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United States authorities have appealed for calm after a policeman was cleared of all charges relating to the killing of an unarmed black couple in Cleveland.
One person has died after being swept down the Waikato River after their boat overturned.
Prime Minister John Key believes people will still join KiwiSaver despite the $1000 kickstart being scrapped in last week's budget.
Snow has started to fall over pockets of the lower South Island as the region braces itself for a severe bout of wintry weather.
Australia's Prime Minister has dismissed the idea of a referendum on same-sex marriage in his country, after an Irish referendum voted to legalise them.
New Zealand astronomers have helped re-create the skies above ancient Rome for the History Channel.
The Government's putting up $25 million over the next three years to launch new scientific research institutes.
New Zealand geckos have set a world record for being the longest living in the wild.
Indonesia has begun search and rescue missions for thousands of migrants believed to be adrift in its waters. (AUDIO)
Immunisation Advisory Centre head Dr Nikki Turner wants national guidelines put in place for vaccination information given to pregnant woman.
Bus services on Auckland's North Shore are being overhauled for the first time in seven years, both to boost peak capacity and run more frequently.
The income gap between those on welfare and those in work is the largest it has ever been, Finance Minister Bill English says.
Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has pledged US$453 million in aid to the Pacific to help the countries fight climate change and natural disasters.
Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow has won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia and Italy. (AUDIO)
The New Zealand batsmen Kane Williamson says cloud cover over London will dim England's chances of resisting the Black Caps' swing bowlers.
Nurse, writer and researcher Professor June Andrews discusses the rise of dementia and global approaches to dementia care.
Simon Morris is deep in the heart of blockbuster season with Mad Max: Fury Road, A Royal Night Out and (the smaller) Wild Tales.
Choirboy turned pop composer with choir and string quartet in the candle-lit, white marble surrounds of St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland.
Elric Hooper and Des Wilson guide us through the composing career of one of England's more unusual composers.
Pentecost hymns including a rendition of the Samoan hymn Vivi’i Ia Ma Fa’afetai sung by the Youth Choir of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, in Papatoetoe.
Tami Neilson’s Dynamite! is the nation’s Best Country Music Album for 2015, while Kaylee Bell and Jared Porter’s 'Pieces' is the Best County Music Song.
The oyster festival that celebrates the uniqueness of the southern town of Bluff and its special relationship with the sea.
Christopher Charles has come up with a simple solution to the problem of iron deficiency in Cambodia; a small piece of iron shaped like a fish that gets added to the cooking pot.
Scientist believe a few strands of hair can provide a window into what we eat.
The Fugees' Pras Michel talks to Sunday Morning's Wallace Chapman about his campaign to elect Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly in Haiti. (VIDEO)
A handful of homes west of Auckland remain without power following yesterday's stormy weather.
The Government should sell off un-needed land in central Christchurch to encourage growth in the city, the Finance Minister says.
The process of sorting ballot papers has begun as Bougainville nears the end of its two-week election process.
Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex civil marriages in a world-first referendum.
The New Zealand women's sevens team have finished fifth at the last tournament of the World Series in Amsterdam.
Having a coffee, kai and kōrero in Te Reo Māori are proving popular at a Wellington cafe where the language is being served up by its staff.
A round-up from Radio New Zealand's business reporters: Consumer confidence eases, Ryman Healthcare lifts profit, Commission questions airport's margins and Serko reports loss.
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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