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'Pulsating one-day cricket'

New Zealand's dramatic one-wicket Cricket World Cup win over Australia has had the scribes reaching for the superlatives.

Agreement aims to recoup unpaid student loans

A new agreement to try and recoup millions of dollars in unpaid student loans from New Zealanders in Australia will not apply to Australians living here.

Culture 'to blame for alcohol-related violence'

A British anthropologist says alcohol-related violence in New Zealand is not caused by drunkenness but by the country's macho culture. (AUDIO)

Maori Wards - Partnership or Separatism?

Is the formation of race-based wards an example of how to work together with Maori, or does it drive a wedge between them and Pakeha? Insight investigates. (AUDIO)

Full scale search for missing tourist

Another day of full scale searching is underway at Tolaga Bay, north of Gisborne, to locate the body of a missing Malaysian tourist.

Toddler dies during Victoria storms

A two-year-old boy has died and a girl suffered serious injuries after a tree fell on their house east of Melbourne, as severe thunderstorms swept through Victoria.

Putin pledges justice over Nemtsov murder

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will do everything possible to bring to justice those who committed the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Breakers book grand final spot

The Breakers charged into the ANBL grand final with a comfortable 94-83 win over hosts Adelaide last night to sweep their semi-final series 2-nil.

Pedestrian critically injured in Auckland

A pedestrian has been critically injured in a crash in Auckland and the police are speaking with the driver of a car involved.

NZ and Aus to work together on criminal checks

New Zealand and Australia have agreed to work together to improve criminal checks for job applicants, but only with the applicant's approval.

Tourist driver bash condemned

The Grey District mayor has spoken out against yesterday's assault of a tourist after he was pulled over for bad driving.

Abbott dismisses leadership threat

The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dismissed speculation his leadership is under threat, saying he believes he has the full confidence of his colleagues.

Pacific aid donors grapple with China's rise and influence

The traditional external powers in the Pacific Islands are still coming to terms with China's increasing level of engagement with the region.

US homeland security nears shutown

US lawmakers have rejected a short-term funding bill for homeland security, increasing the threat of a partial agency shutdown.

Black Caps beat Australia at World Cup

The New Zealand cricket team pulled off a nail biting one wicket victory over Australia in their World Cup pool game at Eden Park last night.

Featured

Beautiful acoustics

Aucklander Chris Day is one of the world’s leading acousticians. He talks about his work on the recently completed Philharmonie de Paris.

Folk tales

Storytime Treasure Chest is delighted to introduce these traditional folktales for young and old, adapted by David Somerset and told by Dick Weir.

When Johnny came to town

In April 1959 New Zealand got its first taste of big time rock & roll, when a show headlined by Johnny Cash and Gene Vincent played at Auckland's Town Hall.

Best of the Week

Including: a geological wonderland, size diversity and some sublime singing.

Beethoven's Piano Concertos

Indra Hughes presents an overview of Beethoven's five Piano Concertos which are being performed by pianist Freddy Kempf and the NZSO around Aoteroa at the moment.

The secret life of music therapists

From toddlers with special needs to people overcoming eating disorders and palliative care patients, we learn that music is a powerful medicine in many different worlds.

Slash

Music 101's Zac Arnold puts questions from famous New Zealand guitarists to the man behind the myth - ex Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash.

Forgotten photos

Real-life detective stories that we need your help to solve. Not crimes, but images of interesting people and places, and in one case an entire missing waterfall!

New music: Richard Thompson

Nick Bollinger talks to founding member of Fairport Convention, guitar hero and WOMAD 2015 headliner Richard Thompson about his latest album Electric.

More Features

US court stops Dotcom fighting asset seizure

A US court has ruled Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is not entitled to fight the seizure of his assets, because he is a fugitive facing extradition.

Homicide house torched

The Manawatu police believe a house in Woodville has been deliberately set alight because a man was killed there earlier this year.

Labour set to become government-in-waiting

The new president of the Labour party says his priority will be to sell the opposition as the government in waiting.

Number of children living on PNG streets increasing

Papua New Guinea's government is hoping revised child protection laws will put a halt to increasing numbers of children forced to fend for themselves on the streets.

Putin critic shot dead in Moscow

A leading Russian opposition politician and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin has been shot dead on a Moscow street.

Rooney sends Man Utd to third

A moment of red card confusion helped Wayne Rooney return Manchester United to winning ways with a brace in a 2-nil victory over Sunderland in their English Premier League football match.

20th anniversary of Whanganui's Pakaitore

It's 20 years since the noho of Whanganui's Pakaitore, or Moutoa Gardens - a protest that lasted for 79 days. (AUDIO)

Biopure gains entry to Chinese market

An Auckland infant formula manufacturer has secured registration to export its product to China, something which has proved impossible for other small players.

Scientists work to stamp out fruit fly

Scientists in New Zealand are working with their Australian counterparts to discover ways to stamp out the Queensland fruit fly population.