April 17, 2013 New Zealand lawmakers approve same-sex marriage law; despite opposition from some religious and social organizations, gay and lesbian couples will also be able to jointly adopt children.
December 5, 2012 Hoping to convince animal lovers that rescue dogs are as smart as any other pets, New Zealand's SPCA has been teaching three canines to do a bit of driving. See the video evidence.
September 23, 2012 A little-known, but longtime nuclear standoff ended this week when U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted a 26-year-old ban that kept New Zealand naval ships from docking at U.S. bases. The ban stems from New Zealand's nuclear-free policy that forbids U.S. nuclear ships into its ports.
March 23, 2012 They're changing some of the rules about yielding at intersections, and despite a public awareness campaign there's concern that when the switch is made on Sunday many drivers will be confused.
January 12, 2012 There was thick glass in between. But the 3-year-old New Zealander still had quite a close encounter with a very big lion, and she didn't back down. Her experience has now been seen around the world.
November 19, 2010 New Zealand mine accident; Obama in Lisbon; Ireland money woes
October 25, 2010 Hollywood executives have threatened to move production of the Hobbit to another country after unions threatened action against the movie. The walkout threat has been withdrawn, but the fate of the movie is unclear.
September 3, 2010 A 7.2 earthquake has struck New Zealand early in the morning near the city of Christchurch.