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Porirua is turning to clean-up mode after torrential rain earlier today flooded roads and houses and forced schools to close. (VIDEO, AUDIO, COMMENTS)
A National MPs' trip to China was a sales pitch for the Kiwi dairy company which paid the fares - and a $25,000 donation to National, Labour says.
A Serco-run prison has put a wing into lockdown after inmates attacked two guards at the weekend, a response Corrections has applauded, the justice minister says. (AUDIO)
The Panama Papers leak is a warning to New Zealand businesses to protect themselves from cyber hacking, the prime minister says.
The Waitangi Tribunal has backed the Treaty of Waitangi clause in the TPP, but says the deal may have a "chilling effect" on the Crown meeting its obligations.
Legal action has begun against three construction companies over extensive pinhole leaks in Wellington Regional Hospital's pipes.
The government plans to investigate purchasing a bulk number of electric cars in a bid to get 64,000 of them on the road.
United Nations Refugee Agency has called for the immediate transfer of refugees and asylum seekers out of the Australian-run detention camps on both Manus Island and Nauru.
Photographer Jamey Stillings has found a passion in capturing the intersections of nature and human activity. (AUDIO)
A Parliamentary committee has narrowly signed off on the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, after considering hundreds of submissions.
The National Party received more than $1.4 million in donations last year, more than five times the amount Labour brought in, newly released figures show.
Claims by Canberra that the plight of West Papuans in the Indonesian region is improving are false, according to an Australian Catholic Church fact finding mission's report.
A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people from Fort McMurray could destroy much of the Canadian city, officials warn.
The Kiwis have been dealt another blow ahead of Friday's ANZAC Test against the Kangaroos.
- Susan David: emotional agility
- Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
- Barry, Campbell departures just the tip of the iceberg for TV3
- Mark Weldon resigns
- Key rejects allegations his lawyer influenced trust decision
With shows from Yumi Zouma, Doprah and Average Rap Band, there's plenty of good reasons to leave the house this weekend.
A team of archaeologists in Rhode Island who believe they have found the wreck of the Endeavour in a local harbour have revealed the details of what they have found. (AUDIO, GALLERY)
Education consultant and parenting commentator Joseph Driessen discusses how parents can coach children in the art of functioning in a social group, and what to do when the 'social contract' is broken. (AUDIO)
The reason Labradors eat so much could be down to genetics. (AUDIO, GALLERY)
Auckland-based neo soul musician Bailey Wiley breaks down her new EP for The Wireless.
A tea ceremony, calligraphy and readings at the launch of the first-ever bilingual English-Chinese book of New Zealand poetry.
Scientists at Te Papa Tongarewa are using some of New Zealand's endemic plants and DNA sequencing tools to track how genetic diversity changes during of the process of crop domestication. (AUDIO)
A man flew into Auckland Airport last weekend with live Siamese fighting fish in plastic bags.
The government is boosting staffing to the under-pressure Overseas Investment Office but it's too little too late, says Winston Peters. (COMMENTS)
A leading government minister in Nauru says he understands that it is distressing for refugees that they have few long-term solutions offered to them.
Donald Trump's last remaining challenger for the Republican Party presidential nomination, John Kasich, has dropped out of the race. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
The Spanish football club Real Madrid reached their 14th European Cup final and ended Manchester City's hopes of a maiden title after securing a 1-0 victory at the Bernabeu.
Auckland motorists are being told not to pay window washers or get out of their cars if approached, after a man was struck over the head with a cleaning brush.
Māori cancer patients feel uncomfortable when they use mainstream healthcare because Māori tikanga is ignored, new research has found.
ANALYSIS: Mark Weldon is leaving MediaWorks, but what has he left behind, asks Colin Peacock. (COMMENTS)
Bank of New Zealand's first half profit has fallen 10 percent as it feels the pinch of the weak dairy sector and lower profit margins.
A fish farm is on the cards for the Coromandel after some 'serious interest' in the Marine Farming Zone in the Firth of Thames.
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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