Two people are killed in a plane crash in
New Zealand's parliament votes to ban the sale of homes to non-resident foreign nationals amid a housing affordability crisis. Australians and Singaporeans are exempt due to free-trade deals.
2018-08-15 (Context: New Zealand)
New Zealander Scott Donaldson becomes the first solo kayaker to successfully cross the Tasman Sea. After 62 days at sea, he landed in Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth, at 8.44 pm local time (08:44 UTC).
2018-07-2 (Context: New Zealand)
Two cars collide near Waverley, Taranaki, New Zealand, killing seven people. It is the nation's deadliest road accident since 2005.
2018-06-27 (Context: New Zealand)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to a baby girl at 4:45 pm local time (04:45 UTC). Ardern is the first incumbent head of government to give birth since Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 1990.
2018-06-21 (Context: New Zealand)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern goes into labour with her first child. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is now Acting Prime Minister, and will be for six weeks while Ardern is on maternity leave.
2018-06-20 (Context: New Zealand)