Goodbye? Adele ‘may never tour again’ after 15 months on the road

British star says she isnt sure long stints away from home are her bag as she returns to UK for final four concerts in world tour Adele has said she may never tour again after completing a string of stadium shows in Australia and New Zealand. The British star told Aucklands Mount Smart Stadium that … Read more

No Lights, no Lorde: impersonator dupes Auckland partygoers

Convincing impersonator found to be behind surprise live performance by super ultra special guest at lights-off New Zealand dance party New Zealand has been sent in a tailspin after a surprise performance by Lorde at an Auckland public library was found to have been by a convincing impersonator. The pop star was widely reported by … Read more

New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being

After 140 years of negotiation, Mori tribe wins recognition for Whanganui river, meaning it must be treated as a living entity In a world-first a New Zealand river has been granted the same legal rights as a human being. The local Mori tribe of Whanganui in the north island has fought for the recognition of … Read more

‘Boring’ Bill English spices up first speech as New Zealand’s prime minister

Former finance minister and self-confessed bore takes office quoting poetry and saying he is no longer against gay marriage described himself as being boring, has officially become New Zealands new prime minister after any semblance of a leadership battle evaporated when two challenging National MPs dropped out of the race, effectively anointing the former finance … Read more

Pike river mine disaster: families fight to stop their dead being sealed away forever

Relatives of some of the 29 men who died in the New Zealand pit are guarding its entrance to prevent the mines owner blocking it with concrete It has just gone six in the morning when Bernie Monk emerges through the cloying mist of Grey valley and is handed a mug of steaming coffee. The … Read more

Kim Dotcom wins right to live stream extradition court hearing

US authorities opposed the move, but New Zealand judge rules live broadcast can start on Wednesday, as internet entrepreneur battles online piracy charges Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has been granted his wish to live stream his bid to avoid extradition to the United States, where he is wanted on online piracy charges. Attempts by the … Read more

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