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Flooding reported in Samoa

Samoa was being battered by torrential rain on Saturday evening, with authorities receiving reports of flash flooding and homes being evacuated as cyclone Tuni moves in.

Japan to resume Antarctic whaling

The New Zealand government is urging Japan to halt its plans to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean, saying any "research objectives" can be met without killing whales.

Waikakaho Valley fire almost contained

Firefighters have almost contained the forest fire burning in Marlborough's Waikakaho Valley.

Russia boosts defence amid row with Turkey

Russia has strengthened its anti-aircraft defences in Syria by moving a cruiser towards the coast and deploying new missiles at its main base.

LIVE cricket: NZ vs Australia

The Black Caps are taking on Australia in the third test - a day/night (pink ball) match at the Adelaide Oval. Keep up with our LIVE match commentary here.

Brazil to sue over burst dam

Brazil plans to sue two mining companies for $NZ8 billion in damages caused by the burst of a dam which killed at least 13 people and polluted a major river valley.

Climate activists in nationwide protests

More than 20,000 climate activists thoughout the country marched today in the lead up to the Paris climate talks.

Mining company looking for gold in Northland

Australian company Evolution Mining has applied for another minerals exploration license in Northland.

Tributes flow for Jonah Lomu

Tributes have been paid to the late Jonah Lomu at a traditional cultural ceremony in South Auckland.

Police review information-sharing practices

Police are reviewing their policy of requiring researchers to sign contracts before they release data, after coming under fire for blacklisting an academic.

Hunters, dog rescued from Marlborough bush

Two hunters and their dog have been rescued from dense bush in Marlborough after one of them was injured in a fall yesterday.

Has the Lucky Country run out of luck?

ANALYSIS: The tide of migration to Australia is turning, with more New Zealanders choosing to stay here or come home, says Jane Patterson in this week's Power Play. (COMMENTS)

Progress slow in Tonga, a year on from elections

A political scientist and Pasifika Director at Massey University says the Tongan government's inexperience has been a key characteristic, a year after elections there.

Three dead at US birth control clinic shooting

Two civilians and a police officer have been killed by a guman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic with a rifle.

Australia dismissed, scores level at dinner

New Zealand have bowled Australia out for 224 on day two of the third Cricket Test at Adelaide.

'The reo is your reo too'

Plans are under way to get every one of Auckland's 1.4 million residents speaking te reo Māori. (COMMENTS)


Is antibiotic resistance a problem that we can solve?

Last year the World Health Organisation warned that the world was heading towards a " era". Professor Richard James is hoping that bacteriocins will help us win the war against infection.

Hip-hop as a tool for education

Ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke explores the pedagogical potential of hip-hop.

Daily life under ISIS

Journalist Sami Moubayed paints a behind-the-scenes picture of the Islamic State movement.

Home front action is crucial

Business leaders agreed on the need for action against climate change at a recent conference in Auckland.

NZ Live - Tunes Of I

Wellington-based seven-piece group Tunes of I brings an interesting mix to this week's NZ Live.

Schooling the tamariki of Kenya

After discovering her African heritage, Denis Carnihan set off on a voyage of discovery around the continent, which has culminated in building a school.

Weekly Reading

The Wireless highlights the best of this week's feature stories from around the internet.

Composer of the Week: Joni Mitchell

Rebecca Blundell gives an overview of the life and music of the renowned singer-songwriter.

Quiz #10 - Who shot JR Ewing?

RNZ quizzes arrive via courier pigeon each Friday. Enjoy!

More Features

Climate change: MIA knows it has role to play

OPINION: The Motor Industry Association recognises it has a part to play in reducing the impact of greenhouse gases.

Crews continue to battle Waikakaho Valley fire

Fire crews battling a large blaze in Marlborough hope it will be completely contained by the end of the day.

Aust deportation laws 'not human' - Labour

Labour Party leader Andrew Little's visit to an Australian detention centre has validated how he feels about the country's immigration laws, he says. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Dengue on the wane in American Samoa

American Samoa's Health Department's latest report on dengue fever shows that the threat from the mosquito borne disease is continuing to weaken.

NZ veteran will fight to stay in Australia

A New Zealand veteran being held in an Australian prison without charge begins his legal fight to stay in the country next week.

Spieth up to 2nd at Australian Open

The world number one Jordan Spieth is hoping to defend his Australian Open title in a final round shootout with Sydneysider Matt Jones.

Family race against clock to secure Nepia AB jerseys

Two jerseys once worn by All Blacks great George Nepia are up for sale at an auction house in Wales, but the player's family want them brought back to New Zealand. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Drug company to float on stock exchange

Auckland-based drugmaker AFT Pharmaceuticals is planning a $33.2 million share float to fund future product research and market growth.

Farmers need to step up, minister says

Calls for livestock to be excluded from most waterways has prompted the Minister for Primary Industries to ask farmers to do more to protect the environment.

Ngā Manu

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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