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Members of the New Zealand team huddle before the Rugby World Cup 2023 final against South Africa in Saint-Denis, France, on Oct. 28.
May 28, 2024
New Zealand Rugby set for pivotal vote after breakaway threat
Powerbrokers will vote for one of two proposals about a new leadership structure for the national governing body for rugby.
Pine trees in a coniferous forest Canterbury, New Zealand
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
May 28, 2024
Millions more trees isn’t the climate fix New Zealand envisaged
The result of a project linking incentives for forestry development and emissions trading turned out to be less effective than hoped.
Smoke rises in the distance as a burnt vehicle blocks a road near the Montravel area of Noumea, New Caledonia, on Tuesday.
May 21, 2024
Australia and New Zealand send evacuation flights to New Caledonia
Australia and New Zealand said they will send government planes to New Caledonia on Tuesday to evacuate nationals from the French territory, which has experienced a week of deadly riots sparked by electoral changes by the French government in Paris.
Over the past two years, 2.4 million people arrived in Canada, more than the population of the U.S. state of New Mexico. Yet Canada barely added enough housing that would cater to just the residents of the New Mexico capital of Albuquerque.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 6, 2024
Global housing shortages are crushing immigration-fueled growth
In developed economies such as Canada, Australia and the U.K., life is getting tougher for both locals and immigrants alike.
New Zealand foreign minister Winston Peters
May 3, 2024
New Zealand 'seriously concerned' about China's actions in Pacific
New Zealand's foreign minister acknowledged China as a "vital economic partner" but said Wellington will continue to share its concerns with Beijing.
Ian Foster, then-New Zealand head coach, during training in Paris on Oct. 13
Apr 16, 2024
Former All Blacks coach Foster makes Japan move
Ian Foster has not coached since leading the All Blacks to last year's World Cup final, where they lost 12-11 to South Africa.
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.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan