New Zealand

From left, bassist Amanda Cheng, keyboardist-vocalist Peter Ruddell and drummer Tom Leggett are Wax Chattels. (Courtesy Guillaume Beaubatwix)

New Zealand’s post-punk Wax Chattels hit the U.S.

Members of New Zealand post-punk trio Wax Chattels don’t claim to be…

 

Sister and brother Georgia and Caleb Nott are Broods. (Courtesy photo)

New Zealand’s Broods enjoying L.A. lifestyle

Since he moved to Los Angeles earlier this year, Broods multi-instrumentalist Caleb…

 

New Zealand synth-pop artist Ladyhawke’s latest recording is “Wild Things.” (Courtesy Cybele Malinowski)

Ladyhawke celebrates new stability on third album

New Zealander Pip Brown had a life-changing moment one afternoon two years…

 

Road workers remove a fallen tree blocking a road near Lami, Fiji, on Sunday, after cyclone Winston ripped through the country.  (Jonacani Lalakobau/Fiji Times via AP)

Fiji scrambles to restore power as ferocious cyclone kills 6

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Fijians were finally able to venture outside Monday…

Road workers remove a fallen tree blocking a road near Lami, Fiji, on Sunday, after cyclone Winston ripped through the country.  (Jonacani Lalakobau/Fiji Times via AP)
In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, center, speaks during his meeting with leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

WASHINGTON — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific…

In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, center, speaks during his meeting with leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

America's Cup sailor seeks investigation of jury

SAN DIEGO — New Zealand sailor Matt Mitchell has filed complaints of…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013

Government provides Team New Zealand with funding to prevent poaching

WELLINGTON -- New Zealand's government has provided a $4.25 million investment to…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013
AP Photo/Jeff ChiuEmirates Team New Zealand

New Zealand on edge at prospect of winning America’s Cup

From boat builders to occasional sailing fans, New Zealanders are on edge…

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuEmirates Team New Zealand
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesOracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in action against Emirates Team New Zealand in race 17 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24

Kiwis driven to reclaim America's Cup

Ten years after Emirates Team New Zealand lost the America's Cup to…

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesOracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in action against Emirates Team New Zealand in race 17 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24
MIke Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerElly Hartshorn works the muddy soil of the urban vineyard at Alemany Farm in Bernal Heights.

Sauvignon blanc still jewel of New Zealand’s soil

I told a winemaker friend of mine I was writing about New…

MIke Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerElly Hartshorn works the muddy soil of the urban vineyard at Alemany Farm in Bernal Heights.

The Bats have flapped back into the belfry with new album

Another reason to be cheerful. New Zealand’s brainy chime-rockers The Bats have…

Neil Finn from Crowded House set hit road with wife in The Pajama Club

The last time we spoke to Crowded House mastermind Neil Finn, he…