Rugby Union

Brad Shields asks for New Zealand release in order to play for England

• Hurricanes flanker could join Eddie Jones’s squad in South Africa• New Zealand-born Shields qualifies for England through parentsBrad Shields has made an official request to be released by New Zealand Rugby for England’s tour of South Africa in


Time 100 list: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern praised as 'political prodigy'

Ardern breaking boundaries ‘in a world that too often tells women to stay small, keep quiet’, says Sheryl Sandberg on list of most influential peopleNew Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has been named by Time magazine as one of the top 100

Rugby Union

England and New Zealand dispute over Brad Shields may end up in court

• New Zealand have threatened to block England picking Shields• Eddie Jones may select player for summer tour of South AfricaEngland and New Zealand will be on a collision course that may end in the courtroom should Eddie Jones seek to select Brad Shi


People are freaking out over this Olympian’s photo with her baby – can YOU see why?

A PICTURE of an athlete and her baby has gone viral – but it'll take a second glance to see why.

TV & Radio

EastEnders spoilers: Peter Beale to make shock return? Ben Hardy drops BIG hint

EASTENDERS’ Peter Beale was last seen on the BBC soap last year when he decided to move to New Zealand, but now Hollywood actor Ben Hardy has hinted at a possible return in the future.


Anzac Day 2018 – what is it and how is it marked at the Australia war memorial in Hyde Park Corner in London?

MILLIONS of Australians and New Zealanders will be celebrating Anzac Day next week! But when did the event start and how do people celebrate the day? Here is what we know… What is Anzac Day? Anzac Day is an Australian national day of remembrance. It


New Zealand band spread ashes of dead bandmate at award ceremony

Headless Chickens shock the audience and MC at Taite music awards where they are honoured for Stunt Clown albumThe ashes of a dead New Zealand musician were scattered on stage during an awards ceremony on Tuesday night, a move being criticised for being c


Anzac Day 2018: How the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign helped forge Australia's national identity

Anzac Day falls on April 25 each year and marks the anniversary of the landing by Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli – in Turkey – in 1915.


Merkel tells New Zealanders "you can be proud of your PM"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has kind words for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, with a little bit of prompting.


Monster New Zealand mum Kasmeer Lata sold her daughter as a sex slave more than 1,000 times in just two years

MONSTER New Zealand mum Kasmeer Lata sold her teenage daughter as a sex slave more than 1,000 times in just two years. Together with her partner she pimped out the teenager ‘s body to men as often as five times a day – starting on her daughter


New Zealand strike double gold in rugby sevens

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Etene Nanai-Seturo and Regan Ware scored first half tries to ensure New Zealand regained the Commonwealth Games men's rugby sevens gold with a 14-0 victory over Fiji, while a sensational Kelly Brazier effort gave their wo


New Zealand to ban new offshore oil drilling over climate change

PM Jacinda Ardern says the decision was about climate change, but it has stunned industry groups.


New Zealand set to ban new offshore oil and gas drilling

The government said the surprise move is to help protect future generations from climate change.


England-New Zealand Denver test match to go ahead after Ralph Rimmer hails “constructive” meeting

RFL executive held discussions with Australian and New Zealand counterparts on Tuesday and says excitement is growing for bold game in America


Australia asked New Zealand to keep refugee offer on table, documents show

Government papers reveal Australia wants a backup plan in case efforts to re-home detainees in the US fall throughThe Australian government has asked New Zealand to keep its offer to take up to 150 refugees on the table, despite turning down the offer for


New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of 'carbon-neutral future'

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern says move ‘will essentially take effect in 30 or more years’ time’The New Zealand government will grant no new offshore oil exploration permits in a move that is being hailed by conservation and environmental groups as


Storm hits New Zealand commercial center of Auckland, leaving thousands without power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Gale-force winds battered New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, leaving thousands without power on Wednesday morning as authorities urged residents to stay home.


New Zealand branded 'racist as f***' by Thor director Taika Waititi

He insists his homeland is 'the best place on the planet' despite the comments


Qantas left two British passengers stranded in New Zealand – because they didn’t have a visa that they DIDN’T need

A COUPLE says Qantas refused to fly them from New Zealand to China because they didn’t have a visa — even though they didn’t need one. Ian and Jane Swann, from Devon, UK, had been visiting their son in Christchurch and booked a Qantas flight to Sydn


Australia and New Zealand warn China against Vanuatu base

Australia and New Zealand have warned China against building any military base in the South Pacific after media reports that the Chinese have proposed a permanent stronghold in Vanuatu.

United Kingdom

Brit dope smoker Roger Boyd cycles 19,000 miles ‘to bust lazy stoner myth’

CANNABIS user Roger Boyd has cycled 19,000 miles around the world while high for two years. Roger, 37,  has cycled round Europe, India, Nepal, Australia and New Zealand. Instead of smoking rolled-up cigarettes Roger vapes. He starts every day with a 20-


'Can we do better, yes': Jacinda Ardern wades into New Zealand racism debate

Prime minister responds after expat director Taika Waititi said the nation was ‘racist as fuck’New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has responded to claims by expat director Taika Waititi that his home country is “racist as fuck”. Comments by


Transgender New Zealand weightlifter withdraws from Commonwealth Games after painful injury

Kiwi transgender weightlifting star Laurel Hubbard’s Commonwealth Games gold medal campaign was dramatically ruined when she suffered a "gruesome" competition injury.


Thor director Taika Waititi says New Zealand is 'racist'

New Zealand film director Taika Waititi's race comments have prompted debate back in his homeland


Transgender weightlifter's historic bid derailed by injury

It was a despondent ending to an afternoon which had promised historic gold.


Hollywood director Taika Waititi says New Zealand is racist

Waititi says while his homeland is ‘the best place on the planet’ it was ‘pretty shit growing up poor in the country’Acclaimed Hollywood director Taika Waititi has criticised his home country of New Zealand as “racist as fuck”.In a wide-rangin

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