New Zealanders are bananas for bananas, but the country relies on imports from Mexico, Ecuador and the Philippines for its supply.
Some fruit growers hope to change that by sowing the seeds for a homegrown industry.
New Zealand Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro and her delegation were warmly welcomed to the Pa Ariki Palace with a traditional turou by Puati Mataiapo George Ngapare and Paitai Rangatira Steven Kavana.
RNZ Pacific can reveal Immigration New Zealand (INZ) was conducting out of hours compliance visits to private residents otherwise known as 'dawn raids' while the government was preparing for the historic Dawn Raids apology.
Nearly 5000 New Zealand nurses have registered to work in Australia since August. It shows the extent of those crossing - or planning to cross - the ditch, often to take up lucrative short-term contracts of up to NZ$8500 a week.
No-take marine protected areas in the western and central Pacific Ocean appear to offer no benefit to tropical tuna conservation according to a new study published in Frontiers in Marine Science. By Caleb Fotheringham, RNZ Pacific journalist.
Kiwi 471 lifted off from Rarotonga airport a bit after 8am on Friday, October 14. On board the Royal New Zealand Air Force C130 Hercules transport aircraft, were 52 passengers and crew, heading for Manihiki atoll in the northern group.
New Zealand's foreign minister Nanaia Mahuta is launching a new strategy during her visit to Tonga, which outlines how decisions will be made to spend the $1.3 billion New Zealand pledged for climate finance ahead of last year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).