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NZ gecko aged 53 oldest living in wild

New Zealand gecko have set a world record for being the longest living in the wild.

Heavy snow forecast for South Island

The coldest outbreak of weather this year is expected to bring snow down to sea level in the lower South Island today.

Astronomers show ancient Rome's sun

New Zealand astronomers have helped re-create the skies above ancient Rome for the History Channel.

Time to close welfare, work gap - English

The income gap between those on welfare and those in work is the largest it has ever been, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Indonesia begins migrant boat rescues

Indonesia has begun search and rescue missions for thousands of migrants believed to be adrift in its waters. (AUDIO)

After the storm, tension over aid

RNZI's Koroi Hawkins, who joined a team of medics and engineers in the wake of Cyclone Pam, reports on Vanuatu's recovery for Insight. (VIDEO, AUDIO)

Power still out to handful of homes after storm

A handful of homes west of Auckland remain without power following yesterday's stormy weather.

Need to streamline vaccine info - expert

Immunisation Advisory Centre head Dr Nikki Turner wants national guidelines put in place for vaccination information given to pregnant woman.

Rates rise ahead for Waimakariri

Residents in North Canterbury's Waimakariri District will receive a 14 percent increase on their rates over the next four years.

VIDEO - Two musicians and an election

The Fugees' Pras Michel talks to Sunday Morning's Wallace Chapman about his campaign to elect Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly in Haiti. (VIDEO)

Woman's body found near river mouth

The body of a woman who went missing last night near Rangitata Beach has been found.

Minister suggests Christchurch land sell-off

The Government should sell off un-needed land in central Christchurch to encourage growth in the city, the Finance Minister says.

Japan pledges $453m to fight climate change in the Pacific

Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has pledged US$453 million in aid to the Pacific to help the countries fight climate change and natural disasters.

Eurovision: Sweden victorious, Australia fifth

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow has won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia and Italy. (AUDIO)

Williamson ton puts NZ on top at Lord's

Batsman Kane Williamson starred for New Zealand, top scoring with a century, as the Black Caps outplayed England on day three of the first cricket Test at Lord's to go to stumps with a 60 run lead.

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At The Movies

Simon Morris is deep in the heart of blockbuster season with Mad Max: Fury Road, A Royal Night Out and (the smaller) Wild Tales.

From The Vaults: Dudley Benson live 2007

Choirboy turned pop composer with choir and string quartet in the candle-lit, white marble surrounds of St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland.

The exemplary eccentric Lord Berners

Elric Hooper and Des Wilson guide us through the composing career of one of England's more unusual composers.

Hymns for Samoan Language Week

Pentecost hymns including a rendition of the Samoan hymn Vivi’i Ia Ma Fa’afetai sung by the Youth Choir of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, in Papatoetoe.

Country Music Awards 2015

Tami Neilson’s Dynamite! is the nation’s Best Country Music Album for 2015, while Kaylee Bell and Jared Porter’s 'Pieces' is the Best County Music Song.

In praise of the Southern oyster

The oyster festival that celebrates the uniqueness of the southern town of Bluff and its special relationship with the sea.

Lucky Iron Fish

Christopher Charles has come up with a simple solution to the problem of iron deficiency in Cambodia; a small piece of iron shaped like a fish that gets added to the cooking pot.

Hair is the mirror of your diet

Scientist believe a few strands of hair can provide a window into what we eat.

Tech news: Budget 2015 and Spotify

Peter Griffin reviews how the science and technology sector fared in Thursday's budget, and big plans for the music streaming service Spotify.

More Features

Student's family in India told of death

Police say they have spoken to the family of 22-year-old Parmita Rani, who was killed in Auckland on Friday.

Legislation passed on KiwiSaver, air levy tax

Parliament has passed legislation imposing a tax on international travellers but no decision has been made on how much they will have to pay.

'Yes' to same-sex marriage in Ireland

Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex civil marriages in a world-first referendum.

NZ women 5th in Amsterdam

The New Zealand women's sevens team have finished fifth at the the last tournament of the World Series in Amsterdam, but only had to turn up to win the series title for the third year in a row.

Coffee, kai and kōrero at Wellington cafe

Having a coffee, kai and kōrero in Te Reo Māori are proving popular at a Wellington cafe where the language is being served up by its staff.

Business Briefs

A round-up from Radio New Zealand's business reporters: Consumer confidence eases, Ryman Healthcare lifts profit, Commission questions airport's margins and Serko reports loss.

Budget good news for farmers says Guy

This year's Budget brings good news for farmers, with extra funding for animal welfare and biosecurity, the Primary Industries Minister says.