Jacinda Ardern's slowness in delivering on campaign promises, particularly tackling high levels of income inequality, frustrates domestic supporters in contrast with the global euphoria around her that peaked last month.
The battle for influence in the sparsely populated Pacific matters because each of the tiny island states has a vote at international forums like the United Nations, and they also control vast swathes of resource-rich ocean.
Pomegranate Kitchen is an organization in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, that employs women refugees. They provide catering services — from light snacks and office lunches to sit-down dinners and large celebrations.
More than 30 Chinese immigrants in New York say they have been the victims of a Chinese robocall scam. A local councilor suspects the number is much higher. The NYPD estimates $3 million has been stolen since December.
Instead of treating nature as property under the law, the rights-of-nature movement seeks legal recognition that "nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles."
America leads the world in drug overdose deaths and opioid consumption. And it has a lot to do with the ways prescription painkillers are advertised and regulated in the US compared to other countries.
Conservationists say the world's fisheries are in danger of collapsing from rampant over fishing. But a new study suggests it may be possible to head off this calamity by changing how fisheries are managed.
Today's Geo Answer is New Zealand, where the government has announced a major agreement with several indigenous Maori tribes. It's intended to settle disputes that date back to the 19th century. The World's David Leveille has details.
We were looking for a nation with two big islands in the southwestern Pacific. The answer is New Zealand. The country's national rugby team was set to play rival South Africa, but that match might be canceled because of South Africa's post-apartheid rules. Anchor Marco Werman has more details.
Today's Geo Quiz asked for the Pacific island nation where someone set a new world record today for 'longest distance to spit a champagne cork.' Marco Werman speaks with Justine Bourdariat of Guinness World Records.