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Severe gusts expected all week

Strong gusts winds that have hammered the South Island today, with gusts of more than 190 kmh, are just a taste of what is to come this week.

TPP deal within reach - Groser

Trade Minister Tim Groser says the TPP deal is within reach in Atlanta, but if it falls at the last post there will be worrying long-term implications.

An all-time English rugby disaster

OPINION: Go home England. Oh wait, you already are, writes Jamie Wall.

Woman killed in car crash on Mount Taranaki

A woman has been killed in a car crash near the top of Mount Taranaki.

80 Air NZ passengers left stranded in Hong Kong

An Air NZ flight that was delayed by 19 hours, forcing most of its passengers to camp out overnight at Hong Kong Airport, is now en route to Auckland.

Ten still in hospital after horror three-car crash

Ten people - including five children - remain in hospital after a three-car crash that sent a minivan plunging 20 metres down a bank near Waimauku last night.

'Total abstinence from a life of love is inhuman'

The Vatican has dismissed a priest after he revealed a newspaper he was gay and urged the Catholic Church to change its stance on homosexuality.

School upgrades could cost billions

The principal of Auckland's Green Bay High School has added her voice to those of other principals warning that taxpayers face a huge cost upgrading the country's schools. (AUDIO)

Coach: 'Don't turn on England'

Stuart Lancaster will consider his future as coach after their crushing defeat by Australia ensured England will be the first main host to miss the knockout stages.

Lesbian wins deportation battle

A woman who faces abuse in Fiji because she married another woman has won a battle against deportation and can now remain in New Zealand.

Northland group opposes mining prospect

A Northland anti-mining group is urging locals not to engage with an Australian company planning to prospect for gold north of Whangarei.

Putin protecting Syrian relationship says Key

Prime Minister John Key says reports that Russian forces are mostly bombing rebels in Syria, and not Islamic State, are hardly surprising.

More sedition arrests in Fiji

Fiji police have reportedly arrested more people in relation to ongoing sedition investigations.

Guatemala landslide deaths rise to 73

Guatemalan authorities say the number of people killed when a hillside collapsed on houses in the village of El Cambray has risen to 73, with hundreds still missing.

LIVE: Everton vs Liverpool

English Premier League - Everton fight to keep their rankings lead over Liverpool. Keep up with LIVE match commentary here.

American football team give haka the boot

Pressure from an online petition and media interest has led to an American football team canning its use of the Ka Mate haka. (VIDEO)

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Quick-witted robins

Dr Rachael Shaw has found North Island robins have a general intelligence similar to humans.

Digital page turning

NZ's top pianist Michael Houstoun is replacing his sheet music with a tablet computer at his piano, using a pedal to turn the virtual pages.

Kick Out The Jams: Yukon Era

Yukon Era are a five-piece garage rock band from Auckland whose members range in age from 14-17.

Climate in-justice?

Who is responsible for the environmental disasters in impoverished countries caused by climate change? 

Not everywhere is Scilly

The Isles of Scilly police force (off the coast of Cornwall) has a worldwide Facebook following thanks to "Britain's funniest police officer" Sergeant Colin Taylor.

Are we doing enough to offset biodiversity losses?

The Environmental Defence Society is calling for stronger national policies to prevent ongoing decline.

The future of cycling

Bryan Crump chats with mountain bike instructor Ashley Burgess and researcher of the 'coffee ride' Dr Mark Falcous.

Species on the move

What have we learnt about relocating animals for conservation since Richard Henry first moved kakapo and kiwi in the 1890s?

The reason for flowers

Around the world 10 million flowers are sold every day – to show love, sorrow, to mark a special occasion, or just because they smell nice.

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Alleged prison assault victim trans woman

The victim of an alleged sexual assault at an Auckland prison last week was a trans woman and should not have been with other inmates, according to an activist group.

Parking wardens armed with body cameras

Animal control officers and parking wardens in New Plymouth are to be kitted out with body cameras to deter aggressive behaviour towards them.

Public have 'right to know' emissions plan - Greens

The Green Party says it is extraordinary that the government is holding back information about how it actually intends to reduce carbon emissions when it is in the public interest to know.

New Caledonia union welcomes nickel talks

The union behind a three-week long industrial conflict in New Caledonia last month has welcomed a debate about the future of the territory's nickel exports.

Mosque raided in investigation into shooter

Police in Sydney have raided a mosque as investigations into Friday's fatal shooting of a civilian police force employee continue.

Lions roar in Bay to keep Magpies honest

Wellington have kept the pressure on leaders Hawke's Bay in the provincial Championship, while Southland's semi-final hopes are gone.

Marking 150 years since Battle of Te Tarata

The Māori king, iwi leaders, politicians, dignitaries and an eastern Bay of Plenty tribe will be commemorating the 150th anniversary of an attack on Te Tarata Pā by colonial troops.

Fracking prices falling - energy acency

The American Department of Energy says the cost of fracking, horizontal drilling and other technologies is falling fast.

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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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