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Kiwi invasion at the MCG

New Zealanders have flocked to Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final - but the Aussies are doing all they can to make today all about the team in gold.

Win 'sends thunderous message'

The New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, is warning the Government not to ignore the message in his win in the Northland by-election.

Anti-drilling protest in central Auckland

A large group is protesting against deep sea oil drilling in central Auckland.

Alps co-pilot predicted notoriety

The Germanwings co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed his Airbus in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.

LIVE from the fanzones

LIVE with New Zealand cricket fans in Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington as the Black Caps prepare to take on Australia in the World Cup final.

Crowe makes moving tribute

Terminally ill New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe has written a moving piece ahead of tomorrow's world cup final, saying it will likely be the last match he sees.

China aims to boost links in the Pacific

China is moving to boost its links with individuals in the Pacific. As Insight has been discovering it's just the latest stage in Beijing's ever growing interest in the region. (AUDIO)

Commemoration service for Air Force unit

A commemoration service is underway at Wellington's National War Memorial for surviving members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Number 41 Squadron.

Loss of regatta 'huge' says business group

It would be a huge loss if Auckland loses hosting rights for an America's Cup qualifying regatta, the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

What will it take to win the cup?

What's it going to take for the New Zealand cricket team to make history and become world champions?

Brown to work on new date for port expansion

Auckland mayor Len Brown wants to work with the Ports of Auckland to come up with another date for building its controversial wharf extensions.

Is the GCSB focusing on what matters?

Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Is our security being compromised by the spy agency's failure to focus solely on potential and real threats?

Jail sought in French Polynesia presidential espionage case

The prosecution in a trial of French Polynesia's disgraced former president, Gaston Flosse, has requested a two-year jail sentence.

Apple CEO to donate 'millions' to charity

The chief executive of Apple, Tim Cook, has announced he is donating most of his wealth to charity before he dies.

Bulls beat the Crusaders

The Bulls have beaten the Crusaders 31-19 in their Super Rugby match in Pretoria to climb above the now ninth-placed Crusaders up to seventh.


New Zealand pianist Richard Farrell

A pianist of outstanding technique and insight, who was enjoying a successful international career, Richard Farrell died in a car crash in 1958 at the age of just 31.

Critical links

An organisation in Bangladesh is using mobile technology and a location-based system to get medics to the scene of accidents quickly.

A conservation estate with economic backbone

A decade ago two Aucklanders removed the cattle from a farm near Whangarei and converted the 540 hectares into a bee farm and successful eco-sanctuary.

Hymns for Palm Sunday

A selection of prayer-related hymns, including 'All Glory', 'Laud and Honour' and the spiritual 'Ride On, King Jesus!'.

New Music: Courtney Barnett

Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit - Melody Thomas discusses the downbeat debut of Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.

NZ Retro: the miniskirt

The history of a little garment with a big impact.

Looking out for the black petrel

Biz Bell has been studying black petrels since 1995 and says that the species is at risk from commercial fishing.

The GCSB and the WTO

Allegations that the GCSB spied on applicants to the role of director-general of the World Trade Organisation in an effort to help NZ’s candidate have opposition parties demanding answers.

The secret life of music collectors

A series of obsessive collectors talk about why just listening to music just isn’t enough for these fans.

More Features

'Mum and dad' sellers safe - Trade Me

"Mum and dad" sellers using Trade Me will not be targeted by Inland Revenue, the site says.

Search for missing Dutch tourist suspended

The official search for Dutch tourist Ken Boogers, who was last seen in Golden Bay a week ago, has been suspended.

Winston Peters takes Northland

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has swept to victory in the Northland by-election with almost 54 percent of the vote.

Singapore farewells its founding father

Thousands of people gathered in tribute to Lee Kuan Yew, who died last Monday at the age of 91.

Scrappy Waratahs give Kirwan the Blues again

The Blues remain winless and dead last in Super Rugby, falling to a sixth straight defeat as the champion New South Wales Waratahs won 23-11 in Sydney.

'A breach of natural justice'

A South Taranaki tribe has accepted an apology from the Crown for illegally detaining their ancestors in the South Island in the 1800s. (AUDIO)

Firms spend more on research and development

Businesses are spending more on research and development, with growth being led by computer services.

Wool scouring merger up for approval

The Commerce Commission is set to approve a merger of the country's remaining wool scouring operations, even though it will create a monopoly.