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Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says New Zealand's universities must keep targeting international students to increase their income.
After weeks of fierce fighting, Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have taken towns from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad.
After a poor showing at this year's election and the leadership up for grabs, Labour is desperate to turn its fortunes around. Insight talks to voters about what's gone wrong. (AUDIO)
A fire at a West Auckland mosque early this morning is being investigated. Emergency services were alerted to the blaze at the Avondale Islamic Centre at about 2.45am.
Fiji's human rights record will be scrutinised by the UN Human Rights Council in Switzerland in the next week. The country's last rights review was in 2010.
Shellfish growers could soon be able to use cheap technology, similar to a home pregnancy test, to determine whether algal toxins are reaching dangerous levels.
Officials continue attempts to identify those who came into contact with Mali's first Ebola victim as the number of known cases worldwide passes 10,000.
The Labour Party says New Zealand's 90-day-trial period is not creating jobs but has become a device to get rid of staff when the time is up.
Police say an 11-year-old girl who ran away from her home in Beach Haven on Auckland's North Shore last night has been found "safe and well".
A human rights lawyer says the Australian Government's detention of children in asylum seeker camps is tantamount to torture.
The New Zealand rugby league team have opened their Four Nations campaign with an emphatic 30-12 win over defending champions Australia in Brisbane.
Te Mangai Paho says it believes Television New Zealand's decision to outsource its Maori programmes will give the agency more control over what content is produced.
The threat posed by Islamic State militants has forced Auckland-based franchise Burger Fuel to pull out of its only store in Iraq and plans to open others have been put on hold. (AUDIO)
Canadian film director and screenwriter, David Cronenberg's films are often shocking and confronting, but he tells Kathryn Ryan "it’s play".
Alison Ballance speaks with a toxicologist, a native bird ecologist and a DOC biodiversity manager about the science of 1080.
James Gardner traces a personal path through the evolving world of electronic music. Listen to Radio NZ National at 11pm Friday, or online anytime.
Joystick ninja Matt Maguire discusses a culture war over the portrayal of women within games, and the way they are treated within the gaming community.
New Zealand author and illustrator of books for children, Gavin Bishop talks about how he works, and recalls the influence of the first Disney movie he saw as a child.
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