released this week.

New Zealand pays homage to rugby heroesupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 13:39:00

TVNZ was there as a massive crowd turned out in Auckland to celebrate the All Blacks Rugby World Cup win.

New Zealand building is 'green'updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 00:30:00

The Auckland NZI Center in New Zealand uses new green technology to make the building more environmentally friendly.

New Zealand's heart of glassupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 00:30:00

It might have a meeting room named after grizzled New Zealand rugby legend Wayne "Buck" Shelford, but the NZI Centre presents a sleeker appearance on the streets of Auckland.

New Zealand celebrates World Cup winupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 11:18:00

All Black fans flood the streets of Auckland to celebrate New Zealand's first Rugby World Cup title in 24 years.

New Zealand pays homage to its rugby heroes updated: Mon Oct 24 2011 11:18:00

New Zealand woke up to a giant collective hangover Monday as the rugby-mad nation savored its triumph in the World Cup final in Auckland.

New Zealand and France prepare for finalupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 19:39:00

New Zealand and France prepare for the Rugby World Cup final on Sunday in Auckland. CNN's Alex Thomas reports.

Rugby's Jerome Kaino chats with CNNupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 10:19:00

New Zealand star player Jerome Kaino talks with Alex Thomas prior to the Rugby World Cup final.

Rugby love starts early in New Zealandupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 12:33:00

CNN's Alex Thomas visits a New Zealand rugby youth tournament that typifies how rugby unites the nation.

New Zealand beat Wallabies to reach Rugby World Cup finalupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 09:13:00

Hosts New Zealand reached the final of the Rugby World Cup with a 20-6 win over Australia Sunday at Eden Park in Auckland.

New Zealand has Rugby World Cup feverupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 17:47:00

Alex Thomas reports from Auckland, New Zealand, where fans are gearing up for the Rugby World Cup.

New Zealand captain McCaw fit for Rugby World Cup semifinalupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 17:47:00

New Zealand captain and key forward Richie McCaw has been passed fit for Sunday's Rugby World Cup semifinal clash with neighbors Australia in Auckland.

'Massive' oil spill clean-up underway in New Zealandupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 02:41:00

A major clean-up operation is underway along the north coast of New Zealand's North Island as debris and oil leaking from a cargo ship that ran aground on a reef wash ashore, officials say.

Oil disaster in New Zealand worseningupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 02:41:00

Ross Henderson of Maritime New Zealand explains how oil leak conditions are worsening.

Captain of ship spilling oil off New Zealand chargedupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 23:52:00

The captain of a container ship that ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand which is leaking oil into the sea has been arrested and charged, officials say.

New Zealand oil spill threatens wildlifeupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 00:13:00

The first victims of an oil leak off the coast of New Zealand are coming ashore. TVNZ reports.

New Zealand ready for Rugby World Cupupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 17:51:00

CNN's Alex Thomas looks at the excitement and expectations in New Zealand as the Rugby World Cup arrives.

In search of Mana: New Zealand's World Cup obsessionupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 22:57:00

There is an anxiety hovering over the whole of New Zealand this year.

A bluffer's guide to rugby unionupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 12:26:00

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is nearly upon us, with millions of fans worldwide eager for the tournament in New Zealand to get under way.

New Zealand: A thrill-seeker's dreamupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 15:09:00

A country of dramatically diverse environments, New Zealand offers an array of activities for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

Tsunami warning canceled after quake jolts area north of New Zealandupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 22:13:00

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center canceled a tsunami warning less than an hour after it was issued Wednesday for Kermadec Island, Tonga and New Zealand. A tsunami was detected following a major earthquake nearby.

Tsunami warning after quake jolts area north of New Zealandupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 15:33:00

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning Wednesday for Kermadec Island, Tonga and New Zealand.

New Zealand zoo: Lost penguin with stomach full of sand might recoverupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 08:44:00

A young emperor penguin discovered thousands of kilometers away from its home might survive ingesting a bellyful of sand, New Zealand zoo officials said.

Aftershocks rattle New Zealand nervesupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 02:04:00

A series of quakes near Canterbury, New Zealand, leave people shaken and scared. TVNZ's Tom McRae reports.

Ash clouds from Chile volcano prompt flight cancellationsupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 05:07:00

Ash clouds from a Chilean volcano prompted numerous flight cancellations in Australia and New Zealand on Sunday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.

