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by April 24, 2020

Today's sports news: What you need to know

In today's sports news - Phoenix expect please explain of Israeli strikers actions and La Liga games shifted to avoid clash with Eurovision song contest.

Horse racing: Jockey Michael Walker avoids amputation after scary fall

Star Kiwi jockey Michael Walker screamed at medical stuff to "cut off my leg" after the accident which could sideline him for a year.The Victoria based jockey will undergo his third surgery at Dandenong Hospital today after an "innocuous"...

Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges

A Florida politician who emerged as a central figure in the Justice Department's sex trafficking investigation into Republican congressman Matt Gaetz pleaded guilty on Monday to six federal charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors...

Israel strikes at Hamas tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

The Israeli military unleashed another heavy wave of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Monday, saying it destroyed militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders. International diplomacy to end the week-long war that has...

Covid-19 coronavirus: Experts reveal new Pfizer vaccine findings

A new discovery has marked a turning point in the world's vaccine rollout following fears over dosages going to waste during shipment across the globe.The EU's drug agency on Monday approved the storage of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus...

Taupō-based firm secures investment in lithium extraction for EV batteries

A Taupō-based company hoping to mine geothermal waste for use in making electric vehicle batteries has received a cash injection to allow it to fast track its plans.

Black Caps arrive in England

The majority of the Black Caps squad has arrived in England for the two-Test series and then the World Test Championship final.

NZ Rugby seeks meeting with Forsyth Barr to discuss IPO proposal, despite reservations

New Zealand Rugby has invited Forsyth Barr to discuss its proposal for a public flotation of part of its commercial revenues, after US private equity giant Silver Lake waived its right to block talks.However the union has sent David...

FAST set for victory as court dismisses call for second election

Samoa's Supreme Court has thrown out the Head of State's decision to call a second election, clearing the path for the newcomer FAST party to form a government.

US Supreme Court to hear major abortion case with ramifications for Roe vs Wade

The US is facing its biggest legal fight over abortion rights in decades after a crucial announcement from the Supreme Court today.The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case with massive implications for the country's abortion...

Cheap new-build mortgages: ASB launches 1.79% rate backed by FLP

The ASB Bank is using cheap Reserve Bank funds to back a special low-rate mortgage for new home building.

Man dies after horror shark attack at Tuncurry Beach, NSW

A man has died after he was mauled by a shark on the NSW mid north coast.The man, believed to be in his 50s, was attacked by the shark while surfing just after 11am Tuesday at Tuncurry Beach, near Forster.He was in a critical...

Sports Quiz: May 19

Test your sporting knowledge with the Herald Sports Quiz brought to you by Spark Sport. Do you know your Tom Bradys from your Tom Lathams, your White Ferns from your White Sox? Here's your chance to prove your supreme sporting...

Israel-Gaza violence: Joe Biden calls for ceasefire but blocks UN statement

US President Joe Biden has voiced his support for a ceasefire after eight days of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

Investment in new businesses hits record level

Overall investment was $2.5 billion in the year ended December, up 16 percent on the year earlier.

CoreLogic report shows first home buyer levels dropping

First-home buyers' share of the property market has fallen to its lowest level in three years, but there is a suggestion moves to cool the market should lift their involvement.

Silver Lake standoff: Former All Blacks coach Sir Steve Hansen breaks silence on NZ Rugby's dispute with Players' Association

All Blacks coaching legend Sir Steve Hansen has called on rugby's warring parties to quit their public spat. Hansen wants New Zealand Rugby and the New Zealand Rugby Players' Association to sort out the dispute over the Silver Lake...

Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce: Melinda's 'unusual' lawyer move

It's a well-known fact that Bill and Melinda Gates' three children will not inherit the billions of wealth amassed by Microsoft.Instead, the couple's three children – Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18 – will be left US$10 million...

Today's sports news: What you need to know

In today's sports news - England strike bowler to miss Black Caps tests, Liverpool stay ahead of Spurs in top four race and Swiatek wins in Rome.

Joshua and Fury's 'super bout' in doubt

Tyson Fury has been ordered to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time, casting doubt over a proposed August super bout with Anthony Joshua.

