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All Blacks touch down in Samoa

The All Blacks have touched down in Samoa, arriving to screaming fans and tight security.

Greece's Finance Minister resigns

Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has unexpectedly resigned after voters overwhelmingly rejected an international bailout offer. (AUDIO)

Slim chance of lower premiums - Labour

The Labour Party says lower insurance premiums under proposed changes to the Earthquake Commission Act are unlikely, despite what the Government has said. (AUDIO)

Big freeze ahead for deep south

Snow and cold winds hitting parts of the South Island could create blizzard-like conditions, MetService says.

Kuia: Sonny Tau apology accepted by elders

A prominent Ngāpuhi kuia says Sonny Tau has apologised to his elders for the kererū incident. (AUDIO)

Majors now beckon for Danny Lee

The biggest payday from Danny Lee's victory at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia is that he now gets a crack at several of golf's major tournaments.

Whanganui braces for more heavy rain

Whanganui is bracing itself for another round of heavy rain, just weeks after the region experienced its biggest flood in recorded history.

Hanover investors to get $18m in settlement

Investors who lost money in the failed Hanover Finance group will receive $18 million in an out-of-court settlement. (AUDIO)

The great Reddit revolt

Reddit.com calls itself the "front page of the internet". It's also one of the world's biggest websites. So when it seemingly starts melting down, that's big.

Blessie's killer still can't be named

The man who raped and murdered Auckland woman Blessie Gotingco has lost his appeal for name suppression but still cannot be named.

Ex-teacher denies inappropriate touching

A girl told the authorities her primary school teacher pulled her onto his lap and touched her chest and thighs in front of the class. The man denied 16 charges.

Martin says Mark is best NZ First deputy

The former deputy leader of New Zealand First has endorsed her replacement as the best person for the job. (AUDIO)

New Zealand PM concerned by Nauru crisis

The New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says the crisis that has enveloped Nauru is worrying and pressure will be applied to the island's government this week.

European leaders stunned by Greek 'no'

Greek voters' overwhelming rejection of bailout conditions has thrown the future of the country's eurozone membership into further doubt. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

ABs begin World Cup quest in Samoa

The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is well aware Samoa will be tough competition in Wednesday's historic first-ever Test against the Island nation in Apia.

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An Uncommon Man

The life and work of Aaron Copland, a tower of strength in 20th century American music and a man sensitive to the times he lived in.

Champagne and Leek Risotto

It seems rather decadent and also fun, which it is, plus it tastes very good. It is lovely with the leek and Parmesan, and a sparkling wine that you would happily drink will do.

For the love of our place

Outgoing head of Greenpeace NZ Bunny McDiarmid reflects on the individuals, thinkers, books and events that have influenced her own ideas.

Getting by on a student budget

Student loans and allowances haven't kept pace with living costs, but the Government says students should be supporting themselves.

Manu Tioriori - Regan and Sasha Perry

Brothers, fathers and musicians, roots and reggae music is their signature sound, but their music style is as eclectic as their upbringing.

A hell of a good time

A training programme run by Hell Pizza and IHC gives young people with intellectual disabilities the chance to gain workplace skills.

Naked Science with Dr Chris Smith

Do women change colour when they ovulate? And could antibiotic use in childhood be making us heavier in later life?

New Horizons, new music

William Dart reviews recent albums from Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett and Stealing Sheep. For real.

The Rainbow Warrior - a game changer?

Thirty years since the sinking of the Greenpeace ship, Linda Clark chairs a debate featuring key parties in the post sinking arbitrations and negotiations.

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Rare white whale spotted in Cook Strait

A rare white humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait is thought to be Migaloo, usually seen off the Australian coast.

Dunedin awash in blue and gold

About 10,000 fans packed into central Dunedin today to cheer home the Highlanders after Saturday's win. (AUDIO)

ACC defends vehicle registration system

The ACC Minister has defended New Zealand's new vehicle licensing system saying the Government will work through the problems affecting tens of thousands of cars. (COMMENTS)

Story behind Pacific food key selling point

Exporters from the Pacific are being told the story behind their food, like traditional farming practices, is a valuable selling point in the New Zealand market.

US celebrates July 4 amid tightened security

Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday.

USA reclaim Women's Football World Cup title

The United States women's football team have beaten defending champions Japan 5-2 on Sunday to win the Women's World Cup.

Iwi groups join Tribunal's TPP claim

At least 10 groups from iwi around the country have asked to join a Waitangi Tribunal claim challenging New Zealand's involvement in the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.

Business confidence in Wellington down

Wellington's Chamber of Commerce says business confidence is down, and it is pinning some of the blame on the city's leaders.

Farm debt mediation back in spotlight

The Government should support a member's bill to discourage banks from forcing farms into receivership, a farm debt mediator says.

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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