International

NZ calls on Japan to stop whaling programme

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says Japan’s decision to continue its Southern Ocean whaling programme goes against scientific advice and the growing support for greater protection of the ocean’s ecosystems. Japan’s Fisheries...... Read More

Anchor breaks new sales record

Anchor products shone at Double 11, the world’s largest 24-hour shopping event, with Fonterra sales jumping 31 per cent on last year. President of Fonterra China, Christina Zhu, says Fonterra achieved another strong result with an estimated total...... Read More

Marvel’s Stan Lee has died

The man who created Spiderman, The Hulk, Iron Man and The Fantastic Four has died. Variety magazine is reporting that the 95-year-old was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday after suffering a medical emergency and was...... Read More

Kiwi Black Fins team to fight for championship

The New Zealand Open surf lifesaving team are about to battle the world’s best lifeguards, with hopes of bringing home a fourth-straight world championship title against teams from 44 other countries from around the world at the Lifesaving World...... Read More

California wildfires: Five dead and more than 150,000 evacuated

At least five people have been killed and more than 150,000 evacuated as two big wildfires rage in California, officials say. West of Los Angeles, the Woolsey Fire has jumped a major highway and is now threatening coastal areas, including parts of Malibu. Further...... Read More

NZ caught up in Dark Net drug imports

Law enforcement agencies around the world are seeing an increase in the importation of illicit drugs purchased online – including through the Dark Net – and New Zealand is not immune to that global trend. In the last two weeks, police have...... Read More

New Zealand opens embassy in Stockholm

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters formally opened New Zealand’s new embassy in Stockholm today. “Sweden and its Nordic neighbours are amongst New Zealand’s most natural partners on the global stage,” Mr Peters said. “At...... Read More

BOP pharmacist in winning team at World Congress

Developing a care plan to a tight deadline alongside three teammates with English as their second language was one of the challenges a young Tauranga pharmacist overcame to triumph at an international event. Elliot Harris put his clinical skills to...... Read More

Pacific Reset picks up pace

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced the establishment of a $10 million Pacific Enabling Fund. “The Coalition Government is committed to rebuilding New Zealand’s standing in the Pacific, supporting our Pacific partners,...... Read More

NZ marks 100 years since flu outbreak in Samoa

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced support for a memorial and the refurbishment of the nurses’ training centre to mark the centenary of the deadly 1918 influenza pandemic reaching Samoa’s shores. “One hundred years...... Read More