KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Glenn Phillips struck a half century from 33 balls to propel New Zealand to a 90-run win over the West Indies in the second Twenty20 international on Friday, clinching the three-match series with a 2-0 lead.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Friday welcomed the first cruise ship to return since the coronavirus pandemic began, signaling a long-sought return to normalcy for the nation's tourism industry.
Former New Zealand No. 8 Kieran Read paused for a moment this week when looking for a word to best describe the South African rugby supporters at Ellis Park.
He settled on “maniacs.”
Current Kiwi flyhalf Richie Mo'unga said the effect of the high altitude at the hulking Johannesburg stadium makes you taste “the blood in your lungs.”
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Richie Mo'unga will start at No. 10 and Beauden Barrett was dropped to the bench as Ian Foster made four changes to New Zealand's starting team on Thursday with his job on the line in the second Rugby Championship test against South Africa.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand house prices fell year-on-year for the first time in more than a decade, a report showed Thursday, as rising interest rates finally halted a dizzying boom that had only gained momentum after the coronavirus pandemic first hit.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Recently retired test batsman Ross Taylor says in an autobiography released Thursday that he experienced racism during his 16-year career in New Zealand cricket.
Taylor, who is of Samoan heritage, describes racist locker room "banter" and casually racist comments from some New Zealand team officials.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A solid innings of 47 by returning captain Kane Williamson and a dashing 33 from 15 balls by Jimmy Neesham propelled New Zealand to a 13-run win over the West Indies in the first of three Twenty20 cricket internationals.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Leading New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has been released from his contract with New Zealand Cricket to spend more time with his young family.
Boult has taken 317 wickets in tests and 169 in one-day internationals and with his new ball partner Tim Southee has played a major role in the recent successes of a New Zealand team which won the inaugural World Test Championship and reached the finals of the last two ODI World Cups.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The United States is doubling down on its investment in the Pacific, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said Tuesday as she concluded a five-nation visit to the region where China has been making inroads.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Duane Vermeulen is back at No. 8 for his first test this year as South Africa made five changes to its starting lineup on Tuesday for its second Rugby Championship game against New Zealand.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The U.S. deputy secretary of state said Monday the prime minister of the Solomon Islands “missed an important opportunity” by failing to attend a memorial service to mark the anniversary of a key World War II battle, amid concerns the South Pacific island nation is building closer ties with China.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa wing Kurt-Lee Arendse was suspended for four weeks on Monday for his highly dangerous mid-air tackle on New Zealand flyhalf Beauden Barrett in the Rugby Championship opener.
MBOMBELA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa ground down an out-of-form New Zealand to win 26-10 in the Rugby Championship opener on Saturday and pile the pressure on the All Blacks with their fifth loss in six games.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A week after the Lionesses became the pride of England for winning soccer's Women's European Championship, their compatriots in field hockey are hoping for their own historic moment in Birmingham.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An unbeaten century partnership between Mitchell Santner and Daryl Mitchell led New Zealand to an eight-wicket win over the Netherlands and Twenty20 series sweep on Friday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The government of the Solomon Islands has taken tighter control over the nation's state-owned broadcaster — a move that opponents say is squarely aimed at controlling and censoring the news.
There seems to be precious little for the All Blacks to cling on to as the world's most successful rugby team tries to climb out of its worst slump in 24 years.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — New Zealand bowled out the Netherlands for 132 and won their Twenty20 by 16 runs on Thursday.
After New Zealand medium-pacer Blair Tickner took three wickets in the first four overs, the chasing Dutch felt the pressure to hit out and lost wickets regularly.
MBOMBELA, South Africa (AP) — Under-fire All Blacks coach Ian Foster kept faith with Beauden Barrett at flyhalf but brought wing Caleb Clarke and two new front-row forwards into his starting team for the first of two Rugby Championship tests in South Africa.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Southern Hemisphere rugby will be put on show and possibly on trial in the Rugby Championship which begins Saturday with a match between the World Cup-winning Springboks and defending champions New Zealand.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government on Wednesday released its first-ever climate adaptation plan, which includes the possibility of moving some communities to higher ground.
But the six-year plan, which runs nearly 200 pages, comes up short on some important details, including how much the changes will cost and who will pay.
NELSPRUIT, South Africa (AP) — Malcolm Marx will start as South Africa's hooker in place of Bongi Mbonambi and Faf de Klerk has been recalled at scrumhalf for the first of two Rugby Championship home tests against New Zealand.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The commander of the United States military in the Pacific said Monday he wants to expand and strengthen its ties with New Zealand.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Mark Chapman hit an unbeaten century as New Zealand powered to a seven-wicket one-day international victory over Scotland on Sunday with 25 balls remaining.
Chapman, who finished on 101 not out off 75 balls, mounted an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 175 with Daryl Mitchell to ease the tourists to their target with 25 balls to spare at the Grange Cricket Club in the one-off ODI match.
Team New Zealand skipper Peter Burling got his long-awaited first SailGP win on Sunday, knocking off sailing royalty while competing in front of real royalty in Plymouth, England.
