Hundreds of koalas culled, thousands more face starvation03/03/15
Hundreds of koalas have been put down in Victoria and thousands more are facing starvation due to overpopulation.
Te Manu Korihi News for 4 March 2015
The Maori Party is pushing for an inquiry into the justice system over what it calls institutional racism following the Privy Council quashing Teina Pora's convictions for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett; A new charter kura says some of its...
Over 100 refugees arrested in Nauru
The Australian based Refugee Action Coalition says as many as 150 refugees, including at least one family, have been arrested on Nauru amid days of unrest about their right to protest, and accusations of heavy handed police behavior.
CIA's Petraeus pleads guilty to avoid trial and, probably, jail
A deal's been done in the US for David Petraeus to plead guilty but most likely avoid jail in the culmination of his spectacular fall from grace at the CIA and military.
EQC accused of ignoring its own experts
The Earthquake Commission and the insurer, Southern Response, have been accused of ignoring their own experts and cherry picking alternative theories on a damaged house, in order to help their case.
Shockwaves in Canada as top educator pleads guilty
A top Canadian educator has pleaded guilty to possessing and creating child pornography, and grooming adults to sexually assault children, after being busted by a New Zealand undercover child exploitation sting.
Priest in Indonesia fights against the death penalty
Indonesia is preparing to execute two Australian drug smugglers who have now been moved to an island jail where they will face a firing squad in the coming days.
Otago peninsula locals say dangerous driving worse this year
People living on Otago Peninsula say a noticeable increase in dangerous driving by tourists this year needs an urgent solution.
Renewed calls for an independent criminal cases review body
The Government is ruling out an independent review panel to investigate miscarriages of justice in the wake of the Teina Pora case.
Sports News for 4 March 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Charter school opens on marae
A new charter kura says some of its students have come to its classes because they were close to being kicked out of their old schools.
Prasad trial sees CCTV of man buying petrol and a lighter
A court has been shown CCTV footage which the Crown says shows a man buying containers of petrol and a lighter, hours before the burnt body of the man he's accused of murdering, was found.
Ferguson police and courts discriminated against black people
A US Justice department investigation has found overwhelming evidence that Ferguson police officers and court staff discriminate against black people.
Thousands flee after Chile's Villarrica erupts
Thousands of people have been evacuated in Chile after one of South America's most active and dangerous volcanoes erupted.
Legal experts say new conviction in Burdett murder unlikely
Lawyers say prosecuting anyone for Susan Burdett's murder, now Teina Pora has had his convictions quashed, will be very difficult.
Evening Business for 4 March 2015
News from the business sector including a market report.
Bali 9 duo transferred for execution
The executions of two Australian drug smugglers have moved a step closer with their transfer from a Bali prison to an island jail where they will face a firing squad in the coming days.
The national kapa haka festival returns to Christchurch
After 29 years the national kapa haka festival has returned to Christchurch (last held here in 1986), with more than 5000 people attending the opening of Te Matatini today in Hagley Park.
Top Canadian educator pleads guilty after NZ bust
A Canadian university professor, and former deputy education minister in Ontario - caught out in a New Zealand pornography sting, has pleaded guilty in a Toronto court to possessing and creating child pornography, and grooming adults to sexually...
Justice denied because of fetal alcohol syndrome
An expert on fetal alcohol syndrome says there'll be other Teina Poras who've suffered a miscarriage of justice.
- Wellington, New Zealand