Radio New Zealand


Expedition devastated by Everest deaths

Relatives of the dead Sherpas wait at the Sherpa monastery in Kathmandu on Saturday.

The New Zealand leader of an expedition on Mt Everest which lost three of its Sherpas in an avalanche on Friday, says the deaths are devastating. Up to 16 Nepalese guides perished.

New Beginnings Court doing much better than expected

The Government says Te Kooti o Timatanga Hou (The New Beginnings Court), which caters for homeless people, is doing better than was ever expected.

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Sunken ferry operation may take two months

Two of the cranes at buoys marking the location of the sunken ferry.

South Korean officials say the recovery operation at the capsized ferry may take two months. Three bodies were seen inside the ship on Saturday.

Marine protection education needed

diver in a kelp forest

The Environmental Defence Society wants more education on marine protection to be included in the school curriculum. Fisheries reporter Alison Hossain looks at the issue for Insight.