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NZ Live - Adam McGrath

Folk singer Adam McGrath performs live at Radio New Zealand's studio in Auckland. (VIDEO)

Alex's family 'devastated by sudden loss'

The family of 10-year-old Levin boy Alex Fisher has for the first time made a statement about his death. (AUDIO)

Australia's new PM to visit NZ

Australia's new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will make an official visit to New Zealand next week.

About 2000 children hit when parents lose benefits

New data shows about 2000 children on any one day are living in households where their parents have lost up to half their benefits. (AUDIO)

Two NZers awarded French Legion of Honour

Two New Zealanders have been awarded the French Legion of Honour for their services during World War II.

Police warn about illegal synthetic drug

Six people are in hospital in Christchurch after taking an illegal synthetic drug - with one of them in intensive care.

Muslim leader has message for radicals

Worshippers at a mosque in Parramatta in west Sydney will be today told to leave Australia if they don't like living there.

Business owner irate at power outage

A business owner in the Far North is fuming after a fault cut power to most of the district for several hours today. (AUDIO)

ERA shows leniency to employer

A Bangladeshi employer who hired illegal migrants and destroyed evidence of it has been shown leniency. (AUDIO)

Beach water quality suffers after heavy downpours

Auckland's public health boss says heavy downpours are more likely to worsen water quality than the prospect of El Nino weather. (AUDIO)

Early and destructive start to fire season

Fire crews are still damping down hotspots after fires broke out in Otago and Canterbury, leaving a woman in hospital, damaging houses and destroying nine buildings.

Shining a light on New Zealand in Iraq

The Prime Minister's visit into Taji Camp this week has provoked questions about why New Zealand is in Iraq, writes Jane Patterson in this week's Power Play. (COMMENTS)

Vanuatu deputy PM &13 MPs found guilty in bribery trial

Vanuatu's Supreme Court has found the country's deputy prime minister and 13 other government MPs guilty of bribery charges.

UN proposes Libya unity government

The United Nations envoy for Libya has proposed the formation of a national unity government after months of difficult talks.

Let's knock it up a notch, boys

OPINION: Jamie Wall advises the All Blacks to rectify their sluggish start to the Rugby World Cup by taking inspiration from the Springboks. (VIDEO, COMMENTS)

Māori chief's 100-year wait goes on

The long wait for a Tūwharetoa chief to be returned home continues after attempts to locate his remains for exhumation stall.

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Earthly beginnings

Bringing with him the music of the south, jazz musician Sun Ra's move to Chicago lead to some of his most surprising and creative work.

The Sampler Summit - David Bowie

Nick Bollinger discusses Five Years 1969-1973, the box set from one of popular culture’s most influential and enigmatic creations - David Bowie.

Gourd golly

Recipes featuring vegetables from the gourd family including pumpkin, zucchini and squash.

Restoring Abel Tasman National Park

Project Janszoon's aim is to reduce predator numbers within the Abel Tasman National Park to levels where birds can survive. 

What's up this weekend?

The Wireless' guide to what this weekend has to offer, including shows from Groeni, bAnoffee, Richard Dawson, the Americana festival and more. (The Wireless)

Speed of Light by Joy Cowley

When a storm hits Wellington, a strange old woman is blown into Jeff’s life, challenging everything he thinks is true.

How best to invest in science

Economic policy expert Adam Jaffe responds to the government's science funding strategy.

Will the world agree on a new climate plan this year?

French climate change experts Pierre Ducret and Lucile Schmid discuss the challenges.

'It's not about money at all'

In Wairoa 150 meat workers are refusing to sign Individual Employment Agreement which means they won't be going back to work. First Person with John Campbell tells their story.

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Police owe staff $40 million after payroll blunder

A multi-million-dollar payroll blunder six years ago has left a number of current and former staff out of pocket, police say.

Terrifying plunge captured on video

A video has emerged that appears to show the moment when four French tourists plunged 8m into a river on one of the country's Great Walks. (VIDEO)

Conditions poor on Iraq training bases - US report

US defence officials inspecting Coalition training camps in Iraq have been told terrible living conditions are one of the main reasons local soldiers go absent without leave.

Australia eyes Philippines for refugees

Australian media reports say Canberra is in talks with the Philippines for a transfer of some of the refugees it earlier sent to Papua New Guinea.

Murdoch apologises for Obama 'real black' comment

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has apologised for a tweet suggesting President Barack Obama is not a 'real black president'.

NRL introduces video refs 'bunker' system

The NRL have moved to improve the standard of video refereeing with the introduction of an NFL-style "bunker" referral system for 2016.

Tribunal hears Lake Horowhenua concerns

Māori claimants in Levin are making the most of their first opportunity to stake their claim to Lake Horowhenua and urge an end to its pollution.

Kiwi hops to two-month high

The New Zealand dollar has hit a near two-month high overnight, touching 67 US cents. So far this month, it has risen more than 4 percent.

Alternative offer a 'dangerous game', says SFF

Silver Fern Farms has challenged an alternative proposal to its deal with China's largest meat processor, Shanghai Maling, calling it a mystery and urging shareholders to ignore it.

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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