Radio New Zealand

New opportunities for Hinemihi

Officials managing a wharenui in Britain have been thrown a lifeline, just days after a mansion neighbouring the meeting house was gutted by fire. (AUDIO)

Wanaka's 5.8 quake 'a goody'

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has hit near the South Island resort town of Wanaka, with one resident saying it seemed to "go and go and go". (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Surgeon, DHB slated over death

A surgeon and the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board have been criticised today over the death of an elderly man on the operating table in 2012. (AUDIO)

Police to attempt Southland car recovery

Police will attempt to recover the car at centre of the case of missing Southland boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge, on Wednesday. (AUDIO)

Police investigate Auckland cell death

Police say a man who was found dead in the Papakura District Court cells this afternoon was alone at the time.

Victim's mother still hears similar complaints

The mother of a woman, killed just days after warning police that her ex-partner had broken a protection order against him, says she still hears similar complaints. (AUDIO)

Blessie trial: blood and hair found on knife

A police witness says a knife found at the apartment of the man accused of killing Auckland woman Blessie Gotingco had blood and hair on it. (AUDIO)

Team NZ to give oversight to private funders

Team New Zealand will not immediately replace their former chairperson, Keith Turner, because they say private funders should have greater oversight.

Wanaka quake a one-off - GeoNet

A shallow but severe magnitude 5.8 quake which struck near Wanaka today was a one-off and not related to the Alpine Fault, a GeoNet spokesperson says. (AUDIO)

111 call dropped due to network issues

Despite a high number of emergency calls on Saturday, St John Ambulance say that a dropped call to 111 was dropped due to network issues.

Kayaker dies in powerful waves

A man is dead after being knocked off his kayak by waves at a Northland beach yesterday afternoon.

PM admits error in #ponytailgate

The Prime Minister says he sincerely regrets the hair-pulling incident and everyone on the planet would agree he misread the situation. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Legal challenge in Solomons against MPs tax free salaries

Transparency Solomon Islands says a legal challenge is being mounted over the controversial move making MPs' salaries tax free.

More Aussies may face death penalty - AFP

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin says it is possible future investigations could result in an Australian facing the death penalty overseas.

More All Black injury woes

The Blues have lost All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Charles Piutau for the remainder of the Super Rugby season to injury.



Dave Rowntree - pilot, solicitor and political activist - tells us about the unexpected return of the original Britpop multi-taskers.

Project ARCO

An innovative architectural and educational space in Kaikohe has seen local rangitahi designing contemporary furniture and even a marae.

Ross Harris - Tribute and Tribulation

Elizabeth Kerr talks to New Zealand composer Ross Harris whose music, from European concert to Electro-acoustic, Māori music and klezmer, takes in the widest of influences.

The easiest pasta sauce in the world

Easy, versatile and delicious, a reliable dish to fall back on at the end of a long day.

Auckland's new baby giraffe

A progress report from Auckland Zoo on the newest member of their giraffe family, a 1.8m tall female born two weeks ago.

From The Vaults: @peace live

The hip hop and future soul collective wrestle with subjects like time dilation, aliens, death, and determinism, at Auckland's Montecristo Room.

Kiribati: islands vs ocean

Outdoorsman and adventurer Kennedy Warne has recently returned from two weeks in Kiribati, one of the world's countries most vulnerable to sea-level rise (PHOTOS).

Māori tribes take on Norwegian oil giant

A small Māori delegation from the Far North is fighting Norway's biggest oil company over its oil exploration programme in Te Reinga Basin.

Free Love, Feminism and Freemans Bay

In 1972 a group espousing women’s liberation and socialism bought a house in Freemans Bay. Now they're writing the history of the house and their time there.

More Features

Hunt on for missing police dog

A police dog handler has stayed overnight looking for his search dog missing in bush in the Mount Holdsworth area, west of Masterton. (AUDIO)

Porky pig pins would-be saviour

A woman pinned in her car by a pig she tried to rescue from a Dunedin motorway found herself pondering a possible undignified death. (AUDIO)

Minister to stay while brother's case sorted

The cabinet minister whose brother faces serious charges will not be stood down until the case is resolved, Prime Minister John Key says.

Nauru discontent growing, says former president

Former Nauru president, Sprent Dabwido, says there is growing discontent across the island after the government last week shut down access to some social media.

Shooting at US cartoon conference

Two gunmen have been shot dead after they opened fire outside a conference on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a suburb of Dallas, police say.

Bird's Origin campaign under suspension threat

The New South Wales enforcer Greg Bird could be suspended for the first two State of Origin games following his ugly tackle on Jason Nightingale in the Kangaroos' loss to the Kiwis.

Champion of Māori language dies

Whānau and friends are mourning the death of a champion of the Māori language, Henrietta Maxwell, of Ngāti Porou who died over the weekend.

Commodity prices take a tumble

Commodity prices fell 7.4 percent in April - the biggest monthly drop since the financial crisis, with dairy product prices leading the decline.

Watties cans asparagus plant

Asparagus growers who have been supplying Heinz Watties will have to look elsewhere for customers from now on.