Burling steered the Kiwis’ foiling 50-foot catamaran to victory in the podium race of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix, beating his rival from across the Tasman Sea, Tom Slingsby, to end Team Australia’s five-regatta winning streak spanning two seasons.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Stripped of a medal and issued a fine, New Zealand cyclist Ellesse Andrews turned her fortunes around in stunning fashion at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
Andrews shocked Olympic champion Kelsey Mitchell in the women's sprint at the Lee Valley velodrome, reeling in the Canadian in both races to claim the gold medal.
New Zealand skipper Peter Burling won one fleet race and finished second in the other two on Saturday to take the lead in the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix Plymouth.
It was the best day yet in Burling’s two seasons in tech tycoon Larry Ellison’s global league, which is contested in foiling 50-foot catamarans capable of hitting highway speeds.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — New Zealand posted its highest-ever T20 score of 254-5 to beat Scotland by 102 runs in their second Twenty20 international on Friday.
DUBLIN (AP) — With his stock high after masterminding a series win in New Zealand, Andy Farrell signed a contract extension as Ireland rugby coach on Friday that ties him to the position until 2025.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The family of a Tennessee pharmacist who died on her honeymoon in Fiji decided to cremate her in the South Pacific nation rather than bring her home because her body was badly damaged, a lawyer representing the family said Thursday.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Finn Allen posted 101 and Ish Sodhi took four for 28 to fuel New Zealand's 68-run victory over Scotland on Wednesday in the first Twenty20 international, played amid an unfolding racism scandal in Scottish cricket.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Ashley Bloomfield, the mild-mannered doctor who became an unlikely hero to many New Zealanders during the coronavirus pandemic, held his final media conference Wednesday after resigning as director-general of health.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Micronesia's first outbreak of COVID-19 grew in one week to more than 1,000 cases by Tuesday, causing alarm in the Pacific island nation.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. is sending a high-profile diplomatic delegation to visit the Solomon Islands next week led by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and including Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Captain Kane Williamson will return from a short break to lead a strengthened New Zealand cricket team on its first tour of the Caribbean in eight years.
New Zealand will play the West Indies in three one-day and three Twenty20 internationals in a packed Aug.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The All Blacks have replaced two assistant coaches in response to their recent home series loss to Ireland and ahead of a trip to South Africa at the start of the Rugby Championship.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — New Zealand completed an unbeaten tour of Ireland after winning the third and last Twenty20 by six wickets at Stormont on Friday.
The Black Caps had to chase for the first time and overcame Ireland's decent 174-6 with 180-4 and an over to spare.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Ian Foster has been retained as head coach but says changes, likely among only his assistants, will be made in response to the All Blacks' recent losing streak which culminated in a home series loss to Ireland.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A New Zealand-based company announced Thursday it plans to install more than 6,000 electric vehicle chargers in Florida over the coming months, mainly at commercial sites, parking lots and other developments.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Dane Cleaver’s 78 not out and Michael Bracewell's hat trick powered New Zealand to an 88-run win over Ireland to clinch their Twenty20 series 2-0 at Stormont on Wednesday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Micronesia has likely become the final nation in the world with a population of more than 100,000 to experience an outbreak of COVID-19.
For more than two-and-a-half years, the Pacific archipelago managed to avoid any outbreaks thanks to its geographic isolation and border controls.
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland prop Andrew Porter has escaped further sanction after breaking the cheekbone of All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick in Wellington last weekend.
Porter and Retallick clashed heads in the 50th minute of the third test on Saturday.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — New Zealand earned a fourth straight win against Ireland to start their Twenty20 series 1-0 at Stormont on Monday.
Fresh off a 3-0 series win in the one-day internationals at Malahide, New Zealand won by 31 runs after posting 173-8 and bowling out Ireland for 142 with 10 balls to spare.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Test captain Pat Cummins will miss Australia’s limited-overs series against Zimbabwe and New Zealand starting next month as part of his preparations for the Twenty20 World Cup.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All Blacks head coach Ian Foster seems safe in his position for the moment though New Zealand Rugby on Sunday described the All Blacks' series defeat by Ireland as “not acceptable.”
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Ireland built an emphatic first-half lead, then held off New Zealand’s second-half rally to win the deciding third test match 32-22 on Saturday, recording its first-ever series win against the All Blacks and rocking New Zealand rugby a year out from a World Cup.
MALAHIDE, Ireland (AP) — New Zealand trumped Ireland by just one run in their one-day international on Friday and swept a three-match series it could quite easily have lost at Malahide.
A Martin Guptill century led New Zealand to 360-6, its highest total in more than three years.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For Ireland, Saturday’s deciding third test against the All Blacks represents a “chance of a lifetime.”
For the first time, the team finds itself in a position to secure a series over the All Blacks.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Under-pressure All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has retained Beauden Barrett at flyhalf and made four personnel changes to his starting 15 for Saturday’s third and deciding test against Ireland.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s central bank on Wednesday lifted its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point to 2.5% as it attempts to curb inflation.
It was the third time this year that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has lifted the cash rate by 50 basis points, following hikes in April and May.