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Protecting the safety of our citizens?

Power Play with Brent Edwards - The Government has defended its decision to send troops to Iraq by claiming it will help protect its citizens. But shouldn't safety start at home - or in the workplace?

An end to 'chasing the drunken dollar'?

Christchurch's bars will have to lay off staff if they're forced to close early as part of stricter licensing rules, owners say.

Govt to unveil Auckland housing blocks

The Government will today unveil the first blocks of Crown land in Auckland to be offered to developers for housing.

'This isn't an emergency, but...'

Police are getting fed up with the number of people calling 111 with no actual emergency to report.

Govt considers mass KiwiSaver enrolment

Just days after scrapping the $1000 KiwiSaver kickstart payment, the Government is considering automatically enrolling all workers in the retirement savings scheme.

Cleaning up after wild seas dump debris

Hardy residents of Wellington's wildly beautiful south coast are cleaning up after huge waves dumped debris across the roads and up to some houses this week.

Greens call for Saudi sheep deal investigation

The Green Party has called for an investigation into what it has described as the Government's pay-offs to a Saudi businessman who was angered by a ban on live sheep exports. (AUDIO)

Rinehart loses control of family trust

Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has lost control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long running legal battle.

Changes proposed for NZ place names

The Geographic Board is seeking public feedback on changing the names of geographic and undersea features around the country.

FIFA officials deflect scandal questions

FIFA officials in Auckland have moved to shut down questions about the major corruption scandal facing the sporting body. (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Tax evading pair sentenced

A husband and wife have been sentenced to eight months' home detention for not declaring more than $1 million in cash sales at their east Auckland restaurant.

MPs' salaries aligned with public sector pay rises

The Remuneration Authority has issued a new determination on the salaries of MPs to align their pay with public sector pay rises. (AUDIO)

Detention protest by refugee in PNG stopped

A refugee on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has been barred from entering a court in Lorengau to protest against his detention.

Prosecutor: Officials corrupted football

US prosecutors have accused several FIFA officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering involving tens of millions of dollars over 24 years. (AUDIO)

Watling and Anderson unlikely to play second test

Wicketkeeper BJ Watling and allrounder Corey Anderson are unlikely to play in the second cricket Test against England starting at Headingly in Leeds tonight.

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Runners to re-awaken the city (VIDEO)

The Christchurch Marathon is due to twist through the city's centre for the first time since the 2011 earthquakes. We explore the route and a city being re-shaped.

Te manu o te rā - kawau tūi

Listen to the little black shag, a gregarious species that forage co-operatively, herding and encircling shoals of small fish.

Commas and punctuation

Mary Norris cares about punctuation; the well placed comma, the perfect hyphen, the much under-rated semicolon.

Glorious music indeed

Erica Challis takes us through the best-loved of Wagner's epic Ring Cycle operas, The Valkyrie.

Discussing voluntary euthanasia

It is a topic which puts the “soul of medicine on trial”. This 2013 programme explores the arguments for and against voluntary euthanasia.

The beer-loving scientist

Meet Ron Beatson, whose quest is to breed hops that combine just the right mix of bittering agents and flavours to enhance our burgeoning craft beer industry.

Desperate times as a working actor

Have you ever had a job where every second spent working felt like a minute and every minute felt like an hour?

From The Vault: Anika Moa 2007

Anika Moa talks to Wayne Mowat about her album 'In Swings The Tide' and plays songs live in Radio New Zealand's Auckland studio.

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Fears cuts will affect quality journalism

A union says staff cuts at Fairfax New Zealand could affect the quality of journalism it produces. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Jobs to go at Waihi's Martha Mine

Fifty people are to lose their jobs at the Newmont Waihi Gold mine as it suspends work after a slip last month.

Government accused of bribery over farm

The Government has been accused of bribery after pouring more than $11 million of taxpayer money into an influential Saudi businessman's farm. (AUDIO)

India: Heatwave death toll hits 1000

The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India has passed 1000, with temperatures nearing 50°C in some areas.

Blatter battles on, for now

Beleaguered FIFA president Sepp Blatter has warned of "more bad news" for football's scandal tainted world body but rejected calls to resign.

Knock-on effects from counselling service closure

Relationships Aotearoa says the suddenness of its closure is causing confusion for whānau from Kaitaia to Gisborne.

Fonterra announces forecast payout

After issuing downbeat payout forecasts prompted by weak dairy prices, Fontera has said it will focus on generating cash to support its hard-hit farmers.