Joe Biden releases his tax returns, restoring presidential tradition

President Joe Biden restored a long-standing presidential tradition on Monday by releasing his tax returns, showing that 25.9 per cent of the first couple's income went to the federal government in 2020. The average federal income...

Cricket: Black Caps star Tim Seifert to return home from India after recovering from Covid-19

Black Caps batsman Tim Seifert, who tested positive for Covid-19 while playing in the Indian Premier League, has recovered from the virus and will return to New Zealand tomorrow.Seifert was forced to remain in India after testing...

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman: Welcome back, cobbers

The highs and lows of the first week of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, as it was seen by commentator Jamie Wall.

Struggle for political control over Samoa to continue in courts

The struggle to decide Samoa's government is headed back to court, as both main political parties continue to stand firm following a Supreme Court ruling dismissing a call for a second election.

Israel Gaza conflict: UN head calls violence 'utterly appalling'

Opening the UN Security Council's meeting on the conflict, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate end to fighting.

Israel and Palestine conflict: Joe Biden expresses support for cease-fire in Netanyahu call

President Joe Biden expressed support for a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, but stopped short of demanding an immediate stop to the eight...

Solomons latrine pit uncovers more than 100 WWII explosives

A cache of more than 100 explosive shells from World War II was accidentally discovered in Solomon Islands by a man digging a pit latrine over the weekend.

Maria Doris Axiak, 57, poured boiling water on sleeping husband's face

An Australian woman poured a pot of boiling water on her sleeping husband because he wanted to end their marriage, a court has heard.Maria Doris Axiak, 57, pleaded guilty to intentionally causing serious injury on Monday, more than...

Tom Walsh:'I have to be competing against the best in the world'

Shot putter Tom Walsh says he needs to be competing against the best guys in the world to have any chance of winning in Tokyo.

Bill Gates left Microsoft board amid probe into relationship with staffer

Board members at Microsoft Corporation made a decision in 2020 that it wasn't appropriate for its co-founder Bill Gates to continue sitting on its board as they investigated the billionaire's prior romantic relationship with a female...

Fiji reports four new Covid-19 cases

Health authorities expect the number of Covid-19 cases in Fiji to rise over the next two days as the country's Centre for Disease Control resumes operations.

All Blacks to play Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium

The All Blacks will play at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland for the first time when they host Tonga in July.

Hemed celebrations result in yellow card as Phoenix draw

The Wellington Phoenix have drawn 2-2 with top of the table Melbourne City in their A-League game in Melbourne.

Cricket: Black Caps batsman Will Young's hot form in county cricket creates selection headache ahead of England tour

Black Caps veteran Ross Taylor believes the hot form of batsman Will Young will put "another spanner in the works" for selectors ahead of the upcoming tour of England.Young has continued to make a strong case for selection in the...

Immigration: Record plunge on full year of border closure

Net migration saw the largest ever drop on an annual basis in the year ended March 2021, Stats NZ says.Net migration was provisionally estimated at 6600 in the year ended March 2021 compared with 91,900 in the year ended March 2020...

NZ Rugby seeks meeting with Forsyth Barr to discuss IPO proposal, despite reservations

New Zealand Rugby has invited Forsyth Barr to discuss its proposal for a public flotation of part of its commercial revenues, after US private equity giant Silver Lake waived its right to block talks.However the union has sent David...

Israel says Gaza militant tunnels destroyed in heavy airstrikes

The Israeli military has unleashed a wave of heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, saying it destroyed 15km of militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders.Residents of Gaza awakened by the overnight barrage described it...

India's Gujarat state braces for most severe cyclone in over two decades

Cyclone Tauktae is believed to be the strongest storm to hit the western state of Gujarat since 1998.

Rufer hopes Phoenix homecoming inspires play-off push

After a long-awaited return home, Wellington Phoenix vice-captain Alex Rufer is looking forward to giving their fans something to cheer about.

Lockdown a trial for bookseller/ author: 'No customers means no material'

After a 116-day lockdown, "Scotland's grumpiest bookseller" was desperate to see his customers - even the rude ones.

