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'Nothing but a gift to my life'

Zika has thrust microcephaly into the spotlight - but for American mother-of-three Gwen Hartley, it has been a feature of the last 15 years of her life. (AUDIO)

Person comes forward over Raglan bridge death

A teenager who died after jumping from Raglan's Te Kopua footbridge is a local boy, Richard Keremeta. (AUDIO)

Key, Little clash on TPP and Waitangi

Parliament's back - with Prime Minister John Key using his opening statement to attack Labour's position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (AUDIO)

Armed man in Wairoa taken away - residents

Wanted man Ihaka Paul has been taken away by armed police in Frasertown near Wairoa, residents say.

US requests fast track for Dotcom case

The United States Government has asked the High Court in Auckland to speed up Kim Dotcom's appeal process.

Morgan offers to pay beach shortfall

Philanthropist Gareth Morgan has pledged to stump up the difference to buy a beach in the Abel Tasman National Park. (VIDEO)

Focus on gang gun violence challenged

Gang experts are questioning the figures behind a bid to crack down on gun violence, which could include harsher gun laws.

Causing 'all this conversation'

Beyoncé Knowles' new single, complete with a charged political message, has triggered a predictable tweetstorm. Megan Whelan walks through the chatter. (VIDEO)

Police seek hero who saved drowning girl

Police in Auckland are trying to find a man who saved a five-year-old girl from drowning two days before Christmas.

Auckland house values fall slightly as regions rise

The housing market is showing further signs of levelling out with the national median and Auckland region prices falling slightly in the latest QV monthly data. (COMMENTS)

No health surcharge for Britons in NZ

The NZ government is not considering introducing a health surcharge for visitors from the United Kingdom, despite a new charge for Kiwis in Britain.

PNG MP warns about refugee integration

The MP for Manus Open in Papua New Guinea Ronnie Knight has again warned of growing social problems around the presence of refugees in the community.

Man's death blamed on falling meteorite

A meteorite has been blamed for the death of an Indian man. If confirmed it would be the first such case in recorded history.

Was the right decision made?

Sports Call - The bump ball brouhaha has reignited trans-Tasman passions, but were the Australians hard done by?

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Mo' mohair

New Zealand's remaining angora goat farmers are perplexed at why more people don't join their industry. (AUDIO)

Ice cream for ewe and ewe and ewe

Guy and Sue Trafford are about to start milking sheep on their Canterbury property to make ice cream and yoghurt. (AUDIO)

Vintage paua jewellery

The story of paua jewellery, from art souvenir and tourist kitsch to highly collectible Kiwi icon. (AUDIO)

Oscar Key Sung

Zac Arnold catches up with Oscar Key Sung to discuss the finer points of DJing the official after-party for Laneway Festival 2016. (AUDIO)

Exotic invaders dominating native species

Dr Kevin Burns has been researching what's driving the immigration and extinction of certain native species, and what can be done to slow the invasion of exotic plants. (AUDIO)

Fighting the telemarketers

Roger Anderson is fed up with telemarketers. Rather than just hanging up when they call, he decided to fight back.

DIIV

DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith speaks to Emma Smith about the slippery poetry that shaped their new album, Is This Is Are, and the influence of krautrock.  (AUDIO)

More Features

Man pleads guilty to killing Massey student

The man accused of murdering a Massey University student last year has pleaded guilty to killing her after the charge was changed to manslaughter.

Sex offender name change bill opposed by Law Society

A new bill that would prevent sex offenders from legally changing their names would breach their rights, says the Law Society.

Cooks Minister being investigated for corruption

A Cook Islands Financial Intelligence Unit investigation is about to get underway into deputy prime minister Teariki Heather and the opposition says he should step aside.

iRate over iPhone 'error 53'

Apple is facing a backlash from customers over a software update that disables iPhone 6 handsets if it detects repairs by third-party technicians. (COMMENTS)

Marshall accepts NRL career in its twilight

Former Kiwis captain Benji Marshall believes he has got two or three National Rugby League seasons left in him, but accepts he may not be with St George Illawarra beyond this year.

Plan to cut protected tree numbers trimmed

The Christchurch City Council has softened a proposal to remove protections from hundreds of significant trees on private land. (AUDIO)

Māori group urges bigger tobacco tax rise

The National Maori Tobacco Control Service is urging the government to keep increasing the cost of tobacco, and by greater amounts. (AUDIO)

Truckometer index shows the brakes are on

The accelerator appears to have eased off the trucks, with ANZ's monthly Truckometer index falling for both light and heavy traffic movements.

Precious NZ wildlife habitat up for sale

One of New Zealand's most precious wildlife habitats on the Otago Peninsula headland is up for sale.

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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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