New Zealand: News

14 Jun 2024


New Zealand's ultimate Fiordland kayaking adventure

New Zealand's Fiordland beckons kayakers with its stunning landscapes, pristine waters, and diverse wildlife.

05 Jun 2024


New Zealand's ancient 'Walking tree' wins prestigious title

The northern rātā tree, fondly known as "The Walking Tree," has been crowned the winner in New Zealand's "Tree of the Year" competition.

14 May 2024


Explore Wellington's vibrant waterfront attractions for a memorable trip

Wellington's waterfront is a hub of activity, where the pulse of New Zealand's capital is most vibrant.

12 May 2024


Nepal's 'Everest Man' sets new record with 29th climb

Nepal's legendary mountaineer, Kami Rita Sherpa, also known as the 'Everest Man,' has set a new world record by scaling Mount Everest for the 29th time.

11 May 2024


Aurora Borealis illuminates European night sky amid solar storm

The Aurora Borealis, also referred to as the Northern Lights, illuminated the night skies across several parts of Europe yesterday (May 10, local time).

11 Apr 2024

Travel And Tourism

Embark on a gourmet coffee trail to Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, the cozy capital of New Zealand, is celebrated for its dynamic coffee culture.

09 Apr 2024


Ola Cabs ceases operations in UK, Australia, and New Zealand

In a strategic move to refocus on its domestic market, India's leading ride-hailing company, Ola Cabs, has announced the discontinuation of its services in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

02 Apr 2024


Try this eggless pavlova recipe for a 'sweet' day

Pavlova, a meringue-based delight, is named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.

22 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Adventurous things to do in Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, surrounded by the Southern Alps and Lake Wakatipu, is New Zealand's adventure capital.

21 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Queenstown's bungee jumping essentials: Things to take care of

Queenstown in New Zealand is the ultimate destination for those seeking thrills.

19 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Queenstown, New Zealand is a summer adventure hub

Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand, located amid the Southern Alps and beside the pristine Lake Wakatipu.

14 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Explore the subterranean splendor of Waitomo, New Zealand

Nestled in the heart of New Zealand's North Island, Waitomo is celebrated for its vast underground cave networks.

08 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Explore Wellington's Middle-earth magic by visiting filming locations and landscapes

Wellington, New Zealand's capital, is renowned for its cinematic legacy, notably as the picturesque setting for "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" film trilogies.

06 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Explore Wellington, New Zealand with these travel recommendations

Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is a vibrant hub that offers a blend of culture, history, and natural beauty.

20 Feb 2024


New Zealand: View-changing rotating house to be auctioned at NZ$1M

For the first time in 35 years, a one-of-a-kind rotating home known as "the lighthouse" is up for sale in Auckland, New Zealand.

13 Jan 2024

Jacinda Ardern

Ex-New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern marries longtime partner Clarke Gayford

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern married her longtime partner, Clarke Gayford, in a private ceremony on Saturday.

17 Dec 2023

Travel And Tourism

Safest popular tourist destinations for solo female travelers

While solo travel brings its own joy, it also carries certain risks, especially for women.

02 Dec 2023


NZ: 3 Khalistanis sentenced for plot to kill radio host

Three Khalistani extremists have reportedly been sentenced for the attempted murder of a popular radio host, Harnek Singh, in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2020.

15 Nov 2023

John Oliver

Pūteketeke wins NZ's Bird of Century; it has US connection

In a surprising turn of events, the pūteketeke, or Australasian crested grebe, has clinched the title of New Zealand's Bird of the Century.

15 Nov 2023

Travel And Tourism

Vegetarian foods you can't miss eating in New Zealand

A trip to New Zealand is all things fun, for there's so much one can enjoy there right from sceneries and nightlife to culture and food.

14 Oct 2023

Labour Party

Christopher Luxon wins New Zealand elections, to be next PM

Christopher Luxon, the leader of the center-right National Party, will be New Zealand's 42nd Prime Minister as incumbent Chris Hipkins conceded that his Labour Party had lost the general election, The Associated Press reported.

19 Aug 2023

Mark Chapman

UAE vs NZ: Mark Chapman smokes his sixth T20I fifty 

New Zealand batter Mark Chapman played a crucial knock against the United Arab Emirates in the second T20I at the Dubai International Stadium.

20 Jul 2023

FIFA World Cup

3 dead in Auckland shooting ahead of Women's WC kick-off

At least two individuals and an armed attacker were killed and five others were injured in a shooting incident on Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand.

