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Live: New Zealand vs Australia

New Zealand need 152 for victory against Australia after a great bowling performance. Follow the live commentary here.

Abbott dismisses leadership threat

The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dismissed speculation his leadership is under threat, saying he believes he has the full confidence of his colleagues.

US court stops Dotcom fighting asset seizure

A US court has ruled Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is not entitled to fight the seizure of his assets, because he is a fugitive facing extradition.

Tourist driver bash condemned

The Grey District mayor has spoken out against yesterday's assault of a tourist after he was pulled over for bad driving.

Biopure gains entry to Chinese market

An Auckland infant formula manufacturer has secured registration to export its product to China, something which has proved impossible for other small players.

Putin critic shot dead in Moscow

A leading Russian opposition politician and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin has been shot dead on a Moscow street.

Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO

People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.

Government's education plan 'unworkable'

The primary teachers' union NZEI says a study it commissioned on the rationale behind the Government's flagship education plan shows the plan is unworkable.

Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy dies

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said. (VIDEO)

Meridian again cuts solar buyback rate

Meridian Energy has again reduced the price it pays to buy excess energy back from its solar customers.

Homicide house torched

The Manawatu police believe a house in Woodville has been deliberately set alight because a man was killed there earlier this year.

Labour set to become government-in-waiting

The new president of the Labour party says his priority will be to sell the opposition as the government in waiting.

Pacific aid donors grapple with China's rise and influence

The traditional external powers in the Pacific Islands are still coming to terms with China's increasing level of engagement with the region.

Mugabe admits Zimbabwe land reform flaws

The president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has admitted mistakes were made in giving black Zimbabweans land seized from white farmers.

Ko takes lead with course record

The world's number one golfer Lydia Ko has smashed the Clearwater course record at the New Zealand Women's Open and taken the tournament lead.


The secret life of music therapists

From toddlers with special needs to people overcoming eating disorders and palliative care patients, we learn that music is a powerful medicine in many different worlds.


Music 101's Zac Arnold puts questions from famous New Zealand guitarists to the man behind the myth - ex Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash.

Forgotten photos

Real-life detective stories that we need your help to solve. Not crimes, but images of interesting people and places, and in one case an entire missing waterfall!

New music: Richard Thompson

Nick Bollinger talks to founding member of Fairport Convention, guitar hero and WOMAD 2015 headliner Richard Thompson about his latest album Electric.

Spock out

As science officer Spock on the Starship Enterprise, the late Leonard Nimoy urged all to "live long and prosper". He was also passionate about the craft of photography, as he told us in 2010.

Long reads for the weekend

The Wireless team highlight some of the best feature stories from around the internet this week.

Extra Time

The controversial axing of Dean Barker as skipper and helmsman of Team New Zealand.

Stories for 7 Year Olds

Chosen with seven year olds in mind, this is an energetic collection of wonderful children's stories.

A new Ulu for Tokelau

The new titular head of the Tokelau government Siopili Perez is encouraging a strong national spirit of unity and a commitment to the Tokelauan culture in 2015.

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Decision to make HIV boy ward of court welcomed

The Aids Foundation is welcoming a decision to make a nine-year-old boy with HIV a ward of the court, after his father refused to give him medication.

Busiest Auckland weekend since Rugby World Cup

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend events in Auckland today during the city's busiest weekend since the Rugby World Cup.

National selects by-election candidate

The National Party has selected Mark Osborne as its candidate for the Northland by-election.

US homeland security nears shutown

US lawmakers have rejected a short-term funding bill for homeland security, increasing the threat of a partial agency shutdown.

Black Caps fielding unchanged XI

In their fourth consecutive match at the cricket World Cup, the Black Caps are fielding an unchanged starting 11 to play Australia at Eden Park on Saturday.

20th anniversary of Whanganui's Pakaitore

It's 20 years since the noho of Whanganui's Pakaitore, or Moutoa Gardens - a protest that lasted for 79 days. (AUDIO)

Building consents fall in January

An economist says the second successive month of falls in the number of consents for new houses and apartments is surprising.

Scientists work to stamp out fruit fly

Scientists in New Zealand are working with their Australian counterparts to discover ways to stamp out the Queensland fruit fly population.