Prime Minister John Key says the New Zealand Government is currently monitoring the situation in Sydney as events continue to unfold.
"Our hearts go out to those involved and our thoughts are very much with them and their families," says Mr Key.
Napier Port has today reported another record annual result with Net Profit after Tax up 13.5% to $13.433 million for the 30 September 2014 year. Revenue increased 8% to $67.016 million ($62.097 million).
More than 6200 households, schools, businesses and health facilities in Oamaru can now connect to Ultra-fast Broadband, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced.
Wellington city hoteliers say an exciting programme of events is going to make Wellington a vibrant place to be this summer - and visitors need to book early to avoid missing out.
The Hamilton Christmas Parade may have been cancelled on Sunday (14 December), but the Trust behind the event is urging the city not to lose its festive cheer.
Living Cell Technologies Limited today announced that the final patient has been successfully implanted in its Phase I/IIa clinical trial of regenerative cell therapy NTCELL for Parkinson’s disease. The operation took place at Auckland City Hospital last week.
Wellington’s first mountain bike track for the city’s children has won the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) award for an outstanding recreation project.
The Lima Call for Climate Action just adopted is simply that - a call for future action, the Green party said tonight.
Kapiti Coast District Mayor Ross Church says he is sickened by threats targeted at Council staff relating to a court-ordered destruction of a dog.
Council has had to increase security around facilities and staff over the weekend after threatening comments were posted on social media.
Auckland City FC are in football dream land after beating African champions ES Setif 1-0 to seal a FIFA Club World Cup semi-final showdown with San Lorenzo of Argentina in Marrakesh.
"But don't blame Watson; don't blame anyone else about it. If there is any blame to go around, the top four guys have got to take a long look at themselves."
ASB Premiership champions Auckland City stunned Algerian side ES Setif with a 1-0 win at the FIFA Club World Cup on Sunday, advancing to the semi-finals of the competition fo r the first time.
New Zealand Diamondblacks pitcher John Holdzkom is in line for New Zealand’s highest sporting honour after being nominated for the Halberg Sportsman of the Year award.
The John Key Government is lagging behind even climate reprobate Tony Abbott on commitments to the Green Climate Fund, the global fund designed to support developing countries with low carbon economic development and adaptation to a changing climate.
With spring delivering below average rainfall on Hawke's Bay’s Ruataniwha and Heretaunga plains, New Zealand First is gobsmacked at the roadblocks being erected before the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.
New Zealand First will resist any attempt to nationalise the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT), the majority owner of Vector, unless it has the full backing of households, flats and businesses in Auckland, Manukau and northern parts of Papakura.
Two Kiwi beer barons head to the US this week to increase New Zealand beer brand Moa's leadership in the American super-premium specialty beer category.
Giving three free GP visits to SuperGold cardholders makes economic sense -- the freebie to see the doctor will save health dollars, says New Zealand First.
Blackcaps pace bowler Kyle Mills will return home from the tour of the United Arab Emirates, after suffering a right groin strain at training on Thursday.
The 34-year old suffered the injury while bowling in the nets ahead of the second One Day International v Pakistan at Sharjah.
The Government is pushing the Maui’s Dolphin to the brink of extinction with its announcement today giving the green light to oil drilling in their Marine Mammal Sanctuary, the Green Party said today.