International

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

Kiwis progress to semi-finals

They didn’t have it all their way, but three New Zealand kayakers have made the semifinals at canoe slalom’s under-23 and junior world championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, overnight. Rotorua’s Zack Mutton had an eventful day, missing...... Read More

NZ signs rescue arrangement with Chile

A new arrangement was signed today between New Zealand and the Republic of Chile, which aims to ensure collaboration and assistance between both countries for improved search and rescue coordination in their regions. Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch...... Read More

Kiwis enjoy good first day at squash champs

New Zealand’s enjoyed a strong opening day at the World Junior Squash Championships in Tauranga, with three of the women and three of the men winning in straight sets. Women’s coach Joanne Williams was thrilled at the positive start.   “I’m...... Read More

Belgian Ambassador unveils plaque for WW1 heroine

First World War Queen Elisabeth Medal recipient Elizabeth Pinfold will be honoured this Friday with the unveiling of a plaque by the Belgian Ambassador, His Excellency Jean-Luc Bodson, at her restored grave in Karori Cemetery. Elizabeth Pinfold became...... Read More