The bones of about 64 Maori and Moriori –– the Indigenous people of mainland New Zealand and the Chatham Islands, respectively –– were looted from the island nation by Austrian taxidermist and graverobber Andreas Reischek in the late 1800s.
Following Queen Elizabeth's death, many Indigenous groups from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and ex-colonies in the Caribbean are speaking about their pain and marginalisation, and some are calling for the monarchy to be removed as head of state.
The woman, who is believed to be the mother of the two dead young children, was arrested on murder charges following a request from New Zealand.
The British monarch is the head of state in Australia as well as New Zealand, among 14 realms outside the United Kingdom, although the role is largely ceremonial.
Kaikōura Mayor said the water was dead calm at the time of the accident and the assumption was that a whale had surfaced from beneath the boat.
Agreement seeks to improve outcomes for Indigenous peoples and enhance ties between native people in the two countries.
Damage to roads and the city's infrastructure will "take years, not months" to repair, says the mayor of Nelson city, devastated by floods in the Pacific nation.
Authorities declare state of emergency in three regions as tropical storms cause major flooding, described by officials as "one-in-100-year event".
US Indo-Pacific Command admiral said he wanted to identify new areas where the US could work with New Zealand.
The Pacific group will seek to support Pacific regionalism and strengthen economic ties between the Pacific islands and the rest of the world.
Nearly half of the country's total greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, mainly methane - now the government wants to tackle that.
Russian offensive on Ukraine is a reminder that “peace cannot be taken for granted” and has to “be preserved by the acts of leaders, and protected through the actions of citizens,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
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