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Climate talks - a make-or-break moment

As world leaders arrive in Paris to try and reach a binding agreement on climate change, RNZ looks into what it's all about and what it means for New Zealand.

Fire threatens homes in Christchurch

A fire in a beachside suburb in Christchurch is threatening several homes, and the area has been cordoned off. (AUDIO)

Remembering rugby great Jonah Lomu

Thousands of people turned out to pay tribute to All Black great Jonah Lomu at Eden Park, remembering his finest moments both on and off the field. (AUDIO)

Diplomat was naked below waist, court told

A Malaysian diplomat was naked from the waist down when he confronted a Wellington woman in her bedroom, a court has been told. (AUDIO)

Christchurch Council to sell $136m business

Christchurch City Council has started its controversial programme of asset sales, announcing plans to sell 100 percent of City Care. (AUDIO)

Turkey and EU strike €3bn refugee deal

Turkey and European leaders have struck a deal to try to control the flow of migrants to Europe.

Review: Sleeping with Other People

If equality for women in Hollywood means making terrible films and still having a decent career then this is a step in the right direction, writes Dan Slevin.

Elderly woman abused while in care - report

A private hospital worker abused an elderly woman, leaving her with bruising and unable to walk.

Little reshuffles shadow cabinet

The two MPs demoted in the Labour Party reshuffle say they are still committed to working to ensure a victory for their party at the next election. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Murder-accused's affair a mistake, court told

A man accused of murdering his lover's husband has told the High Court in Auckland she warned him their lives were in danger.

MPI gives green light to lamp

The Ministry for Primary Industries has given the all-clear to a dirt-like substance found in an imported lamp base by a Kerikeri man.

Governor-General recovers from heart surgery

Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae is recuperating in hospital after undergoing cardiac surgery this morning.

Pacific leaders ready for Paris climate talks

Ten Pacific leaders will have a chance to tell the world how climate change is already affecting their countries as they speak at the opening of negotiations in Paris tomorrow.

'Sovereign citizens' listed as terrorism threat in Australia

Anti-government extremists known as "sovereign citizens" are a potential terrorism threat in Australia, according to a confidential police report.

NZ Cricket chases explanation over umpiring blunder

New Zealand Cricket is seeking a please explain from the International Cricket Council over a contentious umpiring decision during the third test loss to Australia in Adelaide.

'The reo is your reo too'

Plans are under way to get every one of Auckland's 1.4 million residents speaking te reo Māori. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)


Echo Festival promoter speaks out

New Zealand is the hardest place in the world to pull off music festivals, says the promoter behind the now cancelled Echo Festival.

The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll

Nick Bollinger reviews a compilation surveying the career of 'The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll' -  Sam Phillips. (AUDIO)

No time to waste in fighting obesity

The obesity epidemic is costing the country $1 billion a year and threatens to cripple the health system. Insight's Sharon Brettkelly asks what is being done to halt this crisis.  (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Elam marks 125 years

The Elam School of Fine Arts is marking 125 years of producing artists who've gone on to great things here and overseas. (AUDIO)

The Miranda Bird Centre

The drop in migratory bird numbers in New Zealand may well be given some relief by an increasing interest in conservation among the burgeoning middle class in China.  (AUDIO)

Tame Impala and Trevor

Tame Impala is the solo recording project of Aussie Kevin Parker, who speaks with Music101's Emma Smith about the new album Currents and explains who Trevor is. (AUDIO)

Rethinking urban movement

Nick Tyler is a Professor of Civil Engineering at University College London, and investigates the ways in which people interact with their immediate environments. He wants to redesign bus stops. (AUDIO)

No more excuses to stay on the couch!

As well as being good for our bodies, modest exercise can increase memory and make older brains look younger. (AUDIO)

DJ Yella

En route to his Auckland show, NWA's DJ Yella talks to Sam Wicks about the chance of a reformation and his tenure in the “World’s Most Dangerous Group”. (AUDIO)

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Fed Farmers appalled by abuse video

Video footage of calves being violently abused is appalling and rules should be strengthened to put a stop to the mistreatment, Federated Farmers says. (VIDEO, AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Court doubles nail gun victim's compensation

A man who was shot in the chest with a nail gun has doubled his compensation pay-out after taking his case to the Employment Court.

Nats still dominate poll of polls

The National Party continues to hold the dominant position in RNZ's Poll of Polls - comfortably ahead of Labour and the Greens combined. (COMMENTS)

Clear up continues in Samoa

Government services are working to clear up several landslides after a category one cyclone passed to the southeast of Samoa during the weekend.

NBA great announces retirement

The Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, arguably the best basketball player of his generation, has he will retire after the current NBA season.

Family race against clock to secure Nepia AB jerseys

Two jerseys once worn by All Blacks great George Nepia are up for sale at an auction house in Wales, but the player's family want them brought back to New Zealand. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Business confidence hits six-month high

Business confidence has improved to its highest level in six months, according to the ANZ Bank's latest business sentiment survey.

Call for tighter animal welfare rules

The dairy industry needs to step up and milk processing companies need to tighten animal welfare rules for bobby calves, a farming leader says.

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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