18 Jul 2023

Tamil Cinema

Tamil actor Abbas worked as a mechanic after quitting films

An actor's journey is a wild rollercoaster ride—filled with heightened success and periods of decline.

25 Jun 2023

Travel And Tourism

Planning a solo trip abroad? Check these safe destinations

Going on a trip alone can be a refreshing experience. It gives you a sense of freedom and confidence like no other.

20 Jun 2023


New Zealand: Ax-wielding man attacks, wounds 4 at Chinese restaurants

A man wielding an ax entered three neighboring Chinese restaurants and randomly attacked customers, wounding four people in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, on Monday night (local time).

New Zealand slips into recession, currency drops

As per the government data published on Thursday, New Zealand reported a 0.1% drop in gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter, as its central bank decided to embark on one of the most aggressive rate hike cycles in the world.

19 May 2023


Tsunami alert lifted after 7.7 magnitude quake in South Pacific

The National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) has lifted a tsunami alert for coastal areas in the South Pacific after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake jolted the region on Friday.

05 Apr 2023

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern makes final speech as New Zealand PM 

Jacinda Ardern addressed the Parliament for the last time as the Prime Minister of New Zealand on Wednesday.

16 Mar 2023


New Zealand: 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Kermadec Islands

A strong earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale rocked the Kermadec Islands in the north of New Zealand on Thursday, reported Reuters.

15 Feb 2023


New Zealand: Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 detected off coast

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of New Zealand on Wednesday.

25 Jan 2023

Jacinda Ardern

Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand's 41st Prime Minister

Labour leader Chris Hipkins was officially sworn in as New Zealand's 41st Prime Minister in a formal ceremony on Wednesday.

21 Jan 2023

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand: Chris Hipkins likely to be next Prime Minister 

Chris Hipkins will likely replace Jacinda Ardern as the 41st prime minister of New Zealand after being nominated by fellow MPs, Reuters reported.

19 Jan 2023

Labour Party

New Zealand: Meet the leaders likely to replace Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand's Labour Party is prompted to look for a new leader to assume the prime ministership after outgoing PM Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday that she would step down from the post by February 7 and not seek re-election.

19 Jan 2023

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to step down next month

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (42) announced on Thursday that she will step down from the position by early February and not seek re-election.

06 Oct 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 hiking trails in New Zealand for a thrilling adventure

New Zealand is one of those destinations where one would like to travel time and again.

30 Sep 2022

Travel And Tourism

Unique stays in New Zealand that'll blow your mind away

Known for its picturesque landscapes, pristine trout-filled lakes, jagged mountains, and diverse natural beauty, New Zealand is among the most-loved travel destinations.

10 Aug 2022


5 scholarships for Indians to study in New Zealand

New Zealand provides an excellent opportunity for the intellectual and cultural growth of students. The country presents incredible opportunities in various fields of study for various degrees of higher education.

18 Jul 2022

Mental Health

New Zealand: Visit these wellness destinations to relax & rejuvenate

If you are looking for a holiday to heal yourself and feel spiritually connected, look to travel to a wellness retreat to soothe your soul.

03 Jun 2022


5 most scenic rail routes in the world

Who loves a nice long train journey?

19 Jan 2022


30 UK companies to start 4-day workweeks from June

The United Kingdom will kick start a trial of a four-day workweek for employees from June.

03 Sep 2021

Terror Attack

New Zealand: 6 people injured in stabbings, attacker shot dead

Police in New Zealand shot dead a man after he stabbed and wounded at least six people in a supermarket.

17 Aug 2021

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand to enter lockdown after single virus case found

New Zealand's government took drastic action on Tuesday by putting the entire nation into strict lockdown for at least three days after finding a single case of coronavirus infection in the community.

15 Aug 2021


'The Lord of the Rings' series: What do we know?

Amazon's reply to HBO's Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings is one of the most-awaited shows.

22 Jun 2021


Olympics: Laurel Hubbard to become first transgender athlete to compete

New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first-ever transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics.

02 May 2021


NZ High Commission sends oxygen SOS to Congress, row follows

The New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi on Sunday dropped an SOS message to Congress for oxygen cylinder and received it soon after.

01 May 2021


India to open 2021-22 FIH Pro League campaign against NZ

The Indian men's hockey team will open its campaign in the third edition of FIH Pro League against New Zealand on February 5 next year as the world governing body released the schedule of the prestigious tournament.

28 Apr 2021


NZ to contribute NZ $1mn to India's fight against COVID-19

New Zealand will give one million NZ dollars to the Red Cross to assist India as it grapples with a COVID-19 surge, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced on Wednesday.

