Monthly building consents up, but still trending down11/27/14
The number of consents for new houses and apartments increased by almost 9 percent last month, following a fall in September.
Average electricity lines charges to fall 1.1% from April 1
The Commerce Commission says electricity distributors are generally happy with the new pricing that takes effect on April the first.
Kerry-Anne Walsh with news from Australia
Let's have a chat to our Canberra correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh.
Giant Penguin that lived 28 Million years ago discovered
Scientists have discovered a new species of giant penguin that lived in waters around Waikato about 27 to 28 million years ago.
Commissioner warns waterfront properties will disappear
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is warning against buying waterfront properties, saying they'll be gone within decades.
Te Manu Korihi News for 28 November 2014
The Iwi Chairs Forum has donated two thousand dollars to a Motiti Island hapu which is fighting to have the Rena wreck removed from their reef; The Maori Party Co-leader, Marama Fox, says new anti-terrorism legislation will prejudice Maori and ethnic...
Delays into Jai Davis' death impeded investigation
The police officer leading an investigation into the death of an inmate at an Otago prison, says the initial inquiry into his death was simply not good enough.
Bill English tells Insight state house sell-off is justified
The government's main justifications for wanting to sell-off almost a third of state houses are being disputed.
Markets Update for 28 November 2014
A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
NZ Players Association reacts to Phillip Hughes death
The second day of the third cricket test between New Zealand and Pakistan was called off yesterday as a mark of respect for the Australian player, Phillip Hughes.
Can the Prime Minister brush off latest controversy?
It's been a difficult week for the Prime Minister, John Key, who's copped a lot of flak from opposition parties and the media.
Who will be held to account for Phillip John Smith's escape?
The Department of Corrections has been heavily criticised for Smith skipping the country.
Smith departure a surprise for NZ lawyer
The convicted murderer and child molester Phillip John Smith is on his way back to this country, after deportation from Brazil just after six am New Zealand time.
Sports News for 28 November 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Justice Minister responds to Glenn Inquiry recommendations
I spoke to the Justice Minister Amy Adams a short time ago and she says she welcomes the report's contribution to the debate over family violence.
Glenn Inquiry calls for Family Violence Court
Establishing a new Family Violence Court is a key recommendation in the final report of the Independent Glenn Inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence.
Triple-stabbing in Albany yesterday
One woman is dead and two others in hospital after a triple-stabbing in Albany yesterday - this on the eve of the release of the final report from the Glenn Inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence.
Former GCSB director critical of new terrorist fighters law
Listening to that is Sir Bruce Ferguson is a former director of the GCSB.
MPs warned new anti-terror laws allow fishing expeditions
MPs have been warned tough new anti-terror legislation would allow spies the extraordinary power to go on fishing expeditions for information.
Australian Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies
The death of 25-year-old Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has left Australia in shock.
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