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Child in hospital after 'car pursuit'

A crash in which two people and a child were injured west of Auckland may have happened during or after a police pursuit.

Hard to sue govt under TPP, committee told

Foreign investors wanting to sue the government face high hurdles, New Zealand's chief negotiator for the Trans Pacific Partnership says.

Corrections staff to join Pride Parade

Staff from the Department of Corrections will be allowed to march in uniform in next week's Pride Parade, despite opposition to their participation.

Body found on Auckland footpath

A body has been found on a footpath in the south Auckland suburb of Papakura.

Mental illness: Whose voice is the loudest?

Those with first-hand experience of mental illness should be able to define their own narratives, says a Wireless writer. (COMMENTS)

Man, ex-wife accused of Might River Power fraud

A former Mighty River Power engineer and his ex-wife are accused of fraudulently using their own businesses to bill the power company more than $2.3 million.

Auckland gets 14 new special housing areas

Auckland Council and the government have announced the latest batch of Special Housing Areas which they hope will ease the city's housing shortage. (COMMENTS)

Maths and science becoming 'endangered species'

A shortage of college maths and science teachers is being described as a crisis by some secondary principals. (AUDIO)

What did New Hampshire teach us?

ANALYSIS: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were the big winners in New Hampshire, but what does that mean for the White House race? (COMMENTS)

Poverty holding NZ school kids back

Poor children in New Zealand are more than six times more likely to do badly at maths than well-off children, a new OECD report says. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

IPCA: Not enough money for all complaints

Financial constraints are preventing the Independent Police Conduct Authority from investigating all complaints of excessive force, it says. (AUDIO)

Vanuatu Parliament to sit today to elect PM

The shape of Vanuatu's next Government will emerge today when the new Parliament sits for the first time.

Parents urged to boycott VTech toys after hack

Cybersecurity experts have said parents should boycott or at least be cautious of VTech's electronic toys because of how it has handled a hack attack.

Australia excited by Basin pitch

Australia's pacemen are cherishing the prospect of a lively wicket in Wellington after a summer of pancake pitches.


North Korea's aim is not rocket science

OPINION: As North Korea tests its long-range rocket, Toby & Toby are left wondering what cushion-faced dictator Kim Jong-un will do next.

Actual intelligence

Former M15 intelligence officer Annie Machon, resigned from the UK Security Service to blow the whistle on incompetencies and crimes within the spy agency. (AUDIO)

Turned away in a crisis

New Zealand's suicide rate spiked again last year and those on the frontline - parents, friends and health workers - say more help is needed to prevent deaths.

Bringing whitebait back to Christchurch rivers

Scientists are using hay bales to try and get whitebait, or inanga to spawn in Christchurch rivers. (AUDIO)

When a child's home is a car

Working families with young children and babies are being left homeless and sleeping in cars in Auckland. Insight investigates. (AUDIO)

The Old Ghost Road Trail is gold

A long-forgotten gold miners' road is drawing thousands of visitors to a remote north west corner of the South Island. (AUDIO)

Steve Jobs reviewed

Despite being produced by one of the biggest movie studios in the world, and being about the late leader of the second biggest corporation on the planet, Steve Jobs is a brilliant stage show. (VIDEO, AUDIO)

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NZ to give $500k to help fight Zika

The government has pledged up to $500,000 to help the Pacific fight the spread of the Zika virus.

Solomons LCC head says law change needed

The new head of the Leadership Code Commission in Solomon Islands says legislative change is a must if the LCC is to do its job properly.

Israeli PM's wife mistreated staff, court finds

The Israeli Prime Minister's wife mistreated household staff, a labour court has found, in a case brought by a former caretaker.

Liverpool owners back down on ticket price rise

The American owners of English club Liverpool have backed down on plans to increase ticket prices following a mass walkout at Anfield at the weekend.

Man jailed for Hamilton toilet murder

A man has been sentenced to life in prison, with a non-parole period of 13 years, for killing a man in a Hamilton public toilet.

Call for more funds for Te Puni Kōkiri

Te Puni Kōkiri doesn't have the resources to keep an eye on the entire public sector's outcomes for Māori, it says.

SkyCity's first half profit up 30%

SkyCity Entertainment has reported a 30 percent rise in its first half profit, driven by its Auckland casino and higher earnings from overseas gamblers.

Honey companies merge to push exports

Two Marlborough honey companies have joined forces to create a single brand to grow business and exports into Asia and the United States.

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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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