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Remain ready, rejected players told

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has met with the players who didn't make the World Cup squad to explain the reason behind their omissions and answer their questions.

Auckland housing market 'at a crossroads'

Auckland's heated housing market is at a crossroads after the first average price drop in six months, says one of the city's biggest real estate agencies. (COMMENTS)

Accused custody officer showed off uniforms

A jury has heard an Auckland police custody officer showed off both his police and volunteer firefighter uniforms before allegedly raping a woman he met online.

Ewe won't believe how much his wool weighed

New Zealand has lost the world record for the heaviest fleece shorn off a merino to the Aussies. (COMMENTS)

NZ suspends Nauru justice funding

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has suspended the funding for Nauru's justice system because of ongoing concerns about civil rights abuses.

New Zealand's biggest threat revealed

A report on the global impact of catastrophes has weighed up man-made and natural threats and found the biggest risk to New Zealand's economy. (COMMENTS)

UN urges NZ to do more for refugees

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees is calling on New Zealand to take more Syrian refugees as the migrant crisis in Europe grows. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

'I've seen birds with glowsticks in their stomachs'

Solving the problem of plastic pollution will take more than technology, says a scientist who found 90 percent of seabirds have plastic in their system. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Cold spring ahead as El Niño tightens grip

New Zealand is facing a cold spring and dry summer as strong El Niño weather patterns persist, according to NIWA's latest climate outlook.

Fatal bottle murder trial wrapping up

The jury deciding the case of a fatal bottle attack outside a Grey Lynn party will hear Justice Woolford sum up the case this morning.

'I heard the mum screaming, get my baby out'

Police believe a child and an adult died in a house fire in Palmerston North, but say investigators are still searching the property. (AUDIO)

Greens release greenhouse gas reduction plan

The Green Party has released a plan it says can dramatically reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions.

20 years on, Bougainville families haunted by missing

The civil war on Bougainville ended nearly 20 years ago, but the whereabouts of hundreds of people who went missing during the conflict remains unkown. Their families are demanding answers. (AUDIO)

Migrant crisis: Photo of dead boy sparks outcry

Warning - this story contains a distressing image. A picture of a boy who drowned off Turkey has sparked an outcry over the human cost of the migrant crisis. (COMMENTS)

Cycling in doubt for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Durban's successful bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games could spell disaster for the New Zealand track cycling team.


Homeless radio

Designed to give Auckland’s homeless people a slighter bigger voice, the future of Radio NFA - short for No Fixed Abode - is in doubt.

My way-fare, my welfare, my village

The little things that make Karangahape Road unique are why it feels like home, says John MacDonald.

The Sampler

Nick Bollinger reviews new music from Wilco and talks to Texan singer-songwriter Tift Merritt. Melody Thomas checks out new Electric Wire Hustle.

Seabird junk food

New Zealand is known as the world’s seabird capital. Less well known is the enormous, and growing, threat that plastic rubbish in the ocean poses to them.

Life in the fast lane

Growing up, Sam Barry's passion was for anything with wheels and a motor. Now he's looking to take out the New Zealand UDC V8 Ute Championship.

Books for life and health

Plunket Society founder Sir Truby King's massive book collection is being used to highlight the health campaigner's life and personality.

Weekly Listening

The Wireless showcase some of the best new music releases, including songs from Beach House and The Flaming Lips' collaboration with Miley Cyrus.

Culture on a plate

Join foodies on the secret dining trail to learn about Chinese culture through traditional dishes, from ingredients and prep to calligraphy and desert.

Straight outta Christchurch

Scribe, and his dad Fa'amoana Luafutu front up about The White Guitar, a powerful performance of the troubled, triumphant story of their family.

More Features

No evidence kea killed near Nelson

The Department of Conservation has been unable to substantiate claims a group of kea were shot in a forestry area near Nelson last week.

Govt kept climate target information from public

The Green Party is upset that the Government withheld some information when it was consulting on a new climate change target. (COMMENTS)

New Zealand suspends aid to Nauru

New Zealand has suspended the country's aid to Nauru's justice sector because of ongoing concerns about civil rights abuses.

Humans have felled half of earth's trees

The most comprehensive tree census ever has found 15 billion trees are cut down each year, and the world's tree cover has nearly halved. (COMMENTS)

NZ Open organisers hopeful Danny Lee will return

The New Zealand Golf Open organisers believe Danny Lee will be back playing in their tournament sooner rather than later.

Water NZ wants more iwi-council cooperation

Water New Zealand is encouraging local governments to form partnerships with iwi to co-manage natural resources.

Briscoe stands firm on Kathmandu takeover bid

Briscoe Group is standing firm on its takeover bid for Kathmandu Holdings, saying it won't increase its share offer.

Butchery sizzles competition to take out bacon award

A Christchurch butchery that cures its bacon using manuka woodchip from the West Coast has taken out the country's top bacon award. (COMMENTS)

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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