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Black Caps win thriller against Australia

The Black Caps have beaten Australia in stunning fashion to win the one-day series decider in Hamilton and retain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.

Some AFFCO staff refusing to work today

Some union members at AFFCO's Rangiuru meat plant are refusing to work today and could face serious disciplinary action, the Meat Workers' Union says.

Hokitika school fire causes extensive damage

A fire at a Hokitika high school has caused the collapse of the hall roof and destroyed the staff room, an eyewitness says.

Chasing the story: from Chch to Canada

As the fifth anniversary of Canterbury's Feb 22 earthquake approaches, Colin Peacock speaks with a reporter who helped document the disaster. (AUDIO)

Gun salutes mark 75 years of NZ's Navy

The NZ Navy has begun its 75th birthday with gun salutes from two of its ships in Auckland Harbour.

AOS callout after reports of gunfire in Coromandel

An Armed Offenders Squad has been flown into the Coromandel following reports of a gunfight.

Govt urged to help buy beach

The government should stump up $800,000 to help buy a private beach in the Abel Tasman National Park, the Labour Party says.

TPP and Waitangi: RNZ's top reads

From protest marches to flying sex toys, Waitangi celebrations and everything in between - here are the most read stories of the week from

Researchers hope for varroa bee mite breakthrough

Newly released research shows that a deadly virus wiping out bee colonies around the world, was originally a bee virus but it is being spread by the varroa mite.

Mouth breathers beware...

The risk of tooth decay may increase for people who breathe through their mouth while sleeping, dentistry researchers say.

Canada stops sharing Five Eyes data

Canada's electronic spy agency has suspended sharing some data with New Zealand's government spy agency and other partners in the Five Eyes alliance.

Qiliho suspends nine Fiji police officers

Nine Fiji policemen have been suspended in relation to the death of Vilikesa Soko who died after being in police custody in 2014.

NZ-born producer's film snares top gong

Brooklyn has been named film of the year at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards, it is produced Wellington-born Finola Dwyer.

Jacko Gill qualifies for Rio

Auckland shot putter Jacko Gill has won the Christchurch Big Shot event and qualified for the Rio Olympics by more than 30 centimetres.

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DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith speaks to Emma Smith about the slippery poetry that shaped their new album, Is This Is Are, and the influence of krautrock.  (AUDIO)

Surrealness in Samoa

A trip with your dad and his new girlfriend to a Pacific island - what could possibly go wrong asks Josephine Stewart-Tewhiu.

Tom Rennie: publishing resources

Tom Rennie is a publisher at BWB and has been working on their digital collection, which includes a new series on The Treaty of Waitangi. (AUDIO)

Kate Tempest Live at Kings Arms

On her first New Zealand tour, spoken word, poet, playwright Kate Tempest thrilled a King Arms audience with her impassioned performance. (AUDIO)

Eli Kent and Robin Kerr

Eli Kent and Robin Kerr are taking their play All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever on tour to London. (AUDIO)

The Internet

One of the most difficult bands to google search, The Internet sit down with Sam Wicks at Laneway Festival to chat about their music, and shaking off that Odd Future association. (AUDIO)

Weekly Quiz:This one is a thriller

How is soap made, and what do you call a group of unicorns?

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Plea for ban on sunbeds

Consumer New Zealand is calling for a ban on sunbeds after an undercover investigation found 45 percent of operators failed to implement basic safety checks.

Waitangi Tribunal's findings 'bizarre' - minister

The Waitangi Tribunal's draft findings on proposed changes to laws governing Māori land have been dismissed as "bizarre" by Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson.

Sport: TASANOC has one week to amend constitution

Tonga's Amateur Sports Association and National Olympic Committee has until next week to amend its constitution or face not going to the Rio Games.

Pulu breaks his arm again

New Zealand's back to back World Series rugby sevens titles have come at a cost to the Chiefs, with halfback Augustine Pulu breaking his arm again.

View back as disputed fence goes

The fence at the centre of a protracted wrangle in the Wellington suburb of Roseneath has been partially taken down.

Waitangi Tribunal's findings 'bizarre' - minister

The Waitangi Tribunal's draft findings on proposed changes to laws governing Māori land have been dismissed as "bizarre" by Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson.

Restaurant chain investigated for tax evasion

A restaurant chain found to have exploited its migrant workers is now being investigated for widespread tax evasion.

Honey initiative creates 15 jobs

A manuka honey initiative launched in Northland is hoped to boost employment and education in the region.

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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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