Radio New Zealand


ACT party adds burlgary to three strikes list

Jamie Whyte.

The ACT party has released details of its plan to extend its three strikes and you're out policy to include burglary. Leader Jamie Whyte says there needs to be a greater deterrent.

Korean leader scathing of ferry crew

President Park Geun-Hye, centre, meets with relatives of missing passengers.

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye says the behaviour of the captain and some of the crew on the ferry that sank last week was "tantamount to murder".

Pair in custody after Makara shooting

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Two men are in custody following a shooting at Makara Beach in Wellington, while a third is in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

New vaccine for pneumococcal disease

Girl getting vaccinated.

A new vaccine introduced in July will further reduce the number of cases of invasive pneumococcal disease. The disease can cause pneumonia, a blood infection and meningitis.