Quartet impress by scoring on debut in Kiwi Ferns’ large win over Tonga

At Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland: Kiwi Ferns 50 (Page McGregor 4’, Madison Bartlett 6’ 45’, Katelyn Vahaakolo 10’ 35’, Raecene McGregor 18’, Amy Turner 32’, Roxy Murdoch 38’, Kararaina Wira-Kohu 42’, Laishon Jones 58’, Nita Maynard 76’ tries; Jones 3/11 goals) Tonga 12 (China Polata 64’, Haylee Hifo 79’ tries, Hifo 2/2 goals). HT: 30-0 … Read more

Two men in custody after death of woman in Christchurch

Christchurch police have taken two men into custody following the death of a woman in Sockburn this afternoon. Photo: 123RF Emergency services responded to reports of a potential stabbing on Cheyenne Street at 4.20pm and arrived to find a woman critically injured. Medical assistance was immediately provided, but she died at the scene a short … Read more

New Zealand joins new Pacific partnership group with US, UK

The United States, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the United Kingdom launched an informal group aimed at boosting economic and diplomatic ties with Pacific island nations, the White House says. US President Joe Biden met with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern just last month. Photo: Joy Asico/Asico Photo The Biden administration has vowed to commit more … Read more

Growers also suffering as prices continue to rise

The cost of fruit and vegetables have gone up 10 percent in the past year, according to the latest figures from Stats New Zealand. Consumer confidence is dropping, prices are rising and some customers wonder if farmers are now reaping big pay cheques. Allan Fong’s family has been in the horticulture business for nearly 60 … Read more

Govt decision to join International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance welcomed

The New Zealand Jewish Council and the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand are welcoming the government’s decision to join the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. New Zealand will have observer status within the alliance. Photo: 123rf New Zealand has joined the alliance – which works to unite governments, promote Holocaust education, and to uphold the 2000 … Read more

Native trees planted at Wither Hills for Matariki

Brya Ingram/Stuff Around 400 natives trees are planted at Wither Hills Farm Park on Tuesday morning. Thousands of native trees are being planted at the foot of Marlborough’s Wither Hills to celebrate this year’s Matariki. Hundreds of kids from 17 schools in the region would take part in the two-day community tree-planting project at the … Read more

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