A blast heard nine days ago probably sealed its fate, the navy says.
The vessel carrying 44 crew members has been missing for five days.
The Royal NZ Navy's support tanker will be decommissioned after 30 years of service.
It's being called one of the biggest scandals in the UK Royal Navy's history.
Recruiters say the Defence Force desperately needs more women soldiers.
The NZ Navy are in Fiji, preparing for the arrival of unregistered fish-stealing boats plaguing the Pacific.
The area is a multimillion-dollar tuna fishery, which is often abused.
Another bust off the coast of Nadi has environmentalists concerned.
It's the second time in weeks the same boat has been caught fishing illegally.
They've already shown their military might in the air but what about from the sea?
Fiji's navy has picked up four New Zealand yachties stuck on a Pacific atoll after their yacht ran aground.
Two Chinese fighter jets have intercepted a US surveillance plane over the South China Sea.
The NZ Navy paid more than $700,000 to the company at the heart of an international bribery and corruption scandal.
The sister of a missing Navy sailor is frustrated with the lack of communication from authorities.
A New Zealand Navy diver has admitted supplying drugs to colleagues while on shore leave in Australia.
New Zealand's only Victoria Cross for valour in naval action was given for a battle with a U-boat 100 years ago.
Ten staff members have been caught out by compulsory testing.
After 20 years of service, he became the first person to get clearance to wear a full facial Māori tattoo.