China applies to join key Asia-Pacific trade pact
China has applied to join a key Asia-Pacific trade pact as it attempts to strengthen its position in the region.
September 17, 2021 5:15 pm
HRPP MPs in Samoa have been sworn in
Opposition MPs in Samoa have been sworn in after a court ruling paved the way for them to be allowed into parliament.
September 17, 2021 1:19 pm
11 new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand
There are 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the community today, the Ministry of Health has announced.
September 17, 2021 12:10 pm
China denounces US-UK-Australia pact as irresponsible
China has criticised a historic security pact between the US, UK and Australia, describing it as “extremely irresponsible” and “narrow-minded”.
September 17, 2021 10:04 am
Italy to require all workers to show 'green pass' certificate
Italy is to make it compulsory for all workers to have a Covid “green pass” – proof of vaccination, a negative test or recovery from the virus.
September 17, 2021 9:47 am
US man files $1m lawsuit after teacher cuts child's hair
The father of a seven-year-old girl whose hair was cut by a teacher without parental permission is suing the school district and two staff members for $1m.
September 17, 2021 8:10 am
13 new community cases in NZ today
There are 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the community today – including a truck driver who left Auckland.
September 16, 2021 1:30 pm
SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip
SpaceX’s first private flight blasted off Wednesday night with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor, the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism.
September 16, 2021 12:39 pm
UK, US and Australia launch pact to counter China
The UK, US and Australia have announced a special security pact to share advanced defence technologies, in an effort to counter China.
September 16, 2021 12:19 pm
Boris Johnson fires Gavin Williamson as he rings cabinet changes
Boris Johnson has fired a string of cabinet ministers and promoted new faces to replace them – in a major reshuffle.
September 16, 2021 11:38 am
Gunmen kidnap foreign guests from Mexico hotel
Gunmen have abducted about 20 suspected migrants from a hotel in central Mexico, authorities say.
September 15, 2021 3:23 pm
14 new COVID-19 cases in NZ
There have been 14 new community cases of COVID-19 reported today, all detected in Auckland, the Ministry of Health has revealed.