#New Zealand

PHOTOS: New Year's Eve Celebrations Kick Off In Sydney

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK

New Year's Eve celebrations are well under way having kicked off on the other side of the world, with revellers in Australia and New Zealand the first...

Firmly Back in the South

Alex Thomson | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

t is bitterly cold down here now, and I have several layers on even when in my sleeping bag. I have a heater onboard but it burns diesel so whilst I am in power saving mode and conserving fuel, using the heater is a no go therefore it is like some sort of torture having all the capabilities of making heat but not being able to use it.

Naked Ambition Turns Out To Be A Damp Squib

Caters News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

Tandem attempts at smashing the Guinness World Record for skinny-dipping have taken place in New Zealand. In Papamoa Beach 299 nudist swimmers tur...

My First Time at Twickenham Stadium

Stefania Mattana | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Sport
Stefania Mattana

Every rugby enthusiast, once in his lifetime, should enter in an empty Twickenham. The silence is so unreal that you can hear the 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' echo, just like the empty seats are singing it.

2015 Rugby World Cup Draw

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Sport

England will have to get past Australia and Wales if they are to have any chance of winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The hosts avoided being drawn...

Looking Ahead to England Vs New Zealand

David Paice | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Sport
David Paice

This weekend we face a huge test against the All Blacks. They're the best team in the world, but we have analysed their game and pinpointed areas that we think we can exploit.

Will 'Mount Doom' In New Zealand Blow?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

A volcano that featured as Mount Doom in Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy could erupt soon, say experts. Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand is al...

Cutting A Rug In Christchurch

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

The Prince of Wales gave a masterclass in ballroom dancing when he took to the floor - without the Duchess of Cornwall. A fleetfooted Charles impre...

German Courts Refuse to Bow to US Pressure in MegaUpload Case

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Tech
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

A German court in Frankfurt (Beschl. v. 14.05.2012 - Az.: 5/28 Qs 15/12) has ruled that a request for mutual legal assistance from the United States r...

Hobits And Head-Butts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Prince Charles spent his 64th birthday eating cake in the land of dwarves, hobbits and goblins. And then head-butted a few of the locals for good meas...

British Man Stranded In Yacht Between New Zealand And Tonga

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

A British man and a New Zealand woman, marooned in a yacht which rolled in the Pacific ocean are awaiting rescue Thursday morning. The yacht, calle...

Is David Beckham 'Thick'?

WENN | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home

You can't deny David Beckham has achieved a lot in his life, but he has reportedly been branded a bit dim by the prime minister of New Zealand. In ...

Can You Know so Little About a Person, and Still be so Inspired?...Strive Masiyiwa

Adeolu Adesanya | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Adeolu Adesanya

I just got to know of this humble man called Strive Masiwaya. I had heard of him before, many times even, but never took time to find out slight details about him.

China's New Nuclear Tourist Attraction

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

China has announced it is to spend 6 million yuan (£595,000) on converting the site of the country's first nuclear bomb detonation into a unique, fas...

You Don't Have to be 18 to Take a Gap Year

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

I'm no teenager anymore and my days of student parties and beans and toast are fading slowly into the past. But, 2 weeks ago - I started my (very delayed) gap-year and couldn't be happier.

PICTURES: Money From Middle Earth Becomes Legal Tender

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Wealthy fans of 'The Hobbit' will soon be able to put a price tag on their love of the stories, when coins featuring the faces of Peter Jackson's upco...

Crop A Load Of That!

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Graduate Jamie Fox has found a job with a difference - working as a human scarecrow. The real life Worzel Gummidge spends his days sitting, reading...

Rapping for the Kiwis in Christchurch, New Zealand

MC Lars | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
MC Lars

For the past few weeks I've been on tour in New Zealand, rapping for the Kiwis. When I first heard that New Zealanders affectionately referred to themselves as this, I thought it was in reference to the fruit. Nope.

Seal Pup Saved After G-String Struggle

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

An unlucky seal pup had to be rescued after it faced being strangled to death by a G-string. The seal, which had got lassooed around the neck by t...

WATCH: It's A New Flight Of The Conchords Song!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Just fancy that! We were only thinking the other day about how much we miss Flight of the Conchords. (It was round about the time we were watching thi...

300 Evacuated From Fire At Kiwi House In King's Cross

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

New Zealand's Olympics hospitality house during London 2012 has caught on fire - after an outdoor barbecue exploded on Wednesday evening. The fire ...

Second New Zealand Volcano 'Burps' Days After Eruption Of Mount Tongariro (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

A second volcano in New Zealand has experienced a small eruption just days after Mount Tongariro burst into life for the first time in more than a cen...

PICTURES: New Zealand Volcano's Surprise Eruption After 115 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

UPDATE: Second New Zealand Volcano 'Burps' Days After Eruption Of Mount Tongariro (PICTURES) A New Zealand volcano has erupted for the first time i...

Go Aus Zealand! Australia's Last Ditch Attempt To Steal Medal Glory

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

In a last-ditch attempt for Games glory, Australia's tabloid media have tried different tactics to boost the nation's sporting achievements - includin...

Children's Author Margaret Mahy Dies At 76

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.09.2012 | Home

Children's author Margaret Mahy has died at the age of 76. Mahy, who wrote her first novel at the age of 7, was lauded for her work A Lion In The ...