Blaming builders for leaky building scandal left bad taste for suffering homeowners, court told

Blaming bad builders for a "menu" of leaky house problems has left a foul taste in the mouths of aggrieved homeowners, a court heard today.About 1000 homeowners are involved in the $220 million class action lawsuit against Australian...

Steel edge Pulse at home

The Southern Steel have opened up some breathing space on the crowded netball premiership ladder by netting their first win on the road this season.

NZR offers to meet with Players' Association over share float

New Zealand Rugby has offered to meet with the Players' Association later this week so it can outline its Forsyth Barr proposal for a public share float.

Another death from WW2 shell explosion in Solomon Islands

It's the second death among four people who were injured in the explosion of a World War II shell in Solomon Islands last week.

Gaza conflict: NZ could play mediating role between Israel and Palestine – but does it want to?

So far, the New Zealand Government has been remarkably silent about the Gaza-Israel conflict. Geoffrey Miller argues that Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta could be helping mediate for peace. The growing Gaza crisis is testing Nanaia...

Buoyant construction sector will help economy grow by 4% - Westpac

The economy is expected to perk up this year but it is predicted to feel the pinch from reduced migration and cooling in the housing market.

UK police officer accused of stirring female colleague's tea - with his genitals

A UK police officer has been hauled before a disciplinary court accused of a string of sexual misconduct offences against a female colleague - including stirring her cup of tea with his genitals.Sussex Police Constable Steven Green...

Tokyo Olympics 2021: Men's rowing eight earn last-gasp Olympic qualification

The New Zealand men's rowing eight have survived on and off the water to qualify the boat for the Tokyo Olympics.The crew has triumphed at the Regatta of Death in Lucerne in a week overshadowed by the use of QR codes, masks, hand...

Elon Musk hints Tesla might dump bitcoin

Elon Musk has ramped up his dispute with bitcoin, cryptically hinting Tesla might dump its holdings of the cryptocurrency.The Tesla boss – whose tweets have a huge sway on the crypto market - has fired back at his critics.He rocked...

Covid-19: Australian flight arrives half empty from India

The first repatriation flight from New Delhi has landed in Darwin following the end of the federal government's controversial ban on travel from India.

Football: Independent Match Review Panel to investigate Wellington Phoenix star's goal celebration

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has said the club will take a look at Tomer Hemed's celebration following his late goal which kept his side's slim finals hopes alive.The Israeli international produced a kippah from under his...

Rugby: All Blacks schedule confirmed for July with tests against Tonga and Fiji

The All Blacks upcoming July schedule has been confirmed.Ian Foster's side will begin the 2021 season on Saturday July 3 at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, for the first time in what will be an historic Test against Tonga. The match...

Struggle for political control over Samoa to continue in courts

By RNZ The struggle to decide Samoa's Government is headed back to court, as both main political parties continue to stand firm on their beliefs following a Supreme Court ruling dismissing a call for a second election.The Supreme...

'I'm finally here': Greece opens to tourists

Greece has formally opened to visitors, kicking off a summer season it hopes will resurrect its vital tourism industry battered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Spinoff: A blockbuster media deal could tie Three up with CNN and HBO

Three's parent company Discovery is in talks to merge with AT&T's media assets, with huge implications for New Zealand if it goes through, writes the Spinoff's Duncan Greive. What just happened? News broke yesterday of a proposed...

Tactix and Stars winners in ANZ Premiership

Tactix take Mystics to extra time and competition leading Stars keep charging in ANZ Premiership.

Nick Willis looking forward to a quiet Olympics

Strict Covid-19 rules will kill the party vibe at the Tokyo Olympics Athletes' Village and that is just fine for New Zealand's veteran middle distance runner Nick Willis.

NZ software firm Timely snapped up by overseas buyer

Dunedin-based Timely is being bought by US company EverCommerce - the fourth local technology to be sold to overseas companies this year.

Melbourne grappling with 220 per cent rise in syphilis cases among women

Cases of syphilis are exploding across Melbourne's outer suburbs with health officials worried a 220 per cent spike in infections of the sexually transmitted infection among women means an "epidemic is in place".New data compiled...

