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.


The TPP controversy explained

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


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.

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.


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

New Zealand's homeless: Living in cars and garages

New Zealand was once a pioneer of the social welfare state, but now one in every 100 New Zealanders are homeless.


An Innocent Warrior

A Maori activist's fight for his people after being accused of running a paramilitary training camp in New Zealand.


The hypocrisy of Australian democracy

The coming election holds a bitter taste for many Kiwis living long-term in Australia.

by Megan Anderson

Al Jazeera World

Ramadan North and South

An intimate look at the month of Ramadan through the eyes of Muslims in opposite ends of the world.

New Zealand

Why are there so many Maori in New Zealand's prisons?

We go inside a prison to tell the stories of the Maori men living their lives "behind the wire".


Former New Zealand PM announces bid for top UN post

If she wins, Helen Clark would become the first woman to hold the position of UN secretary general.

New Zealand

New Zealand rejects alternate flag design in referendum

Two million voted in poll with 57 percent opting to keep current Union flag design and the rest wanting an alternative.

New Zealand

New Zealand's flag referendum

Silver fern or Union Jack - as the three-week ballot comes to a close, will Kiwis opt for change?