The USS Sampson, a US warship, diverted in a small coastal town in New Zealand on Wednesday to help in the evacuation of tourists and local residents from the 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
Small blue penguins in New Zealand are certainly getting a lot of love. Just recently, an underpass was created especially for them to protect them from vehicles and afford them a bit of privacy from gawking tourists.
There’s a good chance humans will be able to conquer other planets someday. For now, this dream remains in the distant future and people will have to remain earth-bound. Here are five surreal landscapes that’s (almost) as good as exploring space.
The ministry warned people to stay away from beaches and the coastal area in general.
New Zealand has announced an ambitious program between the government and the private sector that aims to eradicate rats and other predators in the country by 2050.
High school students in New Zealand are more likely to delay sexual activities until they are older, a study reveals. However, teenagers who are active sexually are less likely to use contraceptives consistently.
Researchers discovered a magma buildup 10 kilometers deep underneath the coastal town of Matata in New Zealand.
NASA's super pressure balloon completed its first round-the-globe journey in just 14 days.
NASA launched a Super Pressure Balloon for a trip around-the-world to test its flight capacity. This technology is vital in future space observations which will require long-duration flights.
Tesla installed their first renewable energy powerwall in New Zealand. With their partner company, Vector, they wanted to distribute the technology to 130 institutions, communities, households and schools in the country.
Have you ever heard of floating gold? We'll apparently, in the beaches in Europe, they do exist. But not in a shiny, glittery form, instead they look like a rock which smells, too. It's a stone secreted by sperm whales and are used in making perfumes. It is called "whale vomit" and it is extremely rare. It is considered valuable because a block of it can cost up to $70,000. But authorities fear that if people decided to harvest whale's vomit, it might further worsen the population drop of the endangered sperm whales.
The telegraph selected New Zealand for the fourth time as the best country to visit for their Travel Awards. This selection was based on the votes of more than 75,000 readers. The telegraph also gives 26 reasons why reason New Zealand has topped the chart.
A resident octopus of the National Aquarium of New Zealand has made the recent headline due to its cunning and brilliant escape from captivity.
In hopes of saving kakapo parrots, or night parrots, from extinction, researchers plan to sequence the genomes of all surviving individuals. Once accomplished, this will be the first time an entire animal population's genome has been sequenced.