What do Germany, Taiwan and New Zealand have in common? Strong leaders, widely applauded for doing an exceptional job in how they responded to the current coronavirus crisis. Strong female leaders.
The country will move to Alert level 3, with fewer restrictions on movement, on Monday night.
Brenton Harrison Tarrant livestreamed his attack - the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history - on Facebook.
It came after the killing of 51 worshipppers at two mosques during Friday prayers in Christchurch last March.
At least 18 people have died or are missing following the eruption of the Whakaari volcano in the Bay of Plenty last week
Just a week after a deadly volcanic eruption which killed at least 16 people, New Zealanders observed a minute of silence on Monday to honour the victims.
The volcano eruption on White Island has killed six people. Rescue workers are hunting for those missing after the blast.
Police said more casualties were feared with rescue services unable to reach New Zealand's White Island as it remained too dangerous after the volcano sent a plume of ash thousands of feet into the air
More fatalities are likely according to authorities.
Five New Zealanders as well as 23 visitors from Australia, nine from the US, two from the UK, four from Germany, two from China and one person from Malaysia were among those affected.
Iceland, Scotland and New Zealand leaders team up on social priorities
During the World Tolerance Summit in the United Arab Emirates, the Imam of New Zealand’s Al Noor Mosque, Sheikh Gamal Fouda, spread the message that an “evil ideology will never triumph over love and unity.”
A man was convicted of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane who was travelling in the country last year.
The 47-year old woman was floating in a rubber dinghy in the Aegean Sea for nearly two days before she was rescued by Greek coast guards.
England players fanned out across the pitch as the All Blacks delivered the traditional challenge, but rules say they must not cross the halfway line.
New Zealand will face England in next Saturday's Rugby World Cup semi-finals after the All Blacks pummelled a flat Ireland 46-14 in Saturday's last-eight clash in Tokyo.
Police have arrested 30 climate change protesters after a day of civil disobedience in Wellington, New Zealand.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern attended commemorations ahead of the anniversary of the landing of British explorer James Cook 250 years ago.
Four minutes of first-half brilliance led an otherwise unconvincing New Zealand to a 23-13 victory over South Africa in a clash between two World Cup favourites on Saturday that never quite lived up to its billing.
New Zealand has banned swimming with dolphins in its Bay of Islands waters.
The speaker of New Zealand's parliament, Trevor Mallard, fed an MP's newborn baby during a debate and the photos went viral.
Named Heracles inexpactatus - signifying its Herculean size and the suprise of the discovery - the parrot is the largest ever discovered.
A journey of a lifetime accomplished today for one Dutch sustainability advocate who was on the road for three years.
To qualify, Harlech had to prove that the street is a main thoroughfare commonly used by the public, fully surfaced and with buildings along it.
Thirteen of New Zealand's players threatened to walk out a year ago after denouncing a culture of bullying and intimidation under then-coach Andreas Heraf.
The New Zealand police commissioner said they would charge the man accused of murder in the Christchurch mosque shootings with engaging in a terrorist act.