International

Girl bitten in shark attack in Australia believed to be NZer

A 12-year-old girl in a serious condition after being bitten on the leg by a shark in the Whitsunday Islands off the Queensland coast yesterday is believed to be a New Zealander. The girl, reported to be a New Zealander by Australian media, was bitten...... Read More

Podium finish one step away for Hareb

The New Zealand Surfing Team has been buoyed by Paige Hareb’s run of heat progressions that see her one step away from a podium finish at the 2018 UR ISA World Surfing Games being held in Japan this week. The Taranaki surfer advanced through...... Read More

Refugee campaigner ’elated’ with refugee quota boost

The man who led a campaign for New Zealand to double the quota of refugees it accepts says he's delighted the total will be boosted. The previous government lifted the quota from 750 a year to 1000 and yesterday Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced...... Read More

’Bula’ trademark causes outcry in NZ

Pasifika leaders in New Zealand are calling for people to post one-star reviews for a Florida bar that has trademarked the word 'bula'. The commonly-used Fijian greeting was trademarked this month by United States businessman, Ross Kashtan. This...... Read More

Ryan claims eye-catching win in Super Cup event

Kiwi Caitlin Ryan claimed an impressive and lucrative victory ahead of a world-class field in the inaugural canoe sprint Pre-Super Cup in Linyi, China. The World K2 500m and K4 500m silver medallist destroyed the opposition to take the K1 victory by...... Read More

Hareb Finds Her Groove in Japan

New Zealand Surfing Team member Paige Hareb has surfed her way through to the final six surfers in the main round of the Women’s Division at the International Surfing Association (ISA) UR World Surfing Games being held in Japan.  Hareb is...... Read More

Family affair for NZ-born Samoan at Invictus Games

Kiwi. Samoan. Amputee. Soldier. Son. Brother. Partner. Faamanu (Nu) Taulafo Filo Leaana will be tapping into all these elements that make him who he is when he represents the New Zealand Defence Force  at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The Invictus...... Read More

Japanese Typhoon swell makes for mixed performance

The typhoon swell hitting Japan for the early stages of the 2018 UR ISA World Surfing Games has provided mixed results for the Kiwi surfers with the Kiwi girls remaining in the main rounds while the Kiwi boys have been relegated into the repechage rounds. Big...... Read More

Foodstuffs halts all Australian strawberries distribution

Foodstuffs has halted the distribution of Australian strawberries after sewing needles were found inside the fruit sold in supermarkets across the Tasman. Sewing needles have been found in punnets of strawberries purchased in five states or territories...... Read More