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Giving former students one last chance to get final NCEA standards is not a soft option, principals say.
Federated Farmers and anti-GE advocates are facing each other in court over the right of communities to have a say in the use of genetically modified organisms.
People eager to start climbing the property ladder in Wellington are likely to face a tough time, a property valuer says.
As the race for party nominations continues, Jane Patterson talks to Bishop Orrin K Pullings about the role of race in this year's elections. (AUDIO)
Wanted man Ihaka Paul has been taken away by armed police in Frasertown near Wairoa, residents say.
Protests are being planned for consultation hui about the government's proposed changes to Māori land laws.
While the community of Raglan is reeling from the death of one of its teenagers, its tradition of bridge jumping looks set to continue.
At least nine people have been killed in a head-on collision between two trains in southern Germany.
Parliament's back - with Prime Minister John Key using his opening statement to attack Labour's position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (AUDIO)
The United States Government has asked the High Court in Auckland to speed up Kim Dotcom's appeal process.
Gang experts are questioning the figures behind a bid to crack down on gun violence, which could include harsher gun laws.
Zika has thrust microcephaly into the spotlight - but for American mother-of-three Gwen Hartley, it has been a feature of the last 15 years of her life. (AUDIO)
The man accused of murdering a Massey University student last year has pleaded guilty to killing her after the charge was changed to manslaughter.
The housing market is showing further signs of levelling out with the national median and Auckland region prices falling slightly in the latest QV monthly data. (COMMENTS)
Men drown in much higher numbers than women because they underestimate risks and overestimate their abilities, says a water safety expert. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Māori groups have come to the Waitangi Tribunal's defence after the Treaty Negotiations Minister dismissed a draft report as "bizarre". (AUDIO)
As the fifth anniversary of Canterbury's Feb 22 earthquake approaches, Colin Peacock speaks with a reporter who helped document the disaster. (AUDIO)
From protest marches to flying sex toys, Waitangi celebrations and everything in between - here are the most read stories of the week from radionz.co.nz.
Newly released research shows that a deadly virus wiping out bee colonies around the world, was originally a bee virus but it is being spread by the varroa mite.
The government should stump up $800,000 to help buy a private beach in the Abel Tasman National Park, the Labour Party says.