International

NZ UK trade relations advanced in PM’s meeting

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May have advanced trade and a range of other issues during a one hour meeting held in London today. The key areas of discussion were a mutual commitment to the rules-based international...... Read More

Firefighters deploy to Tasmania to combat wildfire

A contingent of New Zealand firefighting personnel is heading overseas, this time to help combat a growing number wildfires in Tasmania. Fires have been burning since late December, mainly in the southwest of the island state, following a heatwave...... Read More

Silver Ferns victorious in extra time thriller

The Silver Ferns closed the Northern Netball Quad Series in thrilling fashion, holding their nerve to clinch a dramatic 62-60 extra time win over the South Africa Proteas in London on Monday. In an entertaining spectacle, the Silver Ferns consolidated...... Read More

700 cases of child abuse in Fiji in 2018

More than 700 cases of child abuse were recorded in Fiji in 2018, the Child Services department says. The department's assistant director, Ela Tukutukulevu, said nine cases had been recorded so far this year. Last year's cases included child...... Read More

Work on Chinese farm on French Polynesia’s Hao set to begin

Reports from French Polynesia say work on the delayed Chinese fish farm on Hao atoll is set to begin in earnest in about three months as the investors again seek to modify the project. The Chinese company Tahiti Nui Ocean Foods plans to set up a $US320...... Read More