Ad comes after the country's security agency blocked the Chinese technology giant's gear from being used in a nationwide internet network.
The Air New Zealand plane was not registered to fly in China, disrupting the travel plans of 270 passengers.
NZ Civil Defence is hoping to be able to allow some of the thousands of residents forced to evacuate fires on the South Island, to return home soon.
Aviation commentator Irene King said the flight was most likely forced to turn back because there had been a "cock-up" with the paperwork at Air New Zealand's end.
- by John Anthony
Air New Zealand said a technicality meant 'the particular aircraft' did not have Chinese regulatory authority to land in China.
The fire covers 2100 hectares with a 27-kilometre perimeter.
Krista Hupman, a biologist in New Zealand who studies the faeces of leopard seals, described her "weirdest" find yet.
- by Charlotte Graham-McLay
The nation's statistics agency has adopted new methodology, showing that net arrivals were about 45,000 fewer in the past four years than previously estimated.
On this day in 1968 the tiny island nation of Nauru became independent, ending 80 years of colonial rule.
- by Staff reporter
From 1960, amid great controversy, France carried out 193 nuclear tests in French Polynesia. On this day in 1996 President Jacques Chirac announced testing had come to end.
- by Matthew Gledhill & David Lague