Football: Wellington Phoenix draw with Melbourne City in A-League

Melbourne City 2Wellington Phoenix 2 In many ways, this match sums up the Wellington Phoenix season. They played some brilliant football, fashioned plenty of chances and held the lead for a decent period, but ended up with a 2-2...

Eels outplay Warriors in six-try win

The Warriors have fallen to their sixth loss of the season, outplayed 34-18 by the Parramatta Eels in Sunday's 10th round NRL clash in Brisbane.

Default KiwiSaver scheme changes will leave members better off, government says

Changes to the default KiwiSaver scheme mean those who join the scheme at age 18 could be almost $150,000 better off at retirement, the government claims.

Israel Gaza conflict: Call for legal intervention

An international security expert believes an independent investigation is needed into Israel's actions in Gaza.

India Covid-19 appeal: World Vision thanks New Zealanders for donations

The Herald has joined forces with World Vision to support India in its fight against the Covid-19 outbreak. We're bringing you stories from the front line and the opportunity to help – every story has a click-through button so you...

New Zealand rowers qualify men's eight for Tokyo Olympics

The New Zealand men's eight have successfully qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games after winning their final at the last Olympic qualification regatta in Switzerland.

Landmark report: How the world could decarbonise energy by 2050

A landmark report has mapped out how the world could have a zero-emissions energy sector by 2050 - starting with a halt on new fossil fuel projects and an "immediate and massive" surge in clean tech.A Kiwi climate campaigner has...

Israel destroys Gaza tower housing offices of AP, Al Jazeera

Israel destroyed a building in Gaza that houses offices of US-based Associated Press and Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera on Saturday, saying the building was also used by Islamist militant group Hamas.

Homeowners in NSW facing lengthy legal battle after properties start 'sinking' into the ground

Yet another group of NSW homeowners is dealing with potentially worthless property and facing a lengthy legal battle after their homes started "sinking" into the ground.Residents in Spring Farm in Sydney's west filed a massive class...

Cricket: Will Young joins Black Caps in Southampton isolation after stunning run of form

Will Young has driven six hours from Durham to Southampton to join the Black Caps as they prepare for their England tour and the world championship final against India next month.The Central Districts batsman is fresh off back-to-back...

Strong economic bounce for second quarter GDP figures

The opening of the trans-Tasman bubble and no lockdowns has seen activity in the services sector soar to record highs last month.

Local Focus: Captain Beetroot turns Pie Guy in quest to find best pie in Whanganui

In 2019 Geoff Horne's quest to find a burger joint in Whanganui that used beetroot went viral. Now he's turning his eyes to the pies. Geoff's looking for the best pies in Whanganui but won't be choosing a winner."I feel that that...

Cricket: Joffra Archer to miss test series against New Zealand with elbow injury

England fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss next month's test series against New Zealand after suffering a recurrence of an elbow injury.Archer was hurt playing for Sussex in a County Championship match against Kent this week.The...

Super Rugby Transtasman: Blues at shortest possible odds to beat Waratahs

The Blues have opened as $1.01 favourites for Saturday's clash against the Waratahs at Eden Park with both the New Zealand TAB and Australian betting agency Sportsbet.Sportsbet has the Waratahs as a $26 outsider, which according...

Warehouse Group posts third quarter sales up 35 percent

The Warehouse Group's third quarter sales are up 35 percent on the year earlier, with expectations the fourth quarter will return a similar result.

India's Covid-19 crisis hits Covax vaccine-sharing scheme

The largest single supplier to the international Covax scheme supplying vaccines to poorer countries has made no shipments since March.

Cyclone Tauktae makes landfall in Covid-battered India

A cyclone classified as "extremely severe" has made landfall in India's western state of Gujarat with wind speeds of up to 160km/h.

NRL: New Zealand Warriors rue nightmare start in defeat to Parramatta Eels

Eels 34Warriors 18 If the Warriors are on a learning curve this season, this was one of the biggest lessons.Against a red-hot Parramatta side, just against everything that could go wrong in the first half did, which ultimately...

