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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.

'Mum and dad' sellers safe - Trade Me

"Mum and dad" sellers using Trade Me will not be targeted by Inland Revenue, the site says.

Crowe makes moving tribute

Terminally ill New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe has written a moving piece ahead of tomorrow's world cup final, saying it will likely be the last match he sees.

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.

Live commentary: Blues vs Waratahs

Super Rugby live: The Blues take on the Waratahs in Sydney tonight. Follow all the action from the game here.

Australian skipper to retire from ODIs after final

The Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke says he plans to retire from one-day internationals after tomorrow's Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand.

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.

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz 'hid illness'

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings airliner into the French Alps hid details of an illness, German prosecutors say.

Smoking among Maori girls stubbornly high

It appears Maori girls are refusing to give up smoking, and adult role models are being blamed.

Pilots' union welcomes two crew rule

The Pilots' union says it is welcoming the Civil Aviation Authority's decision to have two crew on the flight deck of large jets at all times.

Search for missing Dutch tourist suspended

The official search for Dutch tourist Ken Boogers, who was last seen in Golden Bay a week ago, has been suspended.

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.

Court clears Knox and Sollecito

Italy's top appeals court has overturned the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.

So who's going to win?

Two former international captains believe the Black Caps' apparent ''devil-may-care'' attitude could help them beat Australia.

Featured

NZ Retro: the miniskirt

The history of a little garment with a big impact.

Looking out for the black petrel

Biz Bell has been studying black petrels since 1995 and says that the species is at risk from commercial fishing.

The GCSB and the WTO

Allegations that the GCSB spied on applicants to the role of director-general of the World Trade Organisation in an effort to help NZ’s candidate have opposition parties demanding answers.

The secret life of music collectors

A series of obsessive collectors talk about why just listening to music just isn’t enough for these fans.

Extra Time - World Cup Special

The Radio New Zealand sports team previews Sunday's showdown at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Alcoholics Anonymous: does it work?

AA has been around for 80 years, but can the support group for recovering alcoholics really claim to be effective?

Jan Morris recalls

Welsh writer Jan Morris talks about her fascinating, eventful life and what she's learned about people and kindness.

NZ's darkest day in cricket

On March 28 1955, England bowled New Zealand out for 26 in their second innings at Eden Park in Auckland, a score that still stands today as a record test low.

Greg Johnson live

LA-based New Zealand singer-songwriter Greg Johnson performs a session on Afternoons with Simon Mercep.

More Features

Call for quick action over cell deaths

The Mental Health Foundation says both the police and healthcare system need to act quickly to stop people with mental health problems dying in custody.

Councils to fund half of runway extension

Wellington's regional councils have agreed to cover half the cost of an airport runway extension at least 300 metres.

Candidates drum up last-minute support

The two frontrunners in the Northland by-election have spent the last day of the official campaign trying to win some last-minute votes. (AUDIO)

Year-long space trip begins

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have taken off on a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Clarke announces retirement from ODIs

The Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke says he plans to retire from one-day internationals after tomorrow's Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand.

'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.