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Election 2014 - The Labour Party will build Auckland's $2.4 billion City Rail Link immediately rather than waiting until 2020 if elected to govern its transport spokesperson, Phil Twyford says.
A small volcanic eruption has occurred under Iceland's Dyngjujokull glacier, prompting authorities to raise the warning code for aviation to its highest level, red.
Election 2014 - In the first week of a new fact-checking column, Brent Edwards checks claims made at the campaign launches of Labour and New Zealand First.
It was another nightmare visit to Eden Park for the Wallabies, sinking to a 12th straight Bledisloe Cup series defeat on Saturday night as the All Blacks dished out a 51-20 hammering.
The Department of Conservation is calling for volunteers to help mind seal pups who each year turn a freshwater pool near Kaikoura into their home. (VIDEO)
A public health specialist says the fact that a common fungus has been found on pohutukawa trees shouldn't concern the general public in New Zealand.
Western countries have angrily condemned the unauthorised entry of Russian aid lorries into rebel-held eastern Ukraine, which Ukraine has said was effectively an invasion.
The ACT Party says, if it is elected to Government, it would allow shopkeepers to keep weapons such as baseball bats behind the counter, to protect themselves against crime.
The Christchurch City Council says it will take up to 15 months to complete earthworks designed to protect 21 Port Hills homes from the threat of landslides.
The Fiji Labour Party says the faulty decision to disqualify Steven Singh from contesting next month's election must be promptly reversed or the poll could be delayed.
The Auckland swimmer Lauren Boyle has won her second medal at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships on the Gold Coast, taking bronze in the 400 metres freestyle.
The Crown has returned a historic flag to Ngai Tuhoe, to help restore injustices the iwi has suffered at the hands of the Crown. The move came as part of a formal apology. (AUDIO)
Spark is signalling this may be the last year its underlying profits will fall. It has reported a near doubling of annual net profit but its underlying result is down nearly 8 percent. (AUDIO)
A collection of conversations with poets about poetry, including some poems.
Alwyn Owen explores the lighter side of New Zealand’s late 19th and early 20th century poetry of patriotism.
A collection of audio which explores the history of the Treaty of Waitangi, drawn from the Sound Archives / Ngā Taonga Kōrero collection.
The biggest thing to come out of Hamilton since powdered milk joins Music 101 in the studio perform unique versions of songs from The Golden Echo.
An adaptation of the novel by Nicholas Edlin about fragile innocence and the effects of loss.
Surviving members of Aussie band INXS talk about "what Michael (Hutchence) would have wanted" and the recent TV mini-series about them.
Thomas Goss explores how movies portray composers as lovers, heroes, spiritual figures, and even madmen
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