Sri Lanka see off New Zealand to reach World Cup finalupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 14:16:00

Hosts Sri Lanka are through to their second successive Cricket World Cup final after beating New Zealand by five wickets in Colombo on Tuesday.

New Zealand missing feared deadupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 08:04:00

Hopes of finding Christchurch quake victims alive are diminishing. CNN's Anna Coren reports.

Prince William to tour disaster-hit New Zealand, Australiaupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 08:04:00

Britain's Prince William is to visit Australia and New Zealand following the recent natural disasters in both countries, the Prince of Wales' official website confirmed Wednesday.

New Zealand marks devastating quake with 2 minutes of silenceupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 03:09:00

New Zealanders paused at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday for two minutes of silence, marking the time a week ago when a shallow, 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, toppling historic buildings and killing more than 150 people.

Death toll from New Zealand quake climbs to 147updated: Sun Feb 27 2011 03:34:00

The death toll from the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that demolished parts of Christchurch, New Zealand, last week has climbed to 147, authorities said Sunday.

Australians punish poor Kiwis at World Cup; Bangladesh survive scareupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 14:04:00

Australia showed no mercy for earthquake-hit neighbors New Zealand as a fine bowling display earned the defending champions a seven-wicket victory at the 2011 Cricket World Cup in Nagpur on Friday.

Quake hits fragile New Zealand economyupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 13:28:00

As rescue crews continued to search through the rubble for survivors of the deadly Christchurch earthquake, Tuesday's temblor already has shaken confidence in New Zealand's fragile economy.

Obama sends U.S. disaster response team to New Zealandupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 18:17:00

The United States is sending a disaster assistance group that includes an urban search-and-rescue team to New Zealand to help recovery efforts after the Christchurch earthquake, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.

Coroner: New Zealand miners died quicklyupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 07:08:00

The 29 miners who were killed in an underground explosion in New Zealand last year died immediately or a short time later, authorities said Thursday.

Aftershocks still rattle New Zealand 3 months after 7.0 quakeupdated: Sun Dec 26 2010 08:02:00

A series of aftershocks hit near Christchurch, New Zealand, on Sunday morning, leaving cracks in buildings and sending stocked items falling off shelves in stores and malls.

Search stopped for 17 missing men after ship sinksupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 20:30:00

The search has been suspended for 17 crewmen missing at sea after the sinking of a Korean fishing vessel in the frigid ocean waters around Antarctica, a New Zealand rescue agency said Tuesday.

New Zealand pauses to remember miners in fatal blastupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 05:34:00

New Zealand observed two minutes of silence Thursday to remember the 29 miners killed in an underground mine explosion two weeks ago.

Trapped miners dead in New Zealandupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 07:20:00

Police officials confirm all 29 miners trapped underground in a New Zealand mine are dead.

Third blast hits New Zealand mineupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 07:20:00

A third explosion Friday rocked a New Zealand mine where 29 workers perished in an earlier blast, authorities said.

Day of mourning as New Zealand investigates fatal mine blastupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 06:32:00

As New Zealand observed a day of mourning Thursday for the 29 miners killed in an underground explosion, the government began investigating the cause of the blast.

New Zealand mine tragedyupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 06:32:00

CNN's Becky Anderson talks with mine safety expert Davitt Mcatee about the mining tragedy in New Zealand.

Miners' deaths a national tragedy, New Zealand prime minister saysupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 21:58:00

All 29 miners trapped underground following an explosion last week in a New Zealand mine are dead, the official in charge of the rescue attempt said Wednesday.

Miners missing after explosionupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 23:26:00

Twenty-seven miners are missing after an underground explosion at a New Zealand coal mine. TVNZ reports.

29 miners confirmed dead after New Zealand mine explosionupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 23:26:00

All 29 miners trapped underground in a New Zealand mine are dead, the official in charge of a the rescue attempt said Wednesday.

Robot probe fails in search for New Zealand minersupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 21:44:00

The robot dispatched to search for signs of life in the New Zealand coal mine where 29 miners are trapped has broken down inside the tunnel, and families of the men are "extremely frustrated," police said Tuesday.

Dangerous conditions delay New Zealand coal mine rescueupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 00:07:00

A toxic mix of gases inside a New Zealand coal mine kept frustrated rescue workers on the sidelines again Monday, as they waited for the go-ahead to try to reach 29 miners trapped underground.

Rescue on hold for 29 trapped in New Zealand coal mineupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 22:27:00

The fate of 29 New Zealand coal miners and contractors remains a mystery more than 20 hours since they were last above ground, with rescuers awaiting word that conditions are safe to go after the trapped men.

