- Lonely man finds a home in Islam, and then in Islamic State Updated: May-21-15 1:04 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Before he left New Zealand, Mark Taylor spoke with a local television network. "I've been lonely all my life," he said. "Been rejected by people. Used by people. Abused by people."
- Exodus from New Zealand to Australia reverses after 24 years Updated: May-21-15 3:01 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Australia's warmer climate and higher wages have long lured droves of New Zealanders across the Tasman Sea with the aim of making a better life in the "lucky country."
- New Zealand fails to deliver promised budget surplus Updated: May-21-15 12:20 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand's government on Thursday blamed low inflation for its failure to deliver a promised budget surplus this year but said it remains on target to get its books into the black next year.
- Barker named skipper, CEO of Japanese America's Cup team Updated: May-20-15 10:41 pm
Former Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker has been named skipper and CEO of America's Cup challenger SoftBank Team Japan.
- New Zealand man on cross-country bike trip reaches ND Updated: May-20-15 4:11 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - A New Zealand man who's biking across America has made it to North Dakota.
- Prince Harry shoots winning goal as New Zealand tour ends Updated: May-16-15 2:49 am
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Britain's Prince Harry finished a weeklong New Zealand tour Saturday in which he visited remote islands and engaged with indigenous Maori by paddling a traditional canoe and delivering a greeting in the native language.
- Flooding in New Zealand capital halts trains, causes 1 death Updated: May-14-15 7:53 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Heavy rain caused flooding in New Zealand's capital Thursday that left one man dead, halted train service and blocked highways during the evening commute.
- Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa qualify for Rio Olympics Updated: May-11-15 12:13 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland - Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa are the first nations to qualify for the Olympic debut of men's rugby sevens at next summer's Games in Rio.
- New Zealander stands trial in China on drug charges Updated: May-07-15 6:01 am
GUANGZHOU, China - A 25-year-old New Zealander who faces a possible death sentence if convicted of smuggling methamphetamine testified Thursday that he came to China to collect what he thought was muscle-building supplements and never checked the packages before trying to depart.
- Internet company launched by Kim Dotcom fails to list in NZ Updated: May-06-15 2:26 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Internet file-storage company Mega Ltd., launched in 2013 by indicted entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, failed Wednesday in a bid to list on New Zealand's stock market.
- IOC chief: Small nations like New Zealand could host games Updated: May-05-15 12:04 am
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says there's no reason a small nation such as New Zealand shouldn't aspire to host the Olympics.
- UN official praises China's assistance to Nepal after quake Updated: May-04-15 8:55 am
BEIJING - The leader of the U.N. Development Program on Monday praised China's relief efforts in Nepal and said the country's importance to global development will only grow.
- Magnitude-5.6 quake jolts New Zealand; no major damage Updated: May-03-15 11:41 pm
WANAKA, New Zealand - A magnitude-5.6 earthquake jolted the South Island of New Zealand Monday afternoon, but there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries.
- Melbourne City beats Wellington 2-0 in A-League playoff Updated: May-03-15 5:20 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Melbourne City will meet top-ranked Melbourne Victory in a semifinal derby after beating Wellington 2-0 Sunday in a playoff match in Australian football's A-League.
- New Zealand squad edges Washington men in Windermere Cup Updated: May-02-15 8:54 pm
SEATTLE - The defending under-23 world champions from New Zealand pulled ahead early in the race and edged Washington in the men's final of the Windermere Cup on Saturday.
- US Open winner Michael Campbell says he's quitting Updated: May-01-15 6:59 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell says he has lost the motivation to play top-level golf and is quitting to concentrate on teaching.
- Israel, New Zealand resolve diplomatic spat over new envoy Updated: Apr-29-15 7:08 am
JERUSALEM - Israel and New Zealand have resolved a diplomatic dispute that had prevented New Zealand's new ambassador from taking up his post for more than half a year.
- Melbourne Victory finish A-League season in 1st place Updated: Apr-26-15 5:33 am
SYDNEY - Adelaide United will play Brisbane and Wellington will host Melbourne City in next weekend's first round of playoff matches in Australian football's A-League.
- Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle Updated: Apr-25-15 10:05 am
GALLIPOLI, Turkey - For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion.