International

NZ through to squash quarterfinals

Squash casts a lofty shadow over Camden Te Kani-McQueen but she stepped into the spotlight in Tauranga to help New Zealand into a quarterfinal of the World Junior Squash Championship against Malaysia on today. The Rotorua teenager was in superb form...... Read More

UK to ban petrol and diesel cars from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce. The BBC claim ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions from diesel vehicles,...... Read More

NZDF officer serving in famine-hit South Sudan

An officer from the New Zealand Defence Force is working near the epicentre of famine in war-torn South Sudan, helping negotiate with government and rebel forces for humanitarian workers to have unrestricted access to provide aid. Major Kevin Williams,...... Read More

New talks with UK to strengthen friendship

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed further engagement between New Zealand and the United Kingdom. “The establishment of a people-to-people dialogue has been announced during Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s visit to New Zealand,”...... Read More

Suicide bomb kills 24 in Afghanistan

A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 24 people, officials told the BBC. According to the Afghan interior ministry spokesman, at least 42 were also injured in the blast. The attacker detonated a bomb in his car...... Read More

Boxall enjoying new challenge in Minnesota

All Whites defender Michael Boxall is looking forward to a new challenge of playing for Minnesota United in the Major League Soccer (MLS) competition in the United States. The 28-year-old from Auckland, who played in all three games in the FIFA Confederations...... Read More

Kiwi paddler eighth at world champs

Rotorua kayaker Zack Mutton has equalled New Zealand’s best-ever individual result at a junior canoe slalom world championship, finishing eighth in the K1 final in Bratislava, Slovakia. It could’ve been so much better, however, with his...... Read More

Top seeds fall out as finalists found

It was an emotional win for Marwan Tarek as he knocked out the top seed, fellow Egyptian Youssef Ibrahim at the World Junior Squash Championship in Tauranga. “I’m extremely happy,” Tarek says of the 3-1 win, before revealing just...... Read More

Boris Johnson visiting New Zealand

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will hold talks on trade, foreign policy and international security issues during a two-day visit to New Zealand. He arrives in Wellington today ahead of meetings with Prime Minister Bill English, Foreign Minister...... Read More

Concerns at Japan’s commercial whaling signal

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says he’s concerned that Japan is driving towards overturning the long-standing global moratorium on commercial whaling. “New Zealand is extremely disappointed that Japan has passed new legislation that commits...... Read More