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The rare native bird, whose population was once in serious decline, is on the gain thanks to a decade of predator-trapping by a dedicated community group. Audio
This entertaining and upbeat set by members of Trinity Roots, Fly My Pretties, Wellington Ukulele Orchestra, and Flight Of The Conchords offered a fabulous finale to another wonderful WOMAD weekend. Audio
Health professor Hassan Vally has written a checklist to help people make their own assessments. Audio
What links Hōne Heke, Harley-Davidson, the Boston Tea Party, soybeans, Levis jeans, China and Donald Trump? Those seemingly boring taxes known as tariffs. Audio
The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6:00am to 9:00am every weekday on RNZ National.
Unfurling fresh ideas and sounds along with the best radio documentaries and features from here and overseas.
Standing Room Only is literally radio with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment, pop culture, and music – all the things, in other words, that make life…
Conversations on classic literature with poet Kate Camp and Kim Hill
Beloved Scottish comedian, musician, actor and storyteller Billy Connolly retired from live stand-up comedy at the end of last year, as a result of the progress of Parkinson's disease, the… Video, Audio
The National Party is accusing the government of a "Sroubek 2.0" situation after granting residency to a man with six drink driving convictions. The man is a "protected person" under the international… Audio
The idea that anyone can do anything with enough hard work and perseverance is noble - but it's also a myth, says Professor Daniel Markovits. Audio
British MPs vote tomorrow (Saturday UK time) on the amended Brexit deal that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has negotiated with the European Union. Meanwhile, the former Labour Party press secretary… Audio
Matthew and Stephen join Kathryn to talk about the large surplus, how the Greens are getting the coalition treatment, former Air New Zealand boss Christopher Luxon eyeing up National's Botany seat and… Audio
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On this week's show Mark has new music from Nick Cave, Sturgill Simpson, the North Mississippi Allstars and Tami Neilson, a birthday tune for Tom Petty and a country classic courtesy of Glen Campbell.
In our Do It Yourself segment we're talking about how to grow your own chillies... The League of Fire is the first ever league table dedicated to Chilli Eating Contests and 32 year old Justin Rummell… Audio
Police and searchers have recovered the body of a 51 year old woman who went missing and died while completing the Tongariro Northern Circuit. Searchers have also had to rescue a group of mainly… Audio
It's been an historic day for News Corp Australia and Nine mastheads this morning. All front pages in print and on line showed blacked-out text beside red stamps marked "secret". Rival news… Audio
Dana Johannsen joins us to take a look at what has been an exciting weekend of sport! Audio
Prince Harry has suggested he could move to Africa with his wife Meghan and their son Archie.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke out to ITV for a documentary looking behind the scenes of their… Video, Audio
The All Blacks dispatched Ireland at the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals at the weekend, and are already preparing for an even bigger semi-final against England on Saturday.
With only one day off to… Video, Audio
A Southland man whose life has likely been cut short due to lengthy delays in receiving cancer treatment is demanding better access to healthcare for Southern patients.
The Health and Disability… Video, Audio
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says he'll be keeping a close eye on the price tag for light rail in Auckland, after being alerted to potential cost blow-outs by an industry source.
An inquest into the death of a young man in a police cell has heard he may have survived if a detox centre was available at the time.
Twenty-one-year-old Sentry Taitoko was high on drugs and… Audio
The semi-finalists have been found at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, but most people think the All Blacks clash with England will in essence be the final.
Wales and the Springboks round out the last… Video, Audio
Armed police are on patrol in Wairoa after the police were targeted in two shootings.
A shotgun was fired at the front door of an officer's house at about 1pm Saturday, followed by more shots outside… Video, Audio
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A selection of the best RNZ National interviews and features including
3:05 Landings by Jenny Pattrick told by Martyn Sanderson and Stuart Devenie (15 of 15, RNZ)
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RNZ's three-hour breakfast news show with news and interviews, bulletins on the hour and half-hour, including:
6:20 and 6:50 Business News
6:26 Rural News
6:48 and 7:45 NZ Newspapers
Current affairs and topics of interest, including:
10:45 The Reading: Highlighting New Zealand writing and performance
RNZ news, followed by updates and reports until 1.00pm, including:
12:16 Business News
12:34 Rural News
An upbeat mix of the curious and the compelling, ranging from the stories of the day to the great questions of our time (RNZ)
An hour of discussion, featuring a range of panellists from right along the opinion spectrum, together with expert phone guests (RNZ)
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6:30 PM. Trending Now
Highlighting the RNZ stories you're sharing on-line
RNZ's weeknight programme of entertainment and information
8:15 PM. Dateline Pacific
A daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news (RNZ)
International public radio features and documentaries
An award-winning documentary programme providing comprehensive coverage of national and international current affairs (RNZ)
10:00 PM. News at Ten
A roundup of today's news and sport
A late night radio show with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories (RNZ)
Wairarapa's Mark Rogers presents a selection of old and new music - the very best in alt.country, Americana and blues (Arrow FM)