Endangered red wolves born at North Carolina Zoo doing well

Three litters of American red wolves, which are critically endangered and number fewer than two dozen in the wild, have been born at the North Carolina Zoo, officials announced today.The zoo said in a news release that the litters,...

Covid-19 coronavirus: Indian state suspends vaccinations as Cyclone Tauktae makes landfall

A powerful cyclone that emerged in the Arabian Sea has made landfall on India's western coast, hours after authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people and suspended Covid-19 vaccinations in one state.Cyclone Tauktae, the...

Lack of support doesn't deter Kiwi surfers

Surfing NZ has withdrawn support for surfers heading to the World Surfing Games but that hasn't stopped Olympic hopefuls Paige Hareb and Saffi Vette from going it alone.

Dozens more men sue Ohio State over doc's sexual misconduct

Dozens more men are suing Ohio State University over its failure to stop sexual abuse and misconduct decades ago by team doctor Richard Strauss.They echo claims filed previously by over 400 men, many of whom allege they were groped...

New Zealand-Australia travel bubble airfares: Jetstar offering $139 one-way fares on Tasman routes

Jetstar is pumping more bargain fares to stimulate flying transtasman where analysts say there was a slow down after the initial ''sugar rush'' when quarantine-free travel started.The Qantas subsidiary has fares on sale on six transtasman...

NRL: Warriors coach resists changes to spine for Tigers match as mystery surrounds ongoing role of Reece Walsh

Warriors coach Nathan Brown has stuck with the status quo in the spine for Friday's clash with the Tigers.Despite growing calls for teenager Reece Walsh to have more of a role, the 18-year-old is listed on the interchange bench.Walsh...

Israel Gaza conflict: Netanyahu vows to continue air strikes

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will "continue to respond forcefully" to rocket attacks from Gaza.

Tourism spending fell 10% over summer - report

The economic gap between the regions that rely on tourism and those that do not has widened.

Auckland man facing $315,000 bill after house built in wrong place

By Stephen Forbes, Local Democracy Reporter A developer is suing an Auckland homeowner after a building consent error saw his property built right on the neighbour's boundary.The one-metre difference between where Deepak Lal's...

Construction costs surge to annual 3.3% growth rate

Residential construction costs grew at their fastest rate in two years at the start of 2021 and there is no sign of a slowing.

Sports Quiz: May 18

Test your sporting knowledge with the Herald Sports Quiz brought to you by Spark Sport. Do you know your Tom Bradys from your Tom Lathams, your White Ferns from your White Sox? Here's your chance to prove your supreme sporting...

Manufacturing sector activity continues to expand

The BNZ-Business New Zealand Performance of Manufacturing Index for April was 58.4 points, down 5.2 points from March, but well into expansion.

Trustpower profit drops 69%

Electricity generator and retailer Trustpower has reported a 69 percent drop in its full-year net profit, and earnings down compared with a year ago.

Leaky homes lawsuit: Top bosses in global company knew of NZ rotten homes problems, homeowners say

Bosses at global company James Hardie knew their products could face damaging public revelations in New Zealand, a leaky homeowners' group lawyer says.The James Hardie group of companies denies claims which hundreds of homeowners...

Boxing: Tyson Fury says he is fighting Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia

Tyson Fury has announced he will take on Anthony Joshua on Aug. 14 in Saudi Arabia in an all-British fight to determine the undisputed world heavyweight champion."This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the...

Auckland port gives first insight into automation completion - but no date

Under-pressure Ports of Auckland has finally made a public statement about the timing of the full rollout of its controversial container terminal automation project - without saying when that will be.In a statement released after...

Sir George Fistonich's parent company of Villa Maria in receivership

The parent company of New Zealand wine business Villa Maria Estate has been placed into receivership.Brendon Gibson and Neale Jackson of Calibre Partners confirmed today that they had been appointed as receivers to FFWL Limited....

Villa Maria wine company owners in receivership

The receivers stressed that Villa Maria's domestic or international business, which had been in operating for 60 years, was in good health.

