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Navy ships head for home

Navy HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Endeavour are returning home this morning after long deployments overseas.

Trade talks fail to clinch TPP - for now

Another TPP meeting, another failure to reach agreement - but does this mean defeat for the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Parker wins with first round KO

The New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker remains unbeaten after knocking out Australian Bowie Tupou in the first round of their fight in Invercargill last night.

Reports that Cecil's brother dead likely false

Reports in the international media that poachers have shot and killed the brother of Zimbabwe's most famous lion, Cecil, are likely false.

Retailers welcome GST loophole closure

Retailers say closing a GST loophole that benefits overseas shopping websites will create a long-overdue "level playing field".

NZ First to be 'decider' at next election

The New Zealand First leader says his party will decide the next Government at the next election.

Te Reo Māori - why we say it like that

This week is Māori Language Week: a good time to look at how RNZ treats the pronunciation of Te Reo Māori. (AUDIO)

How to grow food in the red zone

Christchurch residents are being asked to contribute ideas for growing food on a large scale in the residential red zone.

Child mediation service success doubted

A family law barrister is casting doubt over the success of an outside court child mediation service for separating or divorcing couples.

Phone scam targets Indian nationals

Immigration New Zealand says Indian nationals are still being targeted by a phone scam that has duped 36 people out of almost $75,000 in two years.

Crowds protest outside Mt Eden Prison

The organiser of a protest outside Mt Eden prison says the private prison operator Serco has no role in New Zealand's public service.

Joyce heads to South East Asia

The Economic Development Minister leaves today to visit the Philippines and Vietnam to commemorate 40 years of New Zealand's relationship with the ASEAN.

Fiji's military commander resigns after only 18 months

The commander of Fiji's military, Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga, has resigned after only eighteen months in the job.

Debris likely from MH370 now in Paris

A piece of debris that experts believe could be from missing flight MH370 has arrived in Paris from the French island where it was found on Wednesday.

Dixon takes pole for Ohio Indy Car race

The New Zealand driver Scott Dixon has won pole position for tomorrow morning's latest Indy Car race in Ohio, breaking a 16-year-old lap record in the process.

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A rare fair go from a foreign quiz show

Many British and Australian TV quiz shows have questions impossible for NZers to answer. This week the tables were turned with a very Kiwi question.

Whānau Means Family by Moira Wairama

A couple who aren’t fluent in Te Reo send their kids to total immersion Māori schooling.

Daring mountain rescues

Every year thousands of people head into NZ mountain ranges. Sometimes they are under prepared and and don't make it out alive. Sometimes they are just unlucky.

The popular painkiller paracetamol

Paracetamol is NZ's most widely taken medicine with almost 2.5 million prescriptions every year, but we still don't really understand how it works.

Focus on Politics

How the political debate in New Zealand unfolded during the week as the Trans Pacific Partnership talks were held in Hawaii.


The waiata 'Tirama' is about rising above our limitations to accomplish our dreams and live into our great purpose - the mastery of our life and our fields of interest.

The road to Paris - the UN Convention on climate change

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says a global, legally-binding agreement will be reached at Paris climate summit, but concedes it falls short of two degree target.

Idiot or maniac?

Why do some people seem to speed up just as you're about to overtake them in a passing lane?

Celebrating excellence in children’s books

Children share their take on the finalists in this year's Children and Young Adult Book Awards awards.

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Winter flu season peaks

The flu season is digging its heels in, with the recent school holidays suspected of contributing to the latest spike in cases.

Tourists in Christchurch Hospital after attack

Two tourists are in Christchurch Hospital after being attacked by a group of about eight people in the early hours of Saturday morning.

NZ First prepares for 'three-way fight'

The New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has issued a call to arms to party members, telling them to prepare for a three-way fight in the 2017 General Election.

PNG's beleaguered power co "on verge of collapse"

Papua New Guinea's public enterprises minister says the country's electricity provider, PNG Power, is broke and in deep cash flow shortage.

Queensland hit by two quakes

Queensland has been hit by two earthquakes in quick succession, one of them the strongest in almost a century.

Development key to Black Caps' success

Development is a key plank of the Black Caps' tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe, which effectively marks the beginning of their buildup to the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Greens want more funding for Te Reo

The Green Party says if the Government is serious about keeping Te Reo Māori alive then it should allocate more money into researching how it is used in schools.

Farmers warned to prepare for more milk cuts

National dairy industry body DairyNZ is warning farmers to prepare for further cuts to companies' already low milk price forecasts.

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The Birds

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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