International

Maritime NZ’s campaign wins global award

New Zealand’s lifejacket campaign has recently won Maritime NZ and advertising agency FCB Media a gold global award at the International Festival of Media Awards in New York. The award was for “Virtual Coastwatch” and Best Use of...... Read More

Fonterra partners with Alibaba’s Hema Fresh

Fonterra has launched a new fresh milk product in China in partnership with Hema Fresh, Alibaba’s innovative new retail concept which combines traditional bricks-and-mortar shopping with a digital experience. The new Daily Fresh milk range is...... Read More

Detainees on hunger strike: ’We want our rights back’

New Zealanders detained in Australia are on a hunger strike because of the tightening of rules in the visitors policy at Villawood detention centre. The centre in Sydney holds many New Zealanders who are being detained while they wait to appeal visa...... Read More

Civil Defence confident over NZ text warning safeguards

New Zealand's Civil Defence director is confident that appropriate safeguards are in place to prevent false emergency alerts being sent out. On Sunday, Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency sent an alert to residents' mobile phones warning...... Read More

French tourist missing for two days

Hawke’s Bay Police are searching for missing 32-year-old French tourist Pierre Paludet. The car he has been travelling in was found in a beach car park in Haumoana, east of Hastings on Friday. Local residents contacted Police about the car which...... Read More

Saudi women flock to soccer after spectator ban lifted

Saudi Arabia has for the first time allowed women to spectate at a football match, part of an easing of strict rules on gender separation by the ultra-conservative Muslim country. Women fans filed into a stadium in the city of Jeddah on Friday, through...... Read More

New search for MH370 begins next week

A new search for the wreckage of MH370, which disappeared over the southern Indian Ocean in March 2014, is due to start in the middle of January. It will be carried out by Ocean Infinity, a Texas outfit of sea-search experts using eight underwater drones. Ocean...... Read More