New Zealand, filmmakers reach agreement on 'Hobbit' moviesupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 05:13:00

The New Zealand government said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with filmmaker Peter Jackson and Warner Bros studios to ensure that the "Hobbit" movies will be made in the country.

Survey ranks world corruptionupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 21:33:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva breaks down the results of a survey on perceived world corruption levels.

New Zealand DJ sorry for 'fat Indian' insultupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 06:55:00

A New Zealand DJ apologized Monday for calling the country's governor general a "fat Indian," saying the remarks were "upon reflection, uncharitable and inappropriate."

Plane crash kills 9 in New Zealandupdated: Sat Sep 04 2010 19:51:00

Nine people, including four tourists, died when a plane crashed at a popular New Zealand tourist site Saturday, police said.

Dozens of whales die after 58 are stranded on New Zealand beachupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 10:35:00

A beachgoer in a remote area of northern New Zealand found a horrific sight Friday morning -- 58 pilot whales stranded on Karikari Beach.

3 dead, 3 missing after South Korean boat sinks in New Zealandupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 03:57:00

Three people died and three others were missing after a South Korean fishing boat sank Wednesday morning in the waters off New Zealand, officials said.

New Zealand suffers its first combat fatality in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 22:15:00

New Zealand has suffered its first combat fatality in the war in Afghanistan, the New Zealand Defense Force reported Tuesday.

SI.com: Stefan Fatsis: New Zealand fans rejoice after historic draw with defending champ Italyupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 15:49:00

NELSPRUIT, South Africa -- After the referee's final whistle sounded, the pockets of New Zealanders in Mbombela Stadium here went nuts. Actually, they'd been going nuts since New Zealand scored against Italy in the 7th minute on Sunday, then thwarted wave after Italian wave and dive after Italian dive -- though they couldn't avoid a dive-enhanced penalty that tied the game in the 29th minute -- and hung on for what I hadn't realized was a historic 1-1 draw.

Reid snatches historic first World Cup point for New Zealandupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 11:06:00

New Zealand scored a last-gasp equalizer to deny Slovakia a victorious World Cup debut in South Africa on Tuesday.

Ever volunteered on holiday? Share your trips of a lifetime with CNNupdated: Tue May 25 2010 12:49:00

If you're the kind of person who's happiest spending your two weeks off helping to look after elephants in Thailand or working for free on an organic farm in New Zealand, then perhaps you've been on a volunteer vacation.

Pakistani airline's volcanic lossupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 22:10:00

The volcano ash cloud produces multi-million dollar loss for Pakistan International Airlines. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Volcano impact: As Dutch orchids wilt, New Zealand business bloomsupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 22:10:00

When Grant Rosewarne walked into his New Zealand office on Monday morning and saw an order for salmon from a distributor in Dubai, he thought it was a typo.

Fortune: Why the U.S. can learn from New Zealand when it comes to taxesupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 16:46:00

Paul Volcker fired the shot heard around the world -- or at least around tax circles-last week when he delivered some bad news for anyone paying taxes. It's time, he said, to consider one more: the value-added tax -- the consumption tax used widely across the Atlantic.

People.com: Lady Gaga Nearly Collapses at New Zealand Concertupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 20:07:00

The singer, in the midst of a grueling tour, struggles to close Saturday's show

Massive icebergs floating towards coast of New Zealandupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 09:15:00

New Zealand is preparing for some rare spring visitors.

New Zealand qualify for World Cupupdated: Sat Nov 14 2009 12:01:00

Rory Fallon scored the only goal of the game to help New Zealand qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1982 as they ran out 1-0 winners in their playoff with Bahrain.

New Zealand secure one-day series victoryupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 16:02:00

New Zealand overcame an unlikely last-wicket century stand to defeat Pakistan by seven runs in the final one-day cricket international in Abu Dhabi and clinch the three-match series 2-1.

New Zealand join Australia in Champions finalupdated: Sat Oct 03 2009 17:47:00

Grant Elliott and captain Daniel Vettori combined to steer New Zealand into the final of the Champions Trophy with a five-wicket win over Pakistan at the Wanderers on Saturday.

Sri Lanka bowlers have New Zealand on ropesupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 12:15:00

Fast bowler Thilan Thushara claimed two top-order wickets as Sri Lanka took firm control on day two of the second Test against New Zealand in Colombo on Thursday.

