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Samoa was being battered by torrential rain on Saturday evening, with authorities receiving reports of flash flooding and homes being evacuated as cyclone Tuni moves in.
The New Zealand government is urging Japan to halt its plans to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean, saying any "research objectives" can be met without killing whales.
Firefighters have almost contained the forest fire burning in Marlborough's Waikakaho Valley.
Russia has strengthened its anti-aircraft defences in Syria by moving a cruiser towards the coast and deploying new missiles at its main base.
The Black Caps are taking on Australia in the third test - a day/night (pink ball) match at the Adelaide Oval. Keep up with our LIVE match commentary here.
Brazil plans to sue two mining companies for $NZ8 billion in damages caused by the burst of a dam which killed at least 13 people and polluted a major river valley.
More than 20,000 climate activists thoughout the country marched today in the lead up to the Paris climate talks.
Australian company Evolution Mining has applied for another minerals exploration license in Northland.
Tributes have been paid to the late Jonah Lomu at a traditional cultural ceremony in South Auckland.
Police are reviewing their policy of requiring researchers to sign contracts before they release data, after coming under fire for blacklisting an academic.
Two hunters and their dog have been rescued from dense bush in Marlborough after one of them was injured in a fall yesterday.
ANALYSIS: The tide of migration to Australia is turning, with more New Zealanders choosing to stay here or come home, says Jane Patterson in this week's Power Play. (COMMENTS)
A political scientist and Pasifika Director at Massey University says the Tongan government's inexperience has been a key characteristic, a year after elections there.
Two civilians and a police officer have been killed by a guman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic with a rifle.
New Zealand have bowled Australia out for 224 on day two of the third Cricket Test at Adelaide.
Plans are under way to get every one of Auckland's 1.4 million residents speaking te reo Māori. (COMMENTS)
- Hunter missing in Bay of Plenty
- Motorcyclist killed in crash on Auckland Harbour Bridge
- Man's body discovered in Christchurch park
- Neil Finn live at the Auckland Town Hall
- Political commentators: Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
- Under the Black Flag: What is daily life like under ISIS?
- Extra Time for 7 November 2014
- Dame Tariana Turia gets behind singer Chris Brown coming
Last year the World Health Organisation warned that the world was heading towards a "...post-antibiotic era". Professor Richard James is hoping that bacteriocins will help us win the war against infection.
Ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke explores the pedagogical potential of hip-hop.
Journalist Sami Moubayed paints a behind-the-scenes picture of the Islamic State movement.
Business leaders agreed on the need for action against climate change at a recent conference in Auckland.
Wellington-based seven-piece group Tunes of I brings an interesting mix to this week's NZ Live.
After discovering her African heritage, Denis Carnihan set off on a voyage of discovery around the continent, which has culminated in building a school.
The Wireless highlights the best of this week's feature stories from around the internet.
Rebecca Blundell gives an overview of the life and music of the renowned singer-songwriter.
RNZ quizzes arrive via courier pigeon each Friday. Enjoy!
OPINION: The Motor Industry Association recognises it has a part to play in reducing the impact of greenhouse gases.
Fire crews battling a large blaze in Marlborough hope it will be completely contained by the end of the day.
Labour Party leader Andrew Little's visit to an Australian detention centre has validated how he feels about the country's immigration laws, he says. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
American Samoa's Health Department's latest report on dengue fever shows that the threat from the mosquito borne disease is continuing to weaken.
A New Zealand veteran being held in an Australian prison without charge begins his legal fight to stay in the country next week.
The world number one Jordan Spieth is hoping to defend his Australian Open title in a final round shootout with Sydneysider Matt Jones.
Two jerseys once worn by All Blacks great George Nepia are up for sale at an auction house in Wales, but the player's family want them brought back to New Zealand. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Auckland-based drugmaker AFT Pharmaceuticals is planning a $33.2 million share float to fund future product research and market growth.
Calls for livestock to be excluded from most waterways has prompted the Minister for Primary Industries to ask farmers to do more to protect the environment.
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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