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Family pays tribute to Alex Renton

Alex Renton's family have paid tribute to the spirit of the Nelson teenager after he died last night.

Multiple stabbing in Wellington suburb

An adult and a child are being treated in Wellington Hospital following a multiple stabbing, in which one person was killed, last night. (AUDIO)

Security officer pleads guilty to Glock theft

A security officer pleaded guilty to the theft of two-police issue Glock pistols when he appeared in the New Plymouth District Court this morning.

Change to NZ First deputy expected

New Zealand First MP Ron Mark is expected to be announced as the party's deputy leader tomorrow, replacing incumbent Tracey Martin. (AUDIO)

Legal eagles demand Nauru action from McCully

A group of New Zealand legal academics say Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, needs to take more decisive action over the deteriorating constitutional situation in Nauru.

Commission plans to charge Chorus more

The Commerce Commission has confirmed it is planning to raise the amount Chorus can charge for the use of its copper lines.

Dairy prices continue downward trend

Global dairy prices are continuing to track lower with the average price dropping 5.9 percent to $US2,276 a tonne at the latest fortnightly auction. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Man charged over West Auckland street fight

Police have charged a man over an armed street fight in West Auckland in which a man had his hand almost severed and another brandished a rifle.

Bill puts ministers above law - Labour

The Government has been accused of giving ministers extraordinary powers in new social housing legislation introduced to Parliament. (COMMENTS)

Govt pledges funds for space project

The Government is going to put up more funding towards one of the world's most revolutionary space projects - but is not yet saying how much. (COMMENTS)

Flushed wet wipes clog sewerage pipes

Wet wipes and "fatbergs'' are proving to be a disastrous combination for Blenheim's sewerage system, the Marlborough District Council says. (AUDIO)

Cost to run $140,000 screen at MBIE revealed

A display screen at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment that cost $140,000 to buy will also cost thousands to run, Labour's David Clark says.

Earthquake off Solomon Islands

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.8 quake struck off Solomon Islands.

Greek PM defiant amid cash squeeze

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has made a defiant speech as cash withdrawal limits begin to bite for Greek bank customers.

Williams and Sharapova make quick work in heat

A ball boy collapsed and fans took cover as Wimbledon sweltered on day three on the hottest day ever recorded at the tennis season's third grand slam championship.

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Killing and silence

A new documentary follows an optometrist on a quest to discover how his older brother was murdered during the 1965 Indonesian genocide.

Life in the world's oceans

Every year, scientists discover hundreds of new species in the ocean, and biologists from New Zealand are making a significant contribution to a worldwide register of marine life.

Podcast Classic: Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A

A performance by the New Zealand String Quartet and Canadian clarinettist, James Campbell.

On the trail of the Somerton Man

An unidentified body, an unexplained death and a rare book of 11th century poetry have kept this Aussie mystery alive for almost 70 years.

How music got free

When music executives turned down a way to compress music into digital files it was the beginning of the end of the recording industry.

The bridge that made a town

It is difficult not to be in awe of the beauty of the Balclutha Road Bridge. The art deco-style bowstring structure is celebrating 80 years.

West Coast skates and gold flakes

Dave North is helping to develop the facilities young skaters need on the South Island’s rugged and isolated West Coast. (VIDEO)

Tangy, tipsy and trifled tree tomatoes

Tamarillos are available when many other fruit are out of season and as well as being a good source of vitamin C, they contain significant amounts of iron, phosphorus and vitamin A.

Keep your eyes on the ki

Photos of the Brazilian president with a traditional Māori ball for the game ki-o-rahi have gone global ahead of the First World Indigenous Games.

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Tracking system cut 'a backward step'

Companies in the waste industry say a Government-backed tracking is so important they are going to fund it themselves. (AUDIO)

Murder charge laid over Panmure death

A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a body was found in the Auckland suburb of Panmure.

Backwards march against diesel trains

A group of people walked backwards from Parliament to KiwiRail today to protest against the possibility of replacing a fleet of electric trains with diesel.

Rare cyclone threatens typical Pacific cyclone season

A New Zealand academic says an abnormal tropical cyclone north of Solomon Islands may signal the end of the typical cyclone season.

IS militants attack Sinai Peninsula

A wave of attacks by Islamic State militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has left at least 50 people dead, security and medical sources say.

Blatter believes he will "go to heaven"

Sepp Blatter, president of the world soccer governing body FIFA that is embroiled in corruption investigations, has told a German magazine he has a clean conscience and believes he will "go to heaven one day".

Floods bring Whanganui Journey to a halt

A Whanganui River tourism attraction will be out of operation for the next three months as the facility is repaired after being badly damaged by the recent floods.

Nelson airport boss eyes earnings take-off

Enabling economic growth in the Nelson region is as important as earnings according to Nelson airport's new boss.

Farmers making huge profits from tenure reviews

New research shows farmers are making huge profits from on-selling land purchased through the tenure review process.

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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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