Tonga has banned fresh fruit imports from Auckland, fearing the Queensland fruit fly.
The trail of New Zealander Antony de Malmanche, facing a potential death sentence on drug charges in Bali, has been postponed.
The Antarctic Chieftain is heading back to Nelson under its own steam after spending five days five days trapped by ice near Antarctica.
A Nelson-based fishing boat that was trapped in ice in Antarctica is being towed to open water.
A US coastguard icebreaker pushing past icebergs the size of shopping malls is likely to reach a trapped fishing boat in Antarctica early tomorrow.
Another volcano has begun erupting out of the Pacific Ocean near Tonga.
Govt introduces bill to abolish death penalty, but opposition demands it be kept to deter coups.
World's biggest fishing vessel, which changes names and flags routinely, has been ruled a pirate ship.
Fiji plans to ditch the Union Jack from its flag by October, its PM says.
The levels of mercury in Pacific yellowfin tuna have been rising at nearly 4pc a year, which could make them hazardous to eat in the near future.
Fijians who were exposed to nuclear testing 50 years ago are to be given compensation.
A Wellington based company is behind an application to conduct off shore oil prospecting in the Solomon Islands.
Tonga's disruptive volcano has gone quiet, leaving behind a temporary island of ash.
Summer's first South Pacific tropical cyclone – named Niko – has formed.
Ship carrying thousands of dairy cows from Chile to China blocked from Suva after claiming to be low on food.
Tonga’s continuous volcanic eruption has created a new island to add to the 176 it already has.
Pirate fishing boats in the Southern Ocean are on NZ's radar, and behind much of it is a Spanish family.
A large volcano exploding out of the Pacific Ocean near Tonga's capital is growing in size and spreading its ash cloud.
The Hunga Ha'apai volcano is spewing "dark volcanic cloud" up to 4.8km, leading to flight diversions.
New Zealand is being used to host the website of an Indian terrorist group, Indian media say.
Tongan plane flown by NZ crew, with 17 passengers onboard, makes emergency landing on one engine.
Olympic shot put medallist on board plane that started skidding off a runway in Tonga.
Comparing the search for AirAsia flight QZ8501 with that of MH370, which vanished 10 months ago.
A large volcanic eruption is taking place near Tonga's capital's Nuku'alofa, sending ash and steam into the sky.
The final communications between the pilot of ill-fated flight QZ8501 and air traffic control have been revealed as Indonesian naval vessels moved late last night to check new reports of an oil slick in the search zone.
Tonga's newly elected prime minister is now "really sick", his family say.
Veteran democracy campaigner 'Akilisi Pohiva is the kingdom's new prime minister.
Just when the MH370 conspiracy line went quiet, up steps a French former airline boss with a disturbing scenario.
Fiji authorities have seized NZ$20 million worth of heroin in the tyres of a quad bike.
Martin We-en didn't need to pray for the youths and helicopter he needed to save a woman in labour.