Radio New Zealand

Cricket-hater's guide to Sunday

Don't like cricket? Here's our guide to making the most of the evening while the rest of the country cheers on 'our boys' in Melbourne.

Funding jeopardised by regatta dispute

Team New Zealand will not receive funding if a 2017 America's Cup qualifying regatta is not held in Auckland, the Government says.

Police seize Andreas Lubitz's possessions

German police have seized possessions from the homes of the co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing 150 people.

Family, police respond to cell death findings

A lawyer for Sentry Taitoko's family says a report into his death confirms their belief police were negligent. (AUDIO)

Commentary: Reds vs Lions

Super Rugby: The Reds vs the Lions at the Suncorp stadium in Brisbane.

Victim's family: 'Evil criminals' held to account

The two men responsible for the "malicious" murder of Shalvin Prasad have finally been held to account, his family says. (AUDIO)

In studio: Greg Johnson (VIDEO)

LA-based singer-songwriter Greg Johnson performs a very special session on Afternoons with Simon Mercep. (AUDIO)

'A breach of natural justice'

A South Taranaki tribe has accepted an apology from the Crown for illegally detaining their ancestors in the South Island in the 1800s. (AUDIO)

Hurricanes make it 6 from 6

The Hurricanes have scored a 36-12 bonus-point win over the Melbourne Rebels to record a perfect 6 wins from 6, and maintain their hold on the top of the Super Rugby table.

Cockpit rules in NZ change after crash

New rules for how many people must be in the cockpit are being adopted in New Zealand in light of the plane crash in the French Alps. (AUDIO)

More balloon launches likely - NASA

Wanaka is likely to become a regular space ballooon launch site after today's successful test, NASA says. (AUDIO)

Is the GCSB focusing on what matters?

Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Is our security being compromised by the spy agency's failure to focus solely on potential and real threats?

Vanuatu govt defends aid delivery

The Vanuatu government is defending its efforts in distributing Cyclone Pam aid, after some communities have complained about the speed of relief delivery.

New York buildings collapse after explosion

At least 12 people have been injured after a gas explosion caused two buildings to collapse in New York City.

Clarke says NZ loss was a blessing in disguise

The Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke says losing to New Zealand in the World Cup pool stage was the kick up the backside they needed.

Featured

The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley

“The fascinating thing about theoretical physics is that you can never learn about it fast enough because there’s always more being discovered to learn!"

Hank Marvin and Gypsy Jazz

Following the fame of The Shadows in the 1960s, Hank Marvin is still going strong and performing with his band Gypsy Jazz.

Best of the Week

Including: an historic win for the Black Caps; the St Bede's rowing row; combating racism in the US; and the sound of thunder.

Volunteering for conservation

American neurobiologist Katherine Clements has chosen to spend a year on Great Barrier Island studying seabirds for the Department of Conservation.

New Music: Toumani and Sidiki Diabate

Seventy-first generation griot and Malian kora master Toumani Diabate teams up with his son Sidiki for a spellbinding set of duets.

Celebrating Sir James Clarke Ross

Philippa Ross, descendent of Sir James Clarke Ross discusses preparations to celebrate the 175th anniversary of his discovery of the Ross Sea and Ross Ice Shelf.

Orphans for orphans

Rob Forkan and his siblings were orphaned by the Boxing Day Tsunami. Now they run a business selling designer jandals to support fellow orphans in Sri Lanka and India.

Confucius Classroom opens

The students at Wellington Girls' College should be proud, the Minister of Education has launched the opening of their own Confucius Classroom as a result of their dedication to the learning of Chinese.

A festival food tour

Another WOMAD festival has come and gone. Amelia Nurse was there, not for the music, but to find out what people ate at the World of Music, Arts and Dance in New Plymouth.

More Features

Lundy's freedom 'shouldn't be decided by test'

Mark Lundy is not a laboratory rat and his freedom should not be dictated by an untested scientific test, the High Court at Wellington has been told.

Wrecked metal found near Curio Bay

Police searching for a missing Southland boy say an underwater camera has located what they believe is car wreckage in a rocky cove near Curio Bay. (AUDIO)

Candidates drum up last-minute support

The two frontrunners in the Northland by-election have spent the last day of the official campaign trying to win some last-minute votes. (AUDIO)

PNG bond stronger than ever, says West Papuan leader

A prominent West Papuan activist says his movement's relationship with Papua New Guinea is stronger than ever and his recent deportation from Port Moresby was over visa issues.

Co-pilot crashed 'deliberately'

The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight appears to have "deliberately" crashed it into the French Alps after locking his captain out of the cockpit, officials say.

Steyn appeal decision delayed

The SANZAR appeal against the Francois Steyn judicial outcome won't be heard until next week.

Iwi identify 36 cultural assessment sites

The Auckland Council says only 36 bids to carry out work on sites of cultural value have been identified by local iwi, which need further scrutiny.

Firms spend more on research and development

Businesses are spending more on research and development, with growth being led by computer services.

Wool scouring merger up for approval

The Commerce Commission is set to approve a merger of the country's remaining wool scouring operations, even though it will create a monopoly.