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Five houses have been evacuated as about 50 firefighters battle to contain a large forest fire burning in the Waikakaho Valley near Blenheim.
Australia is refusing to budge on its policy of deporting New Zealand criminals despite a plea from the Labour Party for more leniency. (AUDIO)
The Southern District Health Board has been put on notice by the Medical Council because it is failing to properly train new doctors at its hospitals. (AUDIO)
A Russian marine has been killed on a helicopter mission to rescue the crew of a jet downed by Turkey near the Syrian border, the BBC reports.
They're sisters, but they're part of the "brotherhood". Rebecca Kamm enters the world of New Zealand's women pro wrestlers. (COMMENTS)
Christchurch's Redcliffs Primary School looks set to be closed down due to an ongoing risk from rockfall. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Hundreds of people and buses were disrupted in central Wellington after a suspicious package was found on Lambton Quay. (VIDEO)
Criticism of the police and the government is growing after a leading researcher on gangs was stopped from accessing police data. (AUDIO)
Two members of the public - including an American tourist - braved treacherous waters on Auckland's west coast to help rescue two young women. (AUDIO)
A drone has shot footage less than 10 metres above the crashed helicopter on the Fox Glacier, providing mapping vital for recovering the remaining bodies. (AUDIO)
Hundreds, if not thousands, of artworks have gone up in flames at a Takaka artist's house. (AUDIO)
The Auckland Housing Accord is ahead of its two-year target but still faces a "challenge" to reach its final target of 39,000 consents in the next year. (AUDIO)
PNG Police has dismissed claims by an Australian whistleblower that he witnessed extra-judicials killings by PNG police.
An explosion has hit a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisian capital Tunis, killing at least 12 people, officials say.
Black Caps coach Mike Hesson says Kane Williamson is undeterred by Peter Siddle's comments about him.
Too many Māori in need of legal advice are going without it, the Community Law Centres o Aotearoa says. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Listen to the bar-tailed godwit, whose annual 11,000-kilometre migration is the longest known non-stop flight undertaken by any bird.
Nick Bollinger investigates the intense electronic art-pop on Grimes' fourth album Art Angels.
Self affirmations - positive messages about self worth - might sound like new-age nonsense, but a new study suggest they do work, as long as they mean something important to you.
A New Zealand youth delegation will join thousands of other young people from countries throughout the world calling for stronger action on climate change.
An Awfully Big Adventure: New Zealand World War One veterans tell their stories is a chronological oral history of WW1 selected and edited from interviews with veterans in their 80s.
The upcoming climate talks give New Zealand the opportunity to address one of the most pressing and complex challenges of our time, says Volker Kuntzsch.
Māori organisations and iwi need to take more risks with their investments, economic advisors say.
Behind the makeup, laughter and jokes, a group of fa'afafine/akava'ine/fakaleiti is hoping to empower the next generation and challenge cultural and social norms.
Suicide bombing is seen by most New Zealanders as a foreign problem. But 33 years ago, an anarchist punk blew himself up trying to destroy 'New Zealand's Big Brother'.
OPINION: The Tobys on the Paris climate change talks, cow farts and why it's time to swim or sink. (COMMENTS)
The Christchurch mayor and deputy mayor have delivered a hard-hitting submission to a select committee hearing on the Environment Canterbury Bill. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
The government is moving to improve financial advice laws and has released an options paper setting out ways to improve the legislation governing financial advisors.
Tonga's Prime Minister says his absence from this month's international meetings is because of more pressing domestic matters to deal with.
US officials have released dashboard camera video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times in Chicago last year.
The strongest field in the history of the tournament has been announced for the ASB women's tennis classic in Auckland in January.
A financial educational programme for kids and an app that encourages face to face meetings with friends are two of the winning ideas of the DigMyIdea Māori Innovation Challenge. (AUDIO)
Fonterra has told its farmer shareholders to expect a higher payout for its milk next year but warns the volatility in global markets will continue.
Napier Port has opened a new administration building this week and says an increase in agricultural exports going through the port is helping drive its growth and development.
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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