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Australia wins third test against NZ

Australia have won the third test against New Zealand by three wickets on day three at the Adelaide Oval. See how the match unfolded here.

Call centre closes with loss of 60 Wellington jobs

A call centre company that planned to bring up to 2000 jobs to New Zealand has shut its doors, leaving 240 people without jobs on both sides of the Tasman.

Missing climber believed to be dead

The search for a climber missing on Aoraki-Mt Cook is now a recovery mission, police say.

Shocking video of dairy industry emerges

A video has emerged showing unwanted calves being violently abused. (VIDEO)

Zika fever linked to foetal damage

A mosquito-borne disease that has spread to the Pacific Islands is now reported to damage unborn children.

Niue prepares as cyclone draws near

Niue's government has issued an alert for all residents to board up their homes and stock up on supplies as cyclone Tuni moves closer to the island.

French climate activists put under house arrest

French climate change activists have been placed under house arrest as world leaders gather in Paris for the United Nations climate talks.

'We can't let it become normal'

US President Barack Obama has renewed his call for tighter gun control following a deadly shooting at a family planning clinic in Colorado.

New Zealand's big fat problem

At least one in three New Zealanders are obese and the country's weight problem just keeps growing. Insight asks what is being done. (AUDIO)

Despairing battler to Lucky Country : the best reads

From a leading obesity campaigner quitting the battle to the turning tide of migration to the Lucky Country; the stories of the week from (VIDEO)

Climate activists in nationwide protests

More than 20,000 climate activists thoughout the country marched today in the lead up to the Paris climate talks.

Has the Lucky Country run out of luck?

ANALYSIS: The tide of migration to Australia is turning, with more New Zealanders choosing to stay here or come home, says Jane Patterson in this week's Power Play. (COMMENTS)

Niue prepares as Cyclone Tuni draws near

Niue's government has issued an alert for all residents to board up their homes and stock up on supplies as cyclone Tuni moves closer to the island.

Festival-goer dies, another in coma

A woman has died and another is in an induced coma in hospital after going to an electronic music festival in Sydney, where almost 70 others have been charged with drug offences.

Adelaide test in the balance

Australia have gone to dinner on day three of the day-night cricket test in Adelaide just 74 runs shy of victory against New Zealand.

'The reo is your reo too'

Plans are under way to get every one of Auckland's 1.4 million residents speaking te reo Māori. (COMMENTS)

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No more excuses to stay on the couch!

As well as being good for our bodies, modest exercise can increase memory and make older brains look younger.

DJ Yella

En route to his Auckland show, NWA's DJ Yella talks to Sam Wicks about the chance of a reformation and his tenure in the “World’s Most Dangerous Group”.

Ben Sanders: Killing in America

Auckland author Ben Sanders wrote three books while studying for his Bachelor of Engineering. His new thriller, American Blood, is his first book to be published internationally.

Kick Out The Jams: Neil Roberts Day

Interviews and live sets from the New Zealand music underground, presented by The Wireless. This week we get political and head to Whanganui for Neil Roberts Day.

Tall tales and true...

Did you hear the one about the dog who split in half? New Zealand's wild and woolly folklore is retold and illustrated in a new graphic novel.

Critter of the week - the Robust Grasshopper

Nicola Toki from DoC joins us to discuss this week's insect-in-need - the Robust Grasshopper.

Is antibiotic resistance a problem that we can solve?

Last year the World Health Organisation warned that the world was heading towards a " era". Professor Richard James is hoping that bacteriocins will help us win the war against infection.

Hip-hop as a tool for education

Ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke explores the pedagogical potential of hip-hop.

Daily life under ISIS

Journalist Sami Moubayed paints a behind-the-scenes picture of the Islamic State movement.

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Climate change: Call to recognise farmers' efforts

OPINION: Farmers are hopeful the Paris climate change talks will lead to an agreement which better recognises the services they provide to civil society than what the Kyoto Protocol did.

Burt Munro challenge 'a fitting tribute'

Thousands of motorbike fans from New Zealand and overseas have flocked to Invercargill for the Burt Munro Challenge.

Aust deportation laws 'not human' - Labour

Labour Party leader Andrew Little's visit to an Australian detention centre has validated how he feels about the country's immigration laws, he says. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Cyclone brings flooding to Samoa

Emergency services in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga are getting a clearer picture this morning of the damage left by Tropical Cyclone Tuni.

Police clash with refugees at border

Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate refugees stranded for days at the Greek border, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out.

Football Ferns make history in Brazil

The Football Ferns have claimed New Zealand's first win over Brazil on their home territory, beating the hosts 1-0 in the opening game of their two-match series in Sao Paulo.

Family race against clock to secure Nepia AB jerseys

Two jerseys once worn by All Blacks great George Nepia are up for sale at an auction house in Wales, but the player's family want them brought back to New Zealand. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Drug company to float on stock exchange

Auckland-based drugmaker AFT Pharmaceuticals is planning a $33.2 million share float to fund future product research and market growth.

Farmers need to step up, minister says

Calls for livestock to be excluded from most waterways has prompted the Minister for Primary Industries to ask farmers to do more to protect the environment.

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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