5:13 PM.The broadcasting minister is adamant that RNZ National will remain commercial-free under any new media set-up with TVNZ.
Kris Faafoi confirmed that work will begin on a business case for creating a… Read more Video, Audio
5:23 PM.The clean up is underway in Southland after days of flooding and some people are just starting to understand the extent of damage to their homes and towns.
Authorities in Southland say up to 30 homes… Read more Audio
5:27 PM.Desperate and stressful - that's how water companies in Auckland are describing severe shortages crippling some families on tank supplies.
There are a limited number of refill pumps for water… Read more Audio
5:33 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Audio
5:36 PM.And while the mop-up is underway for residents in Mataura, locals are rallying together to muck in and help.
RNZ reporter Sarah Robson put her gumboots on and went to check out how it's going. Read more Audio
5:37 PM.More than 3,700 passengers remain in quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship now docked at Yokohama.
More than 60 passengers have now been diagnosed with the coronovirus including one New… Read more Video, Audio
5:49 PM.A Mongrel Mob member found guilty of murder yelled "I didn't do that" and "I've been framed" at his sentencing in court on Friday.
Warren Pay was found guilty of murdering 29-year-old Faapaia… Read more Audio
5:52 PM.The government has set its sights on cutting carbon emissions in the state sector but admits it has no real information on what impact its own agencies are having on the environment.
Figures released… Read more Video, Audio
6:07 PM.New Zealand airline pilots are worried about the safety of Auckland Airport's main runway, with reports of 30 centimetre chunks of concrete coming loose where planes land.
A number of flights were… Read more Audio
6:09 PM.Food delivered outside your door, fresh towels if you're lucky, but no clean sheets, and only short bursts of fresh air.
For nearly 4,000 people aboard the Diamond Princess, this is no cruise.
… Read more Video, Audio
6:16 PM.Meanwhile, health authorities here are urging several thousand New Zealanders who've recently returned from China to register with a new helpline if they're in self-imposed quarantine.
The Ministry… Read more Audio
6:22 PM.Cabinet has approved a business case to see whether the government's idea of creating a new, super-sized public broadcaster is viable. After months of speculation, Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi… Read more Audio
6:26 PM.As flood-swamped Southland slowly drains and reopens, some people's first thoughts have been with their furry, four-legged friends.
While pets were lodged in special animal evacuation centres, other… Read more Audio