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LIVE commentary: NZ vs England

The Black Caps have been set a target of 300 plus against England at Lord's Cricket Ground in London. Follow LIVE commentary of the final day's play here.

Gang rejected Sydney siege gunman

Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis tried to join the Rebels bikie gang, but was rejected as they saw him as "weird", an inquest has heard.

Tougher approach to foreign fighters signalled

The Prime Minister is signalling the Government might toughen its approach to foreign fighters as part of its review of the country's spy laws. (AUDIO)

SCF investors plan civil claim

South Canterbury Finance investors who lost millions of dollars have pledged $117,000 dollars to fund a possible civil claim.

Electric delivery vehicles for NZ Post

New Zealand Post has begun putting their new electric vehicles through their paces in a full operational trial in New Plymouth.

$12m of meth seized at Auckland airport

Customs says four tourists have appeared in court after methamphatamine worth $12 million was seized at Auckland airport.

PM invited to see town's hardship

A Northland teacher says the invitation is still open to the Prime Minister to visit her town and see just how hard it is for some families to get ahead.

Blessing for vandalised graves

About 200 friends and family members have attended the blessing of the repaired children's section at the Papakura Cemetery in south Auckland.

The return of 10-year passports

Cabinet has approved the return of 10-year passports for adults a decade after five-year passports were introduced to keep up with security technology. (AUDIO)

Right-to-die case continues

Terminally ill people with access to assisted dying actually live longer, overseas experts have told a judge considering a Wellington woman's request to die on her terms.

Diver's body recovered

The police have recovered the body of a diver reported overdue in Momorangi Bay, in Queen Charlotte Sound today.

Changes to foreign fighters law considered

Labour says any changes to laws surrounding foreign fighters' citizenship must be considered very carefully.

PNG PM urges intervention in Rohingyan crisis

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister is calling on Australia to do more about a humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, warning that developing nations like his cannot resettle refugees indefinitely.

Australia names anti-terrorism chief

A former ambassador to Indonesia has been confirmed as Australia's first anti-terrorism coordinator.

James leads Cleveland to verge of NBA final

LeBron James was the hero and Australian teammate Matthew Dellavedova a villain in some eyes as the Cleveland Cavaliers won a controversial, overtime thriller against the Atlanta Hawks.

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A tiny rural school goes global

Lynda Chanwai-Earle travels to a small Bay of Plenty school to meet the next generation of global citizens and find out why being multilingual is the way of the future.

The Global Gardener

From trans-Tasman gardening, growing vegetables in the North of Scotland and dealing with drought in Southern California, hear the story of a travelling gardener.

Madhur Jaffrey's Easy Masala Chai

A recipe for a warming spiced tea from one of the world's authorities on Indian food.

Campbell Live dies, aged 10

TV3 has pulled the plug on John Campbell's current affairs show. Mediawatch asks the TV3 news chief why, and if serious current affairs can survive.

Rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean sea

A DIY team of sea rescuers, with Doctors Without Borders, has launched its second season of relief missions, picking up 1,441 migrants in two weeks.

From the Vaults: Liam Finn live 2008

With some of the catchiest pop songs and a thrilling one-man-band show, U.K. resident Liam Finn returned home for this very special church gig.

Democratic change in Tonga

Tonga's former Minister of Justice and Attorney General offers reflections on law, democracy, Pacific traditions, and Tongan political culture.

Overcoming barriers

Christchurch is in a unique position to build a city that is accessible to all its citizens, but are developers taking the needs of people with disabilities into consideration?

Te manu o te rā - mallard

The ducks that gather en masse whenever bread is thrown out at an urban pond.

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Contact Energy slammed over dividend

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Boy found unconscious at school

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ACT rejects idea of recruiting Williamson

The ACT Party says it rejected an approach from its former leader Don Brash to have the National MP Maurice Williamson join the party. (AUDIO)

Anti-corruption parties gain in Spain

Early results from Spain's local and regional elections suggest gains for new anti-corruption movements, at the expense of traditional main parties.

Black Caps confident they can win

The Black Caps are confident they can chase down a target of 300 plus runs on the final day of the first cricket test against England at Lord's. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Bach law deadline looms

Some bach owners in west Auckland say a 'gun is been held to their heads' in a piece of Treaty of Waitangi legislation.

Contact pays $367m special dividend

Contact Energy has dropped plans to invest in power stations overseas in favour of paying investors a $367 million special dividend.

Farmers urged to keep eye out for mega El Nino

An environmental think-tank is warning farmers that a mega El Nino could be on the way, bringing with it severe droughts.