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Curious George revels in royal play day in New Zealand

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds Prince George during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organization that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Prince William, Kate and their son, Prince George, are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. AP

Britain’s baby Prince George hosted his first official function on Wednesday, maintaining a regal calm on a play date with a group of New Zealand toddlers, even as some of his tiny guests burst into tears.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Prince George set for royal play day in New Zealand

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George arrive for their visit to New Zealand at the International Airport, in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, April 7, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Britain’s baby Prince George will host his first ever official function on Wednesday, when he has a play date with a group of New Zealand toddlers in Wellington.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Baby Prince George lands in New Zealand for first tour

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George arrive for their visit to New Zealand at the International Airport, in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, April 7, 2014. AP

Britain’s baby Prince George arrived in New Zealand with parents Prince William and Catherine on Monday for the eight-month-old’s first ever official tour, an AFP reporter said.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

British royals star in Kiwi April Fools’ gags

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The impending royal visit by Prince William, his wife Kate and their baby son George provided ample fodder for April Fools’ Day pranksters in New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

How deep can fish go? Scientists may have answer

This photo taken in late 2011 and released by University of Aberdeen, shows hadal snailfish 7,500 meters down, at the bottom of the Kermadec Trench near New Zealand. AP

They may look like guts stuffed in cellophane, but five fish hauled up from near-record depths off the coast of New Zealand are providing scientists with new insights into how deep fish can survive.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Horrific’ dog attack on Japanese girl in New Zealand

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A seven-year-old Japanese girl was critically injured in New Zealand when a pack of four large dogs mauled her in a “horrific” attack on a rural property, officials said Tuesday.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Baby Prince George heading to Australia, New Zealand

Kate Duchess of Cambridge holds her son Prince George seated next to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William, back row from left, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton. AP FILE PHOTO

Prince William and his wife Catherine will take their baby son Prince George with them on their tour of Australia and New Zealand next month, Kensington Palace confirmed Sunday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New Zealand prostitute wins sex harassment claim

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A New Zealand prostitute has won substantial damages for sexual harassment by a brothel owner, with sex workers hailing the decision as a landmark ruling that shows the country as a world leader in protecting their rights.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Strong 6.3-quake jolts New Zealand – USGS

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A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand Monday, swaying buildings and spilling goods from shelves, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of major damage.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama, on Hawaii vacation, golfs with New Zealand PM

President Barack Obama walks with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to the second green as they golf at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. The first family is in Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation. AP

US President Barack Obama played golf with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in Hawaii on Thursday, in a rare vacation encounter with a foreign official.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

William, Kate and baby Prince George head Down Under

This is a Tuesday July 23, 2013 file photo of Britain's Prince William places carefully the Prince George of Cambridge into a car, Tuesday July 23, 2013, as they leave St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London where the Duchess gave birth on Monday July 22. Britain's Prince William has described his joy at introducing newborn son to the world on the steps of a London hospital last month and about his nerves about fitting the car seat securely into the Land Rover before driving off. AP FILE PHOTO

Prince William and his wife Kate will visit New Zealand and Australia in April, taking their baby son Prince George with them, palace officials announced on Thursday.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Government confirms partial Air New Zealand sale

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The New Zealand government confirmed Sunday the partial sell-off of national flag carrier Air New Zealand to local and offshore institutions.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Trapped Japanese, New Zealand climbers die on mountain

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A Japanese climber and his companion from Wellington died after being trapped in a snow cave on a New Zealand mountain for two nights in bitterly cold conditions, police said Monday.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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