New Zealand News

Emergency Lifted After New Zealand Storm Less than Feared

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s Northland region lifted a state of emergency declaration Wednesday after an overnight storm didn’t turn out as bad as feared. A heavy rain warning for Auckland was also lifted, although a state of …

Rain Pounds Northern New Zealand; Further Flooding Expected

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Auckland prepared for another round of flooding as rain battered northern New Zealand’s Northland region, which declared an emergency Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of the deluge. A state of emergency was already in place for …

New Zealand City to Get More Dangerous Rainfall After Flood

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A dangerous amount of rain is forecast Tuesday for New Zealand’s most populous city four days after Auckland had its wettest day on record in a storm that claimed four lives. A state of emergency …

New Zealand Climate Plan Includes Relocating Some Homes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government on Wednesday released its first-ever climate adaptation plan, which includes the possibility of moving some communities to higher ground. But the six-year plan, which runs nearly 200 pages, comes up short on …

Fishing Boat Sinks in New Zealand Storm, 4 Dead, 1 Missing

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Rescuers on Monday were continuing to search for one person still missing a day after a chartered fishing boat carrying 10 people sank in a storm off the New Zealand coast. A helicopter rescued five …

How a Dated Cyber-Attack Brought a Stock Exchange to its Knees

The website of the New Zealand Stock Exchange slowed to a crawl on a Tuesday afternoon in August. It was so badly throttled that the exchange couldn’t post market announcements, as required by financial regulators. So with an hour left …

Seven Countries Affected by New Zealand Volcano Disaster

Seven nations have been affected by the volcano disaster in New Zealand that has probably claimed 13 lives and left dozens with critical burn injuries. Police on Tuesday said the 47 people on White Island at the time it erupted …

Five Dead, Eight Missing After New Zealand Volcano Erupts

As many as 13 people may have died following a volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island, while dozens more were injured after two explosions sent plumes of white smoke and ash thousands of meters into the air. Five people …

New Zealand Offers Cash Incentive for Move to Christchurch

Unemployed New Zealanders are being offered cash by the government to move to the earthquake-damaged city of Christchurch and join in the rebuilding effort. The government announced Tuesday it would pay welfare recipients 3,000 New Zealand dollars ($2,600) to move …

Fonterra Pleads Guilty to Food Safety Violations

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra pleaded guilty Thursday to four food safety violations following a botulism scare last year. Government officials earlier in the day filed charges accusing the world’s largest dairy exporter of processing and exporting products in a …