Glenn mcConnell

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New Zealand to hold 2016 referendum on scrapping union jack national flag

New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on changing the national flag, with the prime minister, John Key, hoping to drop the British union jack design in favour of a silver fern.<p>Key announced a schedule on Wednesday for New Zealanders to vote on the contentious issue, saying it was time …

Ebola In New Zealand? The Island Nation Just Might Help Stop The Virus With Freedom4

Ebola’s biggest threat concentration may be thousands of miles from the coast of New Zealand, but that hasn’t stopped Kiwis from leading the fight …

Full 2015 Laneway line-up announced

It's official. Laneway Festival is returning to Silo Park on Monday, January 26, 2015, for another Auckland Anniversary Weekend celebration.<p>You can …

Music Videos

600-year-old canoe found in New Zealand linked to Polynesian sailors

Centuries before Captain Cook explored the South Pacific, Polynesian seafarers in canoes crossed vast swaths of water to colonize lonely islands from Samoa and New Zealand all the way to Hawaii. But how they managed such a daring feat remains something of a mystery.<p>Now, a roughly 600-year-old canoe …

Sailing

600-year-old waka surprises researchers

An ancient waka found on the South Island’s West Coast has created a scientific sensation around the world.<p>The 600-year-old canoe, with a turtle …

Life in NZ

Argentina vs. New Zealand: Winners and Losers from Rugby Championship Clash

Link to Media<p>New Zealand won their third successive Rugby Championship on Saturday after beating Argentina 34-13, extending their lead at the top of the table and outside the Springboks' grasp.<p>The All Blacks met little resistance from their South American hosts and will take the result as a big …

World Rugby

Pam Corkery: Some reporters puffed up with egomania

<b>In this small pond, TV and radio reporters imagine themselves to be celebrities and their behaviour suffers</b><p>There's nothing like family and colleagues …

Elections

Sunlight Resistance • OnPoint • Public Address

They say sunlight is the best disinfectant. It always seemed like a self-explanatory concept: Wrongdoing is exposed, wrongdoers scuttle back into the …

Journalism

Focus on Politics Special

6 animals tiny enough to sit on your finger

This little lizard is a species of leaf chameleon and is among the smallest known reptiles. It can grow up to 29 millimeters (1.1 inches) in length. …

Nature

All Blacks thrill as rugby union enters a more open and attractive era

New Zealand set the benchmark for entertainment but right through the sport there appears to be a sea change in attitude • Philippe Saint-André’s indecision hits French rugby hard • Rugby passport rules built on shaky foundations • More from The Breakdown with Paul Rees<p>Covering the 2011 Rugby World …