International

Queen congratulates Ardern, Gayford on baby

Her majesty the Queen Elizabeth has sent Jacinda Ardern a private email to congratulate her on the birth of her newborn baby girl. Thousands of people - including world leaders - have already given their best wishes to Ms Ardern and her partner Clarke...... Read More

Kiwi kayakers chase fast Slovakian start

Luuka Jones will lead a seven-strong New Zealand canoe slalom team into the first ICF World Cup event of the season in the mountains of Slovakia this weekend, with valuable ranking points on the line. Olympic silver medalist Jones is on the verge of...... Read More

NZ crews make bright start to Kiel Week

  The New Zealand contingent made a strong start to Kiel Week, with five boats inside the top four after the first day or racing.   Kiel Week is the world's biggest sailing regatta, with more than 4000 sailors competing across 45 classes,...... Read More

Mexico signals interest in supplying Australasia

Early moves by Mexico’s avocado producers to enter the Australasian market is a timely reminder about the benefits of supporting market development in Asia, says AVOCO. While success by Mexico to gain avocado market access to Australia and New...... Read More

NZ welcomes US immigration policy change

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has welcomed the change in United States policy that will no longer see children being separated from their parents at the Mexico-US border. “Separating families at the southern border was concerning to...... Read More

NZ teen held in Australian detention centre for two months

A New Zealand teenager has been locked up in a Melbourne immigration detention centre - 12 to 13 hours drive from where his family live. Australian Immigration lawyer Greg Barns said the vulnerable teenager was languishing a long way from his support...... Read More

Hope for return of Kiwi sailor’s remains in North Korea

There is new hope the body of a New Zealander killed in the Korean war could be coming home after spending more than 60 years in North Korea. Robert Edward Marchioni, an able seaman in the navy, died during a raid in Sogon-ni in 1951 and his fellow...... Read More

Plastics going straight to landfill as China waste ban bites

Plastics that were once able to be recycled are now heading straight to New Zealand landfills as China's waste import ban starts to bite. China stopped accepting 24 different types of waste at the start of this year because it said contaminants...... Read More

Navy frigate deployed to Asia-Pacific

The New Zealand Defence Force has deployed Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Mana to the Asia-Pacific over the next five months, as it seeks to strengthen engagement with countries in the region. Commander Lisa Hunn, the Commanding Officer of...... Read More