New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announces shock resignation

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announces shock resignation

Popular New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his shock resignation Monday, saying it was the right time to go after eight years in the job. “This is the hardest decision I’ve ever made and I don’t know what I’ll do next,” he told a news conference, adding that he had never seen himself as […]

New Zealand begins evacuation of quake-hit town

New Zealand begins evacuation of quake-hit town

New Zealand on Tuesday began a rescue operation involving hundreds of tourists and residents who remain stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after a powerful earthquake cut off train and vehicle access. The defense force said it had started ferrying people out by military helicopter and that a navy ship from Auckland was due […]

Tsunami strikes New Zealand after deadly earthquake

Tsunami strikes New Zealand after deadly earthquake

At least two people were killed and more fatalities were feared after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight Monday, while residents in coastal areas fled following tsunami warnings. As dawn broke there was scant information from many rural villages in the South Island, which were isolated by landslips and fractured telephone […]

New Zealand’s Chris Cairns gets apology from MCC after YouTube video refers to ‘match-fixing’ by all-rounder

New Zealand’s Chris Cairns gets apology from MCC after YouTube video refers to ‘match-fixing’ by all-rounder

Chris Cairns is seeking damages from MCC after the club posted a YouTube video referring to the former New Zealand all-rounder’s ‘match-fixing’ – despite Cairns’s acquittal at Southwark Crown Court last November on charges of perjury and perverting the course of justice. The mistake was made following the MCC’s annual Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture […]

Nugget Point Lighthouse, New Zealand

Nugget Point Lighthouse, New Zealand

Nugget Point is one of the most iconic landforms on the Otago coast, in the South Island of New Zealand. Located at the northern end of the Catlins coast down the road from Kaka Point, this steep headland has a lighthouse at its tip, surrounded by rocky islets – the Nuggets. A five minute walk […]