Radio New Zealand

Top Stories

Crewe inquiry fails to solve big questions

Harvey and Jeannette Crewe on their wedding day.

The long-awaited police review into the Crewe murders 44 years ago has failed to answer the questions who killed the couple and why a police officer was not prosecuted for corruption. Arthur Allan Thomas was pardoned over the case.

Novopay under Government control

Steven Joyce  during a press conference regarding Novopay next steps.

The Government will take over the running of the Novopay payroll system and has reached a cash settlement with Australian company Talent2. Principals welcome the change.

Labour to set up wages inquiry

David Cunliffe.

The Labour Party has announced it would set up a Commission of Inquiry into wages and collective bargaining if it is elected to Government, as part of its work and wages policy.

NZ swim, bike to Glasgow Games gold

Sophie Pascoe with her second gold of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Para swimmer Sophie Pascoe has joined fellow swimmer Lauren Boyle and mountain biker Anton Cooper on the gold medal podium in the latest Commonwealth Games action.

Extra $4.6m for fisheries monitoring


New Zealand is to give an extra $4.6 million to monitor illegal and unreported fishing in the Pacific and help nations to reap a larger share of the tuna harvest.

Suppression case important legal test

no caption

A case in which two women have asked the court to remove name suppression for themselves and a man convicted of sexual abuse, has been described as important for the legal system.

US, EU extend sanctions on Russia

no caption

The United States and the European Union have agreed the toughest sanctions yet against Russia over its support for rebels in Ukraine. Moscow denies it is supplying weapons.

Gold and silver in mountainbiking

Anton Cooper wins 2014 Commonwealth Games mountain bike gold.

A day to remember for New Zealand at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games mountain bike park with Anton Cooper winning gold and Sam Gaze silver in the men's competition.

Govt 'under pressure' over quake land

The NZ Coat of Arms on the Supreme Court building in Wellington.

The Crown was under pressure to give Christchurch residents timely decisions about quake-damaged land in 2011, the Supreme Court has been told.

Palau's President calls for strong oceans support

No caption

The President of Palau is urging Pacific leaders to pull up their sleeves and get to work to protect the region's oceans and precious fisheries.

Actor dismisses claims of Mana support

Cliff Curtis.

Cliff Curtis is dismissing claims he endorses the Mana Party. An online article cites the actor as the "latest celebrity to publicly declare support for the Mana Movement".