The bugs feed on key crops and a report released this year found New Zealand's annual economic output could fall by NZ$4.2 billion ($3.9 billion).
Ogled, groped and locked in a cage, Mariya speaks out against NZ Defence Force for 'protecting' rapist
Thirty years after being assaulted at work, Mariya Taylor can still smell her attacker's aftershave.
- by Alison Mau
High maternal death rates. Tuberculosis. Polio. Leprosy. PNG is in the grip of multiple health crises – and that should worry everyone in Australia.
- by Matt Wade
The PM needs to use his new $2 billion Pacific infrastructure fund for something both critical and practical.
- by Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
Future Post was founded this year by farmer Jerome Wenzlick who got the idea while struggling to build a fence on an old rubbish dump site.
- by Amber-Leigh Woolf
Authorities are doing their job and the Somali community has been cooperative. The issue now is to prevent an overreaction that makes the situation worse.
- by Greg Barton
The dead woman is from an isolated and controversial New Zealand Christian community, founded by an Australian evangelist, who was convicted of indecent assault.
A Virgin Australia plane scraped its tail on an Auckland Airport runway because the first officer failed to communicate a change in wind speed to the pilot.
Local fisherman Gus Hutt thought the lifeless figure he found floating off a New Zealand beach was a doll. Until it let out a squeak.
- by Ruby Nyika