International

Queen backs Charles for Commonwealth handover

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has had a private audience with the Queen, one of only four new leaders granted the honour, as the monarch called on Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son Prince Charles their next head. Ms Ardern said she...... Read More

Huge weekend for New Zealand Combat Sports

This weekend serves up a smorgasbord of strikes, shoulder rolls and submissions for New Zealand combat sport fans. Starting in Asia, switching to Auckland and ending in Atlantic City, Kiwi fighters will be found showcasing the depth of the local scene...... Read More

NZ soldiers leave for Iraq mission

The seventh rotation of about 100 New Zealand Defence Force troops left for Iraq to support the continuing international effort to train Iraqi forces.  The number of Iraqi soldiers and Federal Police trained by Task Group Taji, as the combined...... Read More

Experienced New Zealand team for youth worlds

Seven New Zealand sailors with previous experience at the youth sailing world championships have been selected for July's youth worlds in the United States. The NZL Sailing Foundation youth team to compete at Corpus Christi has been confirmed and...... Read More

Kiwi kids off to World Cup in Russia

Two Kiwi kids received a dream call this week when the winners of the McDonald’s player escort competition were announced by New Zealand Football. Isabel Bristow, 9, will travel with her father Grant (Petone FC, Capital Football Federation) and...... Read More

Focus on trade and international security threats

Emerging threats to the global rules based system and international security issues featured in the first meeting between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and British Prime Minister Theresa May in London today at No.10 Downing St. “The United...... Read More

Learning with apps: help or hindrance?

  Research involving the use of apps to help with Tauranga students’ learning will be presented in an international forum. University of Waikato FEDU Associate Professor Dr Nigel Calder will take his research and present his findings at UCL’s...... Read More

Air Force joins big crowd at Little Rock

A C-130H(NZ) Hercules and support crew is en-route to join a large international contingent at Exercise Green Flag, being held from 5-16 April in the United States. The 47-strong group from No. 40 Squadron are based mainly at Little Rock Air Force...... Read More

Gisborne sailors help unpack frigate in Canada

Eight Gisborne sailors are hard at work in Canada, helping unpack the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha in preparation for an upgrade. After a stop-off in Hawaii on the way to Canada the sailors are now in British Colombia, as part...... Read More

Australia to host largest surf sport event

Surf Life Saving Australia has outlined its competition safety strategy ahead of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships being held in Perth this month. The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships are the largest surf sports event of its kind...... Read More