Jul 21, 2017

Auckland the favorite to host 2021 America's Cup

Auckland is the favorite to host the next America's Cup after holder Team New Zealand canvassed the prospect of staging the regatta there in 2021. New Zealand won the Auld Mug last month with an emphatic 7-1 victory over Oracle Team USA in Bermuda and, ...

Printed rocket makes history

/ May 25, 2017

Printed rocket makes history

Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D-printed rocket from New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula. "Made it to space. Team delighted," Rocket Lab said on its official Twitter account. The successful launch of a low cost, ...

May 11, 2017

New Zealand ratifies TPP despite U.S. withdrawal

New Zealand formally ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal Thursday, becoming the second signatory country to do so after Japan, and just days ahead of Prime Minister Bill English's visit to Japan to promote trade and economic ties. Trade Minister Todd McClay welcomed the Cabinet's ...