Gulf Times - New-Zealand
Flood-hit New Zealand regions brace for more rain

Flood-hit New Zealand regions brace for more rain

Flood-hit regions of New Zealand were warned to expect more wild weather on Sunday after a deluge forced evacuations and emergency declarations in parts of South Island.

Australia says Chinese spy ship near war games

Australia says Chinese spy ship near war games

A Chinese spy ship has been detected off the Australian coast near joint war games underway between the United States, New Zealand and Australian militaries, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) said on Saturday.

New Zealand opposition plans to slash immigration

New Zealand opposition plans to slash immigration

New Zealand's main opposition party Monday announced plans to almost halve immigration numbers if it wins a September election, with the clampdown focused on international students.

New Zealand launches maiden flight of 3D-printed rocket

New Zealand launches maiden flight of 3D-printed rocket

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula.

1st International Kite Festival at Aspire Park

1st International Kite Festival at Aspire Park

Qatar residents and visitors have the opportunity to witness some of the most beautiful and unique kites soaring through Doha’s skies for five days from Tuesday at the 1st International Kite Festival.

New Zealand considers extra security on Mideast flights

New Zealand considers extra security on Mideast flights

New Zealand is considering additional security checks on flights from countries in the Middle East. The new rules would follow similar measures introduced last month by the United States, Britain and Australia.

Australia, New Zealand kick off global science rallies

Australia, New Zealand kick off global science rallies

Thousands of people rallied in Australia and New Zealand Saturday in support of science, the first of more than 500 marches globally triggered by concern over the rise of ‘alternative facts’.

Australia, NZ reach agreement on Pacific trade pact

Australia, NZ reach agreement on Pacific trade pact

Australia and New Zealand reached agreement on a landmark Pacific trade pact on Thursday to cut down trade barriers, boost tourism and raise living standards in the region, the two governments said on Thursday.

New Zealand battens down as big storm approaches

New Zealand battens down as big storm approaches

New Zealand was bracing on Thursday for a storm that meteorologists warned could be the worst for almost 50 years, with extreme weather alerts across the entire North Island.

New Zealand PM grilled after spaghetti pizza outrage

New Zealand PM grilled after spaghetti pizza outrage

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English defended his love of pizza topped with tinned spaghetti and pineapple on Friday after the recipe sent fans of the Italian treat into an outraged frenzy.

Sri Lanka stops elephant flying to New Zealand

Sri Lanka stops elephant flying to New Zealand

A Sri Lankan baby elephant gifted to New Zealand has been prevented from leaving the South Asian island after animal activists said it was cruel to separate her from her family.

New Zealand parrot has 'infectious laugh'

New Zealand parrot has 'infectious laugh'

Researchers have found that New Zealand's kea parrot has the avian equivalent of an infectious laugh -- a call that when heard prompts others to drop everything and have some fun.