United Kingdom  

New Zealand

Island country in the South Pacific

New Zealand    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

New Zealand: Island country in the South Pacific
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country has two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was the last large habitable land to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

11
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Camilla and Taika Waititi hold lockdown storytime for kids [Video]

Camilla and Taika Waititi hold lockdown storytime for kids

The Duchess of Cornwall has joined Taika Waititi for the latest instalment of his charity reading of Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach."

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published
Jacinda Ardern: Earthquake hits as New Zealand's prime minister conducts TV interview [Video]

Jacinda Ardern: Earthquake hits as New Zealand's prime minister conducts TV interview

An earthquake hit as New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern was being interviewed live on TV. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Jacinda Ardern stays cool as earthquake rattles NZ capital [Video]

Jacinda Ardern stays cool as earthquake rattles NZ capital

An earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital on Monday morning (May 25), shaking many residents including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who continued with a live TV interview at the parliament..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:31Published
Earthquake interrupts Jacinda Ardern [Video]

Earthquake interrupts Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been interrupted during a live TV interview by an earthquake. The 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck in the ocean 62 miles north-east of Wellington.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published
Meet the sheepdog robot that could be a farmers' best friend [Video]

Meet the sheepdog robot that could be a farmers' best friend

Boston Dynamics four-legged robot ‘Spot’ has been taught to herd sheep after its developers teamed up with New Zealand robot operations software platform “Rocos’, to up-skill its robodog.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published
New Zealand woman finally reunited with dying sister in Australia [Video]

New Zealand woman finally reunited with dying sister in Australia

A New Zealand woman has been reunited with her dying sister in Australia after gaining an exemption from pandemic travel restrictions on compassionate grounds.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:00Published
NZ rugby players return to training under strict health measures [Video]

NZ rugby players return to training under strict health measures

More than two months after the Super Rugby was called off, New Zealand teams have returned to training for a revamped five-team domestic competition.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published
Lockdown story time: Roald Dahl with Streep, Cumberbatch, Waititi and more [Video]

Lockdown story time: Roald Dahl with Streep, Cumberbatch, Waititi and more

Millions of parents around the world have been exhausting all forms of entertainment for their children during the past few months, but a host of celebrities including Meryl Streep, Benedict..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published
New Zealand's Super Rugby teams return to training [Video]

New Zealand's Super Rugby teams return to training

Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Hurricanes and Highlanders begin preparations for NZ-based competition called Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:21Published
New Zealand launches app to help people track movements [Video]

New Zealand launches app to help people track movements

New Zealand will launch a contact-tracing app on Wednesday to help people track their movements as the country eases one of the world's most rigid lockdowns designed to slow the spread of COVID-19...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published
British-based artist creates quarantine flipbook [Video]

British-based artist creates quarantine flipbook

Artist based in the UK draws flipbook to send his love to everyone struggling during coronavirus outbreak

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:14Published
Astronomers find rare super-Earth in Earth-like orbit [Video]

Astronomers find rare super-Earth in Earth-like orbit

Astronomers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand have discovered a new "super-Earth" orbiting a star located near the Milky Way's "galactic bulge," a dense region of stars in the center of..

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:08Published
New Zealand eases lockdown [Video]

New Zealand eases lockdown

New Zealand eases lockdown, with barbers, playgrounds and some tourist attractions reopening. The reopening of the economy reflects the success New Zealand has experienced in its bold goal of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published
New Zealand supports Taiwan at WHO despite Chinese rebuke [Video]

New Zealand supports Taiwan at WHO despite Chinese rebuke

New Zealand's foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan's participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:57Published
Germany: infections rise as restrictions ease [Video]

Germany: infections rise as restrictions ease

Germany reported on Monday that new coronavirus infections were accelerating exponentially after early steps to ease its lockdown, news that sounded a global alarm even as businesses opened from Paris..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:23Published
New Zealand to reopen malls, cafes from Thursday as virus curbs eased [Video]

New Zealand to reopen malls, cafes from Thursday as virus curbs eased

The Pacific nation was locked down for more than one month under "level 4" restrictions that were eased by a notch late last month. It has continued to enforce strict social measures on many of its..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published
IOC's Coates says no Plan B for Toyko Olympic Games in 2021 [Video]

IOC's Coates says no Plan B for Toyko Olympic Games in 2021

Senior IOC official John Coates admits that there is no "Plan B" if the Tokyo Olympics are unable to be staged in 2021.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:27Published
Thieves Steal 97 Cars During Lockdown in New Zealand [Video]

Thieves Steal 97 Cars During Lockdown in New Zealand

A group of thieves broke into a Jucy Rentals parking lot, stealing 97 vehicles in total.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:56Published
NZ's climate change curriculum clashes with dairy dreams [Video]

