REWIND

Locked Up Warriors: New Zealand's Prison Problem

New Zealand’s imprisonment rates are among the worst in the developed world. We revisit a Maori family to examine why.

Asia Pacific

New Zealand braced for next bout of flooding rain

Remnants of Cyclone Cook expected to bring torrential rain and damaging winds to the North Island.

New Zealand braced for next bout of flooding rain

Asia Pacific

New Zealand floods force mass evacuations

Parts of New Zealand's North Island are under a state of emergency because of a severe storm system.

Asia Pacific

New Zealand makes efforts to curb meth use

The supply of methamphetamine to New Zealand is decreasing, but it's still leaving a stain on the country. People are being encouraged to test for drug contamination before renting or buying a home.

Environment

New Zealand river is the world's first 'legal person'

Under legislation passed, the Whanganui river has been formally declared a living entity.

New Zealand river is the world's first 'legal person'

Weather

Torrential rains continue to pound New Zealand

North Island hit with floods, landslides and power cuts as heavy rains continue for the fourth straight day.

Torrential rains continue to pound New Zealand

Asia Pacific

New Zealand sheep farmers use drones to shepherd

Shepherding is one of the oldest professions in the world, but sheep farmers in New Zealand are finding innovative ways to bring the job into the modern era. The use of drones is revolutionising the work life of farmers in the country.

Environment

Hundreds of whales refloat after New Zealand strandings

More than 200 beached pilot whales free themselves at high tide and swim away amid mass strandings on South Island.

Hundreds of pilot whales refloat after mass strandings

Asia Pacific

More whales stranded in New Zealand as hundreds die

New group of 240 whales become beached in biggest stranding on record as volunteers struggle to return animals to sea.

South Island: More whales stranded as hundreds die

Protests

The TPP controversy explained

The TPP is a controversial trade deal by Pacific countries. Here is what supporters and opponents think of it.

The TPP controversy explained

Politics

Women's March on Washington kicks off Down Under

Australia and New Zealand first to hold rallies as part of a global movement reacting to Donald Trump's inauguration.

Women's March on Washington kicks off Down Under

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Netanyahu rejects 'shameful' UN vote on settlements

Israel also recalls ambassadors to New Zealand and Senegal after UNSC votes for resolution urging end of settlements.

New Zealand

New Zealand PM John Key unexpectedly steps down

Prime Minister John Key resigns after eight years in power, calling it the hardest decision he has ever made.

New Zealand PM John Key unexpectedly steps down

Earthquake

Deadly earthquake strikes New Zealand

A 7.8-magnitude quake hits central New Zealand, killing at least two people and prompting a tsunami warning.

Human Rights

New Zealand's relentless housing crisis

New Zealand now tops the IMF list of unaffordable places to live, hurting some communities more than others.

New Zealand's relentless housing crisis