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Govt reviews Blessie killer's monitoring

The Government has ordered an independent review into Corrections' monitoring of Blessie Gotingco's killer. (AUDIO)

Prisoner assaulted, but not dropped - parents

The parents of an inmate who died following a transfer from Mt Eden Prison believe he was assaulted up to three times, but not dropped from a balcony.

Net closing on rugby race taunt offenders

The Canterbury Rugby Union is closing in on the people who racially taunted a Fijian rugby player.

Pass the tomato sauce, please

As Māori Language Week continues, The Wireless fills you in on what to say when dining out. (COMMENTS)

Botched Nelson gang case cost $1m

Newly released figures show the Red Devils drugs and firearms prosecution cost the taxpayer at least $1 million.

US dentist 'deeply regrets' killing lion

The American dentist who killed a famous lion in Zimbabwe says he thought he was on a legal hunt.

Kumar family: Justice will never be done

The family of a West Auckland dairy owner killed by a teenager said they will not attend his sentencing because the court system has made them feel like 'idiots'.

Australian Govt accused of Manus Island cover up

A lawyers alliance says the Australian Government may be involved in a cover up after three detention centre guards suspected of rape left Manus Island.

Android bug hits a billion phones

A bug in the Android mobile operating system has been discovered by researchers, who say it affects nearly a billion devices.

Cathay Pacific fined over Bahraini passenger

A Hong Kong airline has been fined for allowing a passenger to fly to New Zealand without getting prior approval from Immigration New Zealand.

Search on for 'ram raiders who drove at police'

Christchurch police are looking for two men who allegedly ram raided three businesses and tried to run down a police officer.

'TPP proves a bitter pill'

Satirical artist Toby Morris reacts to this week's news about the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. (COMMENTS)

Australian foreign minister pays tribute to Natapei

The Australian foreign minister has paid tribute to the former Vanuatu prime minister Edward Natapei who died yesterday.

Gaddafi's son sentenced to death

A court in Libya has sentenced the son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and eight others to death over war crimes.

Silver Ferns still have plenty to work on

Silver Ferns coach Waimarama Taumaunu says her side still has plenty of work to do if they're to win next month's Netball World Cup.

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What do journalists and cops have in common?

Both reporters and police should be dedicated to uncovering the truth on behalf of the public, and be good at persuading people to co-operate.

Greetings in te reo Māori

Ngā mihi! Hear some of the greetings in te reo Māori we use on Radio New Zealand and read the English translations. Kia ora mai.

The Lawson Quins stolen childhoods

When the Lawson quins were born, the family became instant celebrities. Now turning 50, their biography talks about their abusive stepfather.

The Sampler: new music

Jim Pinckney reviews Tame Impala's Circuits, the new EP from Auckland piano prodigy Aron Ottignon and The Chemical Brothers latest offering.

Sharks swarm in Solomons' volcano

Marine scientists are dumbfounded by the discovery of sharks swimming inside an active underwater volcano in Solomon Islands.

Game review: Her Story

You play a detective reviewing the interviews of a murder case and piecing together the story by listening, analysing and deducing the testimony.

Maurice Gee: Life and Work

Rachel Barrowman has written the biography of one of New Zealand's most successful, but private, novelists.

Te manu o te rā - pōpokatea

Listen to the whitehead, a gregarious songbird that lives in noisy groups of up to eight members and are often heard before they are seen.

Art and motion forever

Curator Paul Brobbel explains how New Plymouth became home to the work of New Zealand's most influential modern artists, Len Lye.

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Corrections: No lapses in Blessie case

Corrections says it did all it could within the law to monitor Tony Robertson who went on to rape and kill Blessie Gotingco. (AUDIO)

Boy hit by car in Christchurch

A boy hit by a car on Christchurch's Ferry Road this morning is in a comfortable condition in Christchurch Hospital.

Flag referendum a step closer

After a bill for the two-stage flag referendum passed its second reading yesterday, the Government maintains it has public support for its referendum to change the flag. (COMMENTS)

Migrants attempt to storm Eurotunnel terminal

Some 2000 migrants tried to get into the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais in an attempt to reach the UK, Eurotunnel says.

Guildford set to play for Waratahs

Troubled former All Blacks wing Zac Guildford will reportedly be thrown a Super Rugby lifeline by the NSW Waratahs.

Māori access to medicines 'could suffer'

An oncologist is warning an increase in medicine costs under the TPP could divert attention from providing more equitable access to medicines for Māori.

2degrees enters broadband market

Telecommunications provider 2degrees has started offering broadband plans.

Expert advice on dairy farm grazing

The national dairy industry body has had strong interest from dairy farmers to its latest initiative to help them get through a second season of plunging milk prices.

Ngā Manu

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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