Lots of good things are happening in New Zealand right now! The latest—on Wednesday night, the country’s lawmakers passed a groundbreaking bill that, for the first time anywhere in the world, will grant domestic violence survivors paid leave, with the goals of lessening the economic impact many people experience when…
Matt Lauer, who currently owns a giant, 16,000 acre ranch in New Zealand, would like you to get the hell off of his property.
On Wednesday, The Guardian reported that New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern, the first pregnant world leader in almost 30 years, arrived at Auckland hospital to give birth to her first child, according to a statement from Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford.
Catherine Healy, a longtime sex work activist, has been made a dame by the goddamn Queen of New Zealand. On Monday, the 62-year-old who successfully fought for the decriminalization of sex work in the country, was recognized with an Order of Merit “for services to the rights of sex workers.”
On Sunday, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden was interviewed by Charles Wooley for 60 minutes Australia, and it left a lot of viewers feeling like they needed a shower afterwards.
Three teenage Lorde fans from Israel are suing two New Zealand women—in New Zealand—for “emotional injury” caused by their alleged role in Lorde’s decision to cancel her Tel Aviv concert.
Newly elected Prime Minister to New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, announced Friday that she is pregnant and expecting to deliver a baby in June. She will also continue running an entire country.
In a little nugget of a story so perfectly emblematic of the casual ignorance of Trump administration officials, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, now the Trump-appointed ambassador to New Zealand, has managed to offend New Zealand over a lack of cultural awareness. (Remember, this is the guy who wanted Sen.…
Mark Simmons, an alum of Top Chef, now owns and serves as chef for the posh New York restaurant, Kiwiana. And in light of Donald Trump’s frightening Muslim travel ban, he has found a creative means of making a political statement that his patrons cannot ignore.
On Saturday, July 2, New Zealand authorities confiscated 35 bricks of high-grade cocaine, worth roughly $11 million, from two men at Auckland International Airport. As it happens, they discovered this illicit cache in an 881- pound, diamante-encrusted horse head.
A New Zealand high school’s production of Sweeney Todd went wrong (or, from another angle, completely right) when two students suffered real neck cuts from a prop razor during their opening night performance.
Several female New Zealand members of parliament were kicked out of a meeting on Wednesday for “flouting the rules,” after revealing they were victims of sexual assault.
As authorities were getting ready to re-open a Wellington, New Zealand highway tunnel that had been closed for construction on Monday, a drunk man jumped down from an overhead walkway and took a dump in the middle of the road.
Very sad news to anyone hoping for random Harry sightings while wandering New York City: Queen Elizabeth has not, contrary to prior reports, purchased an apartment in Manhattan.
Meanwhile in New Zealand, someone’s trying to make abortion care easier, faster and safer. The New Zealand Herald reports that Wairarapa doctor Simon Snook set up the hotline to help people seeking abortions get quicker access to counseling, arrange medical tests, and make an appointment with an abortion clinic.
Meet Natalia Kills and Willy Moon, two people you may have never heard of/will hear of ever again. The husband-and-wife judging team has just been fired from New Zealand's X Factor for unleashing an over-the-top and bizarrely angry diatribe at a contestant over his looks.
It turns out that Sharon Van Etten's #1 fan is a middle-aged newscaster from New Zealand named John Campbell, and I don't know if anyone in the history of music fandom has been cuter.
A Baptist preacher in New Zealand has admitted to sending a hate-filled diatribe by email to a prominent gay Christian author. The preacher admits that in his email he prayed for the author to kill himself.
Last year, New Zealand media broke the story of the Roast Busters, a group of young men in West Auckland who picked up girls (most of whom were underage, some as young as 13), gave them alcohol, and gang raped them, only to brag about it on social media. Now a year later, the investigation into the matter has come to…
Curious pervs in New Zealand have triggered a nationwide internet attack after too many users of the country's largest internet provider clicked on malware-infested links that promised nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence. Couldn't have happened to nicer people.