New Zealand Radionz

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:17:41 +1300
Police to face random drug tests
The police expect to start random drug and alcohol tests for officers in certain roles from next year.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:09:13 +1300
First flag referendum winner confirmed
Official results confirm black, white and blue silver fern as the winner of New Zealand's first flag referendum.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:21:58 +1300
Lomu's situation a lesson for young players
All Blacks great Jonah Lomu's dire financial situation when he died will serve as a lesson to young players to plan for their futures, administrators say.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 18:29:42 +1300
Tonight, make sure you look up...
An annual meteor shower will continue to light up the sky tonight.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:46:15 +1300
Govt insists it's not ignoring child poverty
The government has made a concerted effort to address all of the issues that contribute to child hardship, says Social Development Minister Anne Tolley.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 18:28:10 +1300
Diplomat had a sexual motive - judge
A judge has concluded disgraced Malaysian diplomat Muhammad Rizalman had a sexual motive when he followed and attacked a Wellington woman last year.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:21:25 +1300
Warning of grave threat to species collections
The Royal Society is warning collections of species in the country's museums and institutions could close because of funding cuts while staff numbers are dwindling.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:14:02 +1300
Call to axe targeted Nurofen in NZ
New Zealand needs to follow Australia and pull some Nurofen pain-relief products from the market, the Consumers' Institute says.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 18:30:51 +1300
Uber accuses govt of hypocrisy
Uber is accusing the government of hypocrisy for wanting innovative technological growth while making it difficult for the smart phone-based driver service to grow.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:12:52 +1300
Deportee's fresh start soon turns sour
A convicted armed robber who has lived in Australia since he was nine and has just been deported to Invercargill fears he is on the brink of returning to a life of crime.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:38:36 +1300
Trust launched for Jonah Lomu's sons
The All Black great's generosity and the financial toll of his illness means there is no money in his estate for his sons, the organiser of a trust to help them says.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:35:21 +1300
No licence but rescue pilot was 'only option left'
A stalwart of the rescue industry says the pilot who flew, while his licence was suspended, to the rescue of a hunter should not have been charged.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:12:19 +1300
A third of NZ children live in poverty
Child poverty rates are on the up and nearly 30 percent of children now live without the basics, according to a new report by the Children's Commissioner.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:18:47 +1300
No jury for sexual violence court - professor
A proposed specialist sexual violence court with dedicated judges has support, but one professor is calling to abolish juries from such cases.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:29:23 +1300
Bank robber evades preventive detention
An armed bank robber has narrowly escaped an indefinite jail sentence, despite a record that includes offending just days after getting out of prison.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:13:14 +1300
Moving mountains creating new fish life
Scientists have discovered mountains play a bigger role in the diversity of fresh water fish species than previously thought.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 06:35:35 +1300
Mixed picture on school rolls, say principals
Big disparities are emerging between schools in some of the regions expected to suffer significant roll decline over the next 28 years, principals say.

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:12:23 +1300
Ship safety inspections falling behind
Maritime New Zealand is falling short of its target for security and safety inspections of suspect foreign ships.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:33:21 +1300
Takahe shooting case handed to police
The Department of Conservation has referred the case of two men who shot four takahe on Motutapu Island to the police.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:04:16 +1300
Paris deal first step on long, hard path
ANALYSIS: The Paris climate deal is being hailed as a turning point but, as Our Changing World's Veronika Meduna reports, it's only a first step on a difficult path.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:59:42 +1300
Specialist sexual violence court proposed
Justice Minister Amy Adams says she is open to the idea of establishing a sexual violence court.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:01:14 +1300
Accused lashes out at victim's family
A man accused of murdering Auckland man Lance Murphy has appeared in court, where he lashed out at the family.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:00:46 +1300
Dentist left cotton roll in patient's mouth
A dentist has been faulted for leaving a cotton roll in an elderly patient's mouth and failing to detect it when he came back in pain days later.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:31:28 +1300
Opposition to Phillip John Smith's cross-examination bid
The case of convicted murderer and sex offender Phillip John Smith could be delayed by fresh legal action.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:14:09 +1300
Guidelines aim for safe lifejacket use
The maritime industry has published new guidelines in an attempt to stop people using potentially unsafe lifejackets.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:27:10 +1300
Sick are reducing doses to save money
People with high health needs are not filling prescriptions, reducing doses of medicines and skipping meals due to the cost, a study has found.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:06:54 +1300
Business key to climate change deal - expert
The Paris climate change agreement is a dramatic statement that needs dramatic action involving the private sector and big cities, a climate change expert says.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:18:38 +1300
Dotcom ditches Coatesville mansion
Kim Dotcom has moved out of the sprawling Auckland mansion that was the centre of the armed raid in which he was arrested in 2012.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:04:47 +1300
Kiwi rides into record books
A New Zealander who broke the record for the fastest trip around the world on a bike says it was touch and go.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:12:36 +1300
Farmers dodge climate costs
New Zealand farmers appear to have won a reprieve from any rapid move to make them pay for the cost of their greenhouse gas emissions.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:34:35 +1300
Public-private schools must be carefully managed - teachers
Six new public-private partnership schools need to be driven by learning outcomes not profits, the Post Primary Teachers Association says.

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:16:36 +1300
Unions hope to avoid bus driver strike
Unions representing Auckland bus drivers are confident a strike proposed for next week can be avoided following talks with NZ Bus.