International

Chance of a lifetime beckons for two Kiwi fighters

When Bali is mentioned, the images that would come to most Kiwis’ minds would most likely be of picturesque beaches, destination surf spots, and luxurious holiday resorts. However, for New Zealanders’ Nyrene Crowley and Punnya Sai, what...... Read More

Police name tramper who died in Nelson Lakes

Police have named the tramper who died in the Nelson Lakes National Park. He was Chien Han Chee, 25, from Malaysia. A search and rescue was launched on Saturday after he failed to return from a solo tramping trip on Friday. His body was found yesterday...... Read More

Matakana man conquerors Greenland

Matakana adventurer John Gluckman has added another notch to his belt after crossing Greenland – the largest island in the world. John was a member of a six-man party, plus two dog handlers, that completed the crossing in 24 days in late May....... Read More

‘Pure passion’ following Frances World Cup win

Tauranga residents holidaying in France describe the atmosphere are pure passion following France’s win over Croatia. France beat Croatia 4-2, in a thrilling World Cup Football final which featured a series of firsts, including an own goal and...... Read More

Institute demands NZ response to Hamas attacks

At least 17 missiles were indiscriminately fired into Israel, from Gaza, overnight, with Hamas, the rulers of Gaza, boasting that 35 were actually launched. This follows more than 50 rockets and mortars that were fired into Southern Israel in May -...... Read More

AgResearch field-testing GM ryegrass in United States

New Zealand scientists trialling a genetically modified grass in the United States say the plant could prove a game-changer for agriculture. Laboratory trials at crown research institute AgResearch found the high metabolisable energy ryegrass grew up...... Read More

Forests of the Southern Ocean

“This really couldn’t have come at a better time.” This is University of Otago geology student, Michael Bollen’s reaction after receiving this year’s NZ Post Antarctic Scholarship. “It means I could travel to Switzerland...... Read More

US warms to kiwifruit, UK market hard to crack

A non-traditional market warming up to New Zealand’s Zespri-branded kiwifruit is the United States – with chief executive Dan Mathieson predicting volumes heading there this season to jump by at least two million trays. Dan says Zespri’s...... Read More

Serving in war torn South Sudan

A New Zealand Defence Force officer serving as a United Nations peacekeeper in South Sudan has to navigate the threats from ethnic violence, as well as dirt roads that turn into muddy rivers during the rainy season. Major Stephen Challies is a Military...... Read More