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The organiser of the Waitangi Festival is considering moving celebrations from Te Tii Marae to a new venue because elders are upset the prime minister didn't attend this year.
The police dive squad will this morning join the search for a man who went missing in the Waikato River near Taupo last night.
The Australian cricketers have beaten New Zealand by four wickets to win the second one-dayer in Wellington.
A campaign to crowd-fund the purchase of a $2 million block of land near Abel Tasman National Park has raised more than half the money needed.
New Zealanders planning to visit the United Kingdom for more than six months will now have to pay a £200 health surcharge.
A 6.4 quake in Taiwan has toppled several buildings, trapping residents and killing at least five people, including a baby. (VIDEO)
Manly have beaten the Warriors 15-12 in their second pool game at the NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park.
The little spotted kiwi has started breeding in Fiordland's Dusky Sound after being wiped out from the area over a century ago.
A protester throwing a sex toy at a government minister is now the global image of Waitangi Day after making international headlines, Prime Minister John Key says.
A case is being mounted against the Australian government over an autistic boy's inability to access the National Disability Insurance.
Labour is calling for a review of the Investor Plus immigration scheme amid a police investigation into whether two Americans used it to launder illegal funds.
The Indonesian government says it will consider a request for amnesty from 10 former members of the West Papuan separatist group, the OPM.
New Zealanders laid off amid the big decline in Western Australia's resources industries could be in for a payout following a landmark legal ruling.
The New Zealand men's rugby sevens team have won both their opening pool games at the inaugural Sydney leg of the World Series.
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- Famous locomative back on track after 50 years (8 minutes ago)
- Bomb on plane 'was meant to kill all aboard' (8 minutes ago)
- Jacky Collis Harvey : Redheadedness
- Daniel Levitin: thinking straight in an age of information overload
- Music educator and conductor Richard Gill
- Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
- Business commentator Rod Oram
The first students from a new game development accelerator programme are set to take their new game to market. (VIDEO, AUDIO)
Listening to Vince Staples' debut album, with harrowing accounts of Vince’s conflicted inner and outer life as a gang-related youth, fans might be surprised to learn of his comedic talents. Sam Wicks caught up with the rapper at Laneway Festival. (AUDIO)
Two quintessential Kiwi rockers - Debbie Harwood and Shona Laing - join Jesse Mulligan for a live performance in Auckland. (VIDEO, AUDIO)
The chirp of cicadas will be replaced by the roar of engines at a Coromandel farm this weekend, with thousands gearing up for the Leadfoot Festival.
Wal Dalley is a man making the most of his retirement. The 71-year-old is making 700 pet coffins a year as more and more pet owners choose to get their pets cremated rather than burying them. (VIDEO, AUDIO)
Theoretical chemist Nicola Gaston discusses her book about sexism in science and why she thinks the problem is pervasive and systemic. (VIDEO, AUDIO)
Sonny Bill Williams on his Sevens debut, Jerome Kaino on lifting the Blues out of the Super Rugby doldrums, Victor Vito on quitting New Zealand rugby, and more! (AUDIO)
Up to 500 protesters have made the final march up to the Treaty Grounds at Waitangi. (VIDEO)
The Labour Party will be forced to vote against the TPP as it stands after the government confirmed it would put the planned law changes into one overall bill. (VIDEO)
The Tonga Amateur Sports Association and National Olympic Committee is bankrupt, according to the country's Prime Minister.
An Italian actor who was accidentally hanged during a live theatre performance has been declared clinically dead.
It was a good day for New Zealand's top golfers in America, with Lydia Ko in a share of the lead in Florida and Danny Lee one off the pace in Phoenix.
A proposal to turn earthquake damaged red zoned land into recreational areas will have minimal impact on those still living there, the Waimakariri mayor says.
The Crown does not yet have enough support from Maori to make changes to laws governing Maori land, the Waitangi Tribunal says.
A group of prominent business leaders says it is incomprehensible people are protesting against the TPP, with one saying the protests are "anti-American". (COMMENTS)
International dairy prices, whole milk powder in particular, slumped further in the latest global auction overnight. (COMMENTS)
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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