International

Tropical Cyclone Oma now category 2 in Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Oma has been upgraded to a Category 2 system by Vanuatu's Meteorological Service. Oma is now about 55km west of Santo and is slowly moving east southeast. Winds close to the centre are estimated to be 95km/h and gusts of 130km/h...... Read More

Dust cloud from Australia heading to NZ

The big dust cloud that has been causing visibility and air quality problems in parts of Australia is expected to arrive in New Zealand today. MetService said it would be blown across the South Island and may affect parts of the central North Island...... Read More

More legal action likely against Fiji resort developer

The Fiji government says it had not given any approval to a Malolo island resort developer for development of the foreshore. The developer Freesoul has claimed its project is legitimate and it has been following due process. The lands minister Ashneel...... Read More

Murray claims gold in Canada

Wanaka’s Craig Murray has claimed gold at the second stop of the 2019 Freeride World Tour in British Columbia, Canada. Murray said after the race, “It was a super cold day here, close to -30 in the morning but the sun came out and...... Read More

Football Ferns confirmed to play England in June

The Football Ferns will play World No 4 England on 1 June in their final preparations for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The Tom Sermanni-coached team will play Phil Neville’s England at Brighton and Hove Albion’s AMEX...... Read More

Football Ferns confirmed to play Norway in April

The Football Ferns will play fellow FIFA Women’s World Cup contestants Norway in two international friendlies in Spain in April. The Tom Sermanni-coached team will take on the World No 13 Norway in Marbella on 5 and 9 April as both teams prepare...... Read More