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Obama to unveil ambitious climate plan

US President Barack Obama is due to set out what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change. (COMMENTS)

'I didn't feel threatened by him'

An Auckland liquor store worker says she was robbed by the man police shot dead last night, and she didn't feel scared of him.

Legal action possible over fatal care breach

An untrained caregiver whose client died in a fire after he left him locked in a flat while he went out for food is facing possible legal action.

Fears grow for teen 'held against will'

Rotorua police have "grave concerns" for a 15-year-old girl who says she is being held against her will. (AUDIO)

Fresh smell bothers Eltham residents

A new stink is getting up the noses of Eltham residents, who today celebrated Fonterra being fined $192,000 over last year's rotting buttermilk smell.

Heavy stock losses expected in Greece

Greece is about to open its stock market for the first time in five weeks - and immediate losses are expected.

Stiff drinks: Viagra-spiked Chinese liquor seized

Distillers in China added Viagra to thousands of bottles of spirits and told customers it had "health-preserving qualities", food safety officials say.

Connor Morris killed almost instantly, court told

A jury has been told to put any views they have about gangs aside as they hear evidence against the man accused of murdering a prominent gang member's son.

Police shootings number 29 in last 65 years

Since 1941, 29 people have been fatally shot by police and in 27 of those cases the police watchdog found the officers acted lawfully.

Identity fraud accused named

A man accused of working as a psychiatrist in Waikato by using another man's identity can now be named.

Investigation continues into tourist assault

Police in Canterbury are continuing their investigation into the assault of two tourists by a group of men on Saturday.

We'll get a comfortable TPP dairy deal - Key

Prime Minister John Key is confident New Zealand will get a free trade deal it is comfortable with, despite talks stalling at the weekend. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

State of emergency in CNMI after typhoon

A state of emergency has been declared for the Northern Marianas a day after Typhoon Soudelor hammered Saipan, Tinian, Rota, and the northern islands.

Fires rip through parched California

Entire neighbourhoods are evacuated as thousands of firefighters battle raging wildfires. (COMMENTS)

Carter hopeful of Bledisloe sendoff

All Blacks first five Daniel Carter is hoping to retain the Bledisloe Cup one last time.

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Monsters Inc: On sharing the planet with others

Kennedy Warne discusses the apex predators lions and great white sharks, which have been in the news, and recent research on the therapeutic benefits of trees.

A local channel out from under the radar?

For the first time New Zealand on Air is backing a local show to screen on Choice TV. Mediawatch asks how it works and what it offers free-to-air viewers. 

Children’s music awards 2015

FleaBITE has won best album and best video in the 2015 APRA children's music awards. Wallace Chapman talks to FleaBITEr Robyn Nathan.

Tech report: Windows 10 and FreeviewPlus

Peter Griffin has been having a play with Microsoft's new operating system, and a bit late to the party, but Freeview tries out timeshifting with FreeviewPlus.

Accessing an education at Studentville

Some scarfies may get a bad rap for partying but others are just grateful for the chance to pursue an education.

Te manu o te rā - tawaki

Listen to the Fiordland crested penguin, one of the rarest of New Zealand’s mainland penguins.

Microbial moods

The microbes living inside us can contribute to the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Saving the Rangitaiki’s taonga

Meet the man locals have nicknamed 'Mr Tuna', who for more than 25 years has been working tirelessly to help save our native longfin eels.

Lady Day

William Dart marks the 100th anniversary of jazz singer Billie Holiday with recent albums from Cassandra Wilson and José James.

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Man fined for smuggling birds' nests

A North Shore man has been fined $15,000 for trying to illegally import a Chinese delicacy deemed a threat to New Zealand's poultry industry and native birds.

Suspicious stable fire investigated

A suspicious early morning fire that destroyed eight empty stables in Greymouth is being investigated.

Peters defends embattled Corrections Minister

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has defended the embattled Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-liga saying he has been left in the lurch by his colleagues.

Fiji Labour concerned over military resignation

The Fiji Labour Party says an explanation is needed for the sudden resignation of the country's military commander.

MH370 search: Islands put on debris alert

Malaysia asks Indian Ocean islands to be on the lookout for more debris from missing flight MH370. (COMMENTS)

Report sees potential in Manawatū-Whanganui

A report released today highlights agricultural opportunities for Māori in the Manawatū-Whanganui region.

Strong job growth figures expected

Economists predict robust jobs growth and weak pay rises again when the latest labour market figures are released.

Fonterra fined $192k over buttermilk stink

The dairy giant has been fined after millions of litres of buttermilk were discharged at Eltham's wastewater plant, causing a stench to linger for months.

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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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