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Nepal aid effort intensifies

Humanitarian agencies are preparing large-scale aid operations to earthquake-ravaged Nepal, with tonnes of supplies being flown into the country.

NZer believed dead after Nepal quake

A New Zealander is believed to have died in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. (AUDIO)

Doctors irked by pharmacy flu jabs

Pharmacies in Waikato are delivering free flu jabs to older people this winter in a New Zealand first that has raised hackles with doctors.

Downpours flood Wellington houses

The Fire Service has had more than 30 calls for help as heavy downpours flooded Wellington homes and garages.

Key to Saudi Arabia for free trade talks

The Prime Minister is about to embark on the second - and most controversial - stage of his trade push in the Gulf states, where his position on human rights will be in the spotlight.

Cave Creek tragedy marked 20 years on

Commemorations are taking place to mark 20 years since the Cave Creek disaster that claimed 14 lives.

Bali Nine smuggler marries

Convicted Bali Nine drug smuggler Andrew Chan has married his girlfriend at Besi prison on Nusakambangan Island, ahead of his expected execution in coming days.

Grid upgrade fails to live up to hopes

Big companies that use lots of electricity say the high capacity power cable that was built into Auckland several years ago has fallen short of expectations.

Guptill hits double century

Black Caps batsman Martin Guptill smashed an impressive double century to put Derbyshire in an excellent position on day two of their English county cricket match against Gloucestershire in Bristol.

Kiwi tells of lucky escape

A New Zealander in Nepal says she and her family are lucky to be alive after the devastating earthquake that hit the country over the weekend.

Port expansion battle heats up

Auckland councillors meet behind closed doors today in an increasingly tense stand-off with the council-owned port company over wharf extensions.

'Next level relationship' for the Gulf, NZ

The Prime Minister has wasted little time trying to drum up support for a valuable free trade deal with Gulf states on his visit to the region.

Four police officers suspended in Samoa

Samoa's new Police Commissioner, Egon Keil, has suspended four officers for allegedly being involved in criminal activities and breaching their duties.

No life-saving surgery for billions, says study

A new study has found two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery - more than double the number in previous estimates.

Smeltz in A-League team of the decade

The All Whites striker Shane Smeltz has been named in the A-League team of the decade.


Peat, pumice and archaeological mysteries

Peat being dug up during large-scale road works might provide key pieces to the puzzle of historic Maori occupation along Kapiti Coast.

Te manu o te ra - little tern

Listen to the little tern.

WW1 - The Armenian story

Dr Maria Armoudia, whose family was decimated in 1915 and has called for all the dead to be remembered, talks to Kim Hill.

Glory in their eyes

For many New Zealanders, Gallipoli was to be the biggest adventure of their lives. One that would cost many of them their lives.

Te kupu o te wiki: manu - bird

The Māori word of the week is: manu - bird. Whanaihia nga manu ki te ika. Feed fish to the birds.

The fall of the Ottomans

Historian Eugene Rogan talks to Kim Hill about the impact of the Gallipoli campaign, the fall of the Ottoman empire and the post-war agreement on the region.

The growth of modern yoga

American academic Andrea Jain explores the growth of modern yoga from fringe practice to global popularity.

The soldier-making game: Sport in WW1

Jesse Mulligan explores the role of sport in WW1 with sport historian Greg Ryan and Dr Ron Palenski, chief executive of the New Zealand Hall of Fame.

TV, women and power

As we farewell the varied, complex women of ‘Mad Men’, where should we turn to next for a regular dose of ambitious career women?

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Whooping cough vaccine 'beneficial'

A New Zealand expert on whooping cough admits the current vaccine is not as effective as many would like it to be, but says it still offers plenty of benefits.

Clothes found in search for missing tramper

Dunedin police are investigating whether clothes found near a river in Otago belong to a missing American tramper.

70 percent chance of TPP fast-track, says Minister

Tim Groser, the Minister for Trade Negotiations, is cautiously optimistic in an agreement on the Trans Pacific Partnership in the next few months.

Work starts on schools in Tonga's Ha'apai

The reconstruction and renovation of primary schools in the Tongan islands of Ha'apai has finally begun more than a year after Cyclone Ian devastated the area.

Australian PM pleads for clemency

The Australian Prime Minister has written to the Indonesian President to plead for clemency for two drug smugglers in a last-ditch effort to stop their execution.

Steel draw with Thunderbirds

The Southern Steel have played out a dramatic 53-all draw with the Adelaide Thunderbirds in their trans-Tasman netball championship clash.

'A great advocate for Māoridom'

A National list MP of Ngāi Tahu descent is validating the position of a Christchurch local body politician, who is retaining his seat from his new location in Whanganui.

Oceans' economic value plunging - report

A new report says the economic value of the world's oceans is eroding fast, due to pollution, ocean acidification, overfishing and a host of other ills.

Dairy farmers get thumbs up

A survey into attitudes towards dairy farming has found the majority of the public view the sector favourably, despite a perception by some of "dirty dairying".