Fijian arrest linked to NZ human trafficking case

A 31-year-old Fijian woman has been arrested and charged by the Fiji Police with serious crimes including human trafficking, as a result of a joint Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and Fijian Police investigation. The woman was arrested by Fijian Police...... Read More

Air NZ flight to Sydney forced to turn back

An Air New Zealand flight to Sydney had to return to Auckland this morning due to a technical issue. Flight NZ101 took off from Auckland International Airport at 7.20am. A spokesperson for the airline said the pilots decided to return due to a problem...... Read More

From Waiuku to commander on US supercarrier

Lieutenant Lewis “Lamb” Chaloner, a United States Navy helicopter commander with the “Blue Hawks” HSM-78 squadron, looks at home among the jets and noise on an American supercarrier. It’s a long way from his home town...... Read More

International visitor spending shows growth

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand increased nine per cent to $11.1 billion for the year to June 2018, according to the latest International Visitor Survey results released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment...... Read More

Tributes flow for the Queen of Soul

Tributes are flowing on social media following the news of Aretha Franklin’s death. Known as the Queen of Soul, Aretha died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. As the news of her death filters through the world, people like Paul McCartney,...... Read More

New Zealand pair win 420 world title

Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan find it hard to comprehend what they have achieved after winning the 420 world championships in Newport this morning. Not only did they win their first world title little more than a year after jumping in the boat together...... Read More

Flight sergeant tackles Tour de France

A Royal New Zealand Air Force Flight Sergeant has joined seven other cyclists in raising $65,000 for the Mental Health Foundation after riding the Tour de France course, just one day ahead of the official race. Flight Sergeant Bruce Thompson, originally...... Read More

Ending modern day slavery

Let’s unite to end modern day slavery in the 21st century. This is the message that Edmond Vanderpuye will be bringing to a Tauranga audience at a dinner on Friday evening. Edmond is the CEO of International Needs (I.N) Network Ghana, invited...... Read More