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Russel Norman steps down

Russel Norman has announced he will stand down as Green Party co-leader after nearly a decade in the role.

Scare as plane aborts take-off

Passengers on a Hawaiian Airlines plane bound for Auckland were shocked and frightened when the the aircraft skidded to a stop just before take-off.

Science and public: worlds apart

New research shows a considerable gap between what scientists believe and the general public's views on controversial topics.

British MPs back easier immigration for Kiwis

British MPs have reopened the debate over UK visa rules, arguing they are unfairly favouring Europeans at the expense of those from Commonwealth countries like Australia and New Zealand.

Boaties cool on tighter licensing

Recreational boat users are slamming suggestions a licensing system be introduced, saying it will add a level of bureaucracy without making boating safer. (AUDIO)

NZ 'set to become fattest nation'

New Zealand is on target to become the fattest country within five years, according to a surgeon who says not enough weight loss surgery is being done. (AUDIO)

House prices more out of reach

New Massey University research shows housing affordability dropped an average 14 percent last year. (AUDIO)

NZQA confirms review of UE

The Qualifications Authority has confirmed it will review the causes of the surprise drop in the number of students achieving University Entrance this year.

Queenstown's duty free binge

Queenstown bar owners, health workers and hoteliers are calling on the Government to take a closer look at how much duty free alcohol people can buy.

Andrew Little in testing times

Powerplay with Brent Edwards - Just a couple of months into his new job as Labour Party leader Andrew Little is finding out how difficult it can be.

Kiwifruit orchard values bounce back

Kiwifruit orchards in the Bay of Plenty are now selling for the same, or more, than before the deadly PSA disease hit New Zealand. (AUDIO)

Ethical fund standard called for

Kiwisaver funds claiming to be ethical or sustainable are being urged to put their money where their mouth is, with calls for a industry-wide standard.

McCully's low fuel flight drama

A plane with Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully was running out of fuel and had passed the point of safe return during a flight to Antarctica. (AUDIO)

Changes blamed for huge drop in UE passes

Education leaders are blaming changes to University Entrance for an unexpectedly big drop in the number of teenagers gaining the qualification. (AUDIO)

CERA staff farewell Sutton

About 100 staff at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority today turned up to an afternoon tea to farewell former chief executive Roger Sutton.

New crime scene tool unveiled

Forensic scientists have unveiled a cutting edge 3D scanner which will give jurors a new insight into crime scenes. (VIDEO)

Cattongate: Let book do talking

With "Cattongate" in full swing, Radio New Zealand's Glen Scanlon allows Eleanor Catton's prize-winning novel to speak for its author. (AUDIO)

Disused Auckland flyover to be cycleway

A disused motorway flyover in central Auckland is to become a cycleway, in an announcement due from the Government this afternoon.

Crossing death 'accident waiting to happen'

An local board member says a death at an Auckland railway crossing was an accident waiting to happen for a decade.

Hovercraft at ready for rescues

Auckland Airport has shown off its multi-million dollar upgrade to its marine rescue fleet, with a $3 million hovercraft at the centre. (VIDEO)