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'Prime' chance to set emissions target

The Green Party's new male co-leader has told Sunday Morning he would like to revive the party's memorandum of understanding with National. (AUDIO)

West Coast considers jobs after mining

The South Island's West Coast may find economic salvation in a report written by an environmental lobby group.

Second strong earthquake off Japan

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has hit off Japan's Izu Islands, following an 8.5 magnitude quake off the Ogasawara Islands just before midnight.

Highlanders claim spot in playoffs

The Highlanders have thrashed the Chiefs 36-9 in Invercargill to book their place in the playoffs for the second year running.

Black Caps fight back with late wickets

New Zealand have taken three wickets in the final eight overs on day two to fight their way back into the second test against England.

NZ ice-cream recalled from Hong Kong

The Ministry for Primary Industries has recalled icecream exported to Hong Kong with excessive levels of coliform bacteria

A direct route to the World Cup?

The chief executive of New Zealand Football Andy Martin is hopeful Oceania will get an automatic berth into future FIFA World Cups.

Paris 'love locks' on lockdown

The authorities in Paris say they'll no longer tolerate the practice of attaching padlocks as a symbol of love to the city's bridges.

US demands China halt reclamations

The US has called for an "immediate and lasting halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea.

Troops not in danger, says Amnesty investigator

A war crimes investigator stationed in Iraq believes New Zealand troops based at Camp Taji are not at any real risk from Islamic State fighters at the moment.

A free slice of social housing pie

Iwi leaders have asked for a free stake in some of the 2,000 state homes being sold off in Tauranga and Invercargill.

Govt reveals Auckland housing land

Housing Minister Nick Smith has released details of surplus Crown land in Auckland that he says could provide 600 homes in the near future.

Nauru explains key reason for Facebook ban

The president of Nauru has told a UN agency that Facebook has been used to create tension within families and it's a key reason it was banned.

Improvements promised for Asian refugees

An emergency summit on Asia's refugee crisis has agreed to work to improve security for people fleeing Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Junior All Whites draw with Ukraine

New Zealand have drawn 0-0 with Ukraine in the opening match of the Under-20 football World Cup at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland.

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Hymns for Trinity Sunday

A selection of traditional and modern hymns including 'Holy! Holy! Holy!', 'Thou Whose Almighty Word' and 'Father Most Holy'.

The Circus of Errors

A disturbing fable set in the timeless fantasy world of a travelling circus where the Ringmaster rules and dreadful secrets are buried and forgotten.

Game review: The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3’s masterful use of storytelling and game design makes for what is easily one of the greatest RPG experiences ever created.

Bikes vs Cars

A documentary by Swedish film director Fredrik Gerrten explores the relationship between cyclists, cars and urban design in cities around the world.

Nick's Picks

Music critic Nick Bollinger has spent thousands of hours listening to hundreds of albums. Here are the best from Aotearoa. #NZMM

New Music: Ratchet by Shamir

Melody Thomas discusses the "bells and whistles" debut album and unique voice of Las Vegas shapeshifter Shamir.

Peter Griffin's tech report

A Mexican demon takes a terrible revenge on the world's internet users, and Mary Meeker's influential report on the state of the global internet comes out.

From The Vault: Cairo Knife Fight 2011

One of the country's most exciting sonic duos - a singing drummer and a guitarist singer own the stage at the Kings Arms in Auckland.

The art of David Lynch

The curator of a David Lynch retrospective Between Two Worlds showing at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane discusses the show.

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One in three drive while high

A third of cannabis users say they have driven while under the influence while more than 40 percent say they use the drug for medicinal purposes.

Auckland Council backs housing land plan

The Auckland Council is applauding the Government's moves to free up Crown land for developers.

Greens' James Shaw 'gets the rose'

Green Party MP Kevin Hague says he is deeply disappointed to have lost the contest, after James Shaw was named new Green Party male co-leader.

Deeper regional approach urged for Pacific

The head of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Dame Meg Taylor has called for greater commitment from member countries to collectively solve problems and help the Pacific reach its potential.

Life in prison for Silk Road founder

Ross Ulbricht, who set up and ran online illegal drugs emporium Silk Road, has been sentenced in New York to life imprisonment.

Ronchi stars in New Zealand revival

Luke Ronchi's hit a brilliant 88 off 70 balls on his Test debut to help the Black Caps' recovery against England in the second match in Leeds.

Transport costs will hit vulnerable Maori

A Māngere budgeting service says the cost of Auckland's new transport network will trickle down and impact on vulnerable Māori families.

Business confidence falls as economy slows

Business confidence has fallen sharply, indicating that firms expect the pace of economic growth to slow.

Farmers warned about feeding swedes to cows

The industry body DairyNZ is advising southern dairy farmers to be careful about the amount of swedes they feed out to their cows over the winter and spring.