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Years of planning for an Auckland arm of our national museum that would showcase much of the country's Māori and Pacific taonga have been dashed, in a decision that's stunned those behind it. Read moreAudio
They have all the flair in the world, look like they're having fun, and their fans are the most fervent - but in spite of being neighbours to the All Blacks, the Pacific teams are the have-nots of the… Read moreAudio
The boom times for the controversial swamp kauri trade appear to be declining - just as a Northland environmental group wins a David and Goliath battle to stop the region being pillaged. Read moreAudio
Imagine a bunch of tourists walking into your house uninvited. It's not unusual for the residents of Dunedin's Baldwin St, one of many overcrowded attractions in New Zealand and around the world. Read moreAudio
Heartbreaking stories of cancer sufferers who need expensive and unfunded drugs abound. But some of those stories are helped into the spotlight by the drug companies that will also benefit. Read moreAudio
Hong Kong residents would prefer to concentrate on their business activities - but they realise they're losing their freedom to a Chinese government that's not remote enough for them, and they're… Read moreAudio
The Chinese scientist who shook the world by announcing he'd gene edited twin baby girls appears to have unfairly been labelled a rogue - it turns out he had a 60-strong circle of trust. Read moreAudio