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Crowe talks about facing death

The New Zealand cricketing great Martin Crowe says his medical condition is worsening and he is facing death.

Police contact fathers of stabbing victims

Cairns police say that there were five fathers to the eight children who were found were found following what was believed to be a multiple stabbing yesterday.

Searchers fail to find missing fisherman

Searchers have failed to find a man who was fishing with a net near the mouth of the Waimea River with friends when he was seen getting into trouble.

Hunt for great white continues

Drum lines have been set off Warnbro Beach, south of Perth, after the WA Fisheries Department deemed a tagged great white shark a danger to the public.

Sony 'will not drop' North Korea film

Sony Pictures says it is looking at different ways to release the film satire The Interview, after scrapping its opening following a cyber-attack blamed on North Korea.

Corrections review after hospital escapes

The Corrections Department will review how it manages inmates who have been taken to hospital after two prisoners have escaped this month.

Man injured after microlight crash

A man is seriously injured after his microlight crashed near Oamaru this afternoon after the plane unexpectedly lost power.

Backlash over SkyCity funding gap

Opposition parties say it is unacceptable SkyCity could receive taxpayer money to meet the cost of building its international convention centre in Auckland. (AUDIO)

Cairns stabbing memorial grows

Cairns residents continue to leave dozens of flowers and gifts at a makeshift shrine outside a home where eight children were found dead.

In PNG, concern refugees will never be resettled

The Manus MP Ronnie Knight says he doubts whether any of the the asylum seekers held on Manus and found to be refugees will be permanently resettled in Papua New Guinea.

Kiwi Christie joins World Surf League

Ricardo Christie has joined fellow Gisborne surfer Maz Quinn as the only New Zealanders to qualify for the elite men's World Tour.

Flavell wants Ture Whenua Act review

A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that improvements to Maori freehold land and forestry could add billions of dollars to the New Zealand economy.

Record migration for November year

Net migration stayed near record levels in November and the gain for the year ended November was a fresh record.

$3.5b potential in Maori freehold land: report

A new report estimates improvements in the performance of Māori freehold land would add billions to the economy. Agriculture Minister Nathan Guy says this confirms the importance of partnering with iwi, Māori asset owners, communities and industry.


New Zealand A to Z - Onetangi

The jewel in the crown of Waiheke Island.

Don't stop the music

"Quite a few people break their guitars. They always come in distraught that they've done it. We just glue 'em back together." Enter the secret world of instrument repairs.

Composer portrait - Sir Michael Tippett

Few British composers have responded as deeply to world events as Michael Tippett, whose oratorio A Child of our Time was an impassioned protest against the persecution and tyranny he saw happening throughout the world in 1939.

Let's talk about sex

Teaching children about the birds and the bees is often challenging. But it can be tougher still for parents whose young people have learning difficulties.

Hope for the Homeless

Six months ago a Christchurch woman started helping the local homeless community with food and clothing. Katy Gosset talks to the people who Amy Burke has helped about the difference it has made.

Hit Picks

The Music 101 team and friends name their favorite things of a musical nature from the past year. Lists! Videos! Photos!

Extra Time

Extended interviews and comment from the sporting week, available as a podcast.

A radical solution to the problem of food waste

A food shop with no prices, where there really is such a thing as a free lunch.

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