Major quake strikes off New Zealandupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 09:18:00

A major earthquake struck off the coast of New Zealand's South Island Wednesday night, rattling residents and prompting a tsunami warning that was later canceled.

Olympic hopeful opens brothel to pay for trainingupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 09:23:00

A cash-strapped Olympic hopeful in New Zealand says he has been forced to open a brothel to fund his bid for taekwondo glory in 2012, but officials say his entry into the sex trade could mean his exit from international sport.

What is the Confederations Cup?updated: Mon Jun 15 2009 05:38:00

What are reigning world champions Italy, European champions Spain, and football giants Brazil doing taking on teams like New Zealand and Iraq this month?

Tiger mauling deathupdated: Wed May 27 2009 11:35:00

A rare white tiger mauls and kills a zookeeper in New Zealand. TVNZ's Melissa Stokes reports.

Money on the runupdated: Sat May 23 2009 10:04:00

New Zealand couple flee with cash after bank blunder. TVNZ's Melissa Strokes reports.

Strong quake rattles New Zealand regionupdated: Fri May 15 2009 22:32:00

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand's remote Kermadec Islands region Saturday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Killer gunman found dead inside New Zealand homeupdated: Sat May 09 2009 04:26:00

A killer gunman at the center of a two-day standoff with police has been found dead inside his home, New Zealand police said Saturday.

CNNMoney: Dollar gains on swine flu concernsupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 09:38:00

The dollar and yen strengthened broadly Monday on rising risk aversion as concern grew that an outbreak of swine flu in Mexico could become a global pandemic, while the Mexican peso fell sharply.

Indian Dravid claims Test catch recordupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 11:01:00

Rahul Dravid broke Mark Waugh's record for most catches in Test cricket as India set New Zealand a massive win target of 617 to level the series at Wellington.

Woman gives birth on airliner, leaves baby in trashupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 11:57:00

Fate, police say, saved baby Grace from being tossed out with the trash.

Vettori and Ryder hit tons for New Zealandupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 11:14:00

Centuries by New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and Jesse Ryder inspired a New Zealand fightback on day one of the first Test against India.

Recent history of cricket and terrorismupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 08:04:00

The ambush by up to a dozen gunmen of a bus carrying members of the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore is the realization of fears long held by the sport's leading players.

Recovery 'will take some time'updated: Tue Mar 03 2009 08:04:00

Charlie Austin, who manages six of the Sri Lankan crickets', says the team felt comfortable going to Pakistan.

Cup holders Alinghi into final after controversyupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 13:19:00

America's Cup holders Alinghi have reached the challenger final at the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in Auckland, New Zealand, following a controversial round-robin incident.

NZ PM's mishap is lucky break for charityupdated: Sun Feb 08 2009 05:46:00

An Internet auction to sell off the plaster cast that New Zealand Prime Minister John Key wore when he broke his right arm has raised close to NZ$ 20,000 for charity.

W. Indies score historic eliminator over winupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 17:16:00

The West Indies made cricket history by scoring the first-ever "eliminator over" win in Twenty20 internationals as they beat New Zealand in Auckland.

Time.com: Prehistoric-Age Reptile Found in New Zealandupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 10:00:00

A rare reptile with lineage dating back to the dinosaur age has been found nesting on the New Zealand mainland for the first time in about 200 years

Wacky new airline stuntsupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 13:58:00

If your November travel plans include a flight out of Los Angeles, don't be surprised to find yourself standing behind a bald, tattooed human billboard.

Time.com: 7.3 Quake Strikes Outer New Zealand Islandsupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 15:00:00

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near New Zealand's remote and largely uninhabited Kermadec Islands early Tuesday, New Zealand's GNS Science geological agency said

Time.com: Tainted Milk Fears Spread to Britain, New Zealandupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 16:25:00

The British supermarket chain Tesco pulled a Chinese candy from its shelves and New Zealand said Wednesday it found dangerously high levels of the industrial chemical melamine in the same brand, as fears over tainted milk spread beyond Asia

Rampant New Zealand run up 100 pointsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 06:18:00

New Zealand warmed up for their Tri-Nations decider against Australia with a 101-14 rout of Samoa in a one-off rugby union Test on Wednesday in New Plymouth, running in 15 tries.

NZ judge backs girl over 'embarrassing' nameupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 11:50:00

A New Zealand judge has made a 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so that her name can be changed from Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii, the country's national news agency reported Thursday.

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