Auckland man arrested in 18-year-old Australian cold case

An Auckland man has been arrested over the death of Robert Sabeckis in South Australia 18 years ago. A 43-year-old man was arrested in Piha yesterday and he is expected to appear in the Waitākere District Court today. South Australian police are...... Read More

NZ humanitarians experience Bangladesh

Ten kiwis from the Bay of Plenty travelled to Bangladesh to visit a number of projects supported and funded by International Needs New Zealand.  John Elen the operations manager for International Needs Humanitarian Trust, a Christian aid organisation,...... Read More

Turkish football club charged over cat pitch invasion

The Turkish football club Besiktas have been charged by Uefa after a cat wandered on to the pitch during the Champions League last-16 defeat by Bayern Munich. English referee Michael Oliver stopped play in the second half at Vodafone Park until the...... Read More

NZ welcomes Beijing crackdown on fake product tests

New Zealand has had a breakthrough with China over product quality after a scandal involving train subways with dangerous electrical cable. China has been cracking down harder at home since fire-prone cables had to be ripped out of the city of Xian's...... Read More

Accident investigators travel to Kiribati

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced that three New Zealand Transport Accident Investigators will assist with the investigation into the sinking of the MV Butiraoi in Kiribati. “New Zealand was deeply saddened by the sinking...... Read More

Engineers complete US projects

Twenty New Zealand Defence Force engineers and tradesmen are returning home this week from Antarctica, where they spent six weeks working on several construction projects for the United States Antarctic programme. “It was a great opportunity...... Read More

Young Southlander muscles in on int’l stage

Up-and-coming amateur bodybuilder Natasha Cribb of Te Anau is eager to flex her muscles, literally, this week in Melbourne at the Arnold Sports Festival Australia (yes, that's Arnold Schwarzenegger, and he will be there). With less than a year of...... Read More

125 confirmed dead and 35,000 displaced by PNG quake

Police in Papua New Guinea have confirmed the deaths of 125 people following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the Highlands on 26 February. A police statement also confirms the displacement of 35,000 people across the two provinces understood...... Read More

Police probe claims Russian was poisoned in NZ

The New Zealand police are looking into a former Russian spy who claims he was poisoned on Auckland's Queen Street. Boris Karpichkov said he fled to New Zealand in fear of his life in 2006, but was tracked down by a KGB assassin who threw powder...... Read More