NZ's climate change curriculum clashes with dairy dreams

The launch of a climate change curriculum that teaches students how to tackle deniers and advises them to eat less dairy and meat has sparked a debate in New Zealand, where economic growth is hinged on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published
Ardern touts New Zealand as investment 'safe haven' [Video]

Ardern touts New Zealand as investment 'safe haven'

New Zealand's success in curbing the coronavirus has given it a "safe haven" advantage, allowing the country to be open for investment, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday. Libby Hogan..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
Australia, New Zealand discuss travel bubble [Video]

Australia, New Zealand discuss travel bubble

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined Australia's coronavirus cabinet meeting on Tuesday as the neighboring countries discuss a travel bubble between them. Libby Hogan reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:34Published
No new virus cases reported in New Zealand [Video]

No new virus cases reported in New Zealand

New Zealand reports no new cases of coronavirus on Monday. It was the first time since the outbreak took hold in mid-March that the country has reported zero new cases.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published
Beaumont re-elected as World Rugby chairman [Video]

Beaumont re-elected as World Rugby chairman

Bill Beaumont retains his position as the chairman of World Rugby after defeating Agustin Pichot in the first round of voting.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:15Published

You Might Like


Walkers found after 19 days in the New Zealand wilderness

The 23-year-olds were winched from a clearing after a helicopter saw smoke from their fire.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Australia eyes New Zealand travel 'bubble' as cases fall

Falling numbers of active coronavirus cases in Australia and New Zealand are paving the way for the easing of travel restrictions between the two countries, health officials said on Wednesday, even as..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand expects plan for safe travel with Australia in June

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday a draft blueprint on safely starting travel between New Zealand and Australia will be presented to both governments in early June.
Reuters - Published

'World Cup final tape will never be wiped' - ex-England coach Bayliss

Former England coach Trevor Bayliss says he recorded the World Cup final win over New Zealand and it will "never be wiped".
BBC News - Published

Trevor Bayliss: Ex-England coach says World Cup final will 'never be wiped'

Former England coach Trevor Bayliss says he recorded the World Cup final win over New Zealand and it will "never be wiped".
BBC News - Published

Australia's borders will not open 'anytime soon': PM Morrison

Australia will not open the country's borders "anytime soon", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, but added the country will continue its discussions with neighbouring New Zealand for a..
Reuters - Published

Earthquake rattles New Zealand for the second time in 48 hours

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck the New Zealand city of Levin, near the country's capital Wellington, a day after a 5.8 tremor was recorded in the same area, government seismic monitor Geonet said on..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand eases coronavirus curbs on public gatherings

New Zealand is easing back curbs on the size of gatherings to 100 people from 10, as it relaxes measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand earthquake hits during PM Ardern live TV interview

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern carries on an interview as an earthquake hits parliament.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand's Ardern stays cool as earthquake strikes during live interview

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was undaunted by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV interview, and calmly continued with the programme.
Reuters - Published

Jacinda Ardern stays cool as earthquake rattles New Zealand capital

An earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital on Monday morning, shaking many residents including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who continued with a live TV interview at the parliament building.
Reuters - Published

Earthquake strikes near New Zealand capital, no immediate damage reported

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital Wellington on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Reuters - Published

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes New Zealand near capital city

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital Wellington on Monday, government seismic monitor Geonet said.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand opposition leader ousted as PM Ardern's popularity soars

The leader of New Zealand's main opposition party was ousted on Friday after opinion polls showed he was no match for the soaring popularity of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as the country heads toward..
Reuters - Published

Robot dog tries to herd sheep in New Zealand

The Spot robot was designed for search and rescue - but may find work in the farming industry.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand PM Ardern's election prospects boosted by latest poll

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's popularity has soared ahead of elections in September as a result of her handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a poll showed on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand opens bars as more curbs eased, four-day work week idea floated

Bars and pubs opened in New Zealand for the first time in months on Thursday, as restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus were eased further and the government looked to revive economic..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand reports no new coronavirus cases for second straight day

New Zealand recorded no new coronavirus cases for the second straight day on Tuesday, but authorities said it was premature to discuss moving the country to "level one" in its scale of alert.
Reuters - Published

Ardern becomes New Zealand's most popular PM in a century: poll

Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand's most popular prime minister in a century, a Newshub-Reid Research poll showed on Monday, thanks to her COVID-19 response that made the country among the most..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand to roll out 'digital diary' app to help people track movements

New Zealand will launch a contact-tracing app on Wednesday to help people track their movements as the country eases one of the world's most rigid lockdowns designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's Ardern turned away from cafe under coronavirus rules

Hailed for her leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner were turned away from a cafe on Saturday because it was too full under the physical..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Capturing isolation on New Zealand's Stewart Island

