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A tale of two west Auckland parties

The trial of the man accused of murdering Connor Morris in a street fight exactly a year ago started today in the High Court in Auckland. (AUDIO)

Investigation continues into David Cerven's death

Police have not confirmed whether the 21-year-old man they shot dead in a central Auckland park had a weapon.

Greek shares plunge as market reopens

The Athens Stock Exchange has fallen by about 23 percent as trading resumes after a five-week closure.

Women, children rescued from Boko Haram

The Nigerian military says it has rescued almost 180 people from Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

WorkSafe declines, private prosecution wins

The Council of Trade Unions has won a private prosecution over the death of a forestry worker after WorkSafe declined to prosecute. (AUDIO)

Fears grow for teen 'held against will'

Rotorua police have "grave concerns" for a 15-year-old girl who says she is being held against her will. (AUDIO)

Legal action possible over fatal care breach

An untrained caregiver whose client died in a fire after he left him locked in a flat while he went out for food is facing possible legal action.

Solid Energy liquidation worst option - PM

Liquidation is the Government's least preferred option for debt-ridden state-owned enterprise Solid Energy.

Police shootings number 29 in last 65 years

Since 1941, 29 people have been fatally shot by police and in 27 of those cases the police watchdog found the officers acted lawfully.

Tabs kept on jailed NZer in Myanmar

The Prime Minister has given assurances that a close eye is being kept on Philip Blackwood.

Fresh smell bothers Eltham residents

A new stink is getting up the noses of Eltham residents, who today celebrated Fonterra being fined $192,000 over last year's rotting buttermilk smell.

We'll get a comfortable TPP dairy deal - Key

Prime Minister John Key is confident New Zealand will get a free trade deal it is comfortable with, despite talks stalling at the weekend. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

State of emergency in CNMI after typhoon

A state of emergency has been declared for the Northern Marianas a day after Typhoon Soudelor hammered Saipan, Tinian, Rota, and the northern islands.

Stiff drinks: Viagra-spiked Chinese liquor seized

Distillers in China added Viagra to thousands of bottles of spirits and told customers it had "health-preserving qualities", food safety officials say.

NZ athletes cleaner than most - report

New Zealand reportedly has among the fewest athletes using performance enhancing drugs in the world.

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Mustering memories at Ngamatea

Life in tin huts with dirt floors and sack bunks, and the tinned peas, milk powder and weetbix that made up the musterer's diet.


An overview of 200 years of the baritone voice, and why it is that starring roles for baritones have really only developed since the time of Mozart.

Monsters Inc: On sharing the planet with others

Kennedy Warne discusses the apex predators lions and great white sharks, which have been in the news, and recent research on the therapeutic benefits of trees.

A local channel out from under the radar?

For the first time New Zealand on Air is backing a local show to screen on Choice TV. Mediawatch asks how it works and what it offers free-to-air viewers. 

Children’s music awards 2015

FleaBITE has won best album and best video in the 2015 APRA children's music awards. Wallace Chapman talks to FleaBITEr Robyn Nathan.

Tech report: Windows 10 and FreeviewPlus

Peter Griffin has been having a play with Microsoft's new operating system, and a bit late to the party, but Freeview tries out timeshifting with FreeviewPlus.

Accessing an education at Studentville

Some scarfies may get a bad rap for partying but others are just grateful for the chance to pursue an education.

Te manu o te rā - tawaki

Listen to the Fiordland crested penguin, one of the rarest of New Zealand’s mainland penguins.

Microbial moods

The microbes living inside us can contribute to the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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Identity fraud accused named

A man accused of working as a psychiatrist in Waikato by using another man's identity can now be named.

Investigation continues into tourist assault

Police in Canterbury are continuing their investigation into the assault of two tourists by a group of men on Saturday.

Peters defends embattled Corrections Minister

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has defended the embattled Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-liga saying he has been left in the lurch by his colleagues.

PNG eruption may lead to breathing problems

Disaster officials in Madang Province in Papua New Guinea say there are concerns locals may suffer respiratory problems after the eruption of Manam Volcano on Friday.

Obama to unveil ambitious climate plan

US President Barack Obama is due to set out what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change. (COMMENTS)

Rūnanga unhappy not to be told of spill

A Bay of Plenty rūnanga is disappointed the region's council did not tell it Fonterra had spilt 11,000 litres of whey into the Rangitāiki River. (AUDIO)

Strong job growth figures expected

Economists predict robust jobs growth and weak pay rises again when the latest labour market figures are released.

Fonterra fined $192k over buttermilk stink

The dairy giant has been fined after millions of litres of buttermilk were discharged at Eltham's wastewater plant, causing a stench to linger for months.

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The Birds

From our mountain parrot, the kea, to the bush-dwelling pipipi, to the urban house sparrow, a collection of bird stories and songs.

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