Tag - new-zealand



New Zealand's men's team players do the haka after winning the Cup Final match at the 2024 Rugby Sevens Hong Kong tournament on Sunday.
Apr 8, 2024
New Zealand sends Paris Olympics warning with Hong Kong sevens win
A cagey men's final was decided by two quickfire second-half tries by Scott Curry and Cody Vai.
Apr 4, 2024
NZ pro women's basketball league doubles players' pay
The commercial success of league's first two seasons has allowed it to increase payments.
All Blacks forward Ardie Savea wants New Zealand Rugby to reconsider the rule that only allows domestic-based players to be selected for the national team.
Apr 1, 2024
Savea calls for change in All Blacks' eligibility regulations
A number of high-profile New Zealanders have moved away from home, with a handful contracted to Japanese clubs.
Both the U.S. and U.K. have announced sanctions against Chinese nationals for cybercrimes.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 26, 2024
U.S. and U.K. accuse China of broad cyberattacks and voter data theft
The revelations add to a growing list of cybersecurity breaches that the U.S. and its allies say are backed by the Chinese government.
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare
Mar 25, 2024
New Zealand troops to help Solomon Islands in election
New Zealand said it will dispatch defense personnel, helicopters and a naval ship to the Solomon Islands to assist in a national election due next month.
"Coffin club" member Kevin Heyward poses next to a coffin he built to resemble a hot rod. It's a task of grave importance, but there's nothing to stop New Zealanders having a laugh as they work on DIY caskets in the country's coffin clubs.
WORLD / Society
Mar 18, 2024
New Zealand's 'coffin clubs' bury taboos about death
The clubs, where people work on DIY caskets, provide a space to open up about death and dying during weekly meetups.
Mar 3, 2024
Hataji becomes first Japanese golfer to win New Zealand Open
Hataji's four-under 67 was enough to secure his maiden victory as a professional by one stroke over Australia's Scott Hend.
Kubota Spears players watch the Chiefs perform the haka during a Cross Border Rugby game on Saturday at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo.
Feb 13, 2024
Cross Border Rugby sets stage for exciting possibilities
Many of those involved saw the nascent venture as an important stepping stone towards greater international collaboration.
New Zealand's Beauden Barrett scores his team's first try against France in their Rugby World Cup 2023 final match in Saint-Denis, France, on Oct. 28.
Jan 9, 2024
Robertson wants overseas players to be available for All Blacks
Opinion on the issue is divided among players and coaches.
New Zealand's new Prime Minister Christopher Luxon takes an oath during the swearing-in of the new government in Wellington on Monday.
Nov 27, 2023
New Zealand's new leader doesn't drink and loves country music
At 53, Christopher Luxon has completed a rapid political ascent four years after leaving one of the country's top executive roles.
Batsman Daryl Mitchell said New Zealand is proud of the way it plays cricket.
Nov 17, 2023
New Zealand pushes back at criticism over helping opponent
New Zealand batsman Daryl Mitchell said the Black Caps are proud of the way they play cricket.
New Zealand's cricketers practice in Mumbai on Monday, ahead of their match against India on Wednesday.
Nov 14, 2023
Ferguson says 'we all start from zero' in New Zealand-India cricket semi
Tournament hosts India have been the form side of the 10-team event, winning all nine of their group matches.
New Zealand's openside flanker and captain Sam Cane (right) walks on the field with his silver medal after South Africa won the France 2023 Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand in Saint-Denis, France, on Sunday.
Nov 3, 2023
All Blacks captain Sam Cane to join Suntory
Cane has taken a sabbatical option in his New Zealand Rugby contract.
New Zealand's Ardie Savea following the All Blacks' defeat to South Africa in the Rugby World Cup in Saint-Denis, France, on Saturday
Oct 30, 2023
World Cup defeat 'puts fire in belly' of All Black Savea for 2027
Despite defeat in the final, Ardie Savea was named World Rugby player of the year.
South Africa's Siya Kolisi in action during the Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand on Saturday in Saint-Denis, France
Oct 29, 2023
Siya Kolisi happy to escape 'dark place' for World Cup glory
Despite losing hooker Bongi Mbonambi in only the third minute, the Boks reorganized and battled through for a record fourth title.
South African players celebrate with the Webb Ellis Cup after their win over New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.
Oct 29, 2023
Springboks hold off 14-man All Blacks to win World Cup
South Africa produced a magnificent defensive display to edge New Zealand 12-11 and win their fourth title.
South Africa players huddle ahead of the second half of the team's semifinal game against England in the Rugby World Cup, in Saint-Denis, France, on Saturday.
Oct 27, 2023
Springboks expect 'grind' against All Blacks in World Cup final
South Africa has never lost a World Cup final, winning the 1995, 2007 and 2019 editions.
New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick runs with the ball during a training session at the Stade du Parc in Rueil-Malmaison, near Paris, on Thursday, ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.
Oct 27, 2023
World Cup fever builds in New Zealand ahead of 'cracking' final
The All Blacks and the Springboks are both bidding to become the first nation to win the World Cup for a fourth time.
New Zealand's blindside flanker Shannon Frizell (left) takes part in a training session in Rueil-Malmaison, France, on Tuesday ahead of the Rugby World Cup final.
Oct 25, 2023
New Zealand and South Africa take ultimate rivalry to grandest stage
The rich history of this 102-year-old matchup has seen political turmoil, countless bruising battles, a previous World Cup final and even a 0-0 draw.
New Zealand's National Party leader Christopher Luxon addresses his supporters in Auckland after winning the general election on Saturday.
Oct 15, 2023
New Zealand elects its most conservative government in decades
Former Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon's center-right National Party will lead a coalition with a smaller libertarian party.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?