Thirteen of New Zealand's players threatened to walk out a year ago after denouncing a culture of bullying and intimidation under then-coach Andreas Heraf.
Brenton Tarrant, 29, a suspected white supremacist, is accused of carrying out the attack on two mosques, killing 51 people.
The New Zealand police commissioner said they would charge the man accused of murder in the Christchurch mosque shootings with engaging in a terrorist act.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has returned a bribe sent to her by an 11-year-old girl who asked her government to do some research on dragons.
Tens of thousands gathered in Australia and New Zealand at Anzac Day memorials on Thursday amid heightened security following the shooting massacre at Christchurch mosques and deadly suicide bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
MPs in New Zealand have voted to pass a gun reform bill that seeks to ban semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles, less than a month after deadly attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that left 50 people dead.
The ceremony took place in Hagley Park near the Al Noor mosque, where most of the 50 people were killed in a twin attack by a lone gunman.
Dramatic footage showed a traffic bridge being washed away as a heavy storm lashed New Zealand's West Coast on Tuesday (March 26).
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has set up a royal commission to investigate the attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
We speak with senior member of the Consultative Council of the Islamic Circle of Australia and New Zealand Tamjid Aijazi in Auckland.
At least 5,000 people stood quietly at Hagley Park in front of the Al Noor mosque.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, “New Zealand mourns with you, we are one.”
Worshipers in Christchurch attended a multi-faith memorial service on Thursday (March 21) held for those killed in gun attacks on two mosques during Friday (March 15) prayers.
Legislation to ban almost all military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles will be introduced the first week of April, the prime minister said.
Christchurch shootings: New Zealand to 'confront' Erdogan over remarks
"We absolutely believe we know where he was going," the commissioner said.
School pupils and bikers have been among those gathering to perform the traditional Maori dance in tribute to the 50 victims of Friday's mosque shootings.
Teenagers at a secondary school in Christchurch performed a haka — a ceremonial dance or challenge in Māori culture — in tribute to the victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says details of reforms to New Zealand's gun laws will be announced within 10 days of Friday's mosque attacks in Christchurch.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her office received the shooter's "manifesto" minutes before the attack.
Some of the victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings have started to be identified by government officials.
Officials in Bulgaria said the man arrested in connection to Friday's shootings visited the country last year.
Abdul Aziz, 48, didn't run or hide when the Christchurch shooter approached the Linwood mosque where he was praying with his sons. Instead, he went out and faced him.
New Zealanders were not the only ones paying tribute to the victims of Friday's mosque shootings. Social media was also overflowing with messages of solidarity for the country.
Before live streaming the shooting in two New Zealand mosques on Facebook, the suspect published an apparent manifesto in which he called immigrants “invaders” and cited “white genocide” as his motivation for the attack.
An applicant for a firearm licence must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health, medical, addiction and domestic violence records. In 2017 43,509 who people applied for firearms licences, 43,321 were granted them.
Social media giants have come under fire for allowing footage of the shooting, allegedly filmed live by the gunman as the attack unfolded, to be widely circulated.