International

Police name man who died in glider crash

  Police have identified the man who died following a glider crash earlier this week. Emergency services were called to the incident in the Hunter Range near Lake Hawea on Tuesday, November 21. David MacLean Wilson, a 78-year-old from Australia, has...... Read More

US Navy plane crashes into Sea of Japan

Three people are missing and eight have been rescued in "'good condition" after a US Navy plane with 11 on board crashed in the Sea of Japan. A C-2 Greyhound - a logistical support aircraft for cargo, mail, and passengers - crashed in...... Read More

NZ students excelling internationally

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has welcomed the results of an international study showing New Zealand students are among the best in the world at collaborative problem solving. The 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study...... Read More

Man charged with hacking Game of Thrones

The US Department of Justice is to charge an Iranian man with hacking into HBO's computer systems, leaking Game of Thrones scripts and demanding a $US6m ransom. Behzad Mesri is accused of accessing a computer without authorisation for the purposes...... Read More

Weta Digital employee killed by bull in India - reports

According to the Hindustan Times Juan Pablo Lampe became trapped between two bulls fighting and was gored by one of them. The 29-year-old died later in hospital. Originally from Argentina, Mr Lampe lived in Wellington as part of the Weta Digital crew. Weta...... Read More

NZ welcomes Mugabe’s resignation

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister the Rt Hon Winston Peters has welcomed the resignation of Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, who voluntarily stepped down today after 37 years. “This moment will be seen as a critical...... Read More

Pressure increases over Manus Island evacuations

On Monday evening, refugee activists in Sydney took over the stage at a Wesley Mission human rights lecture - featuring guest speaker ex-Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock. The protestors held up banners saying ‘Evacuate Manus Now’...... Read More

Pioneering women honoured in Antarctica

"They thought I was a feminist, but I wasn’t a f eminist at all… I just liked wearing trousers!" That seems like a sensible option for Thelma Rodgers who, in 1979, was the first New Zealand woman to spend an entire winter in...... Read More

Exploring the secret lives of killer whales

A series of recording devices will be deployed in Antarctica this summer to explore the secret lives of killer whales in an unprecedented monitoring programme. University of Canterbury PhD student Alexa Hasselman is preparing for her first Antarctic...... Read More

Norovirus hits cruise ship passengers

A norovirus outbreak on board the cruise ship Celebrity Solstice has been ruining passengers' holidays for weeks, according to Australian media reports. A report from Melbourne’s Herald Sun describes passengers falling ill...... Read More