News and Current Events

Want to be the first to find out? These sites offer the latest in news stories from New Zealand and around the world.

Radio NZ

Radio New Zealand News provides comprehensive, up-to-the-minute news and current affairs information.


Stuff is New Zealand’s award-winning news and information website, bringing together several hundred journalists and photographers around the country to provide a single online publication.

BBC News

This up-to-the-minute BBC site has an excellent search engine that finds new and historic news articles.

BBC World News

BBC World News broadcasts a diverse mix of international news, sport, weather, business, current affairs and documentary programming.

CNN News

The latest news and current events, and an archive that includes video footage.

New Zealand MetService

Current New Zealand forecasts as well as historical weather data, information on tides, sun and moon phases, and international forecasts.

NZ Edge

Has a media section with stories from the world’s online newspapers, including stories and news about New Zealanders and their international achievements. Older stories, collected since 2000, are still searchable.

Kiwi Kids News

A news site featuring national, international news, sports, NZ politics and featured opinion articles, all with a high NZ focus.