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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.
New Zealand's Ardie Savea (left) shakes hands with Ireland captain Johnny Sexton after their 2023 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Saint-Denis, France, on Saturday.
Oct 15, 2023
All Blacks end Johnny Sexton's career with more World Cup woe for Ireland
The defeat ended Ireland's run of 17 successive test victories and denied Andy Farrell's team the chance of a first ever semifinal.
New Zealand's Damian McKenzie scores a try against Uruguay during the Rugby World Cup in Lyon, France, on Thursday.
Oct 6, 2023
New Zealand routs Uruguay to cruise into RWC quarterfinals
The All Blacks ran their tally to 36 tries and 240 points in the three matches since their opening defeat against France.
U.S. President Joe Biden (left), Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia (center left), Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan (center right) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India (right) participate in a Quad Leaders' meeting on May 20 in Hiroshima.
Oct 5, 2023
U.S. deepening intelligence links across Asia to counter China
Washington has developed a set of separate but overlapping partnerships including with the "Quad” grouping of the U.S., India, Japan and Australia.
New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins speaks to members of the media earlier this year in Wellington.
Oct 1, 2023
New Zealand PM tests positive for COVID-19 amid election campaign
Chris Hipkins has cold and flu symptoms, according to a statement from his office, and will be isolating for five days or until he tests negative.
Jessica Gerrity says kyūdō is for everyone. It's just a matter of finding a dojo that fits you best.
Sep 30, 2023
‘Archery gives me a chance to decompress from a busy life’
Gerrity is trained in several forms of traditional Japanese martial arts and works to promote Japanese culture as a tourism ambassador.
Customers load their shopping into a vehicle at a New World supermarket in Wellington, operated by Foodstuffs New Zealand.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Sep 27, 2023
Cost-of-living stress fuels crime wave in Australia and New Zealand
While the thefts are brazen, organized and increasingly violent, experts say the shoplifting underscores the hardship many people are facing.
Pacific Island Forum Secretary General Henry Puna
WORLD / Politics
Sep 19, 2023
Pacific island nations to hold second summit with Biden next week
Henry Puna of the Pacific Islands Forum said the region had gone from a period of neglect to one of strategic interest, competition and "manipulation."


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation