WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The U.S. Air Force is spending nearly $1 billion to build a radar installation that will help keep astronauts and satellites safe by tracking pieces of space junk as small as a baseball. That is, if global warming doesn’t get in the way.
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Their abilities to travel, multiply and spread disease have always made rats one of mankind’s greatest pests.
New Zealand says it’s time to wipe them out. Every last one of them.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Inky the octopus waited until it was dark and the staff had gone home from the National Aquarium of New Zealand before making his move.
He squeezed and pushed his way through a tiny gap in the mesh at the top of his tank and slithered 2 metres (6.6 feet) to the floor. Then he made a beeline across the room to a drain hole.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Helen Clark, a former New Zealand prime minister who is now a senior U.N. official, announced Tuesday she is running for the top position at the United Nations, saying she would bring nearly 30 years of leadership skills to the job of secretary-general in an ever more challenging and crisis-filled world.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has voted to keep its current flag by a margin of 57 per cent to 43 per cent in a nationwide poll that ended Thursday.
More than 2 million people voted in the ballot to decide whether to keep the British Union Jack on their flag or replace it with a silver fern.
FLEA BAY, New Zealand Blindy the little blue penguin was born without functioning eyes and developed the unusual habit of swimming in tight circles.
So to prevent the bird from continually crashing into the side of the small pond where it swims, Shireen Helps began tossing it out into deeper water. Penguins are flightless but Blindy, for a few moments anyway, gets to be airborne.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand Fijians were finally able to venture outside Monday after authorities lifted a curfew but much of the country remained without electricity in the wake of a ferocious cyclone that left at least six people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes.
Officials were scrambling to restore services and assess damage in remote parts of the Pacific Island chain.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries including the United States gathered Thursday in New Zealand for the ceremonial signing of a free-trade deal they say will significantly boost trade.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand A New Zealand judge ruled Wednesday that colorful Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the United States to face criminal copyright charges.
Dotcom’s lawyers said they have filed an appeal against the decision.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand New Zealanders chose a new flag design Tuesday that will be put up as a challenger to their current flag in a March vote.
The question of whether to change a national symbol that has endured for more than a century has raised plenty of passion, and skepticism, in this nation of 4.6 million.