‘Ninja style’ bail checks before police shooting of Shargin Stephens

Police emails seen by RNZ reveal officers planned to hide “ninja style” close to Shargin Stephens’ house late at night to try and catch him breaching bail. Police carried out 70 bail checks for Shargin Stephens in the 38 days leading up to their fatal shooting of him. Photo: RNZ/Vinay Ranchhod The emails show police … Read more

Official Opening Of Building Reconnects Toi Tangata To Its Heart Foundation Roots

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 6:07 amPress Release: Toi Tangata Toi Tangata is looking to the future by reconnecting with its whakapapa as the Māori health agency moves its base to the Heart Foundation offices in Ellerslie. A dawn service led by mana whenua, Ngāti Whātua, to bless the building will be held on Wednesday 29 … Read more

Pork industry welcomes extension

The New Zealand pork industry is welcoming an extension to consultation on a draft code of welfare for pigs. NZPork chief executive Brent Kleiss said the Ministry for Primary Industries had agreed to extend its consultation by two weeks to July 8. ‘‘When the consultation was launched at the end of April, it quickly become … Read more

Rocket Lab launches Nasa satellite to the Moon

First published on By Chris Keall The first lunar mission to take off from NZ has launched successfully. Photo: YouTube / Rocket Lab Rocket Lab launched Nasa’s Capstone micro-satellite on an Electron rockets from Mahia at 9.55pm tonight. (A month-long launch window opened yesterday, only to see a 24-hour delay for “last-minute system checks”.) A … Read more

Jacinda Ardern flies flag of internationalism in first Europe meeting with Spanish counterpart

Glenn McConnell/Stuff Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with the President of Spain Pedro Sánchez at Moncloa Palace. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern​ has met with Pedro Sánchez​, the president​ of Spain, marking her first bilateral engagement while in Europe. The two leaders announced an agreement, which will allow 2000 young people from Spain and New Zealand to … Read more

Australia commits to Pacific islands defence training

Australia will set up a defence school to train Pacific island militaries, Canberra’s new Pacific minister says, amid mounting competition for security ties in the region and as China lays plans for a rival meeting to next month’s Pacific Islands Forum. Australia will double its funding for aerial surveillance of the Pacific islands vast fishing … Read more