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Police: Maggie's death 'not an accident'

Police investigating the death of Auckland four-year-old Maggie Watson three weeks ago say it was not an accident.

KiwiRail reports $167m loss

The state-owned rail operator has posted an annual loss but its performance is well up on the previous year.

Hundreds feared dead in Mediterranean capsize

Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized off the Libyan city of Zuwara, residents and officials say.

What happened to a sausage sizzle?

From balls to internship auctions, has school fundraising gone too far - and why are our schools pushing so hard for money? (COMMENTS)

Impressive first round for Lee on PGA Tour

New Zealand golfer Danny Lee has produced an impressive first round in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener.

Kiwibank saves NZ Post from drop in letters

New Zealand Post has lifted its annual profit by a third, with Kiwibank's success offsetting another 10 percent drop in letter volumes. (COMMENTS)

Man avoids jail for child abuse images

A man who had more than 1700 objectionable images on his computer has been sentenced to home detention.

Ikin tell you a thing or two about radio

As Radio NZ's rural guru Kevin Ikin hangs up his headphones after 40 years on air, he reveals the secret to a long, fertile career. (COMMENTS)

A longer lifespan - but at what cost?

New Zealanders are living longer, but many - particularly women - are also living sicker lives for longer.

Scott Watson cleared to give media interview

A magazine journalist can interview convicted murderer Scott Watson after Corrections cleared the meeting.

Waikato man killed in farm accident

A Waikato man has died in a farm accident this morning - just a day after Parliament passed controversial new legislation that deems farms to be low risk workplaces.

Tell parents about children's abortions - mother

A mother has made an emotional plea to MPs urging them to change the law so parents are informed if their under-age child seeks an abortion. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

A police chief in PNG backs officers firing on protestors

The police chief in Eastern Highlands in Papua New Guinea has defended his officers firing at students during a protest in Goroka.

Facebook claims 1bn users in single day

The social networking site says that, for the first time in its history, one billion people - or one in seven people on earth - have logged on in a single day.

All Black World Cup spots still up for grabs?

OPINION: The selection of the All Blacks backline for the World Cup is still prompting plenty of debate just days out from the naming of the squad. (COMMENTS)


Heavenly harissa

A North African spice and herb mix that's delicious with chips!

Te Māori

Sir Pita Sharples recalls the 1984 opening ceremony of Te Māori exhibition in New York.

Resilience in the face of climate change

As momentum builds towards an international climate change agreement at the UN COP 21 conference in Paris, the public are invited to the final panel discussion around the theme of climate change.

The Marriage Mender

The story of Sadie, the high-flying divorce lawyer who ends up putting marriages back together.

Pursuing Venus

Artist Lisa Reihana and her 26-metre-long video projection, In Pursuit of Venus [infected], depicting British explorers and Pacific people meeting on a Tahitian landscape.

What's up this weekend?

The Wireless' selection of what this weekend has to offer, including shows from Shocking Pinks, Orchestra of Spheres and comedian Dylan Moran.

Berry good news for the brain

How blackcurrants can help in tasks involving memory and concentration.

At The Movies: Trainwreck

Simon Morris reviews hit comedy Trainwreck, starring Amy Schumer, and finds it hard to know which sex comes off worse.

Beyond 'haka, hongi and hāngi'

The organisation that represents Māori tourism operators says visitors to Aotearoa are wanting more than just a "haka, hongi and hāngi" experience and are now looking something more meaningful and authentic

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Rugby club's history goes up in flames

Former All Blacks who played at a historic Canterbury rugby club say they are devastated by the news that fire has destroyed years of memorabilia.

Proposal to axe 11 prison jobs

The Corrections Department is proposing to axe 11 job training positions at Tongariro/Rangipo Prison in the central North Island.

The 'staggering link' between CYF care and crime

The Principal Youth Court Judge believes there is a profoundly concerning link between children who have experienced care and crime. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Manspreading and Grexit become bona fide words

The act of "manspreading", or sitting with legs wide apart on public transport, is among 1,000 new words to enter the online Oxford dictionary.

Bad boy Luke in hot water again

Kiwis star Issac Luke's facing another ban over a shoulder charge in his South Sydney's humiliating 47-12 thrashing home loss to the Brisbane Broncos.

Competition honours 28th Māori Battalion

Three students from a Palmerston North Māori language immersion primary school have won awards in a nation-wide competition that honours the 28th Māori Battalion. (AUDIO)

$100m tourism boost in direct flights from China

The South Island could get a $100 million boost to its economy, with the announcement of direct, year round flights between Christchurch and China.

Farmers forced to fight fires on their own

Farmers at Lake Coleridge in inland Canterbury are planning to fight fires on their own, after six volunteer firefighters quit the local force this week.

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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