"It's really heartening to be spending the first week back on deck on issues that really matter to me," Ardern said.
The case, which can still be appealed, has passed through three courts. Dotcom, who was granted New Zealand residency in 2010, was arrested two years later in a dramatic mansion raid.
The country's Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters will take over.
A local hunter said the cost was "ridiculous" and that he would have done it for free.
The toes, valued at 5,500 NZD, have been returned to the exhibit, court records show.
The former Democratic presidential candidate met with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern before giving a talk at a sold-out event with a minimum ticket price of $130.
Alfred Keating was the most senior member of New Zealand's armed forces in the U.S. before his resignation last month.
The small birds are turning up on beaches dead or starving in an unusually large mass death.
At least 20 countries have kicked out more than 130 Russian diplomats, believed to be covert intelligence officers.
A New Zealand man admitted in court that he lied about being forced to drink a poison in order to coerce a woman into having sex.
German-born Kim Dotcom has been fighting extradition to the United States since 2012.
Sir John Key called it a "great match" that went down to the wire.
The flight has been codenamed "It's Business Time," thanks to social media.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticized Caroline Beresford's vulgar tweets and said they will take "appropriate action" against her.
Declassified intelligence agency files show that New Zealand's security services covered up an assassination attempt on Queen Elizabeth II in 1981.
The pair wrote an open letter to Lorde, urging her to "join the artistic boycott of Israel."
The Humanity Star will spin around Earth for nine months.
The controversial founder of Megaupload wants a sum equivalent to about 3.5 percent of New Zealand's economy.
Rocket Lab's Still Testing rocket successfully reached orbit and deployed Earth-tracking satellites.