Agriculture and Rural Minister Damien O'Connor has added the Grey and Buller districts on the West Coast to the medium-scale drought declared in the lower North Island last month.
Fonterra breached the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act by imposing less favourable terms on North Otago farmers who had supplied the failed NZ Dairies, the Supreme Court rules.
Communications and Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran is revisiting inconsistencies in the way online content is regulated.
Dairy product prices rose at the Global Dairy Trade auction, amid expectations that dry weather conditions in New Zealand might ease milk production.
The Government has begun policy work to tighten up further the sale of New Zealand assets to foreign investors.
An unnamed Asian member of the so-called TPP-11 has thrown a spanner in the works of 11th-hour negotiations on the future of the controversial Pacific Rim trade and investment deal.
The Government insists it doesn't have a duty of care over the Psa outbreak affecting kiwifruit growers, lawyers have told the High Court.
Senior Labour MP David Parker has emerged as a linchpin in the new coalition cabinet, taking the pivotal portfolios that will connect him to key ministers in the NZ First and Green parties.
Fletcher Building has taken a further $125 million provision against problematic construction contracts and said its B&I unit would report a full-year loss of $160 million.
The All Whites are ranked 122 for football's World Cup, but already tourism's the winner.
NZAX-listed Foley Family Wines is in talks to buy Mt Difficulty Wines, which would add the premium Mt Difficulty and Roaring Meg brands to a suite that includes Vavasour, Grove Mill and Te Kairanga.
The New Zealand dollar has fallen about 2% to a five-month low after the NZ First Party opted to form a coalition with Labour.
The country's average annual household income gained more than 40% in the past decade, but was still outpaced by rising housing costs, Statistics New Zealand figures show.
Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, declining for the sixth time in nine auctions, amid bets on sufficient supply.
Acting Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer has kept the OCR unchanged at 1.75% as widely expected and signalled no change on the immediate horizon as he begins his six-month stint.
The number of property sales across New Zealand dropped by 20% last month, with none of the 14 regions recording an increase, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
A National government will look to sell state-owned Landcorp Farming farms if it is re-elected on September 23, Primary industries spokesman Nathan Guy says.
Shane Scott, who was accused of operating a Ponzi scheme to defraud friends and close associates of $5.4 million, has changed his plea to guilty.
Dairy product prices edged higher at the Global Dairy Trade auction, rising for the second time in six auctions, as gains in milk fats offset a decline in milk powders.
The Government has reached a deal with the remaining uninsured or uninsurable Christchurch property owners in the city's 'red zone' after the Court of Appeal deemed the second offer to be "unlawful".