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An analyst says it will need a major outside event to reduce the property bubble pushing Auckland house prices ever higher. (AUDIO)
The number of people on a Government watchlist has increased, Prime Minister John Key says. (AUDIO)
As universities start their academic year it appears many school leavers who failed to meet the new entrance standard have squeaked in after all.
New Zealand has been named as one of the countries where war criminals who took part in a massacre in Bosnia in the 1990s could be hiding.
Bach owner Jim Harre says planned Treaty of Waitangi settlement legislation would 'landlock' his holiday home and his access to it would be short-lived.
New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson says he is likely to rotate his playing XI for Sunday's World Cup group match against Afghanistan in Napier.
A massive pipi bed in Whangarei harbour is dying, and there are fears the change could destabilise the harbour - and Marsden Point itself.
While she could have played at a more lucrative event in Thailand, for Lydia Ko the New Zealand Women's Open is "one of the best tournaments I play". (AUDIO)
Jurors deciding whether Mark Lundy murdered his wife and daughter have been left in no doubt as to the brutality of their deaths.
Five schools have been given approval to offer up to $50,000 to help recruit a principal with the right skills to meet significant challenges at their school.
Today is the final day people can have their say on a controversial plan to roll the nine councils in the Wellington region into one.
Justice Minister Amy Adams says exchanging information on violent criminals with the Australian government is a work in progress. (AUDIO)
Disaster officials in Kiribati say more permanent solutions are needed to prevent damage from spring tides and flooding.
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are to trial a new method of tracking planes, almost a year after a Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared.
There's no rest for the golf world number one Lydia Ko after winning her second New Zealand Open title in three years.
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Social exclusion, silent treatment, gossip, and put downs. What are the best ways to help girls deal with cruelty disguised as friendship?
Simon Morris on the Oscars and the future of Hollywood films, reviewing Jupiter Ascending and The Interview, and some plays being screened at our cinemas.
Two huge dragons weave serpentine shapes to the sound of 'Pokarekare Ana', then Chinese and New Zealand dancers enter and seamlessly weave the whole piece into a dream-like fusion.
A discussion about the rise of the self-styled Islamic State and whether New Zealand's decision this week to send troops to Iraq can help to address their extremism.
In 1954 bodgies and widgies who congregated in milk-bars were seen as driving down teenage moral standards, not to mention leather-clad motor bike gangs.
Aucklander Chris Day is one of the world’s leading acousticians. He talks about his work on the recently completed Philharmonie de Paris.
Storytime Treasure Chest is delighted to introduce these traditional folktales for young and old, adapted by David Somerset and told by Dick Weir.
In April 1959 New Zealand got its first taste of big time rock & roll, when a show headlined by Johnny Cash and Gene Vincent played at Auckland's Town Hall.
The Defence Force is allowing troops to opt out of being deployed to Iraq if it is in the interest of the troops and the mission.
Whanganui iwi held a series of events over the weekend to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the occupation of Moutoa Gardens in the city centre.
An announcement on whether Australian troops will work alongside New Zealanders in Iraq could be made as soon as tomorrow.
More than 100 refugees from camps right across Nauru have staged their second protest in three days, on Sunday afteroon.
Thousands of people have marched in Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in the Russian capital on Friday night.
The Wellington Phoenix stunned Melbourne Victory with a 3-2 away win yesterday to climb back into the A-league football's top four.
A Maori financial broker says some insurance assessors are listing Marae as public halls, which drives up the cost of cover for pa.
Transpower says it is going to have work smarter and dig deeper to make up for a reduction in revenue over the rest of the current financial year.
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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