Latest Bulletin: 7 pm Monday 26 January
A fire burning near Arthur's Pass is intensifying and is not expected to be under control until morning, the Department of Conservation says. (AUDIO)
Young children should not be using quad bikes and motorcycles, safety advocates say. The comments follows the death of a six-year-old girl in Wairarapa yesterday. (AUDIO)
An 85-year old man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after falling 60 metres down a cliff on Auckland's North Shore this afternoon. (AUDIO)
Police have named a man who drowned at Gisborne's Makarori Beach on Saturday as Paul Wakelin and say his brother, John, is missing presumed drowned. (AUDIO)
The last week of school holidays is shaping up to be hot and humid nationwide.
An Israeli tourist would probably have survived a car crash if she had been wearing a seatbelt, the Christchurch coroner has found.
A New Zealander has been named as one of six skiers killed in an avalanche in the French Alps.
Online access is getting more expensive and Internet New Zealand says the increases are not justifiable.
The SPCA's national headquarters is distancing itself from comments by the head of its Auckland branch linking ethnicity with a high number of dog attacks. (AUDIO)
The son of the woman dubbed the "Black Widow" has pleaded guilty to possessing and selling cannabis and the unlawful possession of a firearm.
The Electricity Authority has settled out-of-court with an Otago power lines company which refused to reconnect a rural customer following a storm. (AUDIO)
Two fishers are likely to be prosecuted after being caught with 261 flounder in Timaru; the daily limit is 30 per person.
A man drowned last year after attempting to rescue his son from a swimming hole near Gisborne, a coroner has found. (AUDIO)
Two people have been nominated for the position of Labour Party president, the Labour Party says.
Prime Minister John Key and Labour Party leader Andrew Little are both giving their annual State of the Nation speeches as the political year gets underway.
The National Party has surged to its highest rating since the election, sitting at 52 percent in the latest Roy Morgan poll.
The top seed Serena Williams has avenged last year's French Open loss to Garbine Muguruza to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne.
The young New Zealand basketballer Tai Wynyard has committed his future to the University of Kentucky.
The veteran New Zealand spin bowler Daniel Vettori says batsmen should never be run out in a game of cricket.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has knighted Prince Philip, saying the honour recognises his contribution to Australia. (AUDIO)
Large parts of the United States east coast are bracing for a "possibly historic" blizzard which is expected to dump as much as 1m snow and disrupt transport for millions of people.
Left-wing anti-austerity party Syriza has won Greece's general election, putting the country on a possible collision course with the EU. (AUDIO)
The Indonesia researcher for Amnesty International says there is little sign of progress being made in the investigation into five students who were killed by the military in West Papua.
The Foreign Ministers of the Melanesian Spearhead Group have agreed to the establishment of a commercial arm for the sub-regional body.
An Australia-based refugee advocate says security has been increased at Australia's asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, as hunger strikes enter their 14th day.
Te Manu Korihi
A senior member of the Rātana Church says the Maori King would have been very disappointed that John Key did not attend the church's annual celebrations.
The primary teachers' union is calling on the Government to make a stronger commitment to upskill teachers in Te Reo Rangatira, to help it reach all tamariki.
A Maori child poverty advocate says a drop in the number of referrals to Child Youth and Family might indicate more awareness, not a drop in actual abuse.
The Electricity Authority says a fundamental shift is taking place in the way consumers manage their power bills, with a steady take-up of smart energy meters.
A round-up from Radio New Zealand's business reporters: Today, a fall in sales for McDonald's, which has just signed a deal with VMob.
Broking firm Craigs Investment Partners has kicked off its coverage of Metro Performance Glass with a 'buy' recommendation.
The overheated housing market in Auckland has boiled over into lifestyle properties in the wider Auckland region and further afield.
NZ shearing legend David Fagan is on a winning streak in what might be his final season on the competition circuit.
There has been a further improvement in export log prices after they took a tumble last year - but it could be short-lived.
Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Two years after the Government abandoned plans to overhaul the Resource Management Act it is now set to make sweeping changes.
In trying to understand the shifting sands of Auckland's proposed $2.5 billion City Rail Link, remember London Underground's mantra - "Mind the Gap".
The Labour and National parties say the message from the 2014 election is they need to better understand the changing Pasifika population to win their votes in future. (AUDIO)