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Greeks vote in bailout referendum

Millions of Greeks are voting in a crucial referendum on whether to accept the terms of an international bailout.

Heroes' welcome for Highlanders

Thousands of people welcomed the victorious Highlanders back to Dunedin this morning with songs, cheers, and a whole lot of flag waving.

Man charged in relation to Dunedin death

Police have now formally charged a man with murder in relation to the death of a woman at a house in Dunedin.

Body found floating in harbour identified

Police have identified the body found floating in Wellington harbour this morning but are not releasing it yet.

Sonny Tau given full support following hui

Ngapuhi says its leader, Sonny Tau, has its full support following a hui attended by the tribe's kaumatua and kuia last week.

Maori educator and leader dies

Maoridom is mourning the loss of life-long educator and leader, Iria Marama Whiu, who died yesterday in Ruatoki.

Schools brace for parents' legal threats

The threat of legal action from angry parents has prompted Crown Law to draft advice for schools.

Health funding cut protest in Oamaru

More than 1000 people have joined a community march through Oamaru to fight against proposed health funding cuts that will affect the local hospital.

Southland Sharks beat Wellington Saints

The Southland Sharks have beaten the defending champions, the Wellington Saints, 72-68 in the National Basketball League final in Wellington.

Winter flu takes hold

The annual surge in flu cases has begun, but the news isn't all bad; A specialist says the strains going around are matching this year's vaccine.

Two hurt as car rolls down Kaikoura bank

Two people have been seriously injured after a car left the road and rolled down a bank several times before coming to rest in a paddock.

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)

With pomp and ceremony, a new Tongan King is crowned

Festivities are continuing in Tonga as the country celebrates the official crowning of King Tupou VI, which took place in Nuku'alofa this morning.

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.

Highlanders' title redeems Joseph

Jamie Joseph completed one of the great coaching redemption stories when his Highlanders clinched their first Super Rugby crown.

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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.

The colourful world of Mica Still

If you ever see the work of Mica Still, you won't be able to walk past without a smile on your face.

One woman, one ambulance, WW1

Twenty-two-year-old Deborah Taylor transported hundreds of injured New Zealand soldiers for treatment to a Military Hospital, deep in rural Hampshire.

The orneriness of the English language

American linguistics Professor Geoffrey Nunberg says English-speakers take a perverse pride in our spelling, which trips up even literate adults.

Cyberbullying and media freedom

Should the new Harmful Digital Communication Act prompt a rethink of how news media exploit social media?

Tech report: Apple Music review

Apple's new music streaming service with tech correspondent Peter Griffin.

A Martian sends a postcard home

Cliff Fell talks to Bryan Crump about the school of Martian poetry.

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Raise climate change at UN, say Greens

The Government should use its presidency of the UN Security Council to highlight the threat climate change poses to peace and security, says the Green Party.

Up to 1800 new homes for Auckland

The Building and Housing Minister has announced the development of two new special housing areas in south Auckland, providing up to 1800 new homes.

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)

Detained Nauru MPs want Supreme Court to hear their case

Two opposition MPs on Nauru want the Supreme Court to rule on their right to a lawyer of their choice, after their Australian lawyer was refused a visa to enter the country.

Clinton accuses China of hacking

US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and government information.

Jensen to equal Black Ferns record

The Black Ferns veteran half-back Emma Jensen could equal Anna Richards' record of 49 Test caps when the New Zealand women's rugby team takes on America on Monday.

Harris plans to see how leadership play out

The Northland Conservation Board chair says he is not about to resume his seat on the Tūhoronuku board just because Sonny Tau had stepped down.

Pumpkin Patch shares plunge

Shares in the struggling Pumpkin Patch have fallen 13 percent after the company signalled a modest annual loss, and a sharp fall in future earnings.

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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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