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    1. September 21, 2014

      Key wins third term as New Zealand prime minister

      John Key has secured a third successive term as New Zealand’s prime minister, with the ruling National Party capitalising on...

    2. July 7, 2014

      Japanese plans to restart Antarctic whaling spark NZ anger

      Japan’s plan to resume its Antarctic whale hunts has been criticised by the New Zealand government, which supported a UN...

    1. January 31, 2014

      Air rage, on the ground

      Spend a little time watching certain news channels and you’ll soon notice which advertisers are bankrolling these...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      April 10, 2013

      China's honour guard welcome New Zealand's prime minister

      Jason Lee/Reuters Honour guards prepare for a welcome ceremony for New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key outside the Great...

    3. December 6, 2012

      Kim Dotcom cleared to sue NZ spy agency

      New Zealand’s spy agency has been ordered to hand over records relating to its illegal bugging and surveillance of Kim...

    4. November 8, 2012

      Obama evaded shadow of crisis to win poll

      Those growing tired of Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker’s shop-worn aphorism about managing post-crisis...

    5. September 24, 2012

      NZ orders Megaupload bugging inquiry

      The $175m Megaupload file-sharing piracy case took another twist on Monday when New Zealand’s prime minister ordered an...

    6. September 9, 2012

      Apec nations promise to boost growth

      VLADIVOSTOK, Russia – Asia-Pacific nations including China, the US and Japan promised measures to boost growth on Sunday and...

    7. February 15, 2012

      New Zealand court halts Chinese dairy deal

      The New Zealand government has been told it must reconsider a decision to allow a Chinese company to buy one of the...

    8. November 27, 2011

      New Zealand to sell stakes in state assets

      New Zealand is to press ahead with plans to sell stakes in state assets to reduce its record budget deficit, after...

    9. November 26, 2011

      New Zealand hands John Key a second term

      New Zealand has handed its prime minister John Key a second term, a vote of confidence in the leader who steered the country...

    10. May 30, 2011

      New Zealand dollar hits record high

      New Zealand’s dollar rose to its highest free-float level against its US counterpart after the country’s trade surplus...

    11. March 10, 2011

      Earthquake prompts New Zealand to cut rates

      New Zealand’s central bank sliced half a percentage point off its benchmark interest rate on Thursday in an effort to limit...

    12. FT Alphaville

      March 10, 2011

      New Zealand cuts interest rates

      The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Thursday cut its official cash rate 0.5 percentage point to 2.50% to offset the economic...

    13. March 6, 2011

      Expectations rise of New Zealand rate cut

      The Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand both announce interest rate decisions this week, but, given last...

    14. March 2, 2011

      Rate cut prospects hit Kiwi

      The New Zealand dollar fell to a 10-week low against its US counterpart after the country’s prime minister said he would...

    15. FT Alphaville

      March 2, 2011

      Christchurch may move business district

      New Zealand’s government may relocate Christchurch’s central business district to the edges of the city after last week’s...

    16. FT Alphaville

      March 2, 2011

      Overnight markets: Down

      Asian stocks fell on Wednesday for the first time in four days, while metals and grains dropped, after oil traded above $100...

    17. February 23, 2011

      Christchurch struggles to rise from ruins

      Almost 200 frustrated people are bunking down on the floors of two large halls at Burnside high school, one of five refuge...

    18. FT Alphaville

      February 23, 2011

      Monetary policy in a time of natural disaster

      Here’s a counter-intuitive policy suggestion, if ever there was one. On Tuesday, after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the...

    19. February 22, 2011

      New Zealand police warn of rising death toll

      A man lies injured on Manchester street in Christchurch, New Zealand after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the city The...

    20. February 16, 2011

      Japan suspends whale hunt

      Close quarters: a Japanese whaling ship seen from the Sea Shepherd group’s vessel Gojira earlier this month in the Southern...

    21. February 2, 2011

      Key sets date for New Zealand election

      WELLINGTON, Feb 2 – The New Zealand general election will be held on November 26, Prime Minister John Key said on Wednesday....

    22. November 24, 2010

      Families told no survivors in NZ mining disaster

      Distraught families of the 29 miners trapped deep inside a New Zealand coal mine have been told their relatives are dead...

    23. November 22, 2010

      Gas continues to hamper mine rescue

      Grave fears are held for the lives of 29 miners trapped deep inside a New Zealand coal mine since an explosion on Friday...

    24. November 21, 2010

      Frustration mounts in New Zealand mine rescue

      GREYMOUTH, New Zealand, (Reuters) – New Zealand plans to use a robot to help in the search for 29 men trapped in a coal mine...

    25. November 19, 2010

      Explosion hits New Zealand coal mine

      Rescuers seeking to locate 29 miners trapped deep inside a New Zealand coal mine after an explosion are being hampered by a...

    26. October 27, 2010

      New Zealand PM reaches ‘Hobbit’ deal

      New Zealand has agreed to make changes to employment law and offered additional tax incentives in order to convince...

    27. September 4, 2010

      Powerful earthquake hits New Zealand

      WELLINGTON, Sept 4 – Authorities declared an overnight curfew for Saturday after a major earthquake hit New Zealand’s...

    28. April 20, 2010

      NZ plans tax shift to drive fragile economy

      New Zealand's centre-right government is considering cutting income tax and increasing the goods and services tax in next...

    29. April 19, 2010

      New Zealand eyes income tax cuts

      New Zealand’s centre-right government is considering cutting income tax rates and increasing the goods and services tax when...

    30. April 19, 2010

      New Zealand eyes income tax cuts

      New Zealand’s centre-right government is considering cutting income tax and increasing the goods and services tax in next...

    31. October 26, 2009

      Asian leaders seek to bolster regional ties

      The 16 countries at the East Asia Summit yesterday agreed to consider competing Japanese and Australian proposals to expand...

    32. October 26, 2009

      Asian leaders look to bolster regional ties

      The 16 countries at the East Asia Summit yesterday agreed to consider competing Japanese and Australian proposals to expand...

    33. October 25, 2009

      Asian leaders look to bolster regional ties

      The 16 countries at the East Asia Summit on Sunday agreed to consider competing Japanese and Australian proposals to expand...

    34. September 8, 2009

      Aussie finds support from jobs data

      The Australian dollar climbed to its highest level for a year yesterday as rising global stocks boosted risk appetite....

    35. September 7, 2009

      Aussie finds support on growth outlook

      The Australian dollar climbed to its highest level for a year on Monday as rising global stocks boosted risk appetite....

    36. May 29, 2009

      Premier breaks pledge on NZ tax cuts

      John Key, New Zealand's prime minister, was forced to break a pledge of his election campaign yesterday as his government...

    37. May 29, 2009

      Premier breaks pledge on NZ tax cuts

      John Key, New Zealand's prime minister, was forced to break a pledge of his election campaign yesterday as his government...

    38. May 28, 2009

      New Zealand rolls back tax-cut promise

      John Key, New Zealand prime minister, was forced on Thursday to break a key pledge of his successful election campaign six...

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