Radio New Zealand

Pressure on property bubble

An analyst says it will need a major outside event to reduce the property bubble pushing Auckland house prices ever higher. (AUDIO)

Govt watchlist number grows

The number of people on a Government watchlist has increased, Prime Minister John Key says. (AUDIO)

Universities accept UE 'fails'

As universities start their academic year it appears many school leavers who failed to meet the new entrance standard have squeaked in after all.

War crimes suspects 'could be in NZ'

New Zealand has been named as one of the countries where war criminals who took part in a massacre in Bosnia in the 1990s could be hiding.

Treaty deal 'landlocks' bach

Bach owner Jim Harre says planned Treaty of Waitangi settlement legislation would 'landlock' his holiday home and his access to it would be short-lived.

Hesson likely to rotate playing XI

New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson says he is likely to rotate his playing XI for Sunday's World Cup group match against Afghanistan in Napier.

Pipi die-off sparks harbour fears

A massive pipi bed in Whangarei harbour is dying, and there are fears the change could destabilise the harbour - and Marsden Point itself.

A special home win for Lydia Ko

While she could have played at a more lucrative event in Thailand, for Lydia Ko the New Zealand Women's Open is "one of the best tournaments I play". (AUDIO)

Mark Lundy trial: the third week

Jurors deciding whether Mark Lundy murdered his wife and daughter have been left in no doubt as to the brutality of their deaths.

Five schools to get new principal allowance

Five schools have been given approval to offer up to $50,000 to help recruit a principal with the right skills to meet significant challenges at their school.

Wellington supercity submissions close today

Today is the final day people can have their say on a controversial plan to roll the nine councils in the Wellington region into one.

Australia and NZ to share criminal history

Justice Minister Amy Adams says exchanging information on violent criminals with the Australian government is a work in progress. (AUDIO)

Solutions needed to stop tidal damage in Kiribati

Disaster officials in Kiribati say more permanent solutions are needed to prevent damage from spring tides and flooding.

MH370 mystery prompts jet tracking tests

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are to trial a new method of tracking planes, almost a year after a Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared.

No rest for Ko

There's no rest for the golf world number one Lydia Ko after winning her second New Zealand Open title in three years.


Unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis

Learning the complex secrets of photosynthesis could lead to improved solar panels and more productive plants.

Dealing with girl bullying

Social exclusion, silent treatment, gossip, and put downs. What are the best ways to help girls deal with cruelty disguised as friendship?

At The Movies

Simon Morris on the Oscars and the future of Hollywood films, reviewing Jupiter Ascending and The Interview, and some plays being screened at our cinemas.

Sister city collaboration

Two huge dragons weave serpentine shapes to the sound of 'Pokarekare Ana', then Chinese and New Zealand dancers enter and seamlessly weave the whole piece into a dream-like fusion.

Islamic State: Implications for NZ

A discussion about the rise of the self-styled Islamic State and whether New Zealand's decision this week to send troops to Iraq can help to address their extremism.

Remembering the Mazengarb Report

In 1954 bodgies and widgies who congregated in milk-bars were seen as driving down teenage moral standards, not to mention leather-clad motor bike gangs.

Beautiful acoustics

Aucklander Chris Day is one of the world’s leading acousticians. He talks about his work on the recently completed Philharmonie de Paris.

Folk tales

Storytime Treasure Chest is delighted to introduce these traditional folktales for young and old, adapted by David Somerset and told by Dick Weir.

When Johnny came to town

In April 1959 New Zealand got its first taste of big time rock & roll, when a show headlined by Johnny Cash and Gene Vincent played at Auckland's Town Hall.

More Features

NZ troops could opt out of Iraq

The Defence Force is allowing troops to opt out of being deployed to Iraq if it is in the interest of the troops and the mission.

20 years since Moutoa Gardens occupation

Whanganui iwi held a series of events over the weekend to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the occupation of Moutoa Gardens in the city centre.

Iraq joint mission announcement imminent

An announcement on whether Australian troops will work alongside New Zealanders in Iraq could be made as soon as tomorrow.

Refugees continue protests on Nauru

More than 100 refugees from camps right across Nauru have staged their second protest in three days, on Sunday afteroon.

Mass rallies in Russia to mourn slain leader

Thousands of people have marched in Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in the Russian capital on Friday night.

Phoenix reclaim momentum

The Wellington Phoenix stunned Melbourne Victory with a 3-2 away win yesterday to climb back into the A-league football's top four.

Marae pay price of poor insurance check

A Maori financial broker says some insurance assessors are listing Marae as public halls, which drives up the cost of cover for pa.

Transpower needs to reduce costs

Transpower says it is going to have work smarter and dig deeper to make up for a reduction in revenue over the rest of the current financial year.

Dry conditions prompt stress warning

Farmers have been warned to watch out for their health as the stress of coping with another dry summer starts to wear them down.