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02:46
Soaked Oats lead singer Oscar Mein started writing songs about stone fruits.

Dunedin band find musical inspiration from working on roadside produce stall

Soaked Oats lead singer Oscar Mein started writing songs about stone fruits.

02:12
I am Rachel Chu takes the film's "generic Hollywood story" and weaves in personal experiences with culture and identity.

Kiwi-Asian friends rework Crazy Rich Asians to better reflect personal, cultural experiences

Ravi Gurunathan wasn't convinced by the blockbuster movie, so he created a stage show spin-off.

03:14
Conservationists liken them to a bomb going off in our back yard.

Impact of Argentine ants as a pest likened to atomic bomb going off in our back yard

Experts are attempting the world's biggest eradication of tiny new pest on island off Coromandel.

01:59
With only 40 left, DOC were surprised to see eggs in nests this season.

Aotearoa's rarest bird, fairy tern/tara iti, gets boost in numbers

Only around 40 of the native birds are thought to be left but some new chicks have hatched recently.

01:40
But he’s still waiting for a state house, and fears too many other people are in the same boat.

Life looking up for former rough sleeper, but doubts linger he'll ever get a state house

Charlie Nathan is now working as a truck driver, a stark contrast to living in his car last winter.

02:12
In 2017, 125,000 foreign students studied here, a boost to our economy valued at $5.1 billion.

Support centre proposed for international students suffering loneliness and culture shock

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says a drop-in centre for the studnets is "definitely on the cards".

01:30
It’s all hands on deck for our country’s first responders.

Emergency responders brace for busiest night of the year

An extra 80 response vehicles and 100 extra frontline staff will be deployed in preparation for revellers partying into the new year.

02:17
Rotoroa Island is now home to two young takahe.

Recovery programme sees two more takahē released onto Rotoroa Island

The addition of the two takahē takes the number of endangered birds on the island to eight.

01:36

Sea temps surprisingly pleasant over the past week, as marine heatwave continues

Water temperatures predicted to be warmer than normal over the next few months.

04:09
New Zealand’s biggest tree, in Northland’s Waipoua Forest, is under threat from the disease.

Watch: 3D graphic shows how kauri dieback could spread through mighty Tāne Mahuta, as scientists make breakthrough

It used to take up to a month to test if the disease is present in soil, but that's been sped up.

01:48
Kiwi scientists say New Zealand's environment is changing and birds are sounding the alarm.

'We need to do more' – 10-year-survey shows dramatic drop in NZ precious wildlife

Kiwi scientists say New Zealand's environment is changing and birds are sounding the alarm.

01:59
A new report says if KiwiBuild homes are constructed to minimum standards that could cost families in the long run.

Report raises concern over quality of Government's KiwiBuild houses

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub blames our poor building code for our inadequate homes.

02:15
Scientists are growing simplified versions of human brain tissue in labs in the search for a cure.

'A pressing need' - Ethical debate raised over growing 'mini-brains' in search for a cure for neurological disorders

Scientists are growing simplified versions of human brain tissue in labs in the search for a cure.

00:55
Avneesh Sehgal helped Kasmeer Lata pressure her daughter, 15, into having sex for money.

Jailed: Partner of woman who sold girl as Auckland sex slave tries to express last minute remorse - judge tells him it's too late

Avnesh Sehgal often drove the then 15-year-old girl to meet clients. She was forced into sex for money over 1000 times during an 18 month period.

Judge says Colin Mitchell had clear and disturbing pattern of serious sexual offending as predator is jailed indefinitely over brutal attacks on two women

Mitchell, 60, showed no emotion as Judge Sally Fitzgerald handed down the sentence at the Auckland High Court today.

01:27
Michael Graham and his daughter were fishing of the coast of Great Barrier Island when their boat lost power.

Weekend's most read story: 'Darling, we're stuffed' - father and daughter rescued after spending two nights lost at sea

"The waves were just smashing onto the boat. They blew out a couple of windows so water was coming through," Michael Graham said.

01:44
The university is looking at shutting three specialist libraries to cut costs.

Watch: Students protest closing of Auckland University’s Fine Arts library

The university is looking at shutting down three specialist libraries in order to cut costs.

01:59
After a decades-long search, Jan and Bruce Rosemergy can finally put a face to the name.

Hamilton couple solve 50-year Anzac mystery after finding metal tag at Gallipoli

After a decades-long search, Jan and Bruce Rosemergy can finally put a face to the name.

03:56
The city has been left with hundreds of trees blocking roads, crashing into carports and falling onto houses.

More wild weather predicted to rip through Auckland tonight: 'This is a fast system'

Tens of thousands are still without power after an initial storm caused damage earlier this week.

00:42
Dr Jonathan Casement was about to go to work in his study when a tree crashed through his home.

‘Pretty lucky escape’ – Tree crashes through Auckland house while family inside

Dr Jonathan Casement was about to go to work in his study when a tree crashed through his home.

00:45
Three patients have caught the bug, first detected in December.

Highly unusual antibiotic resistant bug discovered at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital

Three patients have caught the bug, first detected in December.

00:58
Extra life guards are on standby for the next three days as they gear up for a busy anniversary weekend.

'Shattered' lifeguards bracing for jam-packed Auckland beaches over long weekend

It's already been a frenetic summer for lifeguards and it's expected to get busier.

02:41
More than half the adult population has signed a petition against the drop, but DOC says there's no better way to control pests.

Great Barrier Island residents fighting against poison drop on nearby Rakitu Island

More than half the adult population has signed a petition against the drop, but DOC says there’s no better way to control pests.

02:12
As part of its plan to fight the disease, the council's using a chopper to fly gravel into at-risk tracks.

Despite voting against park closure, Auckland Council determined to halt kauri dieback

The council's using a chopper to fly gravel into at risk tracks.

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