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Maysak grows to Category 5

The atolls of Fais and Ulithi in the Federated States of Micronesia will be hit by Typhoon Maysak overnight, a meteorologist on Guam says.

Dogs not guns, inquiry finds

Who - or what - killed over 200 sheep in Otago last year? A police investigation has blamed a dog attack, which one farmer believes raises further questions.

Super-ministry proposes job cuts

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is proposing to cut 65 jobs in a restructure, as disclosed through a leaked internal document.

'Champions don't need trophies'

The New Zealand cricket team has been welcomed home by cheering fans at Auckland International Airport and The Cloud on Queen's Wharf. (VIDEO)

The Sampler: Mali to Melbourne

Explore music from soft-rock piano man Tobias Jesso Jr, kora master Toumani Diabate and Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett on The Sampler.

Call for deployment deal details

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says NZ troops now have the right to defend themselves in Iraq but Labour and NZ First are calling for more details. (AUDIO)

Second night's wait for Lundy verdict

The jury deciding whether or not Mark Lundy murdered his wife and child has retired for the day.

Boy crashes parents' car after police pursuit

An 11-year-old boy crashed his parents' car into a truck after a police pursuit south of Auckland, police say.

Top judge among fraudster's victims

It has been revealed that the fraudster jailed for scamming more than $200,000 from seven people had 146 previous convictions. (AUDIO)

Sepuloni's mother sentenced for benefit fraud

The mother of Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni has been sentenced to four-and-a-half months home detention for illegally receiving benefits totalling about $34,000. (AUDIO)

No bodies seen in wreck - police

Police believe it is unlikely a missing Southland boy and his step-father are in an underwater car wreck near Curio Bay in the Catlins.

Green MP 'over the moon' at ban

Green Party MP Mojo Mathers has welcomed the Government's proposal to ban testing for the cosmetics industry on animals.

UN warns of second disaster in Vanuatu

The United Nations is warning that the threat of a second disaster is very real amid post-cyclone recovery in Vanuatu.

Signs of upset in Nigeria's election

Partial results from Nigeria's election give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari more votes than the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan.

Vettori retires from Black Caps

The cricketer Daniel Vettori has announced his retirement from the Black Caps after an 18 year career with the national team.


Pastoral care and organics

Jim Kebbell is a former Catholic priest who's interesting life includes pioneering retail organic food in New Zealand.

Factum - exploring ourselves on screen

Candice Breitz makes video art encouraging us to ask some hard questions, particularly how we're influenced by popular culture.

Feeding the birds

A study has found that sparrows arrive in gardens in droves to chow down on bread but, apart from silvereyes, the natives are not impressed.

Recording the goings on

Hansard reporters type out everything that is said in Parliament’s debating chamber. Megan Whelan visits the office. 

Apology to working mothers

Katharine Zaleski rose to the top of several major US media organisations, and had little time for working mothers, until she gave birth to her own child.

Ngāti Toa sets te reo goals

The lower North Island tribe, Ngāti Toa, wants all of its members to be speaking or learning te reo Māori in four years' time.

Not my father's son

Actor Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) describes uncovering the truth of his grandfather's death, and being disowned by his abusive father.

Bob Dylan covers

Dylan covers Frank Sinatra in his new album Shadows in the Night, and is covered by many others including the recent release Lost on the River by The New Basement Tapes.

China in the Pacific

Johnny Blades looks at China's foray into the Pacific and what it means for the people of the region.

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Anti-oil groups accused of using bogus science

Greenpeace and other anti-oil lobbyists have been accused of using bogus science in their attacks on the oil industry.

Route cancellation will mean 'millions' lost

Members of the Christchurch Council have lashed out at Air NZ for axing its service from the city to Tokyo, which they believe will see millions of dollars in earnings lost.

Smith still confident on RMA changes

The Environment Minister Nick Smith is confident the Government will still be able to bring a revised bill to alter the Resource Management Act before Parliament this year. (AUDIO)

Silk Road agents charged with Bitcoin theft

Two former US special agents have been charged with stealing large amounts of digital currency while investigating the notorious Silk Road marketplace. (AUDIO)

Kaino re-signs until 2018

The All Black loose forward Jerome Kaino has extended his contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union until 2018.

New trustees for controversial kura

A new board of trustees has been elected at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Whangaroa, the Ministry of Education says.

Building consents fall again

An economist said another fall in the number of new building consents was evidence not enough land had being opened up for new housing in Auckland. (AUDIO)

Log transport business into administration

A long-standing log transport business at the top of the South Island has gone into voluntary adminstration because of tough trading conditions and cash flow problems.