International

PM sends best wishes to Royals

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their son. “On behalf of the people of New Zealand I would like to congratulate Catherine, Prince William, Prince...... Read More

Measles warning for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

People who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Malaysia Airlines MH133 from Kuala Lumpur are being warned they may have been exposed to measles. The flight landed in Auckland at 11pm on Sunday. Auckland Regional Public Health Service...... Read More

Duchess of Cambridge in early stages of labour

The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital in labour, Kensington Palace has announced. Kate was taken to the private Lindo wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, as she prepares to give birth to her third child. The baby...... Read More

49er pair eyeing up another top finish in Hyeres

Consistency is very important in sailing and it’s something Josh Porebski and Trent Rippey are starting to establish. The pair struggled to put complete regattas together in the 49er fleet last year but look to have turned things around in the...... Read More

Hooker gets third straight UFC victory

New Zealand’s Dan “The Hangman” Hooker claimed his third straight win in the UFC Lightweight division on Sunday in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with a knockout victory over veteran Jim Miller in the third minute of the first round.  Hooker...... Read More

New gonorrhoea superbug edges closer to NZ

Super-gonorrhoea is closer to New Zealand, now two cases of an antibiotic-resistant strain have been recorded in Australia. Last month, it was reported a British man had contracted what was dubbed the world's 'worst ever' case of gonorrhoea,...... Read More

Funds raised for Tonga rebuilds after Cyclone Gita

A fundraising campaign is under way to help families in Tonga rebuild their homes wrecked by Cyclone Gita. More than 2000 homes were damaged and hundreds more were completely destroyed when the storm hit the Pacific nation in February. The cyclone...... Read More

State of Origin legend says: “Visit Sydney!“

This year, Sydney will host both a historic standalone State of Origin encounter on Sunday June 24, when the NSW Blues face rivals QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium in Game Two in the Australian rugby league football match series, and the first ever Women’s...... Read More

Queen backs Charles for Commonwealth handover

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has had a private audience with the Queen, one of only four new leaders granted the honour, as the monarch called on Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son Prince Charles their next head. Ms Ardern said she...... Read More

Huge weekend for New Zealand Combat Sports

This weekend serves up a smorgasbord of strikes, shoulder rolls and submissions for New Zealand combat sport fans. Starting in Asia, switching to Auckland and ending in Atlantic City, Kiwi fighters will be found showcasing the depth of the local scene...... Read More