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Technology billionaire Peter Thiel, an adviser to US president Donald Trump, also has New Zealand citizenship. Photograph: Andrew White/The New York Times

Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of Paypal, was granted New Zealand citizenship despite not meeting the usual requirements, new documents have(...)

The New Zealand MetService said ‘extreme’ weather events such as the weather bomb were becoming increasingly common in the country. File photograph: Getty Images

A powerful “weather bomb” has hit New Zealand, cutting off rural towns, flooding major roads and dumping snow on to bare alpine ski fields at what sh(...)

 January 1st, 2017 arrives in Times Square  in New York City. Photograph: Getty

New Year’s celebrations across the world have ushered in 2017 with dazzling fireworks displays and crowded streets amid tightened security measures fo(...)

Serena Williams: regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Serena Williams has announced she is engaged to the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian. Williams, who won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon in (...)

Tom McCartney at Connacht training at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

A meeting with Pat Lam in the Sky City Hotel in Auckland four years ago has proved a turning point in the career of Connacht hooker Tom McCartney. La(...)

Dave McSorley: “I’d definitely like to take part of the business back home to Ireland, as well as to Australia”

Success in business requires dedication. For Dave McSorley (31), originally from Malahide, Co Dublin, that meant working at his construction labour hi(...)

Dublin features on a list of eight new destinations to which Qatar says it will begin flying in 2017-18. Photograph: Airbus/AP

Qatar Airways has confirmed plans to begin flying from Dublin to Doha but has yet to say when the service will begin. The Gulf airline’s chief execut(...)

Five people are dead after  a boat carrying 11 people got into trouble in Kaipara Harbour near Auckland on Saturday.

Seven people were killed and another person was missing in a boating accident near Auckland, New Zealand, police said. Inspector Duncan Hall said the(...)

Ian Long with his children Siofra (7) and Dara (4): “Wellington is a beautiful city that provides a healthy mix of outdoor pursuits, quality food, local beer and wine.”

As head of public affairs at New Zealand Rugby, one of Ian Long’s main priorities at the moment is preparing for the DHL NZ Lions Series next year, a(...)

 Qatar Airways plans to fly from Dublin to Doha from next May.   Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Qatar Airways plans to begin flying from Dublin to Doha from next year, bringing in a possible competitor to Emirates and Etihad and opening up connec(...)

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