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How real is terror threat to NZ?

Rebecca Kitteridge became director of the SIS 11 months ago since then, she told Insight, the threat of a terrorist attack in New Zealand had risen. (VIDEO)

IS inspired ANZAC plot foiled

Australian police allege two of the five men they arrested in Melbourne yesterday were planning an Islamic State-inspired attack on an Anzac Day ceremony.

Thousands face student loan ruin - tax adviser

Thousands of New Zealanders living overseas are facing bankruptcy because they are in denial about their mounting student loan debt, (AUDIO)

Man stranded at Piha beach

Surf Rescue staff are about to rescue a man who has spent the night stranded on rocks at Auckland's Piha beach.

National war memorial opens

The Pukeahu National War Memorial Park has been officially opened in Wellington, marking New Zealand's involvement in the First World War.

Passengers stuck on tarmac for 7 hours

Passengers on a Cathay Pacific flight were forced to spend seven hours stuck in their aircraft on the tarmac at Ohakea Airbase near Palmerston North this afternoon.

Reds edge one point win over Cheetahs

Super Rugby: The Reds win a tight match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein this morning. Read a summary of the match here.

Bulls down Sharks in Durban

Super Rugby: The Bulls have beaten the Sharks in Durban this morning. Read a summary of the match here.

$1m assets seized, four arrested in drug bust

Four people have been arrested and more than $1 million worth of assets have been seized following a drug bust in Wellington.

Smuggled native jewelled geckos back in NZ

Two native jewelled geckos that had been smuggled out of the country have returned to New Zealand today.

Power restored in Mt Eden

Three homes have been evacuated and two motorists have been rescued after heavy rain caused flooding in parts of south Auckland this afternoon.

NZ leads call for end to fossil fuel subsidies

New Zealand has today led a coalition of governments urging an end to fossil fuel subsidies.

Infrastructure key for new Cook Islands opposition leader

The newly-appointed leader of the opposition Cook Islands Democratic Party says improving infrastructure on the outer islands, decreasing reliance on imported food and stemming the flow of people out of the country will be his main pursuits as leader.

Australian police uncover ANZAC terror plot

A group of men inspired by Islamic State planned a terrorism attack in Melbourne to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli, Australian police say.

Highlanders hold off Blues

The Highlanders survived a ferocious second-half fightback from the Blues to win their all-New Zealand Super rugby clash 30-24 in Dunedin last night.


Hymns On Sunday

A selection of traditional and modern hymns, including 'Glory to Thee, my God, this Night', and the perennial favourite 'The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, is Ended'.

Teaching digital tech in schools

A major review is underway amid concerns that the education system has failed to recognise its importance and value to the economy.

NZ Retro: dance halls

Rock 'n roll hit our shores in the 1950s, and teenagers took to the exciting post-war American culture like ducks to water.

Australia's first body farm

Forensic scientist Shari Forbes, with Sydney's University of Technology, is setting up Australia's first body farm to study how bodies decompose in local conditions.

New Music: Sufjian Stevens

Kirsten Johnstone discusses a stripped-back and deeply personal set from Sufjian Stevens for The Sampler.

Taite Music Prize 2015

The Music 101 team report from the annual awards where Hawke's Bay's Jakob won best new album, and Herbs won the classic.

Recovering healthy heirlooms

Mark Christensen is rediscovering healthier fruit and vegetables among heirloom varieties forgotten by the modern food production system.

Best of the Week

Including: a blind runner and her world champion running guide, beer crackers and and making it rain on stage for the musical Singin' in the Rain.

New: The best of Upbeat

From the concert hall to the cinema, we talk to musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, actors, directors and artists.

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Hacked Sony emails refer to Dotcom

A searchable database created by Wikileaks for every Sony email and document that was stolen by hackers last year is throwing up links to New Zealand.

Insurer questions value of council assets

The Christchurch City Council's insurer says the council's quake damaged assets are worth far less than the $912 million being claimed.

Govt announces biosecurity review

The Government has announced a review of biosecurity, the first of its kind in 12 years.

Refugees on Nauru protest Cambodia resettlement

Dozens of refugees have gathered at the main refugee camp on Nauru to protest the Australian government's plans to resettle some refugees in Cambodia.

Obama to get fast-track authority for TPP

The White House is a step closer to signing the Trans Pacific Partnership, which involves 12 Asia-Pacific nations including New Zealand.

Biosecurity not just about livestock, kiwifruit

Lincoln University is setting up a national Māori biosecurity network to help protect the motu - and in particular tāonga species - from biosecurity threats.

Airport profit margin 'acceptable'

Airlines say they're happy with the fees Wellington Aiport will charge them over the next four years, but are worried what might happen after that.

Fonterra share price drops

Fonterra's share price tumbled to its lowest level yesterday, following the further price drop in the latest global dairy trade auction, but has risen slightly again this morning.