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LIVE cricket: NZ vs Australia

ODI - The Black Caps are batting first against Australia after losing the toss in the third one-day international at Seddon Park. Keep up with our LIVE match commentary here from 2pm.

View back as disputed fence goes

The fence at the centre of a protracted wrangle in the Wellington suburb of Roseneath has been partially taken down.

AOS callout after reports of gunfire in Coromandel

An Armed Offenders Squad has been flown into the Coromandel following reports of a gunfight.

Some AFFCO staff refusing to work today

Some union members at AFFCO's Rangiuru meat plant are refusing to work today and could face serious disciplinary action, the Meat Workers' Union says.

Post mortem for body found in burning car

Police in Marlborough are continuing to investigate a car fire in which a body was discovered.

Govt urged to help buy beach

The government should stump up $800,000 to help buy a private beach in the Abel Tasman National Park, the Labour Party says.

UN condemns N Korea rocket launch

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket.

Mouth breathers beware...

The risk of tooth decay may increase for people who breathe through their mouth while sleeping, dentistry researchers say.

Pedestrian injured in Auckland crash

A man is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle in Auckland.

Plea for ban on sunbeds

Consumer New Zealand is calling for a ban on sunbeds after an undercover investigation found 45 percent of operators failed to implement basic safety checks.

Canada stops sharing Five Eyes data

Canada's electronic spy agency has suspended sharing some data with New Zealand's government spy agency and other partners in the Five Eyes alliance.

FFA seeks solutions to American withdrawal

The Forum Fisheries Agency says a series of meetings in Fiji this week will attempt to find solutions for Pacific nations reeling from the withdrawal of America from their tuna fisheries.

Rubio rattled in US Republican debate

Republican White House contender Marco Rubio struggled in the latest presidental debate, potentially confounding his bid to emerge as Donald Trump's chief rival in this week's New Hampshire primary.

Black Caps seek series win in Hamilton

Following the All Blacks Sevens success the New Zealand cricketers are also keen to get one over their trans-Tasman rivals in today's third and deciding one-dayer.

Featured

Tom Rennie: publishing resources

Tom Rennie is a publisher at BWB and has been working on their digital collection, which includes a new series on The Treaty of Waitangi. (AUDIO)

Kate Tempest Live at Kings Arms

On her first New Zealand tour, spoken word, poet, playwright Kate Tempest thrilled a King Arms audience with her impassioned performance. (AUDIO)

Eli Kent and Robin Kerr

Eli Kent and Robin Kerr are taking their play All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever on tour to London. (AUDIO)

The Internet

One of the most difficult bands to google search, The Internet sit down with Sam Wicks at Laneway Festival to chat about their music, and shaking off that Odd Future association. (AUDIO)

Weekly Quiz:This one is a thriller

How is soap made, and what do you call a group of unicorns?

How we learn to eat

Many families wrestle with the challenges posed by having a picky eater; and it's not just a problem for children, either. The good news, according to food writer Bee Wilson, is that our taste and flavour preferences aren't set in stone. 

Weekly reading

The Wireless recaps the best of this week's feature stories from around the internet.

More Features

Billion dollar boom in school, university building

School and university building projects pushed the value of education building consents to more than $1 billion last year.

Waitangi Tribunal's findings 'bizarre' - minister

The Waitangi Tribunal's draft findings on proposed changes to laws governing Māori land have been dismissed as "bizarre" by Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson.

Solomons govt will meet Truth & Reconciliation recommendations

The Solomon Islands Government says implementing the final reports by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into ethnic tensions more than a decade ago will reduce the risk of violence.

Pies and the Presidential Primaries

A Kiwi piemaker based in the United States talks to RNZ's Jane Patterson about his views on the American elections.

Lee bombs out at Phoenix

It was a bad day at the office for Rotorua golf professional Danny Lee as he blew his chance at a second career PGA Tour title in Phoenix.

CAA investigates glider pilot's death

The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating after the pilot of a glider that went missing near the Mackenzie Basin in South Canterbury was found dead in the wreckage.

Waitangi Tribunal's findings 'bizarre' - minister

The Waitangi Tribunal's draft findings on proposed changes to laws governing Māori land have been dismissed as "bizarre" by Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson.

Restaurant chain investigated for tax evasion

A restaurant chain found to have exploited its migrant workers is now being investigated for widespread tax evasion.

Honey initiative creates 15 jobs

A manuka honey initiative launched in Northland is hoped to boost employment and education in the region.

Ngā Manu

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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