National headlines with summaries.
The chairman of the company that makes Shortland Street is refuting suggestions that the extension to copyright under the Trans-Pacific Partnership will stifle creativity. (COMMENTS)
Ohau School has lost a lovely member of its family with the death of 10-year-old Alex Fisher, the principal says.
The Prime Minister's visit into Taji Camp this week has provoked questions about why New Zealand is in Iraq, writes Jane Patterson in this week's Power Play. (COMMENTS)
Job opportunites in nearby cities, a thriving housing market and businesses opening up give some in Huntly cause for optimism despite the closure of the town's mine.
The Government has been accused of failing to hold charter schools to account by blocking a plan to compare their results with those of state schools.
The long wait for a Tūwharetoa chief to be returned home continues after attempts to locate his remains for exhumation stall.
New research may improve the treatment of children and teenagers with acute flare-ups of debilitating and incurable Crohn's disease.
The former foreign minister for Australia says the law which has detained 200 New Zealanders needs to be tweaked.
Tonga rugby fans say with a World Cup full of upsets so far, there's no reason why they can't beat the All Blacks in their final pool game tomorrow morning.
Kim Dotcom has taken the witness stand in his fight against extradition, saying if he'd had a crystal ball, he would have put aside some of the millions he donated to the Internet Party. (AUDIO)
University student associations say students are worse off than ever, with rising demand for foodbanks and financial support.
A multi-million dollar claim lodged against tertiary education provider Te Wananga o Aotearoa by its founder Dr Rongo Wetere and his daughter Susan Cullen has been dropped. (AUDIO)
The lawyer for a teenage boy who stabbed a Auckland dairy owner to death during a botched robbery says he's very grateful his name will be permanently suppressed. (AUDIO)
Two body bags and a long wooden sledgehammer have been removed from the scene where Levin boy Alex Fisher was found dead today. (AUDIO)
The founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks tells Radio NZ he does not know when he will ever be able to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy without fearing arrest. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Solid Energy is to close its 'deeply unprofitable' Huntly East mine, in a move being described as a big blow to the community. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
A West Coast farmer has been jailed, in what may be the longest ever sentence given for animal cruelty, for what has been described as 'horrific animal abuse'.
One of the country's most notorious prison inmates has won an appeal against a court decision denying him permission to do a media interview.
New Zealand's largest independently-owned science organisation is tipped to add more than $200 million to GDP and create hundreds of jobs in coming years.
On the ground with the New Zealanders providing training at Camp Taji, Radio NZ listens to the Iraqi soldier talking it up when it comes to their fight against Islamic State. (VIDEO)