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New Zealand is on target to become the fattest country within five years, according to a surgeon who says not enough weight loss surgery is being done.
New Massey University research shows housing affordability dropped an average 14 percent last year.
Recreational boat users are slamming suggestions a licensing system be introduced, saying it will add a level of bureaucracy without making boating safer.
Queenstown bar owners, health workers and hoteliers are calling on the Government to take a closer look at how much duty free alcohol people can buy.
Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Just a couple of months into his new job as Labour Party leader Andrew Little is finding out how difficult it can be.
Malaysia has formally declared missing flight MH370 an accident and its passengers and crew presumed dead.
Australian author Colleen McCullough has died at the age of 77, after a long illness.
Kiwisaver funds claiming to be ethical or sustainable are being urged to put their money where their mouth is, with calls for a industry-wide standard.
A plane with Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully was running out of fuel and had passed the point of safe return during a flight to Antarctica. (AUDIO)
Education leaders are blaming changes to University Entrance for an unexpectedly big drop in the number of teenagers gaining the qualification. (AUDIO)
Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett expects institutions like banks will invest in state houses being sold by the Government. (AUDIO)
A disused motorway flyover in central Auckland is to become a cycleway, in an announcement due from the Government this afternoon.
Fiji's Met Service says it is keeping a close watch on two weather systems that have the potential to develop into cyclones this coming weekend.
An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.
Kumar Sangakkara breaks record as Sri Lanka win 7th and final ODI against New Zealand in Wellington.
- Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
- Mediawatch for 25 January 2015
- Helen Razer - The Decline of Reason
- The push for a predator free New Zealand by 2040
- Industry is to blame for rising antibiotic resistance?
An education programme in California is using old exercise bikes to get kids pedalling while they read – increasing their pleasure in both activities.
Dudley Benson reviews Björk's surprise-release Vulnicura, Mark Rye shares stories from a life in the British music industry and hear from Tom Krell, aka How To Dress Well.
A conservation group which cares for one of the last remaining kiwi strongholds on the Coromandel Penisula is urging dog owners to use aversion training and leads when out with their pets.
The warm summer is great for holidays - but not so good if you dislike flies! Get the facts on these often unwelcome - yet necessary - visitors from bug-expert Ruud Kleinpaste.
Dig deep with three experts on caves who discuss how New Zealand's many caves are formed and explored, and their value to the tourism industry.
Pioneering technology blogger Richard MacManus' diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes triggered his interest in ways technology can help us improve our health.
Auckland-born film-maker Samuel Richards is providing a solar-powered cinema to more than two hundred orphaned children in South Sudan.
Scientists delving into the centuries-old question of the nature of love have come to some surprising conclusions.
Seventeen people have already died in the water this year – why aren't water safety messages getting through?
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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