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OPINION: Is the special relationship cooling? Will there be 'shirtfronts' when political chums John Key and Malcolm Turnbull meet this week? The Tobys investigate.
The man who was arrested during the search for Levin schoolboy Alex Fisher has been confirmed as Alex's big brother.
With an operating surplus of $414 million, the government's books are in the black for the first time in seven years. (COMMENTS)
A disgraced former lawyer and convicted fraudster has been ordered to serve 10 months' Home Detention for defrauding the Inland Revenue Department.
OPINION: The French fascination with all things Black has intensified now that Les Bleus are to meet New Zealand in the quarter finals. (COMMENTS)
Hundreds of cancer patients are being placed on the Jobseeker benefit while they are getting treatment. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Details of the upcoming tour of New Zealand by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have been released.
Kim Dotcom's arguments for putting off his extradition hearing are defences that should be raised at his trial, says the Crown.
The Auckland Labour Day music festival SoulFest has been axed because of low ticket sales. (COMMENTS)
New Zealanders are chewing through a growing amount of internet data.
A police dive squad will be sent into Auckland Harbour today to search for a missing student, Mandeep Singh, who was last seen early on Sunday morning.
The government has set a new border clearance tax that will cost travellers more than $20.
Opposition MPs in Vanuatu say they are ready to assist the country's President Baldwin Lonsdale over the controversial pardoning of convicted MPs. (AUDIO)
Large amounts of telecommunications metadata must now be kept for two years by Australian telecommunications companies, under a new law which came into effect on Tuesday.
The Irish, Scottish and Argentinian rugby teams have all lost players at the judiciary ahead of their World Cup quarter-finals this weekend.
An interim decision has been made to close Marton's Turakina Māori Girls boarding school at the end of this year.
Motivated by the converging problems of environmental degradation, Olmec and Melisa Sinclair have spent several years developing a block of land that focuses on resilient solutions.
Dr Cable Green tells Kim Hill about Open Education Research (OER) – educational resources that are both free and legal to modify.
Nic Maclellan discusses the the challenges facing Pacific Island leaders in navigating a path through several key issues and forging a collective vision forward.
Dr Frank Chaloupka discusses the efficacy of tax control policies on tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use.
While John Key's secret trip with media was the first time a prime minister has been to Taji Camp in Iraq, it's not the first time such a hush-hush trip has taken place, or that media have voiced concerns over it.
Music critic Jessica Hopper discusses her new book of essays and making the male-dominated music industry more accessible for women.
New Zealander Dr Andrew Paul Wood has teamed up with an Australian, Annabelle Utrecht, to trace the often disputed origins of the Pavlova. And the answer is surprising.
The Sampler - Jim Pinckney negotiates New Order's first truly new material in over a decade, and discusses what it adds to the band's legacy.
Endometriosis affects millions all over the world, but its cause still eludes us, and currently, there is no cure. (The Wireless)
In her final speech as Council of Trade Union president, Helen Kelly said it was more important than ever that families understood what a union is and what it does.
The trial of the two teenagers charged with murdering a man at an Auckland motel has been delayed.
The government is considering whether to appeal against a court decision finding Trade Minister Tim Groser acted unlawfully over TPP information requests. (AUDIO)
Governments from 110 countries have endorsed a programme of action to protect people displaced by disaster and climate change.
The judge in Chris Cairns' perjury trial had to step in and cut short proceedings today after Lou Vincent struggled to recall events under cross examination. (AUDIO)
The Welshman Nigel Owens will referee the All Blacks World Cup quarter-final against France in Cardiff on Sunday morning.
Former MP Hone Harawira has written to 26 Maori MPs challenging them to speak out about the way New Zealanders are being detained in Australian detention centres.
The Reserve Bank governor has reaffirmed at least one more interest rate cut is likely as he balances a weak international outlook against the domestic economy.
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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