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Auckland pop-punk trio Rackets are tipped for great things. They're in the Auckland studio to play songs from their latest album, 'Walking the Skeleton'. (AUDIO)
A designer who has two flag designs shortlisted in the upcoming flag referendum has hit back at claims that he has ripped off an Air Force emblem.
New Zealanders are speaking out about the migrant crisis, with 100 protesters gathering at Parliament at lunchtime to support calls to raise the refugee quote.
An elderly former All Black player is missing in London after he wandered off from Heathrow Airport.
One of the country's best-known rock musicians, who sang 70s classic Blue Lady, has died, aged 63. (COMMENTS)
As a global internet access service shuts down after legal action by media companies, the company behind it says it is business as usual. (COMMENTS)
Four tourists escaped major injury after they fell 8 metres when a cable on a bridge on the Lake Waikaremoana Track gave way yesterday.
A seemingly innocuous photo of a pet posted online may reveal far more information than most people realise. The Wireless investigates. (COMMENTS)
The man whose body was found in the Waikato River in Hamilton yesterday has been named.
The jurors deciding the case of a 17 year-old who stabbed another with a broken beer bottle during a Grey Lynn street fight have said they're unable to reach a decision and have been discharged.
An Auckland man is the latest violent offender to abscond after removing his electronically monitored anklet.
The Automobile Association says a new wheel clamping code of conduct is a step in the right direction, but it would prefer the government to ban the practice. (COMMENTS)
As the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe continues, New Zealanders are using social media to call for action and offer help. (COMMENTS)
The man behind the All Blacks' silver fern has offered to redesign the ferns featured on three of the four shortlisted flag submissions. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
Cantabrian Mike Crean recalls the heartbreak of the first quake five years ago, the trauma that followed, and his faith that the city he loves can thrive again. (COMMENTS)
Some staff of the hardware chain Bunnings Warehouse have walked off the job, in protest at the terms of a draft collective contract.
A study shows some smartphone apps aimed at helping people lose weight or quit smoking fall short of Ministry of Health guidelines.
He previously insisted NZ was already doing its bit for refugees, but now John Key says the Government could consider lifting the country's refugee quota. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)
The Government and Auckland iwi have resolved their stand-off over developing surplus Crown land for housing.
Auckland's heated housing market is at a crossroads after the first average price drop in six months, says one of the city's biggest real estate agencies. (COMMENTS)