WELLINGTON Global dairy prices rose, ending a two-month falling streak, in an auction held early on Wednesday, supported by strong demand for milk powder from Asia and the Middle East.
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WELLINGTON New Zealand's central bank held interest rates steady on Wednesday but said further cuts to borrowing costs may be needed given growing economic risks at home and abroad.
WELLINGTON New Zealand's government on Thursday launched a multibillion-dollar, six-month "buy-back" scheme to compensate owners of powerful but newly banned semi-automatic weapons prohibited in the wake of deadly attacks on two mosques in the Southern city of Christchurch.
* Ramped up supply hitting prices, economic woes a risk
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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand An Australian man pleaded not guilty on Friday to 92 charges stemming from a massacre in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch three months ago and will stand trial in May next year. | Video
WELLINGTON New Zealand's Court of Appeal on Tuesday ordered the government to reassess its decision to extradite a man to China to face murder charges due to human rights risks, while Beijing called for his handover as soon as possible in the interest of justice.
WELLINGTON Global dairy prices sank for the second time in a row at an auction held early on Wednesday due to strong supply as prices eased off a long rally earlier in the year.
WELLINGTON New Zealand on Thursday unveiled a $2.5-billion spending package under a much-hyped 'Wellbeing' budget, prioritising mental health and alleviating child poverty, but it expects a smaller surplus and slower economic growth over the next year. | Video
WELLINGTON New Zealand police believe early accessing of sensitive budget information from the Treasury's website was not illegal, the department said on Thursday, in the midst of a national furor over hacking accusations in which the opposition National Party confirmed it was responsible for the access.