'Shameful' anti-Semitic video shocks UK PM Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has labelled an ugly incident in a London neighbourhood linked to the current Israel-Palestine crisis as "shameful racism".A disturbing video showed a group of men in cars shouting abuse at passers-by...

Commercial property investment firm Investore reports hefty profits

Retail property company Investore's full-year profit has jumped following a significant gain to the value of its portfolio.

New investors 'will have to get used to syndicating'

An inability to collaborate and build syndicates for investment is holding some investors back.

Covid-19 impact: struggling souvenir retailer urges government help

A souvenir shop owner wants the government to learn from Australia and offer rental support to businesses struggling because of the pandemic.

ANZ Premiership netball live: Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic v Northern Stars

All the ANZ Premiership action between the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic and the Northern Stars. ‌ The Southern Steel have taken another step toward proving their credentials as title contenders, with their first win...

Covid-19: India's fight against cow dung and other misinformation

As India's health system sags under the weight of an unprecedented second wave of Covid-19 medical quackery is growing in the gaps.

CoreLogic report shows first home buyer levels are dropping

By RNZ First-home buyers' share of the property market has fallen to its lowest level in three years, but there is a suggestion moves to cool the market should lift their involvement.The latest report from research firm CoreLogic...

ANZ Premiership netball live: Mainland Tactix v Northern Mystics

All the ANZ Premiership action between the Mainland Tactix and the Northern Mystics. ‌ The Northern Mystics stunned the Central Pulse with an explosive second half performance to earn a 58-47 victory last week.The defending...

Leaky homes mega-lawsuit: 'Doctor Rot' warned years ago about Aussie company's cladding

A big company in the gun for allegedly leaky cladding did a backflip when a massive lawsuit approached, a lawyer for upset homeowners says.And the High Court at Auckland today heard an expert nicknamed "Dr Rot" warned James Hardie...

Aussie Open could be on the move to Dubai or Doha

The 2022 Australian Tennis Open could be forced offshore due to the government prediction that international borders will stay closed until mid-2022.

Netball: Tactix win extra time thriller, Stars remain unbeaten

Tactix 64 Mystics 63 Stars 61 Magic 41 Redemption for the Mainland Tactix.In an extra-time cliffhanger that went down to the final seconds, the Tactix reversed their one-goal loss to the Northern Mystics a fortnight ago and pulled...

Leaky homes mega-lawsuit: James Hardie kept lips sealed about cladding trouble, lawyer says

The pursuit of profit kept a big company from telling the public about problems with the Harditex cladding system, a leaky home class action trial was told today.Homeowners in the lawsuit claim Australian company James Hardie's...

Gender pay equity could boost economy by $1.5b - Deloitte report

A Westpac report has found a more equal sharing of household chores between men and women could help boost the labour market.

NZ teams go unbeaten in round one of Super Rugby trans-Tasman

New Zealand teams completed a clean sweep against Australian opposition on the opening weekend of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin destroys 410 trillion Shiba Inu coins

Less than a week after donating over $1 billion in cryptocurrency to the India Covid Relief Fund and a range of other charities, the world's youngest known crypto billionaire has burned over US$6.7billion ($9.29 billion) worth of...

Climate change: Sheep and beef profits could be halved by 2100

New Zealand's sheep and beef farm profits could be halved by the century's end if global greenhouse emissions keep soaring unabated, a new analysis suggests.Dairy farms, meanwhile, could take an average 20 per cent hit as a result...

Countdown facing formal complaint about 'farmers market' branding on shopping bags

By RNZ A group representing farmers' markets has complained to the Commerce Commission about an item being sold in some Countdown supermarkets.In some stores, Countdown is selling re-usable jute shopping bags that have the words...

Cook Islands operators seeing light at end of 15-month tunnel

Cook Islands tourism operators and businesses say they are primed for a return of Kiwi visitors after this week's bubble opening and expect Air New Zealand to respond to any increases to travel demand.After over a year, New Zealanders...

Villages fired on as Indonesian forces chase West Papuan fighters

Several members of the West Papua Liberation Army have been killed by Indonesia's military in the past few days, as more villages were hit by aerial fire.