Initial reports suggested the all-rounder may be heading to Adelaide to join the England squad ahead of the second test against Australia starting Saturday, but that was quickly quashed by the England Cricket Board (ECB).
In response to wildfire rumours on social media, the European Central Bank confirmed that Stokes was simply making a private trip to New Zealand to spend time with his family.
Ben Stokes could return to cricket as soon as this weekend, with his representatives discussing a potential deal with New Zealand's Canterbury Cricket Club.
British media then reported that Stokes is travelling to Christchurch, New Zealand to visit his parents Barbara and Gerard Stokes.
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Canterbury coach Gary Stead said Stokes' possible involvement or not in the Ashes "hasn't been discussed whatsoever".
He said: "We've got a Canterbury Cricket board meeting tonight, so it will be discussed there".
The ECB made a decision to ban Stokes from representing his country while he is under police investigation for the street fight in Bristol, which took place more than two months ago.
The 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm following a disturbance outside a nightclub in the city on September 25.
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Stokes was arrested after video footage purportedly showed England's test vice-captain throwing punches in a street fight after a night out celebrating England's win over the West Indies in a limited-overs global.
Travel arrangements have not been arranged by them.
Stokes moved to England with his parents as a 12-year-old after his New Zealand rugby league global father, Ged, took up a coaching job in Cumbria.
"From a purely playing point of view he's a world-class cricketer, he's one of the best in the world.it would be a wonderful state of affairs to have him gracing the parks here", Curwin said.
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Stokes sent a good luck message to the England squad just hours before they began their Ashes campaign in Brisbane, where Australia cruised to a 10-wicket victory in the first Test on Monday.