Gulf Times - New-Zealand
New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand uses "hundreds of millions" of single-use plastic bags each year, many of which end up harming marine life, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

Climber rescued after four nights trapped on icy New Zealand mountain

Climber rescued after four nights trapped on icy New Zealand mountain

An Australian climber has been rescued after being trapped for four nights on snow-covered Mount Aspiring in New Zealand's South Island.

Australia 'copied' our flag, says New Zealand's acting PM

Australia 'copied' our flag, says New Zealand's acting PM

The New Zealand flag was adopted in 1902, while Australia adopted its current flag design in 1954 - more than 50 years later.

'Prime miniature' baby keeps New Zealand's Ardern busy

'Prime miniature' baby keeps New Zealand's Ardern busy

Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have been swamped with congratulatory messages from around the globe.

New Zealand PM Ardern gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand PM Ardern gives birth to baby girl

Jacinda Ardern, 37, became New Zealand's youngest prime minister when she took office through a coalition deal last year after an inconclusive election.

New Zealand to tax tourists to fund infrastructure

New Zealand to tax tourists to fund infrastructure

Tourism numbers in the country of 4.5 million have surged by nearly a third in the past three years to 3.8 million in the year to April.

New Zealand to cull 150,000 cattle in attempt to eradicate disease

New Zealand to cull 150,000 cattle in attempt to eradicate disease

Up to 150,000 New Zealand cattle will be culled as the government attempts to eradicate the disease Mycoplasma bovis.

New Zealand's 'first bloke' fends off angry shark

New Zealand's 'first bloke' fends off angry shark

Clarke Gayford, the partner of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, said the dolphin was content to watch the underwater drama unfold from a distance.

38 pilot whales die after New Zealand rescue bid abandoned

38 pilot whales die after New Zealand rescue bid abandoned

All 38 pilot whales of a pod that became stranded on a remote beach on New Zealand's West Coast are dead after the surviving 12 had to be euthanised on Thursday.

New Zealand says it can't find Russian spies to expel

New Zealand says it can't find Russian spies to expel

New Zealand said Tuesday it would like to expel Russian spies in retaliation for allegedly poisoning an ex-agent in Britain -- only it can't find any Moscow operatives in the remote South Pacific nation.

Self-piloted 'air taxi' takes to sky in New Zealand

Self-piloted 'air taxi' takes to sky in New Zealand

The company Kitty Hawk, which operates as Zephyr Airworks in New Zealand, showed off the self-piloted electric aircraft, which looks like a cross between an aeroplane and a drone.

New Zealand teenager tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth in 1981

New Zealand teenager tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth in 1981

A mentally disturbed teenager tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during a 1981 visit to New Zealand and police covered up the botched attempt, according to official documents released Thursday.