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The Highlanders have been crowned Super Rugby champions for the very first time after upsetting the Hurricanes 21-14 in a thrilling final in Wellington.
Alcohol Healthwatch has joined the National Addiction Centre in calling for the sale of alcohol powder sachets to be banned or tightly regulated.
Space scientists have seen water vapour in the planet's atmosphere, but in theory Mars should be too cold to support liquid water. (AUDIO)
Super Rugby - The Highlanders have beaten the Hurricanes in the Super 15 final. Look back at the full match commentary here:
Festivities are continuing in Tonga as the country celebrates the official crowning of King Tupou VI, which took place in Nuku'alofa this morning.
Police in Canterbury say a forensic investigation of the house where a 15 month-old boy was found unconscious last night will take three or four days to complete.
Fans are flocking to Wellington's city centre as momentum builds towards tonight's Super Rugby final.
A rare example of an iconic aircraft - a Mark 1 Spitfire painstakingly restored after being shot down during WW2 - is to be sold in London.
A homicide investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Dunedin last night.
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is appealing an American ruling that seized property and assets, including cash, jet skis, luxury watches and cars.
The Building and Housing Minister has announced the development of two new special housing areas in south Auckland, providing up to 1800 new homes.
The former deputy leader of New Zealand First has endorsed her replacement as the best person for the job. (AUDIO)
Two opposition MPs on Nauru want the Supreme Court to rule on their right to a lawyer of their choice, after their Australian lawyer was refused a visa to enter the country.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has called on voters to reject "blackmail" when they vote in a bailout referendum on Sunday.
The New Zealand golfer Danny Lee is tied for third place after the second round of the latest PGA tour event in West Virginia.
Cliff Fell talks to Bryan Crump about the school of Martian poetry.
Young NZ composer Celeste Oram finds hot air balloons and belly dancing with drones on her pilgrimage to the 2014 Darmstadt Courses for New Music.
Researchers have finally managed to confirm that some of the orca seen around Northland are, in fact, commuters from Antarctica.
Jim Pinckney reviews Carnation from this twisted troubadour, which conjures up dark atmospheric scenes from motel rooms and strip malls.
A film documenting a tour by four local music acts uncovers the challenges of capturing live performance and being musicians on the margins.
A drink made from tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast, that's riding the wave of popular enthusiasm for all things fermented.
Featuring Belgian cornet virtuoso Harmen Vanhoorne, Roger Horrocks on Len Lye's writings, and a new music director for the NZSO.
Lontalius on the honesty of Tumblr, Magic Mike and male objectification, and America's postracial fantasy.
Electrifying performances from two of Africa's finest musical exports, live at WOMAD Taranaki 2015, recorded exclusively by Radio NZ.
Meteorologists say June was a month of weather extremes with parts of the country getting double the normal amount of rain, and others getting much less.
Auckland City Hospital has applied to get its accreditation back, after it was stripped of its teaching role over bullying and harassment concerns.
The ACC Minister has defended New Zealand's new vehicle licensing system saying the Government will work through the problems affecting tens of thousands of cars. (COMMENTS)
A typhoon formation alert has been lifted for the Marshall Islands, but the country's main atoll of Majuro is still counting the cost of damage done by rough seas and high winds.
Tunisia's prime minister says that the slow response of police to last week's deadly attack on a tourist resort was a major problem.
Who's going to win their maiden Super Rugby title? Radio New Zealand's Rugby Editor Barry Guy previews tonight's final.
The Northland Conservation Board chair says he is not about to resume his seat on the Tūhoronuku board just because Sonny Tau had stepped down.
Shares in the struggling Pumpkin Patch have fallen 13 percent after the company signalled a modest annual loss, and a sharp fall in future earnings.
Fonterra will review the judge's written decision on the Eltham buttermilk case, before making a decision on any appeal.
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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