20 Apr 2021

Amazon Studios

$465mn: That's how much Season 1 of 'LOTR' would cost!

Epic fantasy adventure The Lord of the Rings is now being developed into a television series.

COVID-19: Black Caps set to be vaccinated this week

In a major development, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will provide early vaccinations to the men's team this week.

08 Apr 2021


New Zealand suspends travel with India as COVID-19 cases rise

New Zealand has decided to suspend entry for all travelers from India as the latter is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

05 Mar 2021


Powerful earthquakes trigger Pacific-wide tsunami alerts, mass evacuations ordered

The residents living in the coastal areas of New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu, left their homes for safer higher-ground areas after a series of powerful earthquakes triggered Pacific-wide tsunami alerts.

17 Feb 2021

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand ponders extending lockdown as two new cases found

A coronavirus outbreak in New Zealand grew by two cases on Wednesday to five in total as lawmakers considered extending lockdown in Auckland.

10 Feb 2021


Tsunami warning sounded after 7.7 magnitude earthquake jolts South Pacific

A tsunami warning has been sounded for New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and other nations in the South Pacific after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit the region on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

23 Dec 2020


New Beatles documentary shows the iconic rock band in prime

Get ready to feel The Beatles fever, once again!

27 Nov 2020

Kieron Pollard

New Zealand beat West Indies in first T20I: Records broken

New Zealand fought their way back to stun West Indies in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

28 Oct 2020


Kate Winslet is playing a "water person" in 'Avatar 2'

We already know by now that the much-hyped Avatar sequel will hit the theaters in 2022 and that the shooting is in the final stages.

17 Oct 2020

Labour Party

Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party wins New Zealand election by landslide

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is all set to return for a second term as her Labour Party secured a landslide victory in the country's general elections on Saturday.

28 Sep 2020


Director James Cameron just dropped exciting news about 'Avatar 2'

Director James Cameron recently said that filming for the second and the third instalments of the path-breaking sci-fi film Avatar is almost complete.

27 Aug 2020

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand: Christchurch shooter gets life imprisonment without parole

New Zealand handed over life imprisonment, without the option of parole, to the man who killed 51 Muslim worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch last year.

24 Aug 2020


Christchurch terrorist planned to burn down mosques, NZ police say

Over a year after the tragic Christchurch shootings in New Zealand, a court heard for the first time the official account of what the terrorist had planned.

19 Aug 2020


Unable to fly, travelers hop on flights to reach nowhere

With the coronavirus pandemic putting brakes on flying worldwide, frequent fliers are trying different styles to satisfy their "wanderlust".

17 Aug 2020

Labour Party

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delays elections as coronavirus returns

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who earned plaudits for controlling coronavirus outbreak in her country, has delayed parliamentary elections after fresh cases were reported.

12 Aug 2020

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand: Auckland on lockdown as new coronavirus cases emerge

After being praised for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, New Zealand has put its largest city Auckland back on lockdown.

09 Aug 2020


A poisoned chalice: Bill Gates on Microsoft's acquisition of TikTok

Microsoft is moving progressively to acquire the US business of TikTok (at least) to prevent the company from getting banned by the Trump administration.

Karan Bajaj, the yogi who sold his start-up for $300mn

Successful entrepreneurs are hailed for how they hold onto their idea and make it big in the market.

24 Jul 2020


'Avatar' sequels, 'Star Wars' movies delayed due to the pandemic

Even a decade after the release of James Cameron's path-breaking science-fiction epic Avatar, fans around the world are still waiting for a sequel.

New Zealand is coronavirus free: Here's what it did right

As countries around the world continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand has declared that it is coronavirus free now.

25 May 2020


Stuff, New Zealand's popular media group, sold for Rs. 46

Stuff Limited, one of New Zealand's largest media organizations, is set to be purchased by its CEO for a single NZ dollar (61 cents).

23 May 2020


'Avatar 2' production to resume in New Zealand next week

Even a decade after the release of James Cameron's path-breaking science-fiction epic Avatar, fans are still waiting for a sequel.

07 May 2020

Jacinda Ardern

NZ 'halfway down Everest'; unveils plan to ease coronavirus lockdown

New Zealand, which has been receiving praises for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, has unveiled plans to further ease its nationwide lockdown.

27 Apr 2020

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand 'eliminates' coronavirus; cases down to single digits

New Zealand has achieved its goal of "elimination" of the coronavirus as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said they have "won the battle" against community transmission.