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LIVE: New Zealand vs Australia

Cricket World Cup final LIVE: New Zealand against Australia at the MCG in their quest to become cricket world champions. Follow all the action as it happens.

Black Caps take back control

The Black Caps have taken back control of the Cricket World Cup final after a poor start against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket ground.

Protest swells in Auckland

Over 3000 people, according to Greenpeace's estimates, are protesting against in central Auckland against deep sea oil drilling.

24 dead in Somalia hotel siege

An attack by Islamic extremists on a hotel in Somalia has left at least 24 dead, including six attackers.

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Insight and Focus on Politics provide in-depth coverage of current issues.

National News

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View from the fanzones

Our reporters out with New Zealand cricket fans in Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington as the Black Caps take on Australia in the World Cup final.

Commemoration service for Air Force unit

A commemoration service is underway at Wellington's National War Memorial for surviving members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Number 41 Squadron.

Kiwi invasion at the MCG

New Zealanders have flocked to Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final - but the Aussies are doing all they can to make today all about the team in gold.

What will it take to win the cup?

What's it going to take for the New Zealand cricket team to make history and become world champions?

Crowe makes moving tribute

Terminally ill New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe has written a moving piece ahead of tomorrow's world cup final, saying it will likely be the last match he sees.

'Mum and dad' sellers safe - Trade Me

"Mum and dad" sellers using Trade Me will not be targeted by Inland Revenue, the site says.

Regional News

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Loss of regatta 'huge' says business group

It would be a huge loss if Auckland loses hosting rights for an America's Cup qualifying regatta, the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Brown to work on new date for port expansion

Auckland mayor Len Brown wants to work with the Ports of Auckland to come up with another date for building its controversial wharf extensions.

Search for missing Dutch tourist suspended

The official search for Dutch tourist Ken Boogers, who was last seen in Golden Bay a week ago, has been suspended.

Political News

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Win 'sends thunderous message'

The New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, is warning the Government not to ignore the message in his win in the Northland by-election.

Is the GCSB focusing on what matters?

Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Is our security being compromised by the spy agency's failure to focus solely on potential and real threats?

Winston Peters takes Northland

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has swept to victory in the Northland by-election with almost 54 percent of the vote.

Sports News

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Warriors go down to the Broncos

The Warriors have been beaten 24-16 by the Brisbane Broncos in Auckland, outscored four tries to three.

Hawke's Bay and Auckland reach final

Hawke's Bay United have secured their first ever berth in the grand final of the national football premiership with a thrilling away win over Team Wellington.

Ko climbs to 5th

The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has climbed the leaderboard four places after an impressive third round at the latest LPGA Tour event in California.

World News

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Alps co-pilot predicted notoriety

The Germanwings co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed his Airbus in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.

Apple CEO to donate 'millions' to charity

The chief executive of Apple, Tim Cook, has announced he is donating most of his wealth to charity before he dies.

Singapore farewells its founding father

Thousands of people gathered in tribute to Lee Kuan Yew, who died last Monday at the age of 91.

Pacific News

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Jail sought in French Polynesia presidential espionage case

The prosecution in a trial of French Polynesia's disgraced former president, Gaston Flosse, has requested a two-year jail sentence.

Pam teaches lessons about building

The International Red Cross says communities in Vanuatu need to be better prepared for future cyclones.

Soldier's death in Tahiti linked to malaria

Reports from French Polynesia say a French soldier who was found dead at the beginning of the week while on leave in Tahiti died of what appears to be a rare form of malaria.

Cricket World Cup 2015 News

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Kiwi invasion at the MCG

New Zealanders have flocked to Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final - but the Aussies are doing all they can to make today all about the team in gold.

What will it take to win the cup?

What's it going to take for the New Zealand cricket team to make history and become world champions?

Crowe makes moving tribute

Terminally ill New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe has written a moving piece ahead of tomorrow's world cup final, saying it will likely be the last match he sees.

Te Manu Korihi

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'A breach of natural justice'

A South Taranaki tribe has accepted an apology from the Crown for illegally detaining their ancestors in the South Island in the 1800s. (AUDIO)

Iwi identify 36 cultural assessment sites

The Auckland Council says only 36 bids to carry out work on sites of cultural value have been identified by local iwi, which need further scrutiny.

Threat 'impacts all indigenous peoples'

A Maori researcher says the threat of shutting down remote Aboriginal communities impinges on the rights of all indigenous people around the world.

Business News

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Firms spend more on research and development

Businesses are spending more on research and development, with growth being led by computer services.

Full-year sales expected to be double

Fish oil producer SeaDragon said trading has been good in the last year thanks to a strong supply of raw materials and steady forward orders.

Business Briefs

A round-up from Radio New Zealand's business reporters - including NZOG's Cue Energy takeover bid gains acceptance and ikeGPS experiences significant growth.

Rural News

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Wool scouring merger up for approval

The Commerce Commission is set to approve a merger of the country's remaining wool scouring operations, even though it will create a monopoly.

Central Otago pinot gets its own glass

Pinot Noir produced in Central Otago now has its own drinking glass, which the designer says will enhance the flavour and aroma of the wine.

Other solutions must be considered - Rolleston

The president of Federated Farmers says regions need to consider solutions other than suspending dairy farming activity to reduce its environmental impact.

China aims to boost links in the Pacific

China is moving to boost its links with individuals in the Pacific. As Insight has been discovering it's just the latest stage in Beijing's ever growing interest in the region. (AUDIO)

Is the GCSB focusing on what matters?

Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Is our security being compromised by the spy agency's failure to focus solely on potential and real threats?

Overseas students - boom or bubble?

Foreign student numbers are on the rise, but an Insight investigation has found it's putting strains on the education system. (AUDIO)