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Fighting spirit wasn't enough

The New Zealand cricket side was the leading protagonist in a tournament packed with drama. Unfortunately, the protagonist was knocked off by the antagonist.

Black Caps outclassed in CWC final

The Black Caps were no match for Australia, posting just 183, which the home side reached with 16.5 overs to spare in the Cricket World Cup final. (Video)

Gang fight leaves woman in intensive care

A woman has been flown to Wellington Hospital after she was seriously injured in a gang related altercation in Masterton tonight.

Protest swells in Auckland

More than 3000 people, according to Greenpeace's estimates, have protested in central Auckland against deep sea oil drilling.

Vocal fans take over Melbourne

Fans have covered the Melbourne Cricket Ground with gold and black, with the final match between New Zealand and Australia well underway.

Huge crowds farewell Singapore's founder

Tens of thousands of people have braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Win 'sends thunderous message'

The New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, is warning the Government not to ignore the message in his win in the Northland by-election.

Alps co-pilot predicted notoriety

The Germanwings co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed his Airbus in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.

China aims to boost links in the Pacific

China is moving to boost its links with individuals in the Pacific. As Insight has been discovering it's just the latest stage in Beijing's ever growing interest in the region. (AUDIO)

Commemoration service for Air Force unit

A commemoration service is underway at Wellington's National War Memorial for surviving members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Number 41 Squadron.

Loss of regatta 'huge' says business group

It would be a huge loss if Auckland loses hosting rights for an America's Cup qualifying regatta, the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Is the GCSB focusing on what matters?

Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Is our security being compromised by the spy agency's failure to focus solely on potential and real threats?

Jail sought in French Polynesia presidential espionage case

The prosecution in a trial of French Polynesia's disgraced former president, Gaston Flosse, has requested a two-year jail sentence.

24 dead in Somalia hotel siege

An attack by Islamic extremists on a hotel in Somalia has left at least 24 dead, including six attackers.

Australia beat Black Caps to claim CWC

Australia have won the Cricket World Cup in front of a home crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground tonight. (VIDEO)


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.

New Zealand pianist Richard Farrell

A pianist of outstanding technique and insight, who was enjoying a successful international career, Richard Farrell died in a car crash in 1958 at the age of just 31.

Critical links

An organisation in Bangladesh is using mobile technology and a location-based system to get medics to the scene of accidents quickly.

A conservation estate with economic backbone

A decade ago two Aucklanders removed the cattle from a farm near Whangarei and converted the 540 hectares into a bee farm and successful eco-sanctuary.

Hymns for Palm Sunday

A selection of prayer-related hymns, including 'All Glory', 'Laud and Honour' and the spiritual 'Ride On, King Jesus!'.

New Music: Courtney Barnett

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit - Melody Thomas discusses the downbeat debut of Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.

More Features

View from the fanzones

Our reporters out with New Zealand cricket fans in Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington as the Black Caps take on Australia in the World Cup final.

Brown to work on new date for port expansion

Auckland mayor Len Brown wants to work with the Ports of Auckland to come up with another date for building its controversial wharf extensions.

Winston Peters takes Northland

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has swept to victory in the Northland by-election with almost 54 percent of the vote.

Apple CEO to donate 'millions' to charity

The chief executive of Apple, Tim Cook, has announced he is donating most of his wealth to charity before he dies.

Hewitt 3rd in Auckland triathlon

Canterbury's Andrea Hewitt has finished third in the Auckland triathlon behind the winner and world number one Gwen Jorgensen of the United States.

'A breach of natural justice'

A South Taranaki tribe has accepted an apology from the Crown for illegally detaining their ancestors in the South Island in the 1800s. (AUDIO)

Firms spend more on research and development

Businesses are spending more on research and development, with growth being led by computer services.

Wool scouring merger up for approval

The Commerce Commission is set to approve a merger of the country's remaining wool scouring operations, even though it will create a monopoly.