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New Zealand’s favorite dogs unveiled

According to the National Dog Database from the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, the Labrador Retriever remains the most popular dog breed in the country — over 41,000 of the pooches were registered in 2013/2014.

World's most expensive taxis? — Not where you might think

Christchurch - Which metropolitan destination has the most expensive taxis in the world? London? Barcelona? Los Angeles? A taxi ride may cost a pretty-penny in these international hubs, but not one of them owns the top spot.

Pilot feud results in locked cockpit, scare on Air New Zealand

Perth City - Following a few frightening moments aboard a Trans-Tasman flight from Australia, two Air New Zealand pilots have been temporarily relieved from duty.

World's most dominant athlete thanks chiropractor for 51st ST win

Valerie Kasanita Adams, a shot putter from New Zealand, a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion, thanked her chiropractor In a tweet for her 51st straight win.

Lorde announces fall tour in North America

Two-time Grammy winner Lorde announced that she will be returning to North America this fall. Her tour will begin in Philadelphia's Mann Center on September 5.

Woman calls police after cat brings home bag of pot

Maybe the catnip wasn't enough. Have you ever had a cat that brought home a dead rat or bird? In New Zealand, a cat brought home a bag of pot Sunday valued at $150 in that country's currency, or $130 in American money.

At Gallipoli, Australians and New Zealanders remember the dead

Gelibolu - Almost a century since their forebears fell at Gallipoli, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders gathered Friday at the site of the bloody World War I battle.

New Zealand Property Institute warns of looming insurance crisis

Property Institute Chief Executive David Clark warns that changes to home insurance will bring problems for New Zealand.

Dolly Parton scores No. 1 country album in Australia

Dolly Parton is the most honored woman in the history of the country music genre. She has yet another milestone to celebrate.

Lorde wins two Grammy awards, including 'Song of the Year'

Los Angeles - On January 26, New Zealand singing sensation Lorde reigned supreme at the 2014 Grammy award ceremony in Los Angeles, California.

6.3-magnitude NZ quake crash lands Hobbit eagle sculpture on teen

Wellington - An eagle sculpture with a 45 ft wingspan was hanging from the ceiling in Wellington Airport to promote the popular Hobbit films. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake today sent it sprawling from its perch down to the floor.

Review: Lorde stuns on new radio single 'Team' Special

"Team" is the latest radio single from New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde. It is a track from her Grammy-nominated album "Pure Heroine."

Dozens of pilot whales strand and die on New Zealand beach

Takaka - Thirty-nine pilot whales died after becoming stranded on a beach at Golden Bay on the South Island of New Zealand, reports the New Zealand Ministry of Conservation. Many of the mammals could not be saved and were euthanized to prevent further suffering.

New Zealand parents of disabled girl win personal injury case

Abortion is seen as a taboo practice in most countries, but there is a dividing line between moral and immoral applications of this procedure.

Cannibalistic mantis invades New Zealand

South African female praying mantises have invaded New Zealand. This has brought problems for the New Zealand males because the invasive females have a tendency to eat the males after mating.

Plan to save Maui's dolphins

Only 55 adult Maui's dolphins are known to survive off the coast of New Zealand. A plan has been launched to try and save the few dolphins that are left.

2013 Rugby League World Cup: Australia Crowned World Champions

Manchester - A sellout crowd at Old Trafford Stadium witnessed Australia defeat New Zealand 34-2 in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup final.

2013 Rugby League World Cup: Semi-final results

London - Two contrasting games highlighted the Rugby League World Cup semi-finals double header at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, in front of 67,545 fans.

Review: Lorde releases flawless studio album 'Pure Heroine' Special

New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde released her debut studio album "Pure Heroine" on September 30 in the United States. She co-wrote all ten songs on the CD.

Review: Singer Lorde dazzles on chart-topping single 'Royals' Special

16-year old music sensation Lorde has become a global phenomenon thanks to the success of her smash hit single "Royals."

TV advert to fight breast cancer censored in New Zealand (video)

A ground-breaking advert, featuring comedienne and actress Elaine C Smith, was first in the UK to show real images of women's breasts affected by cancer. They wanted to use the images in New Zealand for a similar campaign, but the ad was banned.

