5:07 PM.On Monday afternoon Jacinda Ardern revealed that Treasury is predicting the economic impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus is likely to be more severe than the Global Financial Crisis.
It comes as… Read more Video, Audio
5:10 PM.The Ministry of Health is considering fines for people who refuse to self-isolate as the country ramps up its response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
New travel restrictions came into effect at 1am… Read more Audio
5:14 PM.Air New Zealand is likely to reduce its workforce by 30 percent as the effects of Covid-19 take their toll on the aviation industry.
This could mean up to 3,500 employees potentially may lose their… Read more Video, Audio
5:18 PM.In Wellington more than 100 passengers onboard a luxury yacht have been left stranded after their cruise was cancelled despite no cases of Covid-19 or anyone feeling ill.
Passengers on board the Le… Read more Video, Audio
5:23 PM.Drug buying agency Pharmac is warning further disruptions to medicine supplies are inevitable, as measures are taken to restrict the spread of Covid-19.
Increasing restrictions on air travel and… Read more Video, Audio
5:35 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Video, Audio
5:42 PM.Today's cancellation of Polyfest over Covid-19 fears could be the death knell for the event - the second year in a row it has had to be canned.
About 110,000 people normally attend the four-day… Read more Video, Audio
5:47 PM.Some local sports clubs may not survive the Covid-19 pandemic, as the outbreak continues to decimate the sporting calendar.
Events and matches across the globe are either being cancelled or going… Read more Audio
6:07 PM.The Prime Minister has told event organisers around the country to cancel all gatherings of more than 500 people to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Jacinda Ardern made the announcement on Monday… Read more Video, Audio
6:14 PM.The company that terminated a 11-day cruise for 150 passengers in Wellington today says the decision was necessary as international borders begin shutting.
Checkpoint spoke to some of those… Read more Audio
6:20 PM.As economies around the world recoil in the face of COVID-19, their carbon emissions are also shrinking.
With businesses shutting up shop and global supply chains disrupted, pollution from transport… Read more Video, Audio
6:24 PM.Jurors in the trial of a Samoan chief accused of slavery has retired to consider their verdict.
Joseph Auga Matamata denies 11 charges of human trafficking and 13 charges of dealing in slaves between… Read more Audio
6:27 PM.Auckland Grammar will trial teaching students from home later this week, amid international coronavirus closures.
On Wednesday, all students in Year 10 will stay at home and study via the schools… Read more Audio
6:27 PM.Dunedin energy company Aurora Energy will be paying a penalty for it's dilapidated infrastructure after negotiating a figure with the Commerce Commission.
On Monday the High Court in Wellington heard… Read more Audio