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Manu Samoa playing for pride

After a challenging week, Samoa want to salvage some pride in tomorrow's final Rugby World Cup Pool B game against Scotland.

A pass mark for the All Blacks

The All Blacks have gone some way to putting their fans at ease, after offering a glimpse of what they're capable of in their win over Tonga in Newcastle, writes Alex Coogan-Reeves.

Alex's death - can you help?

Police have set up an 0800 information hotline as they continue their homicide investigation into the death of Alex Fisher.

Man stabbed after two days of drinking

A man is fighting for his life in Waikato Hospital after being stabbed in Kawerau late last night, police say.

CTU president 'used cannabis' for cancer pain

The President of the Council of Trade Unions, Helen Kelly, has admitted using cannabis to help cope with the side effects of lung cancer.

'N-bomb' may be deadly, police warn

Police are warning an illegal synthetic drug which put six people in hospital in Christchurch yesterday may have fatal consequences.

Drone gets bird's eye view of SH35 slip

A drone has been used to capture images of a massive slip on State Highway 35 on the East Cape that's keeping traffic to one lane.

Aus minister denies Christmas Island allegations

Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton denies the New Zealand government is being kept in the dark about people being held on Christmas Island.

Israeli-Palestinian violence spreads

Renewed violence between Palestinians and Israelis has seen six Palestinians shot dead in Gaza, reports say, and a fresh spate of stabbings.

Two NZers awarded French Legion of Honour

Two New Zealanders have been awarded the French Legion of Honour for their services during World War II.

Chch police seek help to catch sex offenders

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying offenders in two separate sexual assaults in Christchurch last night.

Push for Yemen investigation, says Amnesty

Amnesty International is calling on New Zealand to use its seat on the United Nations Security Council to push for an independent investigation into the conflict in Yemen.

Vanuatu deputy PM &13 MPs found guilty in bribery trial

Vanuatu's Supreme Court has found the country's deputy prime minister and 13 other government MPs guilty of bribery charges.

Scottish nurse back in hospital with ebola symptoms

A Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone last year is in a "serious condition" after being readmitted to an isolation unit in London.

Doubts over All Blacks' Cup hopes

OPINION: Are the All Blacks ready to press on and defend their World Cup title?

Rowing club vows to stay put

A rowing club in Levin is refusing to be "bullied" out of its building next to Lake Horowhenua by local Māori who want the club to leave.


You got big dreams? You want fame?

Hundreds of Wellingtonians danced their hearts out this week in auditions for the massive public event which will kick off next year's New Zealand Festival.

Weekly Listening

The Wireless showcase some of the best new music releases, including Conner Youngblood, Sister Something, Deafheaven and Erykah Badu's cover of Drake.

Why kakariki are losing their feathers

Tiny skin mites are causing mange and feather loss amongst red-crowned parakeets on Tiritiri Matangi Island.

Learning from the dead

This year's coveted 'Major Contribution to the Understanding of Death Award' was presented to Carla Valentine, who is responsible for about 300 preserved human brains.

Don’t let that horse eat that violin!

Julie Sperring explores music inspired by the the early modernist artist Marc Chagall.

Northwood by Brian Falkner

Cecilia lives in an extraordinary giant balloon house in an unusual village near to the forest of Northwood.

Earthly beginnings

Bringing with him the music of the south, jazz musician Sun Ra's move to Chicago lead to some of his most surprising and creative work.

The Sampler Summit - David Bowie

Nick Bollinger discusses Five Years 1969-1973, the box set from one of popular culture’s most influential and enigmatic creations - David Bowie.

Gourd golly

Recipes featuring vegetables from the gourd family including pumpkin, zucchini and squash.

More Features

Beach water quality suffers after heavy downpours

Auckland's public health boss says heavy downpours are more likely to worsen water quality than the prospect of El Nino weather. (AUDIO)

Wgtn fence fiasco heads to the High Court

The wrangle over a four-metre-high fence in the upmarket Wellington suburb of Roseneath has been taken to the High Court.

Northland power cuts 'raise questions' about funding

Northland MP Winston Peters says recurring power cuts in the region raise the question of whether it is getting enough investment in infrastructure.

Bushfires in New Caledonia continue to increase

Authorities in New Caledonia have launched a public awareness campaign as the number of forest fires in the territory continue to increase.

Australian PM defends private emails

The office of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended his use of a private email server for government business.

Woodcock out of World Cup?

All Blacks prop Tony Woodcock's Test career could be over after he suffered a potentially serious hamstring injury in the 47-9 win over Tonga at the World Cup in Newcastle.

Homeless artists exhibit work in Auckland

An art exhibition by homeless west Aucklanders has come out of a collaboration between Te Whānau o Waipareira and Corbans Art Estate.

Kiwi hops to two-month high

The New Zealand dollar has hit a near two-month high overnight, touching 67 US cents. So far this month, it has risen more than 4 percent.

Alternative offer a 'dangerous game', says SFF

Silver Fern Farms has challenged an alternative proposal to its deal with China's largest meat processor, Shanghai Maling, calling it a mystery and urging shareholders to ignore it.

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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