Border Force officers have teamed up with state police to hunt 50 people in hiding after overstaying visas they were given to attend the Commonwealth Games.
More than 19 Commonwealth Games athletes and team staff who went missing during the Gold Coast event are now seeking asylum in Australia, refugee advocates say.
The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games finished with an underwhelming closing ceremony on Sunday night. The Otago Daily Times sports team give their assessment of the preceding 11 days.
Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins has been discharged from hospital a day after he collapsed during the Commonwealth Games marathon and was left on the road without medical attention.
Hosting the Commonwealth Games is "not currently on the table'' for New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said after she paid a flying visit to the Gold Coast event.
The last day of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games went almost to plan — New Zealand picking up three more golds and a bronze and lifting to fifth on the medal table.
Hockey women's captain Stacey Michelsen has been named closing ceremony flag bearer for New Zealand at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Double delight for New Zealand's sevens teams with the men and women clinching Commonwealth Games gold medals to avenge heartbreak and frustration from the Rio Olympics.
Sweet revenge for the Black Ferns sevens team and another chapter in this fierce rivalry, one of the very best in New Zealand sport.
Kiwi squash players Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy have secured gold in the women's doubles at the Commonwealth Games.
The Tall Blacks have overcome the disappointment of their last-gasp loss to Canada to get up and beat Scotland for Commonwealth Games bronze.
Winning the Commonwealth Games men's hockey final proved a step too far for New Zealand as they slumped to a 2-0 loss to Australia yesterday.
The Black Sticks women have created New Zealand hockey history on the Gold Coast with a 4-1 defeat of Australia to win gold for the first time in six Commonwealth Games attempts.
Georgia Williams has broken New Zealand's 20-year medal drought in the women's road race at the Commonwealth Games.
With a New Zealand flag hanging off her massive shoulders, Commonwealth Games shot put silver medallist Valerie Adams never looked more contented.