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North Korea offers joint inquiry

North Korea has offered to hold a joint inquiry with the United States into a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, strongly denying US claims that it is behind it.

PM's office confirms complaint about MP

The Prime Minister's office says it is aware of a complaint that has been made to police about the National MP for Northland, Mike Sabin.

Homicide inquiry after birthday party

A 24-year-old Otara man is dead and his cousin is in Middlemore Hospital after an altercation at a relative's 21st birthday party.

Police search missing man's flat

Police in Christchurch are today conducting a forensic examination of the flat of missing man Hayden Cossey, who has not been seen since 5 December.

Tip-off before Sydney attack - report

News Corp Australia has reported Australian security officials carried out a check on Man Haron Monis days before he took hostages at a cafe in Sydney.

New online tool for beach water quality

The Minister for the Environment has unveiled a special online tool with information on the water quality of 350 beaches around New Zealand.

Divers join search for fisherman

A land and water search has resumed this morning for a man reported missing in the Waimea Inlet near Nelson yesterday afternoon.

Backlash over SkyCity funding gap

Opposition parties say it is unacceptable SkyCity could receive taxpayer money to meet the cost of building its international convention centre in Auckland. (AUDIO)

Gold coins found during renovations

A retired British couple renovating a building in southwest France have found a hoard of gold from the 1590s - and it looks like they will get to keep it.

In PNG, concern refugees will never be resettled

The Manus MP Ronnie Knight says he doubts whether any of the the asylum seekers held on Manus and found to be refugees will be permanently resettled in Papua New Guinea.

Auckland City cap remarkable run with bronze

Auckland City beaten Mexican side Cruz Azul on penalties to win the third place playoff and make history at the football Club World Cup in Morocco, also boosting their winnings by more than $700,000.

Flavell wants Ture Whenua Act review

A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that improvements to Maori freehold land and forestry could add billions of dollars to the New Zealand economy.

Record migration for November year

Net migration stayed near record levels in November and the gain for the year ended November was a fresh record.

$3.5b potential in Maori freehold land: report

A new report estimates improvements in the performance of Māori freehold land would add billions to the economy. Agriculture Minister Nathan Guy says this confirms the importance of partnering with iwi, Māori asset owners, communities and industry.

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Nash Dom - Our Home

If you go down to the Rawene Centre in Auckland on any Saturday, you’re sure of a big surprise! Dozens of bright-eyed youngsters are busy practising their drama, singing, dance, reading and writing… all in Russian.

Operatic success

The General Director of the San Francisco Opera remembers when stars like Luciano Pavarotti stopped traffic on Fifth Avenue, and the company continues to go from strength to strength.

New Zealand A to Z - Onetangi

The jewel in the crown of Waiheke Island.

Don't stop the music

"Quite a few people break their guitars. They always come in distraught that they've done it. We just glue 'em back together." Enter the secret world of instrument repairs.

Composer portrait - Sir Michael Tippett

Few British composers have responded as deeply to world events as Michael Tippett, whose oratorio A Child of our Time was an impassioned protest against the persecution and tyranny he saw happening throughout the world in 1939.

Let's talk about sex

Teaching children about the birds and the bees is often challenging. But it can be tougher still for parents whose young people have learning difficulties.

Hope for the Homeless

Six months ago a Christchurch woman started helping the local homeless community with food and clothing. Katy Gosset talks to the people who Amy Burke has helped about the difference it has made.

Hit Picks

The Music 101 team and friends name their favorite things of a musical nature from the past year. Lists! Videos! Photos!

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