National News

Plea to be heard in right to die

The lawyer for a woman fighting for the right to die with her doctor's help fears allowing other parties to become involved in the case will take too long.

NZ troops depart ahead of Iraq deployment

The Defence Force says the main deployment of New Zealand soldiers has left for Australia today, ahead of their training mission to Iraq.

Livingstone inquest reveals rape, threats

The wife of the Dunedin man who killed himself after killing his two children last year has revealed he raped her on the night she left him.

AC/DC's Phil Rudd pleads guilty

When AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's solo album launch failed he sacked a group of staff and threatened to kill one of them. (VIDEO)

Health worker decision defended

The Health and Disability Commissioner is defending a decision not to release names of health workers involved in the case of a boy who died after routine surgery. (AUDIO)

Govt turns down Ellis inquiry request

Justice Minister Amy Adams has rejected a request from supporters of Peter Ellis to hold a Commission of Inquiry

Vaccine expected to be good match for flu

An immunisation expert says this year's flu vaccine should be much more effective than the one used in Britain and Europe during their winter.

Three brothers in Gallipoli

Anxious to join up and see the world, young New Zealand men joined up in their droves, often lying about their age. Pat Lloyd was one of three brothers from Canterbury who enlisted.

Landmark ruling on ACC entitlement

Retired widows and widowers may now be entitled to extended ACC compensation and superannuation because of a landmark ruling by the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

GlobalMode content likely infringes copyright - lawyer

A lawyer says internet service providers offering the GlobalMode service, which allows customers to access blocked overseas content, are probably in breach of copyright laws.

Links to the front line

Hundreds of New Zealanders are preparing to stand on Gallipoli's soil this Anzac Day. Kim Baker Wilson is following one family in a Radio New Zealand video series. (VIDEO)

Oil price tipped to cut into Govt revenue

The Government is bracing itself for a substantial fall in revenue stemming from the low price of oil.

Neon's Game of Thrones glitch

Fans brandished their Valyrian swords online after the second episode of Game of Thrones failed to materialise on Sky TV's Neon service last night.

Akl house market not over-valued - Key

The Prime Minister says the Auckland housing market is not over-valued, as demonstrated by the fact there has been no market correction in the last 45 years.

Legal action over Global Mode access row

Television broadcasters are taking legal action against companies offering the internet service Global Mode saying they are breaching copyright law.

'Waste of a young man's life'

Heather Gunter will never forget the sound of her son's heart slowing, then stopping, as she hugged him while he died. (AUDIO)

Failings in care lead to stillborn birth

A baby was stillborn after his mother was given a drug to induce labour despite a history of quick deliveries and the baby's unusual foetal position, an investigation has found. (AUDIO)

Phil Rudd trial due to open

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is due to go on trial today on charges of threatening to kill and possessing drugs.

Answers sought over why father killed children

The coroner's inquest for two Dunedin children shot by their father is expected to examine why the protection order system failed to protect them.

Defence personnel to stay in Afghanistan

The Government has confirmed it will leave defence force personnel in Afghanistan until the end of 2016.