A dozen Pacific Rim nations reportedly reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the secretive, US-orchestrated pact that seeks common standards among its members. Opponents say the deal is more about consolidation of power than "fair trade."
Barry Cox wanted to be the Pope when he was a boy. Six decades later he built a church made from trees. He designed it as a retreat from society, but couples have been lining up to book weddings at one of most unconventional churches in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s government has passed a controversial law designed to protect children from cyber-bullying. It will create a new criminal offense, punishable by up to two years in prison, for posting material online that deliberately causes serious harm.
An elderly couple from New Zealand have passed away on the same day, just two hours apart, surrounded by their family “in the same room, lying beside each other," – the ending to their love story that started in the 1940s.
Women often live longer than men. However, this is not down to males working or drinking too much, rather it’s due to DNA inherited from their mothers. Genetic experts call this the “mother’s curse” as the defective genes can cause health problems in men.
The NSA and its spying partners wanted to hack into smartphones via Google and Samsung App stores and infect them with spyware. The revelations came from a top secret document released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Hundreds of suggestions for a flag to replace New Zealand’s current national symbol featuring the Union Jack have been submitted to the country's government, with the flightless bird Kiwi being head of the pack.