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Sunrise ceremony for quake anniversary

Cantabrians will watch the sunrise from New Brighton Beach tomorrow to mark five years since the September 2010 earthquake.

Confusion as Budapest station opens doors

The main railway station in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, has opened its doors to hundreds of migrants after a two-day stand-off.

PM softens stance on refugees

He previously insisted NZ was already doing its bit for refugees, but now John Key says the Government could consider lifting the country's refugee quota. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

ABs hit the towns before RWC defence

New Zealand's resthomes, schools, marae and rugby clubs today gave their men in black an extra push to take on the world.

Girl, grandmother die in PN house fire

Sobbing relatives watched as the bodies of a six-year-old girl and her grandmother were removed from a Palmerston North house this afternoon. (AUDIO)

National MP admits overstepping mark

National MP Maurice Williamson has admitted he "overstepped the line" and caused offence at a conference dinner in Auckland last week. (AUDIO)

NZ suspends Nauru justice funding

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has suspended the funding for Nauru's justice system because of ongoing concerns about civil rights abuses. (AUDIO)

Bus stop plan prompts heritage protest

Heritage advocates in Christchurch are opposing plans to build a large bus stop in front of two of the city's few remaining heritage buildings.

Marae nationwide feeling their age

The demand for repairs for marae nationwide is growing as many hit the century-old mark. (AUDIO)

Govt and iwi resolve stand-off over Crown land

The Government and Auckland iwi have resolved their stand-off over developing surplus Crown land for housing.

Accused custody officer showed off uniforms

A jury has been told an Auckland police custody officer showed off both his police and volunteer firefighter uniforms before allegedly raping a woman he met online.

PM defends greenhouse gas reduction targets

Prime Minister John Key has defended New Zealand's emission reduction targets after the Green Party released a plan it says can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Nauru hits back over NZ aid suspension

Nauru has issued a hard hitting dismissal of New Zealand's claims about the state of its judicial sector, saying its suspension of aid funding is misguided.

Unhappy French farmers head for Paris

Hundreds of French farmers are driving tractors into Paris to protest at falling food prices and high taxes.

Rejected players ask All Blacks coach why?

Players who missed out the All Blacks World Cup have had the chance to ask coach Steve Hansen why - but none opted to put him through the ringer.


Many exercising women not eating enough

Many exercising women are not eating enough, with potential serious impacts on their fertility as well as bone and heart health.

Performance: Orchestra of Spheres

Wellington-based sonic explorers Orchestra of Spheres join us for a live session ahead of their tour through China. (AUDIO, VIDEO)

Feminism, economics, and Adam Smith's dinner

Katrine Marcal argues economics isn't about money, it is about how we view people, and sometimes how we ignore them.

My way-fare, my welfare, my village

The little things that make Karangahape Road unique are why it feels like home, says John MacDonald.

The Sampler

Nick Bollinger reviews new music from Wilco and talks to Texan singer-songwriter Tift Merritt. Melody Thomas checks out new Electric Wire Hustle.

Seabird junk food

New Zealand is known as the world’s seabird capital. Less well known is the enormous, and growing, threat that plastic rubbish in the ocean poses to them.

Life in the fast lane

Growing up, Sam Barry's passion was for anything with wheels and a motor. Now he's looking to take out the New Zealand UDC V8 Ute Championship.

Books for life and health

Plunket Society founder Sir Truby King's massive book collection is being used to highlight the health campaigner's life and personality.

Weekly Listening

The Wireless showcase some of the best new music releases, including songs from Beach House and The Flaming Lips' collaboration with Miley Cyrus.

More Features

Auckland housing market 'at a crossroads'

Auckland's heated housing market is at a crossroads after the first average price drop in six months, says one of the city's biggest real estate agencies. (COMMENTS)

Men try to entice girl into car

Police are looking for two men who tried to entice a 12-year-old girl into their car on her way to school in Hawke's Bay.

Govt kept climate target information from public

The Green Party is upset that the Government withheld some information when it was consulting on a new climate change target. (COMMENTS)

PIDF declaration seen as strong political move

An Australian academic says a declaration coming out of the Pacific Islands Development Forum may create difficulties for next week's larger regional meeting in Port Moresby.

'I've seen birds with glowsticks in their stomachs'

Solving the problem of plastic pollution will take more than technology, says a scientist who found 90 percent of seabirds have plastic in their system. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Native Chef aiming to feed 250,000 kids

New Zealand's Native Chef, Erueti Tutaki, could give the Naked Chef Jamie Oliver a run for his money when it comes to cooking school lunches.

Briscoe stands firm on Kathmandu takeover bid

Briscoe Group is standing firm on its takeover bid for Kathmandu Holdings, saying it will not increase its share offer.

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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