Radio New Zealand

Lttle Phnx at fever pitch

Lucy Beeler - who makes sweet electro synth-pop as Lttle Phnx - was abandoned as a baby. She shares her journey, and music, with Sonia Sly. (AUDIO)

Pilots' union to bolster mental health support

Following the recent Germanwings tragedy, the Civil Aviation Authority is reviewing its mental health assessment for pilots.

Key to 'rip up' RMA plans

The Government will have to go back to the drawing board on its most controversial Resource Management Act changes, Prime Minister John Key says. (AUDIO)

Jury deliberating at Lundy trial

The jury who will decide whether Mark Lundy killed his wife and child has retired to consider its verdict.

Teina Pora's team eyes compensation bid

Teina Pora's lawyer says he will not be re-tried, and they now have compensation in their sights.

Sparrows killed by decorations

Someone is killing sparrows by placing jewellery around their necks, the Wellington SPCA says.

Stewart Murray Wilson back in the community.

Serial sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson has been released back into the community.

Divers search Catlins wreckage

The police have confirmed a wrecked car at Curio Bay is the one they wanted in the search for a missing Southland boy.

Black Caps entranced the nation

New Zealand is a much better team than 183 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground would suggest, writes Stephen Hewson.

Rest home staff faulted after blood poisoning

Staff at an unnamed rest home have been taken to task after a 90-year-old woman died following poor care to post-surgery wounds.

Wellington City Council called to review pedestrian safety

A coroner has recommended the Wellington City Council review pedestrian safety in the central city following an inquiry into the death of a woman who was hit by a bus.

No funding decision until dispute resolved - PM

The Government is unlikely to fund Team New Zealand if Auckland loses hosting rights for an America's Cup qualifying regatta, the Prime Minister says. (AUDIO)

Tsunami threat in PNG waters lifted

The Pacific Tsunami Center says the threat in the wake of an earthquake off Papua New Guinea's New Ireland has largely passed.

Air Canada plane skids off runway, 23 hurt

An Air Canada jet came off the runway after landing at Halifax airport in Nova Scotia, sending at least 23 people to hospital.

Black Caps allow Australia time to bask in celebration

The Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum said some New Zealand players may have decided to call time on their one-day or international careers but there will be no immediate announcements to allow Australia to bask in their World Cup triumph.


Silencing the radio

Veteran radio producer Jack Perkins gives some historical (and often hysterical) examples of radio censorship.

Rising from the ashes

Lttle Phnx talks to Sonia Sly about exploring her cultural identity in her music and making sweet, electro synth-pop in her bedroom.

Tagata o te Moana: Cyclone Pam report

RNZI reporter Koroi Hawkins has travelled to a number of Vanuatu islands worst hit by Cyclone Pam. At the end of his two week assignment he filed this report.

Sir Tipene O’Regan: life and influences

Straddling both the Pakeha and Māori worlds, Sir Tipene O’Regan’s influence on New Zealand Aotearoa has been profound.

Empowering women with disabilities

Advocates say disabled women are exposed to a greater likelihood of abuse and the necessary support services aren't being picked up by related organisations.

New Music: Goon

Nick Bollinger peers under the lid of the first solo album from Vancouver soft-rock piano man Tobias Jesso Jr. and finds the rehabilitation of a long unfashionable genre is underway.

Luminescent limpets

New Zealand is home to the world's only glow-in-the-dark limpet, a freshwater species that excretes a luminescent slime when disturbed.

The sensory powers of elephants

Sean Hensman has been studying elephants on his farm in South Africa after it was discovered just how good their enormous noses are at picking up scent.

Mass surveillance and Monty Python

Guardian foreign correspondent Luke Harding’s foray into the publication of the Snowden files has been both sobering and ridiculous.

More Features

National student union under threat

The future of the organisation claiming to represent 400,000 tertiary students, the Union of Students Associations, is looking shaky.

Govt sceptical of Wellington runway extension

The Minister of Transport is playing down the prospect of a government contribution to extending the runway at Wellington airport.

New NZ First MP for Parliament

The imminent resignation of Winston Peters as a list MP will mean another New Zealand First MP in Parliament. (AUDIO)

PNG Police undergo training to combat sexual violence

Papua New Guinea police are undertaking a new round of training to help them address sexual violence in the community but also to make sure they are not part of the problem.

Mass rally in Tunis over museum raid

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Tunis for an anti-terrorism march.

Black Caps outclassed by Australia in CWC final

Australia outclassed New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne - easing to a 7 wicket win. (VIDEO)

Govt accused of denying Maori of rights

The former MP for Te Tai Tokerau is accusing the Government of similar tactics to the Australian Government, which is proposing to shut down remote Aboriginal communities.

Synlait sink into the red

Shares in Synlait Milk took a tumble after the South Island dairy company posted a half year loss and slashed its full year profit guidance.

Farming leader hails 'wake-up call' result

A Far North farming and business leader says the weekend by-election result was the best possible result for the Northland region.