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One dead, others injured in Wellington

One person is dead and several others have been taken to hospital after a violent incident in the Wellington suburb of Johnsonville.

Nelson teen Alex Renton dies

The Nelson teenager who received medicinal marijuana while he was locked in an induced coma, died this evening.

'Huge sense of tension' in Greece

People in Greece are deeply uncertain about their country's economic future following its failure to make a €1.5 billion payment to the IMF. (AUDIO)

Charter school surplus questioned

The Labour Party has questioned the Minister of Education over how a charter school in Whangarei has ended up with $2.5 million of unspent government funding. (AUDIO)

Council stands by Sonny Tau

The Ngāpuhi tribal council is standing by its man, Sonny Tau, despite the leader stepping down from the chair of the iwi's treaty negotiation board.

Teen, school at odds over class speech

A Napier teenager who gave a speech questioning her teachers admits the school didn't say she was suspended but still told her she couldn't attend. (AUDIO)

Over 140 dead in Indonesia plane crash

Officials say at least 140 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area of Medan in Sumatra.

Ministry: Noxious weed posed no threat

An investigation into a biosecurity alert over a consignment of Bulgarian maize found it posed no threat, the Ministry for Primary Industries says. (AUDIO)

Nearly 200 sheep die on shipment to Mexico

The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed that, of 45,000 sheep exported to Mexico, 191 died after their 15 day voyage. (AUDIO)

Most GPs sign up for free visit children's visits

Nearly all general practices nationwide have signed up to a government scheme to provide free appointments and prescriptions for under 13s.

Flushed wet wipes clog sewerage pipes

Wet wipes and "fatbergs'' are proving to be a disastrous combination for Blenheim's sewerage system, the Marlborough District Council says. (AUDIO)

Cost to run $140,000 screen at MBIE revealed

A display screen at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment that cost $140,000 to buy will also cost thousands to run, Labour's David Clark says.

Cyclone intensifying as it nears the Solomons

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology says flash floods and landslides are likely as Cyclone Raquel nears Solomon Islands.

Debt crisis: Greece misses IMF payment

Greece made last-minute overtures to international creditors for aid but it was not enough to save the country from default on loans with the International Monetary Fund.

All Blacks new jersey pays respect to The Originals

The All Blacks have unveiled their World Cup jersey, which pays homage to the 1905 All Blacks team, The Originals.

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Podcast Classic: Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A

A performance by the New Zealand String Quartet and Canadian clarinettist, James Campbell.

On the trail of the Somerton Man

An unidentified body, an unexplained death and a rare book of 11th century poetry have kept this Aussie mystery alive for almost 70 years.

How music got free

When music executives turned down a way to compress music into digital files it was the beginning of the end of the recording industry.

The bridge that made a town

It is difficult not to be in awe of the beauty of the Balclutha Road Bridge. The art deco-style bowstring structure is celebrating 80 years.

West Coast skates and gold flakes

Dave North is helping to develop the facilities young skaters need on the South Island’s rugged and isolated West Coast. (VIDEO)

Tangy, tipsy and trifled tree tomatoes

Tamarillos are available when many other fruit are out of season and as well as being a good source of vitamin C, they contain significant amounts of iron, phosphorus and vitamin A.

Keep your eyes on the ki

Photos of the Brazilian president with a traditional Māori ball for the game ki-o-rahi have gone global ahead of the First World Indigenous Games.

Bumping into geniuses

Danny Goldberg talks about handing PR for KISS and Led Zeppelin, launching Stevie Nicks solo career, managing Nirvana and Bonnie Raitt.

The climate change debate

Economist Geoff Bertram and Climate Scientist James Renwick on what they claim is the government's stifling of climate change debate.

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Landcare cuts cost driven - scientists

The Government's decision to shed jobs in environmental research is driven by economic interests and not scientific ones, the Association of Scientists says.

Murder charge laid over Panmure death

A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a body was found in the Auckland suburb of Panmure.

Backwards march against diesel trains

A group of people walked backwards from Parliament to KiwiRail today to protest against the possibility of replacing a fleet of electric trains with diesel.

Education Day continues Coronation festivities in Tonga

Over three and a half thousand Tongan school children marched in uniform and performed traditional dances for the King as part of coronation celebrations.

Zane Lowe launches Apple Music's Beats 1

One of the world's best-known radio DJs, Zane Lowe, has kicked off Apple Music's new radio station, Beats 1, with a reference to his New Zealand roots.

Sodhi and Munro lose Black Caps contracts

Spinner Ish Sodhi and all-rounder Colin Munro have been dropped from the Black Caps contracted player list.

Iwi leader fails to follow kererū rules

Ngāpuhi leader Sonny Tau failed to take the appropriate steps before trying to take kererū from the South Island, a conservation organisation says.

Auckland house prices hit new high

Auckland's housing market has hit new records, with the average price breaking $800,000 for the first time and inventory shrinking to its lowest point in nine years.

Support building for meat merger analysis

A farmer group expects to get the support it needs by the end of this week to force a special meeting of Silver Fern Farms shareholders, it says.

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