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Twin earthquakes hit Samoa

Two quakes measuring over 6 on the Richter scale have hit Samoa this evening.

Black Caps 'proud' of behaviour

Black Caps coach Mike Hesson has played down suggestions Australia was guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct during their Cricket World Cup win. (AUDIO)

Critics welcome RMA backdown

The Government has been forced to abandon its most controversial change to the Resource Management Act following Winston Peters' win in Northland. (AUDIO)

Breach of G20 leaders' personal details

World leaders, including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, had their personal details accidentally shared before last year's G20 summit in Brisbane.

Jury in Lundy trial sent home for night

The jury who will decide whether Mark Lundy killed his wife and child will continue considering its verdict tomorrow. (AUDIO)

Some taonga best left overseas - artist

A traditional Māori artist suggests some cherished wood carvings should be left overseas because the harsh weather in New Zealand could damage them.

Residents 'hamstrung' by quake plans

Residents of Franz Josef have expressed concerns about the Westland District Council's plan for dealing with the risk of an Alpine Fault earthquake. (AUDIO)

Teina Pora's team eyes compensation bid

A lawyer for Teina Pora says he will not be re-tried and his legal team now have compensation in their sights. (AUDIO)

Sparrow trapper could be breaking law - SPCA

Someone is killing sparrows by placing jewellery around their necks, the Wellington SPCA says. (AUDIO)

Pilots' union to bolster mental health support

Following the recent Germanwings tragedy, the Civil Aviation Authority is reviewing its mental health assessment for pilots. (AUDIO)

Lone ranger seeks new name

A state-of-the-art underwater research glider has been unveiled by NIWA scientists in Wellington.

No funding decision until dispute resolved - PM

The Government is unlikely to fund Team New Zealand if Auckland loses hosting rights for an America's Cup qualifying regatta, the Prime Minister says. (AUDIO)

Casualties and damage after typhoon hits FSM's Chuuk

Authorities in the Federated States of Micronesia say there have been casualties and severe damage to infrastructure in Chuuk state after Typhoon Maysack hit on Sunday.

Bali Nine: Last chance for expert witness

Lawyers for Bali Nine death row inmates have been given until today to produce a so-called expert witness as part of the pair's latest legal challenge.

Five Black Caps make tournament team

Brendon McCullum has been named captain of the International Cricket Council's team of the 2015 World Cup.


China in the Pacific

Johnny Blades looks at China's foray into the Pacific and what it means for the people of the region.

The sacred music of Wolfgang Amadeus

Indra Hughes recounts the fascinating stories behind Mozart’s sacred music, including his foreboding Requiem and unfinished Mass in C minor.

Fifty years star gazing

Mt John University Observatory at Tekapo celebrates its 50th birthday this year, and a lot has changed since its humble beginnings in 1965.

Silencing the radio

Veteran radio producer Jack Perkins gives some historical (and often hysterical) examples of radio censorship.

Rising from the ashes

Lttle Phnx talks to Sonia Sly about exploring her cultural identity in her music and making sweet, electro synth-pop in her bedroom.

Tagata o te Moana: Cyclone Pam report

RNZI reporter Koroi Hawkins has travelled to a number of Vanuatu islands worst hit by Cyclone Pam. At the end of his two week assignment he filed this report.

Sir Tipene O’Regan: life and influences

Straddling both the Pakeha and Māori worlds, Sir Tipene O’Regan’s influence on New Zealand Aotearoa has been profound.

Empowering women with disabilities

Advocates say disabled women are exposed to a greater likelihood of abuse and the necessary support services aren't being picked up by related organisations.

New Music: Goon

Nick Bollinger peers under the lid of the first solo album from Vancouver soft-rock piano man Tobias Jesso Jr. and finds the rehabilitation of a long unfashionable genre is underway.

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Doctor's mistakes led to patient's death - report

A family doctor wrongly advised a patient to stop taking heart medication, the Health and Disability Commissioner has found.

Divers search Catlins wreckage

The police have confirmed a wrecked car at Curio Bay is the one they wanted in the search for a missing Southland boy.

New NZ First MP for Parliament

The imminent resignation of Winston Peters as a list MP will mean another New Zealand First MP in Parliament. (AUDIO)

Small wave but no damage after massive PNG quake

The acting director of the Papua New Guinea National Disaster Office, Martin Mose, says they have not received any reports of damage following a tsunami alert on Monday.

Air Canada plane skids off runway, 23 hurt

An Air Canada jet came off the runway after landing at Halifax airport in Nova Scotia, sending at least 23 people to hospital.

Black Cap veterans ponder future

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson say's he won't put pressure on any of his players to make up their minds about their playing futures in the wake of the team's disappointing World Cup final loss to Australia.

Negotiators appointed for Treaty claims

The group approved by the Crown to settle Ngapuhi Treaty claims has appointed three negotiators.

Synlait sink into the red

Shares in Synlait Milk took a tumble after the South Island dairy company posted a half year loss and slashed its full year profit guidance.

Dairy company fined for waterway pollution

A dairy company has been fined in excess of $25,000 for damage to a Waikato stream between 2010 and 2013.