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A New Zealand Defence Force helicopter landing at Woodend after evacuating some tourists from Kaikoura. Photograph: Chris Foley/AFP/Getty Images

New Zealand emergency services and defence personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from a small South Island town amid more str(...)

Cracks have appeared in roads around Centre Port, Wellington, after an earthquake based around Cheviot in the South Island shook the New Zealand capital. Photograph: Ross Setford/EPA

A powerful earthquake and series of aftershocks shook New Zealand, killed at least two people and prompted a tsunami warning that sent thousands fleei(...)

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(...)

The sports section of Saturday’s New Zealand Herald.

Australia coach Michael Cheika fumed over what he perceived as disrespect from the All Blacks after the world champions beat his Wallabies side to se(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden arrives in Ireland on Tuesday for a five-day visit. Photograph: Reuters

Drivers around Ireland have been advised by gardaí to take note of traffic restrictions which will be implemented this week for the duration of US vic(...)

The lobby of the Imperial Hotel, Cork, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. Photograph: Flynn Hotels

Napoleon was settling into his first full year of exile on St Helena, Rossini’s Barber of Seville premiered in Rome and in Cork a group of merchants s(...)

JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon: drew up a blueprint for how boards should conduct themselves and engage with shareholders. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Fidelity, the $2.2 trillion asset manager, has walked out of a Jamie Dimon-led effort to create a code of best practice for US boardrooms, underscorin(...)

Kenneth Parker(46) put his metal prosthetic limb behind Garda Mooney and kicked him in the ribs, causing him to fall. Stock photograph: Getty Images

A one-legged man, who has 12 previous convictions for assaulting gardaí as well as a previous conviction for manslaughter, has been jailed for two yea(...)

Watercolour drawing of Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge (1818) by Samuel Frederick Brocas. Image courtesy of National Library of Ireland

They have been crossing it free of charge for a whole century now, but Dubliners have a long memory. So, although it was first named in honour of th(...)

Connacht’s Tom McCartney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby is a small world alright, and smaller still in New Zealand. As if to prove the point, when the Connacht hooker Tom McCartney first sampled senio(...)

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