As the country emerges from lockdown, a photographer has documented life on rugged Stewart Island.
BBC News - Published

Joy as friends and relatives meet again in NZ

New Zealand has reported no new cases of the virus in the past three days.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: New Zealand reopens with midnight barbers queues

Shops, cafes and parks reopen for New Zealanders - and some keen customers can't wait until morning.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand leaps out of coronavirus lockdown with bungee jumps, midnight haircuts

After seven weeks trussed up with some of the world's toughest coronavirus curbs, New Zealanders like Jim Boult leapt at the chance to cheer the end of the country's lockdown on Thursday - literally in..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: UK expats from New Zealand left stranded in Fiji

Brits who live in New Zealand have been unable to return after the country closed its borders.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand still supports Taiwan at WHO despite Chinese rebuke

New Zealand's foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan's participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage..
Reuters - Published

Rugby union to return in New Zealand in June

New Zealand’s Super Rugby mini-series will begin on 13 June after the government confirmed it would lower its coronavirus alert level from Thursday.
BBC News - Published

China berates New Zealand over support for Taiwan at WHO

China berated New Zealand on Monday for its support for Taiwan's participation at the World Health Organization (WHO), saying the country should "stop making wrong statements" on the issue to avoid..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand to reopen malls, cafes from Thursday as virus curbs eased

New Zealand businesses including malls, cinemas, cafes and gyms will be allowed to reopen from Thursday as tight restrictions put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus were further eased on..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand records three new coronavirus cases ahead of decision on easing restrictions

New Zealand reported three new coronavirus cases on Monday, ahead of a decision on whether to ease restrictions further and allow more business and recreational activities to resume after weeks of..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Grace Millane's family donate care packages in her memory

The cousin of Grace Millane, who was murdered in New Zealand, says she would have been "so proud".
BBC News - Published

New Zealand says it backs Taiwan's role in WHO due to success with coronavirus

New Zealand on Friday weighed in on the debate around whether Taiwan should be allowed to join the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying the country has a lot to offer given its success in limiting..
Reuters - Published

Super Rugby mini-series planned in NZ as sport resumption nears

New Zealand Rugby announces plans for a Super Rugby mini-series, with the country potentially lowering its Covid-19 alert level on Monday.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand coronavirus: Massive car heist under cover of lockdown

Thieves used a quiet weekend to steal almost 100 vehicles, shattering New Zealand's sense of community.
BBC News - Published

PM Ardern touts New Zealand as 'safe haven' for investment

New Zealand's success in curbing the coronavirus has given it a "safe haven" advantage, allowing the country to be open for investment, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

All Blacks: Flanker Sam Cane named New Zealand captain

Flanker Sam Cane is the new captain of the All Blacks, following Kieran Read’s retirement after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Australia and New Zealand say travel between them will take time

Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday efforts to resume travel between them would take some time, as they make cautious moves to re-open economies largely shuttered by the novel coronavirus.
Reuters - Published

Australia, New Zealand work to open borders to each other

Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday efforts to resume travel between the two countries would take some time, as they cautiously re-open their mostly shuttered economies after containing outbreaks..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: 'Travel bubble' plan to help kick-start flights

Australia and New Zealand plan an unrestricted travel corridor which could be extended to other countries.
BBC News - Published

Australia, New Zealand start work on plan for travel between them

Australia and New Zealand have agreed to begin work on allowing travel between both countries and this arrangement could be eventually extend to other Pacific island nations, the countries said in a..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand PM: No open borders for 'a long time'

But the NZ PM said "a safe zone of travel" between Australia and her country may be possible.
BBC News - Published

Australia, New Zealand flights to resume once virus risk eliminated: Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined Australia's coronavirus cabinet meeting on Tuesday as the neighbouring countries discuss reopening their borders to trans-Tasman travel following their..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand joins Australia's coronavirus cabinet meeting to discuss travel hub

New Zealand's prime minister joined Australia's coronavirus cabinet meeting on Tuesday as the neighbouring countries discuss reopening their borders to trans-Tasman travel following their successes in..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Australia and New Zealand 'travel bubble' in sight as virus growth slows

New Zealand and Australia could soon open their borders to each other, creating what they call a "Trans-Tasman bubble" as they look to restart their economies after getting their novel coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Australia and New Zealand discuss possible trans-Tasman "travel bubble"

New Zealand and Australia are discussing the potential creation of a "travel bubble" between the two countries, even as Australia on Monday reported its highest number of coronavirus cases in two..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's Ardern asks citizens to follow virus-linked curbs even as no new cases reported

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asked citizens to stay the course on social restrictions still in place to contain the coronavirus, and said no decision had been taken yet on whether the..
Reuters - Published



 Page 1  〉