Radio New Zealand

Buddha insult charge 'unjust'

Charges against a New Zealander in Myanmar accused of insulting Buddhism have no basis in international law, Amnesty International says. (AUDIO)

Record numbers moving to NZ

The number of people moving to New Zealand permanently or long-term is still hitting all-time highs.

Family waiting years for ramp

A family with a severely disabled daughter have been waiting two years for a small change to their state house that would dramatically improve their lives. (AUDIO)

Police save swimmer in Greymouth

Five Greymouth police officers were needed to save the life of a swimmer caught in surf at the town's Blaketown Beach.

WWII bomb triggers evacuation near Berlin

About 10,000 people have been evacuated near Berlin after the discovery of a massive unexploded World War II bomb.

Helicopter in search for missing tourist

An Airforce Iroquois helicopter is helping in the search for a missing tramper in the Tararua Forest Park north of Wellington.

Council under fire after fraud report

The Dunedin City Council is being criticised for not picking up the Citifleet fraud sooner than it did, after a report found huge pitfalls in its culture and processes. (AUDIO)

More work to fix gaps - Justice Minister

Justice Minister Amy Adams says more work is needed to plug gaps in the system following a report into murderer and paedophile Phillip Smith's flight overseas.

Several IS leaders killed in air strikes - US

American defence officials claim several Islamic State (IS) leaders have been killed in US air strikes in northern Iraq in recent weeks.

Solomons 2015 outlook fragile - PM

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister says the 2015 financial year will be complex to manage as the country's economic outlook remains fragile.

Hesson says Milne deserves wickets

The New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson believes a bundle of wickets is just around the corner for Black Caps express bowler Adam Milne.

Iwi wants to buy back ancestral mountain

A Far North iwi plans to buy back its ancestral maunga, Whakakoro. It was the home of Ngapuhi tupuna Ueoneone and the ancestral mountain of Te Rarawa and hapu Ngati Haua.

Spark to offer Lightbox Sport

Spark's internet TV business Lightbox has formed a joint venture with Coliseum Sports Media to offer premium sport content to subscribers. (AUDIO)

Rain relief for some, headache for others

Nor'west winds and weather patterns are being labelled a curse by farmers in the Otago region - bringing too much rain for some and not enough for others.


A walk in the park

Visit historic Whariwharangi Bay Hut in the Abel Tasman national park, and gain an insight into life as a hut warden.

A grand Christmas display on a miniature scale

Paul Brennan talks to the creator of a miniature Christmas village complete with houses and people, trees, snow, lights, a train and a Bavarian Brewery.

Gays in Leis

A reverend, community workers, and contestants at a Pasifika gender-bending ball talk about how spirituality can coexist with sexuality for Pacific people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, queer and intersex.

Skyscraper Stan hits the high notes

Local guitarist and song writer Stan Woodhouse was seduced by Melbourne’s busy music scene, but it’s a hard life working in bars to pay the rent, even in the seediest part of Fitzroy.

The Pencilsword: Revenge of the beach bod

Toby Morris has a confession to make.

Audio Culture - Upper Hutt

Dipping into New Zealand's rock and roll archives Simon Grigg looks at music from Upper Hutt, home of The Fourmyula, The Bitter End, Frankie and Jon Stevens and, of course, Upper Hutt Posse.

This changes everything

Bestselling author Naomi Klein is calling for politics to be transformed to deal with the impact of the changing climate.

Signing on for the beat

As a kid, Luke Ronaki never imagined he'd join the police force. Now he's on the beat and armed with a valuable tool.

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