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Stories with place: New Zealand
  • Cairns in limbo as perjury trial heads into 9th week 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 12:42 pm

    LONDON - Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns must wait until Monday at the earliest to learn the result of his perjury trial after jurors failed to reach a verdict following a second day of deliberations.

  • 12 wickets fall on 1st day of 1st day-night cricket test 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 7:42 am

    ADELAIDE, Australia - With a dozen wickets tumbling, the pink ball swinging seriously under lights and Australia's leading paceman limping off injured, the opening day of the first day-night cricket test was as extraordinary as organizers could have hoped.

  • Fiji sevens team to the rescue as passenger taken ill story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 1:50 am

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The world champion Fiji sevens rugby team has been praised after stepping in to assist cabin crew during a medical emergency on a flight from Fiji to Brisbane on Thursday.

  • Australia, New Zealand ready for 1st day-night test match 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 12:59 am

    ADELAIDE, Australia - Pink leather and bright lights. The color and the concept are creating a stir in cricket circles on the eve of the sport's first day-night test match.

  • New Zealand extradition hearing against Kim Dotcom ends 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:31 am

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A court hearing in New Zealand on whether to extradite Kim Dotcom and three others who helped run the website Megaupload to the United States ended Tuesday after nine weeks of arguments.

  • 4 Brits, 2 Australians die in New Zealand chopper crash story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 9:04 pm

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Four tourists from Britain and two from Australia are among seven people who died when a helicopter crashed on a scenic New Zealand glacier, police said.

  • All Blacks captain McCaw confirms his retirement from rugby 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 6:08 am

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - All Blacks captain Richie McCaw made it official: He's retiring from all rugby after a record 148 test matches across a 15-year international career capped with back-to-back World Cup titles.

  • Rugby world mourns death of Lomu, the game's 1st superstar 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 7:04 pm

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The worshippers gathered at the Lotofale'ia Mangere Tongan Church in the South Auckland suburb where Jonah Lomu was raised grieved for the man who put their community on the international map as he strode or barged his way to becoming the first genuinely global super star of rugby.

  • Lomu, who revolutionized rugby with size, speed, dies at 40 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:42 am

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - More by instinct than choice and off balance after fending off two desperate defenders, Jonah Lomu barreled straight over the top of a crouching Mike Catt, leaving the battered England fullback sprawling on his back as the All Black sprinted to the try line.

  • Fans, friends, old rivals saddened by death of Jonah Lomu 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:18 am

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Jonah Lomu's huge impact on the game of rugby and his fame, which spilled beyond the sport's traditional borders, was reflected in the breadth of tributes Wednesday after his unexpected death at the age of 40.

  • Australian, New Zealand stocks fall after Paris attacks 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 10:23 pm

    SYDNEY - The Australian and New Zealand stock markets began trading lower Monday after becoming the first markets in developed economies to open since Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris killed 129 people.

  • Vietnam and New Zealand aim to double trade 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 4:21 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam and New Zealand have signed several cooperation agreements during a visit by Prime Minister John Key to Hanoi as they seek to double bilateral trade in the next five years.

  • Report: NZ back at Soldier Field to play Ireland in 2016 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 8:35 am

    Rugby World Cup champion New Zealand is going back to Soldier Field in Chicago next November and lining up against Ireland.

  • New Zealand won't appeal Olympic tournament disqualification 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 11:33 pm

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand Football will not appeal the disqualification of its under-23 team from Olympic qualifying, fearing such action might invite scrutiny of the eligibility of other players.

  • Bach expects IAAF to take 'necessary' action against Russia 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 4:17 pm

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday he expects track and field's world governing body to take "the necessary measures" against the Russian federation for its record on doping.

  • Scott says caddie's book won't be a distraction 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 6:07 am

    SHANGHAI - Adam Scott hasn't read caddie Steve Williams' book about Tiger Woods and doesn't expect it to be a distraction when Williams is working for him.

  • Victory beat Wellington 3-0 in A-League 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 2:47 pm

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Striker Besart Berisha scored twice and Kosta Barbarouses also netted against his former club as defending champion the Melbourne Victory beat Wellington 3-0 Monday to end the fourth round of Australian football's A-League.

  • AP's composite team of the Rugby World Cup 
    Updated: Nov-01-15 5:58 pm

    LONDON - Imagine having Rugby World Cup stars Dan Carter, David Pocock, Fourie du Preez and Mamuka Gorgodze in the same side.

  • All Blacks have succession plan to replace old guard 
    Updated: Nov-01-15 5:16 pm

    LONDON - Players come and go, and yet the All Blacks keep winning.

  • Caddie opens up on Tiger Woods' affairs in tell-all book 
    Updated: Nov-01-15 12:38 pm

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Tiger Woods' former caddie Steve Williams has described his anger and frustration at being "hung out to dry" by Woods' management when the golfer's infidelities were revealed in 2009, and says he was sometimes treated as a "slave" on the course.

  • Richie McCaw earns a rest after 2nd Rugby World Cup title 
    Updated: Oct-31-15 6:31 pm

    New Zealand has done its best to lavish honors on Richie McCaw in recognition of one of the greatest All Blacks careers, a contribution which likely ended with New Zealand's victory over Australia in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.

  • Australia goes down fighting in Rugby World Cup final 
    Updated: Oct-31-15 5:52 pm

    LONDON - In a Rugby World Cup final few expected them to reach, the Wallabies produced a comeback that seemed improbable at halftime.

  • After an early start, Kiwis celebrate a Rugby World Cup win 
    Updated: Oct-31-15 4:43 pm

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Bleary-eyed New Zealanders launched into raucous celebration on Sunday after watching the All Blacks beat Australia 34-17 to win back-to-back Rugby World Cups, dubbing their defeated rivals "Losstralia."

  • New Zealand beats Australia 34-17, retains Rugby World Cup story has photos
    Updated: Oct-31-15 4:36 pm

    LONDON - New Zealand capped one of the most dominant eras in rugby history by becoming the first team to retain the World Cup, repelling Australia's second-half resurgence in a 34-17 win sealed by the boot of unflappable Dan Carter on Saturday.

  • The Latest: Dan Carter yelled at ball for drop goal story has photos
    Updated: Oct-31-15 2:19 pm

    LONDON - The latest at the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia (all times local):