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Calls for new Waitangi Day venue

The organiser of the Waitangi Festival is considering moving celebrations from Te Tii Marae to a new venue because elders are upset the prime minister didn't attend this year.

Divers join search for missing man

The police dive squad will this morning join the search for a man who went missing in the Waikato River near Taupo last night.

Australia square ODI series

The Australian cricketers have beaten New Zealand by four wickets to win the second one-dayer in Wellington.

Crowd-fund for beach passes $1 million

A campaign to crowd-fund the purchase of a $2 million block of land near Abel Tasman National Park has raised more than half the money needed.

Kiwis to cough up for UK health charge

New Zealanders planning to visit the United Kingdom for more than six months will now have to pay a £200 health surcharge.

Taiwan struck by 6.4 earthquake

A 6.4 quake in Taiwan has toppled several buildings, trapping residents and killing at least five people, including a baby. (VIDEO)

Manly beat Warriors at Nines

Manly have beaten the Warriors 15-12 in their second pool game at the NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

Major milestone for little spotted kiwi

The little spotted kiwi has started breeding in Fiordland's Dusky Sound after being wiped out from the area over a century ago.

PM appalled at Waitangi sex toy incident

A protester throwing a sex toy at a government minister is now the global image of Waitangi Day after making international headlines, Prime Minister John Key says.

NZ connection prevents Aus insurance pay

A case is being mounted against the Australian government over an autistic boy's inability to access the National Disability Insurance.

Fears immigration scheme used for laundering

Labour is calling for a review of the Investor Plus immigration scheme amid a police investigation into whether two Americans used it to launder illegal funds.

Indonesian govt considers amnesty for former OPM members

The Indonesian government says it will consider a request for amnesty from 10 former members of the West Papuan separatist group, the OPM.

Kiwis may benefit from Australian employment ruling

New Zealanders laid off amid the big decline in Western Australia's resources industries could be in for a payout following a landmark legal ruling.

All Blacks Sevens start well in Sydney

The New Zealand men's rugby sevens team have won both their opening pool games at the inaugural Sydney leg of the World Series.


More and more people seek career in game development

The first students from a new game development accelerator programme are set to take their new game to market. (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Vince Staples

Listening to Vince Staples' debut album, with harrowing accounts of Vince’s conflicted inner and outer life as a gang-related youth, fans might be surprised to learn of his comedic talents. Sam Wicks caught up with the rapper at Laneway Festival. (AUDIO)

NZ Live - Debbie Harwood and Shona Laing

Two quintessential Kiwi rockers - Debbie Harwood and Shona Laing - join Jesse Mulligan for a live performance in Auckland. (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Festival of speed to visit tranquil farm

The chirp of cicadas will be replaced by the roar of engines at a Coromandel farm this weekend, with thousands gearing up for the Leadfoot Festival.

Former furniture store owner turns pet coffin maker

Wal Dalley is a man making the most of his retirement. The 71-year-old is making 700 pet coffins a year as more and more pet owners choose to get their pets cremated rather than burying them. (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Sexism in science

Theoretical chemist Nicola Gaston discusses her book about sexism in science and why she thinks the problem is pervasive and systemic. (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Extra Time

Sonny Bill Williams on his Sevens debut, Jerome Kaino on lifting the Blues out of the Super Rugby doldrums, Victor Vito on quitting New Zealand rugby, and more! (AUDIO)

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Govt to limit Labour position on TPP bill

The Labour Party will be forced to vote against the TPP as it stands after the government confirmed it would put the planned law changes into one overall bill. (VIDEO)

Actor dies after hanging stunt goes wrong

An Italian actor who was accidentally hanged during a live theatre performance has been declared clinically dead.

Ko leads, Lee one back

It was a good day for New Zealand's top golfers in America, with Lydia Ko in a share of the lead in Florida and Danny Lee one off the pace in Phoenix.

Land plans won't affect red zoners - mayor

A proposal to turn earthquake damaged red zoned land into recreational areas will have minimal impact on those still living there, the Waimakariri mayor says.

Crown lacks Maori support for law change - Tribunal

The Crown does not yet have enough support from Maori to make changes to laws governing Maori land, the Waitangi Tribunal says.

TPP protesters are 'anti-American'

A group of prominent business leaders says it is incomprehensible people are protesting against the TPP, with one saying the protests are "anti-American". (COMMENTS)

World dairy prices drop sharply

International dairy prices, whole milk powder in particular, slumped further in the latest global auction overnight. (COMMENTS)

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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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