New Zealand

Seven Hair Raising Gap Year Ideas for Your Year Out

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Love adventure? Addicted to adrenaline? Live for the next crazy escapade that may (or may not) have you home in one piece? If you're looking for something totally different to do during your year out, take a look at some of our gap year dares. Not for the faint-hearted, here are seven hair raising adventures that will trump any ordinary gap year travel experience.

British Student Killed In New Zealand Kayaking Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.09.2015 | UK

A British exchange student has died on a day out with friends in New Zealand after their kayaks were swamped after strong gusts of wind. Londoner J...

World's First 'Climate Change Refugee' Deported From New Zealand Back To Kiribati

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

A man who claimed to be the world’s first climate change refugee has been deported from New Zealand back to his homeland of Kirabati. Ioane Teit...

New Zealand MP Tries To Discredit New Flag Design By Bringing Up Nazis

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

Godwin’s Law says that the longer a discussion goes on, the more likely a mention of the Nazis becomes - and the New Zealand Parliament has reached ...

New Zealand Zoo Keeper Killed In Tiger Attack

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK

A 43-year-old New Zealand zookeeper has been attacked and killed by a tiger. Police say Samantha Lynda Kudeweh, a senior curator at the Hamilton Zo...

Travel Eye: Why the WILD Side of New Zealand Should Be on Your Travel List

Karen Edwards | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

At New Zealand's southern most point in the Catlins region, the Arctic winds have started to pick up. As temperatures plummet from the 23 to four degrees, I find myself on a beach, looking out for the rare and endemic Yellow-Eyed penguin.

Air New Zealand's 'Men In Black' Themed Flight Safety Video Is Epic

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Airlines are constantly trying to find new ways to make people actually pay attention during in-flight safety announcements, and Air New Zealand have ...

What Is Really to Be Gained From Banning Smoking in Prison?

Arthur Taylor | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK
Arthur Taylor

You should also ask some of your long serving prison guards what they think of a ban - but don't do it when they might suffer retaliation from their political masters, or you won't get the truth. I've no doubt they would unanimously oppose a ban, they know what the real effects of a ban will be - listen to them.

Horrific 'Fight Club' Videos Leaked From New Zealand Prison Show Inmates Violently Brawling

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. That is, until someone leaks footage of you up to your neck in it. Prison f...

Entire School Performs Spine-Tingling Haka As A Tribute To Their New Zealand Teacher At His Funeral

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A video has been posted on Reddit showing the moment an entire school performed a spine-tingling haka as a tribute to their former teacher, who died i...

Brutal Videos Capture Real Life Fight Club In British Owned Prison

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

Story contains graphic content Gang members are staging their own jailhouse fight club and then uploading mobile video footage to YouTube in a Serc...

Terrified Three-Year-Old's Nightmare Of Man Outside His Window Was Actually Real

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK

When Melissa Rodrigues’s son kept telling her about a mysterious man outside his window holding a light at night, she dismissed it at nightmares. ...

Guy's Peaceful Paddle Boarding Session Interrupted By Bitey Killer Whale

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

When Luke Reilly decided to go on a nice calm paddle boarding session off the northern coast of New Zealand, the last thing he expected was to have an...

Hero Sikh Abandons Religious Protocol By Using Turban To Help Injured Child

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

A young Sikh has been praised for abandoning religious protocol after rushing to aid an injured child who had been hit by a car. Harman Singh was ...

Travel Eye: Whale-Watching in Eco-Friendly Kaikoura, New Zealand

Karen Edwards | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

It's not only sperm whales that are found in Kaikoura's waters. Other species include Blue, Minke, Southern Right, Beaked and Pygmy Sperm whales. Vicky tells us about their migrating cycles, the way they feed and bring up young. I'm genuinely bowled over by how much the team know.

NZ Prime Minister Apologises For Bizarre Hair-Pulling Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK

The Prime Minister of New Zealand has apologised to a waitress for repeatedly pulling her hair in a bizarre schoolboy-like incident. A waitress fr...

Grim Night For Cyclone Hit Vanuatu Residents As Dozens Feared Dead

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK

Residents in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu hunkered in emergency shelters for a second straight night on Saturday after venturing out to find their homes da...

Three Weeks in New Zealand - Travel Tips and Tales

Lucy Self | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

It turns out, once I'd cleared up any pre-conceptions about the food scene, I fell as hard for New Zealand's beauty as I did for the man who brought me there. First step: extend that map in my mind to include a 'must revisit' pin. Second step: learn to drive...

Amazing Images Capture Fearless Police Saving Woman From Sinking Car

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

Dramatic images of two policemen fearlessly saving a woman from her sinking car have been revealed. A 63-year-old woman was believed to be just se...

Theresa May Goes All The Way To NZ To Find Child Abuse Inquiry Chair

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

New Zealand High Court judge Lowell Goddard has been named as chair of the deeply troubled child abuse inquiry. The endeavour has been a political ...

New Island Created By Volcanic Eruption In Tonga

AP | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK

A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new island — although one scientist said on Wednesday it could soon disappear. The volcano has been er...

Man With Metal Rod In His Head Walks Calmly Into A Petrol Station

The Huffington Post UK | Francesca Syrett | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

Extraordinary footage has emerged of a man walking calmly into a petrol station with a metal rod lodged into his head. Lester Gray, the owner of th...

Sydney Kicks Off World's New Year Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

It's already 2015 in some parts of the world - Sydney has rung in the New Year with its awesome, annual fireworks display. Sydney greeted January 1...

My Three Top Travel Secrets From A Tour of New Zealand

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

From the completely bizarre Lost Gypsy Caravan in The Catlins or Wellington's free outdoor concert in the beautiful Botanic Garden, to the spine-chilling glow worm trails in Waitomo Caves, there are so many undiscovered secrets for the first time New Zealand traveller.

Will the Kiwis Pass the Ball Yet?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

When one looks at the stats of New Zealand having arrived on the world rugby scene, it must fill the heart of a sports fan with pride. This country, which has simply one quarter of a population of London, get there to conquer the field?