Players refuse to wear competition pin after sponsor ignored female rugby teams

An event to launch a new schools’ rugby sponsor has been branded “insulting and diminishing” after the speech lauded the males in attendance, but ignored the female players there. Principals, coaches and players from Canterbury schools were invited to the private function at Miles Toyota, in central Christchurch, on Monday night but chief executive Mark […]

Road crash rescue challenge to take over Manfeild

Bryce Howard/Supplied The United Firefighters Brigades’ Association will return to Manfeild for a hotly-contested event that tests the nation’s first responders to vehicle accidents. A racetrack is set to be littered with mutilated cars as firefighters battle to see which brigade can break through a wreck the fastest. Volunteer and career firefighters from throughout the […]

US President Joe Biden arrives in Geneva for highly-anticipated Putin meeting

Buoyed by days of partnership-building sessions with America’s democratic allies, United States President Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for the most-watched and tensest part of his first European tour as president: talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Biden is seeking to restore European ties that were strained under former President Donald Trump, who dismissed […]