Fisherman stabbed by elephant fish03/25/15
A fisherman's tussle with a one-metre long elephant fish landed him in hospital this week after it stabbed him with its dorsal spike.
Today In Parliament for 26 March 2015 - evening edition
Looming Northland by-election produces excitement in the House. Foreign Affairs Committee briefed on South Korean FTA.
Te Manu Korihi News for 26 March 2015
The organisation representing the country's Maori principals is critical of the Government's flagship education scheme; Arrangements are underway to bring a fragile Maori flag back from Scotland to Aotearoa; Waikato-Tainui is on the hunt for a new...
Waikato DHB called on for costs for 'bureaucratic malpractice'
The parents of a young man who drowned in Waikato River are demanding the District Health Board covers their legal costs.
Government set to sign up to huge international deal
The Government's set to sign up to an international deal on government contracts to buy goods and services which it says will open up a trillion dollar-plus market to New Zealand exporters.
Latest move to protect most vulnerable misses mark - Lawyer
An Auckland lawyer who battles in court for exploited immigrant workers says the government's latest moves to protect the most vulnerable miss the mark.
Polytech follows university in banning church group
A Palmerston North polytech has followed Massey University in banning a church group from campus where it's been pressuring students.
First game at the MCG is the big final for Black Cap Matt Henry
Rushed into the New Zealand cricket team for the nailbiting semi final win over South Africa, the Canterbury fast bowler Matt Henry is still coming to terms with the fact his first match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is going to be a world cup final.
Closing arguments in the Mark Lundy retrial
The Crown in its closing argument in the Mark Lundy double murder retrial says the accused was facing imminent bankruptcy and killing his wife was the only way out.
Councillor: govt will be held to promise of new bridges
A Northland regional councillor says the Government will be held to its promise of ten new bridges for the region even if the Transport Agency decides some of them aren't a priority.
Bridges rejects Labour criticism on roads spending in Northland
The Prime Minister John Key has headed straight to Dargaville today after returning from his trip to Japan, only to be confronted by Northland voters.
Sports News for 26 March 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Maori principals critical of IES
The organisation representing Maori principals is critical of the Government's flagship education scheme, describing it as a 'one-size-fits-all' policy. Te Akatea New Zealand Maori Principals says the 'Investing in Education Success' scheme has been...
School to review handling of teacher aide drug exchange
Two teacher aides caught with cannabis in a South Auckland primary school staffroom have quit.
Len Brown walks out of council meeting
The Auckland Mayor Len Brown joins us.
Councillor says Auckland mayor has over-reacted
An Auckland Councillor says Mayor Len Brown has completely over-reacted at a council meeting today and should never have walked out.
Evening Business for 26 March 2015
News from the business sector including a market report.
Dunne suspects Govt has secret agenda on RMA
The United Future leader and government ally, Peter Dunne, suspects National will not agree to compromise on its plans to change the Resource Management Act because it has a secret agenda.
Police to try underwater camera in Curio Bay
The police searching for a missing Southland boy are going back to Curio Bay tomorrow, this time with an underwater camera attached to a helicopter.
From the cricket World Cup semi-final at the SCG
The cricket world cup semifinal to decide who New Zealand gets to meet in the final on Sunday is underway.
- Wellington, New Zealand