Radio New Zealand


Greymouth bears brunt of severe storm

Tamaki Drive in Auckland was closed because of flooding.

Civil Defence staff in Greymouth will remain on standby overnight as more West Coast residents are expected to be forced from their homes following a major storm that has battered much of the country.

Inquiry begins as hundreds still missing

Distraught relatives of ferry passengers have maintained an agonising vigil on shore waiting for any news.

The South Korean government has set up an investigation into the ferry disaster amid anger from grieving relatives. Nine people have died and almost 300 are still missing.

MPs approve haka legislation

The All Blacks perform the Haka meeting Australia in a Bledisloe Cup match in Dunedin last October.

Parliament has passed Treaty of Waitangi legislation that lays down conditions for the use of the Ka Mate haka performed by the All Blacks.

No sympathy from PM for drone victim

110314. Photo Diego Opatowski / RNZ. Prime Minister John Key announced that a referendum about a new flag will be held during the next parliamentary term.

The Prime Minister has blamed the New Zealand man killed during a counter-terrorism drone attack in Yemen last year for his own death.