Further fall in global dairy prices predicted08/03/15
The economic forecaster, Berl, says the economy is slowing and the brakes will go on even more - but there's no need to panic.
Te Manu Korihi News for 4 August 2015
Prominent lawyer, Donna Hall, is questioning the authority of those who ditched her as the Māori council's legal representative on the Trans Pacific Partnership claim; A Ngāti Porou educationalist and former broadcaster has been appointed as the new...
New nano-capsule could help treat heart attacks
Scientists in Australia have developed a nano-capsule with a clot-busting drug inside that could help treat heart attacks faster.
Cook Islands and New Zealand celebrate 50 years of treaty
New Zealand has marked its 50-year friendship treaty with the Cook Islands with a multi-million-dollar grant to rebuild one of the country's main schools.
Soldier deaths won't be investigated by coroner
A select committee has recommended that coroners no longer be able to investigate the deaths of soldiers and other defence force staff who die in combat overseas.
World famous beef may be no more
One of Australia's best known beef farmers is fighting to stay on his property after being ordered off by his local council for being too smelly and noisy.
Runner Nick Willis almost gave up over doping cheats
The New Zealand runner Nick Willis says he's witnessed dodgy actions from his track competitors once or twice in his career, and even thought of giving up over it.
Canterbury's rivers getting dirtier, not cleaner
The Canterbury Regional Council has missed its own deadline for cleaning up the region's rivers and has in fact gone backwards in that regard.
Only surviving pilot from Dambusters raid dies
The only surviving pilot from the famed World War Two Dambusters raid, New Zealander Les Munro has died aged 96.
Key refuses to apologise over Saudi deal
The Prime Minister is refusing to apologise over the controversial Saudi sheep deal after the release of masses of ministerial documents today.
Sports News for 4 August 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Top Australian company pulls out of Contact Energy
One of Australia's top 20 companies, Origin Energy, is pulling out of one of New Zealand's top 10, Contact Energy.
Challenging times for new marae
A Te Ātiawa hapū remains confident that a new six million dollar marae will be built in New Plymouth despite the arduous challenges faced by the sub-tribe.
Almost 100 jobs saved at Nelson log transport company
Creditors of a log transport firm have saved almost one hundred jobs at the top of the South Island by deciding to keep the company trading.
Black Caps to face Zimbabwe in must-win ODI
The New Zealand cricketers face a must-win match against Zimbabwe in Harare tonight, having lost the first One Day International on Sunday night.
Couple fight for payout they're happy not to see a cent of
A Paihia couple have won a three-year battle to get their real estate agent a share of the commission on their house sale, gaining nothing themselves except a feeling of justice being done.
More on document dump around Saudi deal
More on the warnings the government got about its controversial Saudi sheep deal; this afternoon the Foreign Minister dumped hundreds of documents about how it spent $11 million building an agrihub to placate the Saudis.
Evening Business for 4 August 2015
News from the business sector including a market report.
Still family disappointed by MPs' decision on coroners
MPs have said 'no' to the family of a Carterton balloon victim who wanted a law change.
Teen tells court
A teenager says he made a stupid decision when he walked up to a group of Head Hunter associates and kicked one of them in the head, sparking a fatal street brawl.
- Wellington, New Zealand