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The Prime Minister concedes New Zealand will have to pay more for some medicines under the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (COMMENTS)
The controversy over Mt Eden prison deepens with the revelation two of those arrested in police drug raids are inmates. (AUDIO)
Serco's operations at Wiri Prison will be scrutinised as the company's performance at Mt Eden prison is reviewed.
The Canterbury Rugby Union says it is committed to tracking down those who racially taunted a Fijian rugby player on Sunday.
New Zealand's famous Lawson quins turn 50 and release a biography, revealing childhoods ruled by an abusive stepfather. (AUDIO)
Calls have been made for urgent protection of fragile marine areas, which are rapidly disappearing. (COMMENTS)
Figures released by the Reserve Bank show three times as many mortgages are being approved for property investors as they are for first home buyers. (COMMENTS)
Leader of the Opposition and former Prime Minister of Vanuatu Edward Natapei has died.
The Prime Minister is not sure whether a New Zealand-initiated debate on small island states at the UN Security Council will lead to any definitive statement on climate change.
More leaked documents reveal the funding of health boards could be overhauled and the proposed changes are being described as 'the 1990s in drag'. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Witch doctors are using "evil things to do evil acts" to vulnerable people, an Indian community leader says. (COMMENTS)
Labour Party leader Andrew Little says his party will not support the TPP if there are no measures to restrict foreign property buyers. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
There are concerns that residential areas of Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands have been washed over with radioactive waste, after the island was hit by Typhoon Nangka earlier this month.
Turkey's air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish PKK separatists could "change the regional game", the prime minister has said.
Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare concedes losing NBA basketball player Steven Adams for next month's Olympic qualifying series against Australia is a major blow, but the centre's reasons for pulling out are understandable.
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week - is on this week. Here are a few commonly mispronounced place names you should master.
The abuse and victimisation of many New Zealand children in state care is explored in a TV documentary inspired by a memoir by writer David Cohen.
Listen to the whitehead, a gregarious songbird that lives in noisy groups of up to eight members and are often heard before they are seen.
Curator Paul Brobbel explains how New Plymouth became home to the work of New Zealand's most influential modern artists, Len Lye.
Larger than life former pro-wrestler Wilbur Force commands the screen and battles his ‘worst self’ in this short film. (VIDEO)
Real ale and opera are the main consolations for the lead character in this popular T.V. series. Investigate the integrated use of music in the whodunnit.
Musical pharmacist Jim Pinckney tests the formula for the The Chemical Brothers' latest album Born in the Echos.
Five young New Zealanders lay down the truth about what it’s really like living across the ditch.
Prospects for refugees processed on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea look bleaker than ever.
A human rights lawyer says the alleged treatment of a Mt Eden prison inmate possibly breaches both the Corrections and Bill of Rights Acts.
A Dunedin academic says elected district health boards do not necessarily produce the best outcomes for the health system.
Prime Minister John Key says the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is not perfect but is shaping up well.
Nauru's suspended opposition MPs have not been invited to meet the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum during her visit to the island.
The US Democratics deamand an apology from Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee over his comments about the Iran nuclear deal. (COMMENTS)
The All Blacks have increased their lead at the top of the World Rugby rankings as they continue their preparartions for this year's World Cup title defence.
Turning a blind eye to violence in prisons would prevent inmates' rehabilitation, the Māori caucus of the National Network for Stopping Violence says.
Chinese regulators say they are buying shares in an effort to prop up the stock market, following the biggest one-day fall for more than eight years.
A family owned meat processing plant in north Canterbury, which is struggling to find and keep staff, says new immigration policies will help, but they won't be a game changer.
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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