New Zealand

Ardern calls out Australia: Don’t deport ‘your problems’

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called out her Australian counterpart at an extraor...
7:40 28 February 2022

Paranoia, racism: German killer drew on conspiracy tropes

BERLIN (AP) — He mixed extreme paranoia about secret state surveillance with far-right conspiracy tropes, misogyny and r...
22:35 20 February 2022

He’s still standing: Elton John to finish Down Under tour

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand and Australia, his tour promoters said Monday, a day after ill...
4:52 17 February 2022

GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

DETROIT — General Motors says it's pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequat...
2:29 17 February 2022

Elton John, sick with pneumonia, cuts New Zealand show short

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — An emotional Elton John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday after he lost his voice due to walking pneumon...
20:09 16 February 2022

Deluge in Australia drenches fires and eases 3-year drought

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Drought, wildfires and now flooding have given Australia's weather an almost Biblical feel this year. The good news is that ...
5:33 10 February 2022

Photos of ‘king tides’ globally show risks of climate change

DEPOE BAY, Ore. — Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shore...
6:09 5 February 2022

To experience New Zealand’s rugged beauty, go by camper van

GLENORCHY, New Zealand — We crested a hill on the winding lakeside road, and there it was: Middle-earth.
13:44 15 January 2022

Serena Williams to meet Jessica Pegula in Auckland final

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Jessica Pegula upset former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to set up a final at the ASB Classic against top-seeded...
6:17 11 January 2022

Cheers, tears, prayers for 2020: A new decade is ushered in

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement ...
10:04 31 December 2022

New Zealanders hand in 50,000 guns after assault weapon ban

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities said Saturday their country will be a safer place after owners handed in more than 50,000 guns durin...
5:51 21 December 2021

Impeachment of Trump voted top 2019 news story in AP poll

NEW YORK — The drive by the Democratic-led House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump was the top news story of 2019, according to The...
12:00 20 December 2021

Toxic air, gases hamper search for last 2 volcano victims

WHAKATANE, New Zealand — A second land search of New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Sunday failed to locate the bodies of the last two victims of ...
0:51 15 December 2021

Houses of worship attacked with deadly frequency in 2019

On Dec. 1, a band of assailants opened fire on worshippers at a small-town Protestant church in Burkina Faso, an impoverished West African country whe...
19:22 14 December 2021

Samoa’s capital deserted as teams battle measles epidemic

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Samoa’s main streets are eerily quiet as the government steps up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 peopl...
1:45 5 December 2021 chooses `existential’ as word of the year

NEW YORK — Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dict...
13:00 2 December 2021

50 children killed by measles in Samoa as outbreak worsens

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A measles outbreak in Samoa has killed 50 children as authorities race to vaccinate the entire population.
2:46 2 December 2021

Samoa measles epidemic worsens with 24 children now dead

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Authorities say a measles epidemic sweeping through Samoa continues to worsen with the death toll rising to 25, all but one ...
6:04 25 November 2021

Bougainville vote could help create world’s newest nation

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The Pacific people of Bougainville on Saturday began voting in a historic referendum to decide if they want to become the wo...
4:40 23 November 2021

Syracuse U, shaken by racism, welcomes the holiday break

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Benny Callahan didn’t leave her dorm for two straight days this week.
21:36 22 November 2021

Man found guilty of murdering British tourist in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder in the death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane.
6:13 22 November 2021

After 6 years, refugee writer tastes freedom in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — For the first time in six years, Behrouz Boochani feels like a free man. When he arrived in New Zealand last week, he simply...
5:36 20 November 2021

Charlottesville suit seeks to link online talk to violence

The white nationalist rally that took a deadly turn in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the summer of 2017 shocked Americans with its front-row view ...
20:41 14 November 2021