Te Manu Korihi News for 27 March 201503/26/15
A South Taranaki tribe has accepted an apology from the Crown in Hokitika for illegally detaining their ancestors without trial; The Auckland Council says only 36 bids to carry out work on sites of cultural value have been identified by local iwi,...
Focus on Politics for 27 March 2015
The conduct of the Government's electronic spy agency has again come under scrutiny this week with allegations that in 2013 it spied on those competing for the job as the director-general of the World Trade Organisation in an effort to help Trade...
Conservative attends daughter's gay wedding
A prominent Australian opponent of same-sex marriage has come out in support of daughter's gay wedding in New Zealand - a move which has a lot of people scratching their heads.
China steps up efforts to make friends in Pacific
China is using soft diplomacy to counter fears about its growing military presence in the Pacific region.
Sports psychologist says Black Caps have momentum
A leading sports psychologist says the Black Caps have momentum behind them but need to stay in the moment ahead of Sunday's Cricket World Cup final.
Australia the favourites to win the Cricket World Cup
The Australian cricketers are heavily favoured to win a 5th World Cup title when they take on New Zealand in the final in Melbourne on Sunday.
Police apologise to family of man who bashed head 100 times
Police have apologised to the family of a man who died in a station cell last year and say it was totally unacceptable officers didn't help Sentry Taitoko as he bashed his head repeatedly on the concrete floor and walls.
Sports News for 27 March 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Family and Turkey unveil bronze of Gallipoli war artist
Descendants of the Gallipoli artist Horace Moore-Jones have joined with the Governor of the Turkish province of Canakkale to unveil a statue of him in Hamilton today.
Ngaruahine accepts Crown apology
A South Taranaki tribe has accepted an apology from the Crown in Hokitika today for illegally detaining their ancestors without trial in the South Island in the 1800s.
Nasas space baloon lifts off in Wanaka
NASA says today's long-awaited launch of its space balloon from Wanaka went perfectly.
Defence closes case at Lundy trial
The defence in the Lundy retrial is once again pointing its finger at Christine Lundy's brother Glen Weggery suggesting he may have been the killer.
Police find metal wreckage in sea at Catlins
The police have found metal wreckage in a cove at Curio Bay likely to be the car at the centre of a search for a missing Southland boy but they won't say if anyone is inside.
Andreas Lubitz appears to have committed an act of mass murder
The Civil Aviation Authority here has rushed through a new rule banning pilots from being left alone in the cockpits of big planes.
Evening Business for 27 March 2015
News from the business sector including a market report.
Bookmakers pick Australia to win Cricket World Cup
The Australians are heavily favoured to win a 5th Cricket World Cup when they take on New Zealand in the final in Melbourne on Sunday.
Analysis on Northland by-election with our political editor
Our political editor Brent Edwards joins us.
Key cans by-election spend-up
Today in Northland the Prime Minister revealed the Government backed away from announcing planned major investments because of the fierce criticism it copped over the bridges.
Shalvin Prasad's killers are found guilty of murder
The brother of Auckland murder victim, Shalvin Prasad, says today's guilty verdicts hold the two killers to account, and brings some closure to his family.
Lawyer says police failings will continue
Lawyer Ron Mansfield says the reports describe events that are all too familiar and doomed to continue unless the government takes urgent action.
- Wellington, New Zealand