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What should be shown in the news?

Debate about what images should be shown in the news has intensified after photos of a young victim of Syria's refugee crisis touched a nerve. (AUDIO)

Thousands cross into Austria

Thousand of migrants have crossed into Austria, after Hungary's surprise decision to provide buses to take them to the border overnight.

Apology for assault on iwi's rights

The Minister of Treaty Negotiations has apologised for what he describes as the Crown's "assault on the human rights" of the Taranaki iwi in the 1800s.

Blizzard-like conditions forecast for south

MetService says a cold snap expected to hit tonight will bring blizzard-like conditions.

No decision on refugees from Syria

The government has not yet decided whether to accept more refugees, the Prime Minister's office says. (COMMENTS)

Campaign to raise cut-off age for state care

Child poverty advocates have launched a new campaign to raise the age of state care from 17 to 21.

Panel continues to flag Red Peak

A push to have an additional flag design considered in the forthcoming referendum looks unlikely to succeed.

Cancer research receives $10m donation

An entrepreneur has made a $10 million donation to cancer research in Auckland.

LIVE commentary: England v Australia

Cricket: England v Australia in the second one day international. Follow LIVE commentary of the game here.

Serious breaches at youth corrections facility

The Social Development Minister is defending a youth corrections facility in Christchurch, after figures revealed it had more than 600 security breaches in 10 months.

Lyttelton timebank 'flagship' for movement

A man who founded a worldwide time barter exchange movement says New Zealand's first timebank is a "flagship for the whole global movement". (AUDIO)

National out of step on refugees

It is a rare day in Parliament when National is completely isolated on an issue, but on the refugee crisis it is, writes Jane Patterson in this week's Power Play. (COMMENTS)

Mobile app latest step in Cook Islands Māori resurgence

A new mobile app in the Cook Islands is hoped to be another step in the quest to preserve Cook Islands Māori.

Guilty pleas over UK jewellery heist

Four men, three of them pensioners, have pleaded guilty to being part of a daring raid in London's jewellery business district over Easter.

Nadal knocked out in New York

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has been knocked out in the third round at the US Open by the Italian Fabio Fognini.

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Roadmap - Foxton

A virtual trip to the historic Manawatu town that's home to many museums, a replica of a traditional 17th century Dutch flour mill and Foxton Fizz.

Kick Out The Jams

Roidz are four lads from Auckland who believe sharing their emotions with an audience is the best way to achieve good old fashioned catharsis. (VIDEO)

Super Mario music robots

It's hard not to get enthusiastic about combining robots, music and games. Here they are in a robotic orchestra.

Cracking the genetic code

The fascinating story of the privately funded groups working on the challenge of discovering and then deciphering the genetic code.

Help us settle the score

Symphonies, songs, string quartets, operas, or something else entirely – a ballet score, military march or piano solo – they’re all contenders in this annual listeners’ poll.

Balkan brass and Spanish flamenco

Live on the WOMAD Taranaki stage we hear Fanfare Ciocarlia - a twelve piece band from north-east Romania, and Puerto Flamenco from Seville.

The legacy of Maori Alliances with the Crown

Blenheim author Ron Crosby's interest in exploring the bush and back country areas of New Zealand led to an interest in writing on New Zealand history.

Going the Others Way

A new music festival showcasing local independent music is set to take over Auckland's Karangahape Road.

Homeless radio

Designed to give Auckland’s homeless people a slightly bigger voice, the future of Radio NFA - short for No Fixed Abode - is in doubt.

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'Community is not just about location'

The September 2010 earthquake was for many in Canterbury a milder taste of the havoc to come, but for some it has left scars which still cause pain today.

'Bring us your huhu grubs'

The Southland Museum is calling on Southlanders to collect live huhu grubs to feed its hungry tuatara. (COMMENTS)

Labour calls for emergency refugee intake boost

The Labour Party says there is no time to wait for a review of the refugee quota, which is why it will try to table a bill in Parliament forcing an emergency intake of refugees.

'And I realised they were all dead'

Warning - this story contains a distressing image. The father of the young Syrian boy whose drowned body was photographed washed up on a Turkish beach has spoken of his desolation.

Tall Black invited to train with NBA team

Breakers and Tall Blacks basketballer Corey Webster is flying to the United States for a workout with NBA team the New Orleans Pelicans.

Sonny Tau withdraws hapū leadership bid

Embattled iwi leader Sonny Tau has withdrawn from a competition to represent Ngai Tāwake on the Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority.

Meat exporter to be sold to Chinese interests - NZ First

New Zealand First said the Government needed to intervene to stop the country's largest meat cooperative from being sold to foreign investors.

Farmers fear return to 'desert' conditions

A farmer in the heart of the North Canterbury drought says a prolonged dry spell brought on by El Niño will put already struggling farmers in dire straits.

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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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