Rugby stars react as Campbell Johnstone becomes first openly gay All Black

Campbell Johnstone (left) during an All Blacks trial in 2005. Photo / Getty Current All Blacks have praised former prop Campbell Johnstone after he became the first All Black to publicly come out as gay. Johnstone, All Black #1056, played three tests in the black jersey in 2005, 72 times for Canterbury and 38 matches … Read more

Campbell Johnstone becomes the first openly gay All Black

Campbell Johnstone has become the first openly gay All Black in a tell all interview with Seven Sharp. Video / Seven Sharp Campbell Johnstone has become the first All Black to publicly come out as gay. Johnstone, All Black #1056, played three tests in the black jersey in 2005, 72 times for Canterbury and 38 … Read more

Basketball: New Zealand Breakers bring emotional end to years-long NBL playoff drought

Derek Pardon and Daniel Fotu celebrate the NZ Breakers’ win over Melbourne while Tom Abercrombie gestures to the Auckland crowd. Photo / Getty Images For the first time in five seasons, the New Zealand Breakers are in the NBL playoffs. In beating Melbourne United 80-74 at Spark Arena on Saturday night, the Breakers ensured their … Read more

Tennis: High-risk game pays off as Aryna Sabalenka wins maiden Australian Open title

Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy aloft after defeating Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in the women’s singles final at the Australian Open. Photo / AP One point away from her first Grand Slam title, Aryna Sabalenka fouled. And then she faulted again. She grimaced. She yelled and turned her back to … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: Russia plays down West’s move on tanks, attacks Ukraine again

Wake-up call for tree-slash operations, the baffling advice from AT ahead of Elton John concerts and a look at just how much rent has gone up across Aotearoa in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald From Washington to Berlin to Kyiv, a Western decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine was … Read more

Golf: Ryan Fox makes solid start as Patrick Reed fares better than Rory McIlroy in wet first day at Dubai Desert Classic

Ryan Fox of New Zealand in action during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic. Photo / AP Ryan Fox has shaken off rust and driver issues in a solid start to his second tournament of the year as the Dubai Desert Classic got off to a wet first day. Playing with world No. … Read more

Australian Open: Tennis in disbelief over image of ballkids drying court with towels

The Australian Open has electronic line judges and technology, but this image has sparked more than a few raised eyebrows. Photo / Twitter Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina is through to the Australian Open semi-finals after a 6-2 6-4 win over Jelena Ostapenko, but fans have been left stunned by a moment from the first set. … Read more

Football: All Whites returning home in March to face old foe

The All Whites will play at home in two matches in March. Photo / Photosport The All Whites have secured two home matches in March, with an old opponent set to come to New Zealand for the first time since 1990. The Herald understands that New Zealand Football has agreed terms for two matches with … Read more

Claire Trevett: Labor leader Chris Hipkins’ first pitch to voters dishes out bread and butter to replace transformation

Hipkins said it was in the interests of New Zealand for the transition to be seamless and speedy. Cabinet reshuffle announcements to come. Video / Mark Mitchell “I think Luxon’s in for a ginger crunch,” Labor MP Kieran McAnulty said as he arrived at Parliament today to sign off on Chris Hipkins as the new … Read more

Football: Arrest of Dani Alves shocks the football world

Brazil’s Dani Alves. Photo / AP Dani Alves spent his first night in pre-trial jail for alleged sexual assault in Spain, an incident that left his wife distraught and shocked the football world. If he is found guilty, it will also destroy the already severely damaged reputation of one of football’s most popular players. The … Read more