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Serena Williams will play in the Auckland WTA Classic for the first time since 2017, a time she was unaware she was pregnant with her daughter Alexis Olympia
There were 47 people, mainly Australian tourists, on the island when it erupted
The South Pacific nation has long marketed itself as '100% Pure' and 'clean and green', but has seen a huge growth in visitors in recent years
(UPDATED) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern suspends a cabinet meeting and stands with head bowed to quietly reflect on the disaster
(UPDATED) The death toll now stands at 18 after an Australian victim who had been repatriated to Sydney died in hospital almost a week after the deadly eruption
(3rd UPDATE) They are focusing on an area where a body was seen floating in the water earlier in the week
An military team is dispatched to recover 8 bodies that remain on New Zealand's most active volcano, which sits semi-submerged 50 kilometers out to sea
With the help of drone flights and helicopter pilots who were near the volcano immediately after the eruption, authorities have located 6 of the 8 bodies on the island
The official death toll after Monday's explosion on White Island stands at 6, with police listing another 9 as missing, up from the previous figure of 8. It remains too hazardous for rescuers to travel there, however.
Amid questions over why tourists were allowed to visit the volcano, police announce a criminal investigation into the circumstances of the deaths and injuries
(5th UPDATE) The New Zealand military is expected to make a pass of the island at first light in the hope that people may have survived against the odds
The law, enabling terminally ill people to request a medically assisted death, passes 69-51 at its final reading, ending years of passionate debate in parliament
The catchphrase, 'OK, boomer,' is used to dismiss out-of-touch, condescending, or closed-minded attitudes associated with the baby-boomer generation and older people more generally.
(UPDATED) Objections by India have dashed hopes of finalizing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership at the ASEAN Summit 2019
A fire breaks out on the roof of the SkyCity convention center site in Auckland and quickly spread, says Fire and Emergency NZ
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern leads global efforts to force technology firms to clamp down on extremist material
Thousands are expected to join other events this week in Australia, including a bee die-off enactment, a nude parade, and a funeral procession for the planet
The remains of the first year University of Canterbury student are so badly decomposed that specialist disaster investigators are brought in to identify them
'You have to start looking at how you can enter the political structures, how you will bring your ideas into them,' former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark tells young citizens
Amazon's upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' TV series will be shot in Auckland, New Zealand, home to Peter Jackson's original 'LOTR' films
(UPDATED) Police say 27 people were in the vehicle when it crashed about 20 kilometers (12 miles) outside Rotorua
Trevor Mallard, the speaker of New Zealand's House of Representatives, bottle-feeds the one-month-old son of a fellow politician while at work
Australia's role in the Pacific Islands Forum is in doubt after leaders of the low-lying nations question whether its leader is committed to curbing a problem seen as a threat to their survival
The bill, to be introduced to parliament on August 8, will be a conscience vote rather than along party lines
The Pacific islands are now a hotbed of aid projects and charm offensives as anxiety over China's presence grows
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says regulations around who could hold firearm licenses would also be tightened to 'stop weapons falling into the wrong hands'
The breaks of the game didn't go the Philippines' way as the young Filipinos end their U19 World Cup campaign with a painful loss to New Zealand
'New Zealanders are proud of our country's clean, green reputation and want to help ensure we live up to it,' says Environment Minister Eugenie Sage
Licensed firearms owners in New Zealand will have 6 months to surrender weapons that have now been deemed illegal under the new gun laws, with an amnesty ensuring they will not face prosecution during that period
The Philippine embassy in New Zealand 'stands ready to provide the necessary assistance to the Filipinos and their families'
Philip Arps pleads guilty to two charges of distributing objectionable material for sharing footage that was livestreamed to social media during the attack
New Zealand's civil defense organization says if a tsunami was generated it would take at least two hours to reach the country
Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian national, is committed to stand trial next year on 51 counts of murder, 40 of attempted murder and engaging in a terrorist act
The Court of Appeal quashes a ministerial decision to extradite Kyung Kim to China, saying doing so when there is a risk he would be tortured breaches New Zealand's international obligations
In addition to the terror charge, Brenton Tarrant also faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder over the March 15 attacks
'There is no room for hate speech – online or offline,' United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says
Jacinda Arden of New Zealand and France's Emmanuel Macron are the driving force behind the 'Christchurch Call' pledge which wants to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online
While the government describes its legislation as 'binding,' Greenpeace New Zealand says it did not include any way to enforce the targets, rendering it "toothless'
A spokesman for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her long-term partner Clarke Gayford says the couple agreed to tie the knot over the Easter break
Local media name the man as Jay Michael Harding-Reriti and say the charges against him include possession of a handheld improvised explosive device, powergel explosives, and detonator cord
'Police have located a package containing a suspected explosive device and ammunition at a vacant address on Newcastle Street in Christchurch,' superintendent John Price says
The company and 3 people targeted in the lawsuit operate a service to raise the profile of Instagram accounts by giving them bogus followers, views, and likes
The Prince is also scheduled to meet survivors of the March 15 shooting in which 50 people were killed
Police and security agencies reduce the threat level from high to medium, meaning authorities judge that another attack, violent criminal behavior, or violent protest remains 'feasible' rather than 'very likely'
Six people appear in court Monday, charged with possessing or spreading the footage of the March 15 mosque attack
Details of the kidnapping had been kept under wraps until the International Committee of the Red Cross appealed for news about Louisa Akavi and two Syrian drivers kidnapped with her in October 2013
'We worked really hard to make this model. It was so pleasant that we were ready to stand like this for the whole day,' says one participant
The new rules are aimed at removing semi-automatic firearms from circulation through a buy-back scheme, prohibition, and harsh prison sentences
Lawmakers pass the legislation on final reading, less than a month after a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch killing 50 people
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was 'disingenuous' in saying bad actors were going out of their way to circumvent the site's systems.