US cruises in final tuneup game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball

...Spain, for their tournament opener Saturday against Finland. The defending world champions also will face Turkey, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic and Ukraine in pool play.A matchup with Spain, and its big men of Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol...

'Avatar' decision to shoot mostly in New Zealand underscores nomadic nature of modern movies

...Vancouver, London and Wellington, New Zealand.Fueled by politicians doling...three Avatar sequels largely in New Zealand. What Cameron gets out of the...says Alex Lee, an Auckland, New Zealand-based entertainment lawyer. The...

Inbee Park starts fast, takes lead in LPGA event

...64 to reach 8-under, and Amy Yang is fourth at 7-under after 67.Second-ranked Lydia Ko, the 17-year-old New Zealand player coming off a victory in the Marathon Classic, is tied for fifth at 5-under after 68. Sandra Gal, the first-round...

Controversy mark Woods' first visit to New Zealand

PARAPARAUMU BEACH, New Zealand -- Tiger Woods' appearance at the New Zealand Open this week has brought security...8-under-par 65 and heading for New Zealand. "You have to go on living your...

New Zealand celebrates wins at Oscars

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- And the winner is ... New Zealand. The South Pacific nation that local director Peter...the awards kept rolling in throughout Monday afternoon New Zealand time, ending with two huge roars as Jackson won the...

New Zealand capital goes wild for 'Lord of the Rings' world premiere

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand's usually sleepy capital came awake in a roar of celebration...thrilled the crowd when he opened his jacket to reveal an "I love New Zealand" T-shirt. Mortensen greeted the crowd in Maori, the language...

Tiger receives rousing welcome in New Zealand

PARAPARAUMU BEACH, New Zealand -- Tiger Woods didn't have to...attract applause on his first trip to New Zealand. Woods received a rousing welcome for his practice round at the New Zealand Open on Tuesday. His 4-iron...

New Zealand skipper: hula hull is no golden bullet

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Team New Zealand's revolutionary hula hull won't assure victory in the America's...regatta's design rules, had grown in retelling since Team New Zealand unveiled it more than a month ago. What followed was the suggestion...

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New Zealand offers scenic beauty, friendly people

...yanked corks from three good New Zealand wines that night, followed by...we were sampling the essence of New Zealand hospitality. The restored farmhouse...the North and South Islands of New Zealand. These tiny inns, like the people...

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New Zealand can be slightly intimidating

ROTORUA, New Zealand --- As I tumbled down the mountainside...had to be a better way to experience New Zealand. Actually, that didn't occur to...settlers came and called the country New Zealand, the Maori arrived in canoes at Aotearoa...

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