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Yesterday's rise in the official cash rate is being described as a kick in the guts for first home buyers.
After the Reserve Bank hiked its benchmark rate by 0.25 percent, commercial banks moved… Audio
The South Island West Coast has seen a surge of interest from players large and small in gold prospecting.
Spurred on by a relatively high gold price, up by nearly 20 percent on the start of last… Audio
A legal victory means a group of Afghans hiding from the Taliban could soon be able to come here.
The men and women helped the New Zealand defence force but were told their visa applications to help… Audio
Farmers and their townie mates are determined to keep pressuring the Government to back off what they see as unnecessary expensive change.
Driving tractors and utes, they clogged streets in all of… Audio
Footage showing up to three bodies inside the Pike River mine is being described as cold comfort by some of the families.
Relatives of the 29 men have been waiting for more than a decade for such… Audio
Did the country's aviation regulator do enough to prevent one of New Zealand's worst helicopter crashes from happening, and have changes been made to stop one happening again.
These are some of the… Audio
While the loss of international visitors to West Coast glacier towns has caused job cuts, businesses to close and people to leave, further up the Coast, the picture is a bit rosier.
The police have busted a major cocaine smuggling operation.
Eight people have been arrested and cocaine with a street value in the millions of dollars has been seized.
RNZ reporter Conan Young… Audio
The biggest party of the year in Christchurch is still happening today, despite a ban on spectators at Addington Raceway. Covid rules limiting large crowds meant just 1200 members, trainers and… Video, Audio
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In Ōtautahi, Christchurch, Cup Day is going ahead today without a crowd.
As well as a bit of horse racing the event is usually a spectacle of flash frocks, fascinators, and suave suits.
RNZ reporter… Audio
The Christchurch City Council is reassuring residents there's little risk of beaches becoming contaminated with untreated waste.
That's despite a huge fire at a sewage treatment plant, east of the… Audio
There's a massive fire at a Christchurch waste water treatment plant that has sent a huge plume of smoke into the air.
It's in Bromley, about 7km east of the city, but the smoke can be seen from the… Video, Audio
About 3000 Cantabrians short changed on the payouts they received for their quake damaged homes are a step closer to getting their money, after the settlement of a landmark class action.
After a… Audio
As daily Covid cases continue to climb in Auckland, there are rumblings of rebellion in the South Island and a call to break away.
The separatists now have some allies in high places with top… Audio
Experts warn it's probably just a matter of time before Covid-19 spreads its tentacles further and in to areas such as the South Island, which hasn't had widespread transmission for almost 18 months.
A trial date has been set for the South African mother of three charged with killing her three daughters.
40 year old Lauren Dickason, who is a medical practitioner, was excused from appearing in the… Audio
About 300 people gathered outside the Timaru home where the three South African sisters were killed a week ago yesterday.
At the candlelight vigil last night, a message was read out from the father… Audio
A study which plays down the link between cancer and nitrates in drinking water is being dismissed for failing to meet the scientific mark.
The research in question was co-sponsored by Fonterra and… Audio
The government is being accused of caving to big business by winding back protections for wetlands.
Rules, only brought in a year ago, currently stop any sort of development within 100 metres of a… Audio
As most of the country enjoys the new freedoms allowed under alert level 2, spare a thought for the hairdressers out there.
Just over three weeks of lockdown has resulted in some shaggy manes and… Video, Audio