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Debate about what images should be shown in the news has intensified after photos of a young victim of Syria's refugee crisis touched a nerve. (AUDIO)
Thousand of migrants have crossed into Austria, after Hungary's surprise decision to provide buses to take them to the border overnight.
The Minister of Treaty Negotiations has apologised for what he describes as the Crown's "assault on the human rights" of the Taranaki iwi in the 1800s.
MetService says a cold snap expected to hit tonight will bring blizzard-like conditions.
The government has not yet decided whether to accept more refugees, the Prime Minister's office says. (COMMENTS)
Child poverty advocates have launched a new campaign to raise the age of state care from 17 to 21.
A push to have an additional flag design considered in the forthcoming referendum looks unlikely to succeed.
An entrepreneur has made a $10 million donation to cancer research in Auckland.
Cricket: England v Australia in the second one day international. Follow LIVE commentary of the game here.
The Social Development Minister is defending a youth corrections facility in Christchurch, after figures revealed it had more than 600 security breaches in 10 months.
A man who founded a worldwide time barter exchange movement says New Zealand's first timebank is a "flagship for the whole global movement". (AUDIO)
It is a rare day in Parliament when National is completely isolated on an issue, but on the refugee crisis it is, writes Jane Patterson in this week's Power Play. (COMMENTS)
A new mobile app in the Cook Islands is hoped to be another step in the quest to preserve Cook Islands Māori.
Four men, three of them pensioners, have pleaded guilty to being part of a daring raid in London's jewellery business district over Easter.
Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has been knocked out in the third round at the US Open by the Italian Fabio Fognini.
- Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
- Feminism, economics, & who cooked Adam Smith's dinner?
- Too many exercising women aren't eating enough
- Julian Elliott: dyslexia debate
- Tom Higham: Neanderthals, denisovans and humans
A virtual trip to the historic Manawatu town that's home to many museums, a replica of a traditional 17th century Dutch flour mill and Foxton Fizz.
Roidz are four lads from Auckland who believe sharing their emotions with an audience is the best way to achieve good old fashioned catharsis. (VIDEO)
It's hard not to get enthusiastic about combining robots, music and games. Here they are in a robotic orchestra.
The fascinating story of the privately funded groups working on the challenge of discovering and then deciphering the genetic code.
Symphonies, songs, string quartets, operas, or something else entirely – a ballet score, military march or piano solo – they’re all contenders in this annual listeners’ poll.
Live on the WOMAD Taranaki stage we hear Fanfare Ciocarlia - a twelve piece band from north-east Romania, and Puerto Flamenco from Seville.
Blenheim author Ron Crosby's interest in exploring the bush and back country areas of New Zealand led to an interest in writing on New Zealand history.
A new music festival showcasing local independent music is set to take over Auckland's Karangahape Road.
Designed to give Auckland’s homeless people a slightly bigger voice, the future of Radio NFA - short for No Fixed Abode - is in doubt.
The September 2010 earthquake was for many in Canterbury a milder taste of the havoc to come, but for some it has left scars which still cause pain today.
The Southland Museum is calling on Southlanders to collect live huhu grubs to feed its hungry tuatara. (COMMENTS)
The Labour Party says there is no time to wait for a review of the refugee quota, which is why it will try to table a bill in Parliament forcing an emergency intake of refugees.
The world's smallest man has died in American Samoa, aged 75.
Warning - this story contains a distressing image. The father of the young Syrian boy whose drowned body was photographed washed up on a Turkish beach has spoken of his desolation.
Breakers and Tall Blacks basketballer Corey Webster is flying to the United States for a workout with NBA team the New Orleans Pelicans.
Embattled iwi leader Sonny Tau has withdrawn from a competition to represent Ngai Tāwake on the Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority.
New Zealand First said the Government needed to intervene to stop the country's largest meat cooperative from being sold to foreign investors.
A farmer in the heart of the North Canterbury drought says a prolonged dry spell brought on by El Niño will put already struggling farmers in dire straits.
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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