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NZ Live - Tunes of I

Seven-piece group Tunes of I draws inspiration from dub, soul, funk, jazz, big band - and even a bit of metal. (AUDIO)

Deportee arrested after burglary in Hamilton

A man deported from Australia this month has been arrested after a burglary in Hamilton.

Court declines Pike River families' review bid

The High Court has decided not to review the decision not to proceed with the prosecution against the former head of the Pike River Mine, Peter Whittall. (AUDIO)

Warnings in Samoa as cyclone develops

Forecasters in Samoa are warning a tropical cyclone is likely to develop within the next 12 to 24 hours.

LIVE cricket: NZ vs Australia

The Black Caps are taking on Australia in the third test - a day/night (pink ball) match at the Adelaide Oval.

Locals prepared to flee Marlborough blaze

People living in the lower Waikakaho Valley are packing their bags and preparing to evacuate if the wind turns. (AUDIO)

Sex abuse teacher jailed for 10 years

A teacher who had a sexual relationship with a boy at her school has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. (AUDIO)

Antarctic glacier's past rapid retreat

Research published this week provides the first geological evidence for the potential of runaway ice loss in Antarctica. (AUDIO)

Ill woman stranded on ship for two days

An ill, elderly woman was stranded for two days on a cruise ship north east of Great Barrier Island before a helicopter was able to reach her. (AUDIO)

Imported lamp bases filled with foreign dirt

A Kerikeri man is challenging Customs to explain why foreign soil was able to slip into the country in lamp bases filled with dirt to weigh them down.

Gang member arrested after $2m meth seized

A patched gang member has been arrested after millions of dollars worth of the Class A drug was seized at Auckland Airport.

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)

Bail again denied for Fiji torture video accused

A Fiji military officer charged with the sexual assault of an escaped prisoner three years ago has again been remanded in custody.

NZ flag featured in new IS propaganda video

A new propaganda video from the terrorist organisation that calls itself Islamic State features a picture of the New Zealand flag.

Black Caps struggle in day-night test

Australia's dominated the first day of the inaugural day-night cricket test against New Zealand in Adelaide.

'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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Composer of the Week: Joni Mitchell

Rebecca Blundell gives an overview of the life and music of the renowned singer-songwriter.

Quiz #10 - Who shot JR Ewing?

RNZ quizzes arrive via courier pigeon each Friday. Enjoy!

Go Ahead Caller

Feeling trapped in the cage of life? Think you’re going to fall off the perch from stress? Well, stress no more! The psychic tui is here to help.

350 Aotearoa hopeful for Paris climate talks

Niamh O'Flynn hopes the powerful grassroots movement against climate change will "trickle up" to become government action at COP21.

Fear of flying

Why do so many of us get scared and anxious about flying in planes?

Talking to kids about scary world events

John Cowan gives tips for talking to children about terrorism and war.

The Sampler: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Nick Bollinger surveys songs about depression and discos from Reykjavík resident John Grant.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is in New Zealand this month as part of its 30th anniversary tour.

Stroke prevention strategy "is failing"

Professor Valery Feigin says New Zealand's current stroke prevention strategy ignores the 90 percent of New Zealanders in the low - moderate risk category, yet 80 percent of all strokes strike this group.

More Features

Despairing obesity battler quits fight

A leading New Zealand obesity campaigner is quitting the battle, saying she has achieved nothing in 14 years. (COMMENTS)

Drainage system inadequate for floods

The Dunedin Council's drainage system simply didn't cope with the very heavy rain that caused catastrophic floods this year, the plant manager says.

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)

Turkey 'had to know' fighter jet was Russian

Russia has rejected Turkey's claims it did not know the plane it shot down on the Syrian border was Russian.

Spieth lurks at Australian Open

The defending champion and world golf number one Jordan Spieth has a simple game plan after surging into Australian Open contention with a solid if unspectacular second-round three-under-par 68.

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.

Farm gate milk price won't recover until mid-2016 - Westland

Westland Milk Products believes the farm gate milk price will not recover until the middle of next year because overseas buyers have already reacted to predictions of falling production and drought.

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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