8:49 AM.A kura body has given up on its bid to force the Qualification Authority to drop an exam which it says benefits English-speaking students more than Maori; The country's guardians of Te Reo Maori say… Read moreAudio
8:16 AM.The Prime Minister, John Key, says New Zealand is also likely to have an intelligence gathering role in the fight against Islamic State, possibly to help direct air strikes against IS fighters. Audio
8:11 AM.The details of New Zealand's military deployment to Iraq will be outlined by the Prime Minister today, but John Key has already announced the country's role will go beyond simply training Iraqi… Read moreAudio
7:39 AM.About 700 people packed Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral last night to hear from a panel of experts on why, four years after the big earthquake, they're still waiting for their homes to be rebuilt.
6:27 AM.The country's guardians of Te Reo Maori say all government departments should abide by a proposed new Maori language law - not just Maori agencies; A kura body has given up on its bid to force the… Read moreAudio
6:10 AM.Police forces around the world are on alert after Somali extremists threatened to attack shopping centres in Britain, the US and Canada -- with a specific threat made against Oxford Street and the two… Read moreAudio
6:00 AM.John Key will announce New Zealand's commitment to Iraq today and it's likely to go beyond simply training Iraqi troops. The Transport Ministry says there are no quick fixes to making tourists safer… Read moreAudio