New Zealand sued by Kim Dotcom for $4.85 million

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, who was arrested more than a year ago, has decided to sue the New Zealand government for the raid on his mansion, as well as the preceding surveillance.

China bans New Zealand dairy imports after botulism scare

China has stopped all imports of milk powder from New Zealand after Fonterra Company, the main distributor for China, found in one of their dairy products a strain of bacteria that can cause botulism.

Britain's Laura Robson produces stunning fightback at Wimbledon

Wimbledon - Britain's number one tennis star Laura Robson produced a stunning fightback, from what appeared to be at one stage a quick and disappointing exit, to win her third round tennis clash against New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 1-6 7-5 6-3.

Seven missing in historic yacht off New Zealand

A yacht sailing from New Zealand to Australia and its crew of seven, six US citizens and one British citizen, have apparently vanished.

Google launches Internet-beaming balloons

Christchurch - Google's new internet-beaming balloons appear wrinkled and skinny, translucent and shaped like jellyfish. They were released from a frozen field in New Zealand this week.

March against Monsanto: A worldwide protest, May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto protests were held in 40 countries in the world on May 25, 2013. The message of all these protests was "Stop Monsanto" and "No more GMOs." This article will concentrate on events in Earth's southern hemisphere.

Workplace racism on the rise in New Zealand

Employers in New Zealand are being urged to take more responsibility as more complaints of workplace racism is on the rise.

New Zealand legalizes gay marriage

Wellington - New Zealand has become the 13th nation and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage after parliament voted to amend the nation's marriage act on Wednesday.

New Zealand cat lives on McDonald's for a year

Frankton - A black and white kitten was abandoned when his owner was evicted, and moved into the parking lot of a local McDonald's branch. He soon learned to beg from the customers leaving the drive-thru, but his health suffered badly.
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A fantail  normally shy and whizzing along forest trails  got trapped in our New Zealand cottage
A fantail, normally shy and whizzing along forest trails, got trapped in our New Zealand cottage
A kea observes us from a rock
A kea observes us from a rock
White Island Volcano in New Zealand
White Island Volcano in New Zealand
James Shook
Bay of Plenty  New Zealand.
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
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Tornado hits Auckland  New Zealand  December 6  2012.
Tornado hits Auckland, New Zealand, December 6, 2012.
the right-side shot of the quiet bay in Doubtful Sound  New Zealand
the right-side shot of the quiet bay in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
New Zealand Fur Seal pup (Arctocephalus forsteri).
New Zealand Fur Seal pup (Arctocephalus forsteri).
Horned cow  possibly a Hereford  on the Otago Peninsula beside Papanui Inlet  New Zealand.
Horned cow, possibly a Hereford, on the Otago Peninsula beside Papanui Inlet, New Zealand.
A snowy egret in Milford Sound
A snowy egret in Milford Sound
The path to Mount Cook
The path to Mount Cook
Lake Tekapo s vast valley
Lake Tekapo's vast valley
New Zealand: Massive Water Tornado caught on Camera
New Zealand: Massive Water Tornado caught on Camera
Pilot whales stranded at Golden Bay  New Zealand.
Pilot whales stranded at Golden Bay, New Zealand.
NZ Dept. of Conservation
Hobbit coins to be released in New Zealand over the premiere of the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journe...
Hobbit coins to be released in New Zealand over the premiere of the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
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Hobbiton  located in Matamata  New Zealand
Hobbiton, located in Matamata, New Zealand
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Passengers on a hot air balloon flight in Christchurch  New Zealand  watch as hot air fills the ball...
Passengers on a hot air balloon flight in Christchurch, New Zealand, watch as hot air fills the balloon.
Blake Skjellerup
Blake Skjellerup
Blake Skjellerup
 Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland discovered an unusual assortment of marine ...
"Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland discovered an unusual assortment of marine creatures while exploring the South Pacific's New Hebrides trench in 2013. Fish called cusk eels, and bright red prawns, dominated the community, though they are rare in other deep marine trenches."
Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, UK
Lake Sylvan reflects mountains and sunlight
Lake Sylvan reflects mountains and sunlight

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