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A fire burning near Arthur's Pass is intensifying and is not expected to be under control until morning, the Department of Conservation says. (AUDIO)
Young children should not be using quad bikes and motorcycles, safety advocates say. The comments follows the death of a six-year-old girl in Wairarapa yesterday. (AUDIO)
An 85-year old man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after falling 60 metres down a cliff on Auckland's North Shore this afternoon. (AUDIO)
Police have named a man who drowned at Gisborne's Makarori Beach on Saturday as Paul Wakelin and say his brother, John, is missing presumed drowned. (AUDIO)
Two fishers are likely to be prosecuted after being caught with 261 flounder in Timaru; the daily limit is 30 per person.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has knighted Prince Philip, saying the honour recognises his contribution to Australia. (AUDIO)
A man drowned last year after attempting to rescue his son from a swimming hole near Gisborne, a coroner has found. (AUDIO)
Thousands of music fans are enjoying the sounds at Laneway in Auckland, where they are being entertained by the likes of St Vincent, Future Islands, Belle and Sebastian. LIVE with The Wireless.
The last week of school holidays is shaping up to be hot and humid nationwide.
An Israeli tourist would probably have survived a car crash if she had been wearing a seatbelt, the Christchurch coroner has found.
Two people have been nominated for the position of Labour Party president, the Labour Party says.
The Electricity Authority has settled out-of-court with an Otago power lines company which refused to reconnect a rural customer following a storm. (AUDIO)
The Indonesia researcher for Amnesty International says there is little sign of progress being made in the investigation into five students who were killed by the military in West Papua.
Large parts of the United States east coast are bracing for a "possibly historic" blizzard which is expected to dump as much as 1m snow and disrupt transport for millions of people.
The top seed Serena Williams has avenged last year's French Open loss to Garbine Muguruza to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne.
- Debbie Reynolds has been awarded a lifetime achievement award
- Woman not to blame after sending drunk man home - Coroner
- Te Manu Korihi News for 26 January 2015
- Journalist flees Argentina saying he fears for his life
- Karaka horse sales bring in the money
Wallace Chapman talks to writer Helen Razer about the decline of reason and other things that make her want to scream.
Lauren Baker checks out a collector culture where fans get together to trade, sell and talk all things sneakers.
Long-time Björk aficionado Dudley Benson reviews the Icelandic musician's ninth album, Vulnicura.
For thousands of Rātana followers, the annual pilgrimage to Rātana pā is a must-do over the summer period. An archival recording outlines the history of the faith and the symbolism of the church's holy temple.
Chris Jensen Burke, who has climbed to the summit of the world's tallest peaks on all seven continents, talks to Kim Hill about mountains, climbing and risk.
New Zealanders are being encouraged to future-proof their homes when they build or renovate to suit their changing needs as they age.
Using sound to help blind people see the world around them is proving as effective as surgeries such as retinal implants.
In the 1940s jazz musicians moved away from playing music to accompany dancing towards making music to be listened to, showcasing their virtuosity and improvisation.
From 1916 to 1918, 60,000 soldiers were trained at the Featherston Military Training Camp, which included 16 dining halls, 17 shops, several picture theatres, three billiard rooms, a large hospital compound and a post office.
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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