Cyclone Gita has caused flooding, damaged roads and isolated thousands of people in New Zealand's popular tourist destination Golden Bay.
The Black Caps set an imposing target of 244 on the back of opener Martin Guptill's century but the Australians overhauled it with seven balls to spare.
New Zealand wildlife lovers are mourning the death of a gannet named Nigel, dubbed ‘the loneliest bird in the world’ due to the absence of any feathered friends on his island home.
Hundreds of tourists trapped in a remote New Zealand town for 48 hours after a strong storm damaged roads were freed on Saturday after authorities cleared a highway.
Pakistan laid claim to being the best Twenty20 side in the world Sunday after beating New Zealand in the series-deciding third Twenty20 match in Mount Maunganui.
American-based New Zealander Heather McCracken started the #KnitforJacinda trend when she tweeted: "I woke up this morning feeling like 'I want to knit for Jacinda's pepi (baby in Maori) WHO'S WITH ME.'"
The 37-year-old, who was sworn in last October, made global headlines when she slapped down pre-election questions over whether she intended to start a family, insisting pregnancy had no bearing on a woman's career opportunities.
The European Union and 12 other nations condemned Japan's Antarctic whaling programme Monday, rejecting Tokyo's argument that the annual slaughter is for scientific research.
New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission is investigating after two international flights from Auckland had to return with engine problems this week.
"Kwaussie", a portmanteau term that refers to a person who is both Australian and a New Zealander, was named on Monday as Australia's word of the year.