Radio New Zealand


Families protest over ferry rescue operation

Relatives of missing passengers struggle with police officers while trying to protest the government's rescue operation.

Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry have protested angrily over the rescue operation.

Homicide inquiry after shot man dies

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A 39-year-old man who was shot in the head in Gisborne has died in hospital and the police investigation has been upgraded to a homicide inquiry.

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Fruit fly restrictions lifted

The Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni).

Restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables in Whangarei have been lifted as no more Queensland fruit flies have been found. A single fly was found in a trap in Parihaka on 1 April.

Disabled care pay policy 'unworkable'

Yellow wheelchair symbol in parking space.

A caregivers umbrella group says a policy to pay carers of disabled family members is unworkable and its implementation is an unmitigated disaster.