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The family of a young boy who died from measles is pleading with others to immunise before it is too late, even as Samoa's government announced a two-day shutdown.
School teacher Fa'i Fruean was taking no risks with his two daughters after the death of a 15-month-old with measles in his village near Apia this week.
A major supermarket retailer has switched on to the plight of people with autism by switching off its lights and turning its music down for an hour a week.
Documents released to Checkpoint under the Official Information Act have revealed the tensions between paramedics, their employer St John Ambulance, and the government, amid ongoing strike action.
A long-time advocate for breast cancer patients has died, as Pharmac's drug advisory panel has again delayed its decision on funding life-prolonging cancer treatments. Audio
An emergency paramedic in Hamilton says her colleagues are at "breaking point" and the city is so under-resourced it could never manage an event like Christchurch's terror attack.
First Person - As Guyon Espiner wraps up his final day presenting Morning Report, Alex Perrottet takes a look back at the highlights and unforgettable classic moments from the past five years. Video
First Person - Flowers are already dead and droopy in Hagley Park and the candles have burnt out, but it doesn't take much for the imagination to run wild, reporter Alex Perrottet writes.
New Zealand could tackle its youth suicide rate by discouraging unsustainable and isolated communities, a controversial Canadian psychologist says. Video
Analysis: Can Scott Morrison convince Australia to re-elect a party that twice knifed a sitting PM? Alex Perrottet looks at the current state of politics across the Tasman. Video
Analysis - The scrutiny faced by the Green Party's Golriz Ghahraman is another example of how in politics, perception is everything.
First Person - RNZ reporter Alex Perrottet recounts his journey into the post-earthquake disaster zone.
Fijian exporters say they are looking forward to see the promises of better biosecurity arrangements with Australia, as new entrepreneurs enter the export market.
Seven months after Cyclone Winston smashed into Fiji, RNZI's Alex Perrottet returns to the islands to find the recovery effort is still going strong, and some villages are taking their future into… Video
Sports Call - Fiji can teach us a few things about sport, including how to win with honour and humility, writes Alex Perrottet.
Around half of Fiji's houses will have to be rebuilt following Cyclone Winston, damage assessors say.
Fiji's remote interior has only received its first supplies almost a week after Cyclone Winston. Our reporter Alex Perrottet went there to find out how people were.
Village leaders and families in the province of Ra in the northern part Fiji's main island, Viti Levu, are walking to Rakiraki town to ask for help in the clean up after Cyclone Winston. Audio
RNZI reporter Alex Perrottet reports from Fiji's remote Yasawa Islands, which were hit by the full force of Cyclone Winston.
New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully has been criticised for not raising concerns over human rights abuses with his visiting Indonesian counterpart.