Kickoff moments away for Auckland team in Club World Cup...12/17/14
The game between Auckland City and the South American champions, San Lorenzo, is underway.
Canterbury emergency services first takes place on Port Hills
A Canterbury emergency services first has taken place at Christchurch's gondola on the steep, windswept Port Hills.
Te Manu Korihi News for 18 December 2014
Auckland lawyers are rallying to keep a court social worker in her job; Housing New Zealand says it's not to blame for the small number of loans issued to Maori to build houses on their shared land; The Te Rarawa chief Haami Piripi says the Far North...
Analyst expects petrol prices to stay low
Petrol prices have dipped below $1.70 a litre in some areas as oil companies rush to match a Gull Christmas promotion.
Smith's lawyer expects more charges for alleged accomplices
Phillip John Smith's lawyer says a further accomplice in his client's escape could be in front of a court early in the New Year.
Markets Update for 18 December 2014
A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Auckland rescue chopper staff start using DIY simulator
Auckland's rescue helicopter pilots are celebrating a new state-of-the-art flight simulator that staff largely built themselves.
Concerned Akers force proposed new flight paths to be amended
Original flight paths proposed for aircraft coming into Auckland airport have been altered after angry feedback from people not keen on the noise from planes constantly flying overhead.
Justice Minister calls for more information on alcohol ban
The government's been called on to ban alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport.
Ban of alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport
A report calling for the ban of alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport is being labelled a feel good piece that will do little to tackle New Zealand's binge drinking culture.
Pakistan PM says "no more terror" as army strikes
Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has promised to rid his country of terrorism after the massacre at a school in Peshawar which killed 141 people, 132 of them children.
Sports News for 18 December 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Russian economic woes continue
Russian president Vladimir Putin is planning new measures to stabilise the slumping ruble.
Father of murdered Opunake man wants parole laws tightened
The father of an Opunake man who was murdered by a man on parole wants laws tightened.
NZer back in Aus court, charged with planning to fight in Syria
A New Zealander accused of planning a trip to Syria to join jihadist forces is back in a Melbourne court today after a two month break.
Tony Abbott calls for urgent review into Sydney siege
The Australian government has launched an urgent review into the fatal Sydney siege.
Auckland City prepares for semi final in Marrakech
The Auckland City football team are an hour away from the biggest match in the club's history.
Some lucky motorists get petrol bargain
Petrol has dipped below $1.70 a litre in some areas as oil companies rush to match a Gull Christmas campaign
Phillip Smith names officer he says helped him flee to Brazil
Phillip John Smith has told police the name of the Corrections officer who helped him get a passport.
US restrictions against Cuba eased
The United States and Cuba are taking historic steps to end a more than 50-year standoff.
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