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Porirua turns focus to clean up mode

Porirua is turning to clean-up mode after torrential rain earlier today flooded roads and houses and forced schools to close. (VIDEO, AUDIO, COMMENTS)

MPs were 'salespeople' for dairy co: Labour

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.

Prison in lockdown after inmates attack guards

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)

Panama Papers a cyber security warning - PM

The Panama Papers leak is a warning to New Zealand businesses to protect themselves from cyber hacking, the prime minister says.

Waitangi Tribunal backs TPP treaty clause

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.

Wellington DHB takes contractors to court

Legal action has begun against three construction companies over extensive pinhole leaks in Wellington Regional Hospital's pipes.

Govt moots bulk-buy of electric cars

The government plans to investigate purchasing a bulk number of electric cars in a bid to get 64,000 of them on the road.

UNHCR demands action for detainees

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.

Changing perspectives on energy

Photographer Jamey Stillings has found a passion in capturing the intersections of nature and human activity. (AUDIO)

TPP signed off by select committee

A Parliamentary committee has narrowly signed off on the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, after considering hundreds of submissions.

National on top for party donations

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.

West Papua report dismisses Canberra's claims

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.

Canadian city could be wiped out by fire

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.

Kenny-Dowall out of ANZAC Test

The Kiwis have been dealt another blow ahead of Friday's ANZAC Test against the Kangaroos.

OIO has run 'rubber stamp operation' - Peters

The government is boosting staffing to the under-pressure Overseas Investment Office but it's too little too late, says Winston Peters. (COMMENTS)

Nauru acknowledges refugee distress

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.

Kasich pulls out of Republican race

Donald Trump's last remaining challenger for the Republican Party presidential nomination, John Kasich, has dropped out of the race. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

All Spanish Champions League final

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.

Driver attacked by window washers

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.

NZ health system ignores Māori tikanga - study

Māori cancer patients feel uncomfortable when they use mainstream healthcare because Māori tikanga is ignored, new research has found.

Mark Weldon's MediaWorks legacy

ANALYSIS: Mark Weldon is leaving MediaWorks, but what has he left behind, asks Colin Peacock. (COMMENTS)

Farmers' debt contributes to BNZ's falling profit

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.

'Serious interest' in Coromandel fish farming

A fish farm is on the cards for the Coromandel after some 'serious interest' in the Marine Farming Zone in the Firth of Thames.

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The Birds

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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