Blues edge Brumbies 21-19 in Super Rugby Pacific thriller to clinch top spot

At GIO Stadium, Canberra: Blues 21 (Beauden Barrett try 42min, Karl Tu’inukuafe try 67min; Stephen Perofeta 2 pen, con; Barrett dg), Brumbies 19 (Pete Samu try 3min, Folau Fainga’a try 54min, Billy Pollard try 77min; Noah Lolesio 2 con). HT: 8-7. Yellow cards: Folau Fainga’a (Brumbies) 29min, Darcy Swain (Brumbies) 37min. The Blues, by the … Read more

Gusty cold blasts to continue for days

Strong-wind alerts remain in place for parts of the country this evening and into tomorrow. More than one-and-a-half metres of snow has fallen at Aoraki Mt Cook since Tuesday. Photo: 123rf MetService has issued a strong-wind warning for Clutha until 10pm, and strong-wind watches are out for eastern and central areas of the North Island, … Read more

Thames-Coromandel mayor denies anti-vax controversy behind retirement

Thames-Coromandel mayor Sandra Goudie has denied controversy around her anti-vaccine stance is behind her decision to not stand for the role in the next local election. Thames-Coromandel mayor Sandra Goudie Photo: SUPPLIED After a long 36-years in public office, Thames-Coromandel mayor Sandra Goudie has decided not to stand for the role in the next local … Read more

Auckland’s southern motorway to close overnight for bridge demolition

Auckland’s southern motorway will be closed in both directions for 14 hours overnight tonight. Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers Waka Kotahi says State Highway One between Papakura and Drury will be shut from 7pm until 9am tomorrow morning, so the old Park Estate Bridge can be demolished to make room for more motorway lanes. Traffic … Read more

‘Emotional’: One of New Zealand’s oldest passenger planes completes final flight

One of New Zealand’s oldest passenger planes still in service, a Convair 580 owned by Air Chathams, has just completed its very last flight. Air Chathams Convair 580 Photo: Supplied / Air Chathams The classic plane flew from Auckland to Wānaka, departing at 11.30am and landing about 2.30 this afternoon. The aircraft’s next stop is … Read more

Europe: WHO Supporting Countries Affected By Rare Monkeypox Outbreak

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:21 pmArticle: UN News The World Health Organization (WHO) is working closely with countries where cases of the rare viral disease monkeypox have been reported, the UN agency said on Friday. The UN agency said in a statement that there were around 80 cases confirmed so far, across 11 countries, with … Read more