Refugees

Behrouz Boochani leaves Manus Island after six years, lands in NZ

The Kurdish Iranian writer, held in PNG since 2013, says he may seek asylum in New Zealand or the US.

Behrouz Boochani leaves Manus Island after six years, lands in NZ

New Zealand

New Zealanders to vote in referendum on legalising euthanasia

Legislators pass bill enabling terminally ill people to request a medically assisted death after years of debate.

New Zealanders to vote in referendum on legalising euthanasia

Asia Pacific

Christchurch shooting inquiry extended over weight of submissions

Inquiry is investigating whether New Zealand's security forces could have prevented the March 15 mosque attacks.

Christchurch shooting inquiry extended over weight of submissions

AJ Impact

Boeing growth strategy: Flights lasting 14 hours or longer

Directs from Australia or Singapore to New York city could become much more common, according to Boeing's growth plans.

Boeing growth strategy: Flights lasting 14 hours or longer

Crime

British backpacker allegedly strangled by man she met on Tinder

The accused's lawyer said Gracie Millane's death was the accidental result of consensual activity.

British backpacker allegedly strangled by man she met on Tinder

AJ Impact

New Zealand-China free trade deal gets an upgrade

The update ensures nearly all wood and paper bought by Chinese companies has preferential access for the next decade.

New Zealand-China free trade deal gets an upgrade

Sport

England and New Zealand to face off in semifinal showdown

Rugby fans in for a treat as the planet's top two teams meet in the World Cup semifinal in Japan.

England and New Zealand to face off in semifinal showdown

Asia Pacific

Venue fire casts pall over New Zealand's 2021 APEC plans

No casualties reported in the incident, which damaged the US$450 million project, but officials say event will go on.

Venue fire casts pall over New Zealand's 2021 APEC plans

New Zealand

New Zealand plans armed police patrols after Christchurch attack

Armed units to patrol in three areas starting on October 28 on six-month trial in response to mosque attacks in March.

New Zealand plans armed police patrols after Christchurch attack

New Zealand attack

Officers who stopped Christchurch mosque attacker get award

New Zealand officers credited for saving more lives after stalling white supremacist's plan to attack a third mosque.

Officers who stopped Christchurch mosque attacker get award

New Zealand attack

New Zealand creates unit to target online 'extremism'

PM Jacinda Ardern announces moves to address failures exposed by Christchurch mosque attacks.

New Zealand creates unit to target online 'extremism'

Asia Pacific

New Zealand anniversary: 250 years since the British arrived

Controversy over marking day British colonialists landed as Maoris suffered under their rule.

Asia Pacific

New Zealand: Indigenous filmmakers decolonising cinema

First Merata Mita, now other Kiwi artists are changing the silver screen.

New Zealand: Indigenous filmmakers decolonising cinema

New Zealand attack

New Zealand mosque shooting suspect drops bid to move trial

Survivors and grieving families of victims welcome news that the trial will be in Christchurch when it starts in June.

New Zealand mosque shooting suspect drops bid to move trial

Asia Pacific

Britain voices 'regret' for killing Maori 250 years ago

British High Commissioner Laura Clarke meets Maori leaders as New Zealand marks 1769 arrival of Captain James Cook.

Britain voices 'regret' for killing Maori 250 years ago