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The keepers of Henry, a tuatara, had thought he was past his prime - especially after showing no interest in females during 40 years in captivity. But he mated with 80-year-old Mildred last July and 11 of the eggs she produced have now hatched.
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The New Zealand government has agreed to acknowledge Maori ownership of the haka war dance used by the national rugby team, the All Blacks. The agreement comes after protracted negotiations between the government and several Maori tribes seeking compensation for historic grievances. Millions of dollars are being paid in a comprehensive settlement. The move follows concerns the Ka Mate haka, known to rugby fans world-wide, was being...


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The bones of twelve maori people which have lain in boxes in the National Museum and Gallery of Wales in Cardiff since the 1920s have been handed over to New Zealand at a special ceremony.


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Offers have been flooding in for an isolated village in New Zealand that is on sale for just over US$700,000.


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Three teenage boys have been found alive after being lost in their boat in the Pacific Ocean for 50 days.


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Following the very, very tragic accident in New Zealand, there will be the obvious comparisons between the events in Chile and New Zealand. But really, there is no comparison.


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New Zealand rescuers said it was not clear why the boat sank. Conditions were calm and no SOS was sent.


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New Zealand's prime minister says at least 65 people have died after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch.


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