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Norway politician plays 'Pokemon Go' during Parliamentary hearing

The' Pokemon Go' craze is getting a little out of hand, no? In Norway some are answering yes to that question after the leader of a major political party was caught playing it during a parliamentary hearing.

Czech woman found a month after partner died on remote NZ track

Wellington - A Czech tourist has been found in a remote high-country hut in New Zealand where she waited a month to be rescued after her hiking partner fell and died, police said Thursday.

U.S. court rules in favour of man fired for smoking pot at work

Smoking marijuana at work just got a seal of...near approval from a U.S. court. A state court in Connecticut has just given a man back his job after he'd been fired for imbibing pot while at work but his punishment remains harsh.

Electric cars could replace 90 percent of current U.S. vehicles

A new study out of the U.S. has determined electric vehicles, with their current charging limitations, could replace and do an equal job to 90 percent of the gasoline-powered vehicles on the road in that country today.

Humpbacks attack orca whales to save seals, other mammals: study

A new study has found that the humpback whale will come to the defense of other marine mammals that are being attacked by orcas whales. The study examined the motivation for the seemingly altruistic behavior.

Alzheimer's Disease: Study finds existing drug may cure dementia

There have been many encouraging studies on Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia in recent years, but a new study out of the U.K. could be the most promising yet. The study found that an existing drug may be applied to Alzheimer's to great effect.

Faster Internet available to more than half of Auckland, N. Z.

Auckland - A latest report by the New Zealand government revealed that more than half of Auckland, the country’s largest and most populous city, can now have access to ultra-fast broadband (UFB).

Essential Science: New cancer and alcohol warning

Auckland - Put down the glass and pause for a minute. A new scientific study associates alcohol with seven different types of cancer (not simply liver cancer.) Essential Science unpacks the evidence.

Strong 6.3 magnitude quake hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands

Wellington - A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand's Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific late Wednesday, the US Geological Service that monitors quakes worldwide said.

New Zealand kebab shop owner blanks armed robber

Wellington - A New Zealand kebab shop owner who ignored a pistol-wielding, would-be robber and continued to serve his customers has insisted "I'm not a hero" after footage of his actions went viral.

Kim Dotcom to revive Megaupload

Wellington - Internet mogul Kim Dotcom has announced plans to relaunch his Megaupload empire in 2017, exactly five years after US authorities shut it down over allegations of massive copyright piracy.

Thumb suckers less prone to allergies: New Zealand study

Wellington - Infants who suck their thumbs or bite their nails appear less prone to allergies as adults, New Zealand researchers have found.

IWC demands action on rare New Zealand dolphin

Wellington - The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has called on New Zealand to take urgent action to save the world's rarest dolphin from extinction, voicing "grave concern" about its future.

New Zealand's crowdfunded beach becomes public park

Wellington - A New Zealand man whose ambitious crowdfunding campaign raised millions of dollars to buy a pristine South Island beach and make it public parkland said Monday it was "surreal" to see his dream realised.

Fiji murder case twist as tourist finds human head

Wellington - A New Zealand holidaymaker told Tuesday how he stumbled across a human head on a Fiji tourist beach -- the latest apparent twist in the gory case of a Russian couple murdered and dismembered in the tropical paradise.

New Zealand police bust coke horse head

Wellington - New Zealand police said Sunday they have seized a record NZ$14 million (US$10 million) dollars worth of cocaine hidden inside a large diamante-encrusted horse head from Mexico.

NZ town has too many jobs and wants to recruit outsiders

Kaitangata - A tiny town in New Zealand has launched a drive to recruit outsiders because of its unique problem. It has too many jobs available.

Missing boat found off Tonga, all survive

Wellington - A boat that sparked a major search when it went missing off Tonga with 11 people aboard had been found with all passengers safe and well, authorities said Wednesday.

Uber teams up with Pandora

For free and without advertisements, Uber drivers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand can now tune in to Pandora stations while driving.

Boxing vs. UFC? Mayweather vs. McGregor? Could it be in cards?

Super-earning superstar boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back in the news. Not only did he talk of fighting a boxer again, an opponent from the UFC cage wants to take on Money Mayweather. Providing, that is, it's an even split of the purse.
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