Radio New Zealand


Recording reveals ferry evacuation panic

Relatives have gathered at Jindo Island near the site of the sinking.

Newly released details of conversations between the South Korean coastguard and the crew on board the ferry that sank last week reveal panic and confusion on board.

Updated 30 minutes ago

Homicide inquiry after shot man dies

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A 39-year-old man who was shot in the head in Gisborne has died in hospital and the police investigation has been upgraded to a homicide inquiry.

Logging road dust prompts questions

The same road after a truck had gone by.

Northland National MP Mike Sabin is challenging Whangarei District Council to account for how it spent millions of dollars of funding intended for forestry roads.

Updated 25 minutes ago

Appeal launched for sherpas' families

Family members at the Sherpa Monastery in Kathmandu.

The Himalayan Trust founded by Sir Edmund Hillary has launched an appeal for the families of sherpas killed in Mount Everest's deadliest disaster.