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The great trans-Tasman chill?

OPINION: Is the special relationship cooling? Will there be 'shirtfronts' when political chums John Key and Malcolm Turnbull meet this week? The Tobys investigate.

Alex Fisher's brother charged with burglary

The man who was arrested during the search for Levin schoolboy Alex Fisher has been confirmed as Alex's big brother.

Govt books are back in black

With an operating surplus of $414 million, the government's books are in the black for the first time in seven years. (COMMENTS)

Disgraced ex-lawyer sentenced after new fraud

A disgraced former lawyer and convicted fraudster has been ordered to serve 10 months' Home Detention for defrauding the Inland Revenue Department.

La fascination with les All Blacks

OPINION: The French fascination with all things Black has intensified now that Les Bleus are to meet New Zealand in the quarter finals. (COMMENTS)

Jobseeker benefit for cancer patients 'ludicrous'

Hundreds of cancer patients are being placed on the Jobseeker benefit while they are getting treatment. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Charles and Camilla tour details announced

Details of the upcoming tour of New Zealand by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have been released.

No grounds for Dotcom hearing delay, says Crown

Kim Dotcom's arguments for putting off his extradition hearing are defences that should be raised at his trial, says the Crown.

SoulFest cancelled

The Auckland Labour Day music festival SoulFest has been axed because of low ticket sales. (COMMENTS)

NZ's internet data usage up by 143 percent

New Zealanders are chewing through a growing amount of internet data.

Dive squad to search for missing student

A police dive squad will be sent into Auckland Harbour today to search for a missing student, Mandeep Singh, who was last seen early on Sunday morning.

Level of new international 'travel tax' set

The government has set a new border clearance tax that will cost travellers more than $20.

Vanuatu Opposition ready to assist President

Opposition MPs in Vanuatu say they are ready to assist the country's President Baldwin Lonsdale over the controversial pardoning of convicted MPs. (AUDIO)

Controversial data laws unveiled in Australia

Large amounts of telecommunications metadata must now be kept for two years by Australian telecommunications companies, under a new law which came into effect on Tuesday.

Ireland, Scotland and Argentina lose players at RWC judiciary

The Irish, Scottish and Argentinian rugby teams have all lost players at the judiciary ahead of their World Cup quarter-finals this weekend.

Turakina Māori Girls school to close

An interim decision has been made to close Marton's Turakina Māori Girls boarding school at the end of this year.


Blockhill - resilient solutions

Motivated by the converging problems of environmental degradation, Olmec and Melisa Sinclair have spent several years developing a block of land that focuses on resilient solutions.

Open education and sharing

Dr Cable Green tells Kim Hill about Open Education Research (OER) – educational resources that are both free and legal to modify.

Pacific Islands united

Nic Maclellan discusses the the challenges facing Pacific Island leaders in navigating a path through several key issues and forging a collective vision forward.

Do taxes make you healthier?

Dr Frank Chaloupka discusses the efficacy of tax control policies on tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use.

A top secret trip to Iraq

While John Key's secret trip with media was the first time a prime minister has been to Taji Camp in Iraq, it's not the first time such a hush-hush trip has taken place, or that media have voiced concerns over it.

The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic

Music critic Jessica Hopper discusses her new book of essays and making the male-dominated music industry more accessible for women.

Where is Pavlova from?

New Zealander Dr Andrew Paul Wood has teamed up with an Australian, Annabelle Utrecht, to trace the often disputed origins of the Pavlova. And the answer is surprising.

Music Complete by New Order

The Sampler - Jim Pinckney negotiates New Order's first truly new material in over a decade, and discusses what it adds to the band's legacy.

10 endometriosis myths busted

Endometriosis affects millions all over the world, but its cause still eludes us, and currently, there is no cure. (The Wireless)

More Features

Kelly announces new campaign in final speech

In her final speech as Council of Trade Union president, Helen Kelly said it was more important than ever that families understood what a union is and what it does.

Govt considers TPP OIA appeal

The government is considering whether to appeal against a court decision finding Trade Minister Tim Groser acted unlawfully over TPP information requests. (AUDIO)

Vincent emotional in Cairns case

The judge in Chris Cairns' perjury trial had to step in and cut short proceedings today after Lou Vincent struggled to recall events under cross examination. (AUDIO)

Nigel Owens to ref All Blacks quarter-final

The Welshman Nigel Owens will referee the All Blacks World Cup quarter-final against France in Cardiff on Sunday morning.

Maori MPs called to speak out on detainment

Former MP Hone Harawira has written to 26 Maori MPs challenging them to speak out about the way New Zealanders are being detained in Australian detention centres.

RBNZ governor looks at more rate cuts

The Reserve Bank governor has reaffirmed at least one more interest rate cut is likely as he balances a weak international outlook against the domestic economy.

Kiwi owners deny sale of Aust farming business

The New Zealand owners of Australia's largest and oldest dairy farming business deny it has been sold to Chinese buyers.

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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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