NZ bans export of live animals by sea
The ban had been well flagged and comes after a ship that left its shores with nearly 6,000 cows and 43 crew members capsized in 2020 off Japan.
Relative of NZ children found dead in suitcases believed to be in South Korea, police say
The woman, a Korean-born New Zealander, arrived in South Korea in 2018 and had no record of departure since then, police say.
Bodies of two children found in suitcases bought at auction in NZ
Police launched a homicide inquiry in Auckland after the remains were found by a family going through the contents of a storage locker they had purchased unseen.
Torrential rains lash NZ for third day, hundreds evacuate homes
On New Zealand's North Island, the country's largest city, Auckland, is under a heavy rain and winds alert, with minimal disruption reported so far.
Help wanted: NZ industries struggle to find workers
Businesses from farms to retirement villages and hotels are scrambling to find workers - and competitively pushing up wages as they do, increasing the central bank's challenge in fighting inflation.
NZ borders fully open after long pandemic closure
New Zealand's borders started reopening in February first for New Zealanders and restrictions have progressively eased.
NZ PM says even as China more assertive, shared interests remain
New Zealand has toughened its tone recently on both security and Beijing's growing presence in the South Pacific, in part due to the signing of a security pact between China and Solomon Islands earlier in the year.
Covid infections fall in NZ, worst case scenario likely avoided
Once regarded as a model for preventing Covid infection, New Zealand's swift response to the pandemic and its geographic isolation kept it largely free from the virus until the end of last year.
NZ urges extra travel precautions to prevent foot and mouth outbreak
Indonesia, including popular tourist destination Bali, have recently had an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, raising the risk that the virus could reach New Zealand.
NZ announces free masks, tests as health system struggles with Covid
There has been a significant jump in the number of new Covid cases in New Zealand in the past couple of week and authorities are forecasting that this wave of Omicron might be worse than the first.
NZ military, medical team deployed to Pacific island after Covid-19 outbreak
Niue, a self-governing state that is in free association with New Zealand, had kept Covid out of the community having largely closed its borders in the early days of the pandemic.
Covid shadow hovers over shrinking NZ economy
The New Zealand central bank, in its May monetary policy statement, predicted a modest rise while most economists had forecast a flat result.