Radio New Zealand


President says ferry disaster 'akin to murder'

President Park Geun-Hye, centre, meets with relatives of missing passengers.

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye says the behaviour of the captain and some of the crew on a ferry carrying 476 people that sank was "akin to murder" and those responsible will be held criminally accountable.

Burglary added to three strikes list

Jamie Whyte.

The ACT party has released details of its plan to extend its three strikes and you're out policy to include burglary. Leader Jamie Whyte says there needs to be a greater deterrent.

Tax on retirement savings 'punitive'

The Retirement Commissioner is still pushing for the eligibility age to rise.

The Financial Services Council said New Zealand has the most hostile environment worldwide for retirement savings and tax rates on KiwiSaver funds should be cut.

Pair in custody after Makara shooting

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Two men are in custody following a shooting at Makara Beach in Wellington, while a third is in hospital in a serious but stable condition.