Radio New Zealand

Insight: Breaking out of poverty

Like many New Zealanders, Sina Frost says her family is in poverty every second week. Insight asks what would make a difference for her and others. (AUDIO)

Tip-off before Sydney attack - report

News Corp Australia has reported Australian security officials carried out a check on Man Haron Monis days before he took hostages at a cafe in Sydney.

Homicide inquiry after birthday party

A 24-year-old Otara man is dead and his cousin is in Middlemore Hospital after an altercation at a relative's 21st birthday party.

Gold coins found during renovations

A retired British couple renovating a building in southwest France have found a hoard of gold from the 1590s - and it looks like they will get to keep it.

Divers join search for fisherman

A land and water search has resumed this morning for a man reported missing in the Waimea Inlet near Nelson yesterday afternoon.

'Running sore' in NZ's legal history

Author Lynley Hood and former National Party leader Don Brash are calling for an independent inquiry into Peter Ellis' conviction as a child molester.

Hiker dies in Tongariro National Park

A 51-year-old hiker from Germany has died while descending Mt Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park.

Backlash over SkyCity funding gap

Opposition parties say it is unacceptable SkyCity could receive taxpayer money to meet the cost of building its international convention centre in Auckland. (AUDIO)

Call for family planning for the planet

A US economic and environmental thinktank is calling for expanded access to family planning as a way of combating climate change.

In PNG, concern refugees will never be resettled

The Manus MP Ronnie Knight says he doubts whether any of the the asylum seekers held on Manus and found to be refugees will be permanently resettled in Papua New Guinea.

Auckland City cap remarkable run with bronze

Auckland City have made history and boosted their winnings by $700,000 at the football Club World Cup in Morocco, after winning the third place playoff against Mexican side Cruz Azul on penalties.

Flavell wants Ture Whenua Act review

A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that improvements to Maori freehold land and forestry could add billions of dollars to the New Zealand economy.

Record migration for November year

Net migration stayed near record levels in November and the gain for the year ended November was a fresh record.

$3.5b potential in Maori freehold land: report

A new report estimates improvements in the performance of Māori freehold land would add billions to the economy. Agriculture Minister Nathan Guy says this confirms the importance of partnering with iwi, Māori asset owners, communities and industry.

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Nash Dom - Our Home

If you go down to the Rawene Centre in Auckland on any Saturday, you’re sure of a big surprise! Dozens of bright-eyed youngsters are busy practising their drama, singing, dance, reading and writing… all in Russian.

Operatic success

The General Director of the San Francisco Opera remembers when stars like Luciano Pavarotti stopped traffic on Fifth Avenue, and the company continues to go from strength to strength.

New Zealand A to Z - Onetangi

The jewel in the crown of Waiheke Island.

Don't stop the music

"Quite a few people break their guitars. They always come in distraught that they've done it. We just glue 'em back together." Enter the secret world of instrument repairs.

Composer portrait - Sir Michael Tippett

Few British composers have responded as deeply to world events as Michael Tippett, whose oratorio A Child of our Time was an impassioned protest against the persecution and tyranny he saw happening throughout the world in 1939.

Let's talk about sex

Teaching children about the birds and the bees is often challenging. But it can be tougher still for parents whose young people have learning difficulties.

Hope for the Homeless

Six months ago a Christchurch woman started helping the local homeless community with food and clothing. Katy Gosset talks to the people who Amy Burke has helped about the difference it has made.

Hit Picks

The Music 101 team and friends name their favorite things of a musical nature from the past year. Lists! Videos! Photos!

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