Radio New Zealand

Black Caps cruise to victory

New Zealand have beaten Pakistan by seven wickets in the first one-day cricket match in Wellington, after being set 211 for victory.

Lightning strikes baby, toddler and parents

A baby aged 12 weeks, a boy aged 18 months and their parents have been struck by lightning at a polling station on the Gold Coast.

Green Party can now reposition itself - Morgan

Gareth Morgan says Russel Norman's resignation as co-leader gives an opportunity for the Green Party to reposition itself.

Lucky escape for students as minibus crashes

Eleven Christchurch high school students had a lucky escape when their minibus was written off in a crash near Temuka, yesterday.

Serious assault in Queenstown

Police are investigating a serious assault that took place in Queenstown in the early hours of this morning.

Man remanded in custody over Taranaki murder

A man charged with the murder of an elderly woman in the Taranaki town of Stratford has been remanded in custody until next week.

Warriors lose to Raiders at NRL Nines

The Warriors have suffered a shock loss 23-19 loss to the Canberra Raiders in their second game of the National Rugby League Nines event in Auckland.

Air Force flies first patrol in Fiji since 2006

A Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion today patrolled Fiji's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for the first time since defence ties were suspended in 2006.

Human bones discovered in Coromandel

The police are investigating the discovery of human bones found near Port Jackson on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Coroner critical of midwifery training

Midwifery training has been criticised by a Coroner in his findings into the death of a mother and her new born child.

No man-drought in the Greens, says Turei

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says the party has no shortage of high-calibre male candidates from which to pick a replacement for Russel Norman.

Queenstown power cuts after severe weather

Some customers in the Queenstown area remain without power after wild weather overnight.

Cyclone Ola not expected to reach land

A category 1 tropical cyclone is moving slowly northwest of New Caledonia but is not expected to reach land.

Bushfire threatens homes in Western Australia

At least one home has been destroyed by an out-of-control bushfire that continues to threaten lives and homes at Waroona in Western Australia.

Lydia Ko on top in Florida

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has taken the lead at the season-opening LPGA Tour event in Florida with a sizzling seven under par 65 third round.


Be warm all winter, too

It's the height of summer... the perfect time to think about firewood. You can save money and stay warm this winter by buying your wood now, when it's really hot!

Surfie sex change

Former professional surfer Jamie Brisick talks about the transformation of surfing champion Peter Drouyn into Westerly Windina.

Musical sawmill

Visit an industrious venue that grew from the remains of industry. The Leigh Sawmill Cafe has seen the likes of Fat Freddy's Drop and Justin Townes Earle performing.

Dealing with online harassment

Video game developer Zoe Quinn found herself at the centre of Gamergate, when part of the gaming community turned on her. Now she's helping others.

Eggs and asteroids

Dr Chris Smith with the latest science news, including how to 'unboil' an egg, and a 'near Earth object'.

The Week in Review

A weekly review of Radio New Zealand's news stories, available as a podcast.

Long reads for the weekend

The best feature stories from the internet this week include the Eleanor Catton controversy, Justin Bieber getting a roasting, and tips on how to fall out of love.

Extra Time

Our on-line review of the week in sport. This episode: NRL Nines competition, a possible future All Blacks coach, a new Super rugby referee, the Phoenix back in action, and youth cricket.

Focus on Politics

Political editor Brent Edwards looks at a tumultuous week in politics, with state-of-the-nation speeches, a stepping down, and a moving out.

More Features