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Einstein's gravitational waves detected

Scientists have for the first time observed gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by Albert Einstein, in a discovery that opens a new window for studying the cosmos. (VIDEO)

Cost of togs too much for some parents

A school in one of Auckland's poorest areas is calling for swimming tog donations because some families can't afford them.

First Māori female MPs memorialised

The first women to represent Māori in Parliament have been memorialised in the House, with portraits unveiled. (AUDIO)

McCullum will miss dressing room craic

The dirty whites, the sweat and a team beer are what Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum will miss most when his international cricket comes to an end. (VIDEO)

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Nasal spray option for labour pain

Women in labour might get another option for pain relief with the trial of a self-administered nasal spray. (AUDIO)

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TPP official tight-lipped on foreign home buyers

The TPP's chief negotiator has refused to say whether New Zealand asked for the right to ban foreigners from buying residential homes.

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Fiji opposition walks out, declares 'farce'

Fiji's parliamentary opposition has walked out of parliament, declaring the legislature a "slaughterhouse of democracy" and a "farce".

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What did New Hampshire teach us?

ANALYSIS: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were the big winners in New Hampshire, but what does that mean for the White House race? (COMMENTS)

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Unfinished paperwork hurts Nix

Another administrative bungle in football is keeping the Wellington Phoenix's new striker Alex Jones off the field - for now.

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Pursuit crash driver banned, police say

A driver who crashed during a police pursuit in West Auckland this morning is a banned driver who was in breach of his bail conditions, police say. (AUDIO)

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New books to teach tamariki te reo

Two Ngāi Tahu mothers, unable to find what they wanted, have published their own Māori language books for children.

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Lack of workers hamper UFB roll-out

Only half the required workforce is available for installing ultra fast broadband, a telecommunications forum has been told. (AUDIO)

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Dairy aside, rural sector looking good

Gloom is predicted for the dairy industry but other primary industry sectors are in for a bright year, a Rabobank report says.

What did New Hampshire teach us?

ANALYSIS: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were the big winners in New Hampshire, but what does that mean for the White House race? (COMMENTS)