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Activists recall bad old days for Te Reo

Activists who fought for support and recognition for the Māori language in the 1970s share memories - and their hopes and concerns for the future. (AUDIO)

Child abuse risk study 'ethically flawed'

The Children's Commissioner says he doesn't believe a study criticised for treating children like lab rats would ever have got past an ethics committee. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Graeme Hart tops NBR Rich List 2015

Graeme Hart has topped the National Business Review's annual list of wealthiest New Zealanders, with a $9 billion empire - up $2 billion on last year.

LIVE cricket: Australia vs England

Ashes Test Series - England are taking on Australia on the second day of the third test at Edgbaston. Keep up with our LIVE match commentary here from 10pm:

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Seales' family won't appeal court ruling

The family of Lecretia Seales has decided not to appeal against the High Court decision that turned down her fight for her doctor to help her die.

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Electricity top-up suppliers questioned

A Thames mother says it is disgusting that people who need to top up their pre-pay power deals may have to do so in a liquor store. (AUDIO)

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'They just want to derail the agreement'

Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay has questioned the motives of those calling for the negotiating text for the Trans-Pacific Partnership to be made public.

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Johnson not on NZ Rugby's radar for Rio

New Zealand Rugby's general manager of rugby Neil Sorensen has put to bed any rumours of Shaun Johnson playing sevens for New Zealand at next year's Rio Olympics.

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Dwarf planet's aurora dazzles scientists

An aurora has been spotted outside this solar system - and it is up to a million times brighter than those seen on Earth.

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Aust govt accused of lying over Manus case

The Papua New Guinea police says it was not told by the Australian Government that staff accused of sexual assault were flown home from the Manus Island detention centre.

Te Manu Korihi

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DOC to meet iwi leaders to discuss kererū

The Department of Conservation will be meeting with a Ruapehu iwi to avoid future misunderstandings about the cultural use of dead kererū. (AUDIO)

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Sir John Todd dies, aged 88

The philanthropist and former head of one of New Zealand's largest companies has died after a period of ill health.

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Current TPP deal 'unthinkable' for dairy

The dairy industry does not expect the Government to sign a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement unless it includes a comprehensive deal for the sector. (COMMENTS)

Meet the Newsmaker: Kelvin Davis

In the first in our new Newsmaker series, we interview a person who has dominated the news headlines. This week: Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis. (AUDIO)