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Woman and three children found dead

A woman who lives next door to the Ashburton house where four bodies have been found says the people who died were not the usual occupants. (AUDIO)

Fonterra found guilty over buttermilk stink

Fonterra has been found guilty for its role in a buttermilk stink scandal in the Taranaki town of Eltham.

LIVE - Four dead at house in Ashburton

Three children and a woman have been found dead at a house in Ashburton. Follow our LIVE coverage here:

Housing proposal 'simply not affordable'

The prices proposed for a major housing development in central Christchurch are unaffordable, the Labour Party says. (VIDEO)

Cut out the scalper bleating, faux fans

OPINION: Outrage over the price of tickets to the Super Rugby final is no more than middle class bleating by bandwagon fans, argues Jamie Wall.

Māori Tourism: Make most of tourism boom

The organisation that promotes Māori tourism is warning operators they need to 'up their game' to cope with an increasing influx of overseas visitors. (AUDIO)

Police: Tragic family-related incident

Four of the five people stabbed in a Wellington suburb last night are family members and the fifth is a neighbour, police say. (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Major changes in Silver Ferns

There are three surprise omissions from the Silver Ferns squad for netball's world champs in Sydney in August.

New body proposed to take over rebuild

The Government plans to set up a new body to oversee the rebuild of Christchurch, called Regenerate Christchurch.

Family pays tribute to Alex Renton

Alex Renton's family have paid tribute to the spirit of the Nelson teenager after he died last night.

Rocket Lab chief commits to protect environment

The company proposing a rocket launch pad on Canterbury's coast says it is committed to protecting the environment.

Change to NZ First deputy expected

New Zealand First MP Ron Mark is expected to be announced as the party's deputy leader tomorrow, replacing incumbent Tracey Martin. (AUDIO)

Vanuatu no confidence push dropped

Vanuatu's opposition has withdrawn plans for a motion of no confidence in the government which was due to be debated in parliament this afternoon.

Eurozone: No talks until after referendum

Eurozone finance ministers have ruled out any further talks on a fresh bailout for Greece until the country holds its referendum on Sunday.

Latu dogged by disappointing form

Disappointing form during the trans-Tasman netball competition has caught up with goal shooter Cathrine Latu.

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Curtain Raiser: Debussy's La Mer

Indra Hughs explains what to listen for in the French composer Claude Debussy's three symphonic sketches for orchestra, La Mer.

From false teeth to forensics

From making dentures and prosthetic noses to carrying out forensic investigations, Alison Ballance finds out about the art and science of dental technology.

Why punishing teenagers doesn't work

How best to handle eye-rolling, door slamming and emotional outbursts? Our parenting expert argues against a punitive approach.

Weekly listening

Music 101 and The Wireless peeps showcase new music including Chelsea Jade, Wavves and Cloud Nothings, Abra, Jupiter Project and more.

Killing and silence

A new documentary follows an optometrist on a quest to discover how his older brother was murdered during the 1965 Indonesian genocide.

Life in the world's oceans

Every year, scientists discover hundreds of new species in the ocean, and biologists from New Zealand are making a significant contribution to a worldwide register of marine life.

Podcast Classic: Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A

A performance by the New Zealand String Quartet and Canadian clarinettist, James Campbell.

On the trail of the Somerton Man

An unidentified body, an unexplained death and a rare book of 11th century poetry have kept this Aussie mystery alive for almost 70 years.

How music got free

When music executives turned down a way to compress music into digital files it was the beginning of the end of the recording industry.

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NZDF says personnel in Sinai are safe

The Defence Force says all 27 New Zealand military personnel in the Sinai are safe after last night's deadly attacks by Islamic State fighters.

Police name 19-year-old found dead

Police have released the name of a man they say was viciously attacked and killed at an address in Panmure, Auckland, yesterday.

Bill puts ministers above law - Labour

The Government has been accused of giving ministers extraordinary powers in new social housing legislation introduced to Parliament. (COMMENTS)

Europe bakes in record heatwave

Europe is in the midst of a heatwave with the UK recording its hottest July day on record, with temperatures hitting 36.7°C.

Ardie Savea in race to be fit for final, Jane out

The Hurricanes openside Ardie Savea remains in doubt for Saturday night's Super Rugby final after being bracketed alongside Callum Gibbons for the title match in Wellington.

'Auckland effect' lifts property prices

The latest property figures show the so-called "Auckland effect" is leading to house prices in Hamilton and Tauranga going up.

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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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