Air New Zealand warns of flight disruptions as cyclone bears down

Air New Zealand warns of flight disruptions as cyclone bears down

Air New Zealand warned on Monday that flights in and out of New Zealand faced major disruptions this week due to Cyclone Gita, set to hit the country on Tuesday, and encouraged passengers to defer travelling.

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.

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over', say rescuers

New Zealand beached whale crisis 'over', say rescuers

Whale rescuers were cautiously optimistic on Sunday that the current wave of mass beachings in New Zealand was over, after hundreds of the creatures died after being stranded ashore.

New Zealanders race to rescue stranded whales

New Zealanders race to rescue stranded whales

Rescuers were trying to save scores of pilot whales on Friday in a remote bay in New Zealand, where some 300 carcasses littered the beach after one of the country's largest recorded mass whale strandings.

Strong earthquakes rattle New Zealand

Strong earthquakes rattle New Zealand

New Zealand was struck by several large earthquakes on Tuesday, with a 5.7 magnitude quake jolting residents near Christchurch just hours after a 5.4 magnitude quake hit the east coast of the North Island.

Seismologists warn of more quakes in New Zealand

Seismologists warn of more quakes in New Zealand

Seismologists in New Zealand said on Friday that this week's 7.8 earthquake was one of the most complex ever recorded and warned there was a high likelihood of further powerful aftershocks.

New Zealand evacuates quake-hit town

New Zealand evacuates quake-hit town

New Zealand emergency services and defence personnel evacuated hundreds of tourists and residents from a small South Island town amid more strong aftershocks on Tuesday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two people.

International warships to help New Zealand quake relief

International warships to help New Zealand quake relief

Warships from the United States, Canada and Australia have been drafted in to help earthquake relief efforts in New Zealand after a 7.8 tremor devastated parts of the South Island, officials said on Wednesday.

Nasa launches near-space monitoring balloon from New Zealand

Nasa launches near-space monitoring balloon from New Zealand

Nasa successfully launched a super pressure balloon from New Zealand's Wanaka Airport on the South Island on Tuesday to conduct near-space scientific investigations.

New Zealand crowdfunding campaign 'saves' remote beach

New Zealand crowdfunding campaign 'saves' remote beach

A New Zealand man behind an ambitious crowdfunding campaign that raised millions of dollars to buy a privately-owned South Island beach said he was stunned at its success.

HSBC says tech firms may face more curbs on banking services

HSBC says tech firms may face more curbs on banking services

Regulators are looking more closely at whether technology companies that provide financial services should be supervised more heavily like banks.