5:09 PM.Twenty people in New Zealand now have the Coronavirus, as the number of cases jumped by two thirds today.
It comes as the government on Wednesday urged New Zealanders abroad to return home before… Read more Video, Audio
5:11 PM.If you're travelling overseas, come home now before it's too late - that's the message from the government as borders and transport links across the world shut down because of Covid-19.
New… Read more Audio
5:22 PM.Immigration is promising a hard-line approach to rounding up wayward tourists flouting isolation rules.
And it's calling on New Zealanders to dob those people in.
Two tourists are in lockdown in… Read more Video, Audio
5:33 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Video, Audio
5:41 PM.The Health Minister says New Zealand is now effectively at war with Covid-19 - and one of the lines of defence, is an early launch of this year's flu vaccination campaign.
While it won't protect… Read more Audio
5:45 PM.Parliament is becoming increasingly fractious as the Government prepares the country for a major economic shock.
A $12 billion support package was its first, urgent response to the Covid-19 crisis… Read more Audio
5:48 PM.Community sports teams say they've been hit hard by the cancellation of games by the country's sporting bodies to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Today, Football New Zealand, Cricket New Zealand and… Read more Audio
5:52 PM.Families of people with disabilities lobbying the Prime Minister on the Abortion Bill have found an ally in Labour MP Greg O'Connor.
The Ohariu MP and former police officer has an intellectually… Read more Video, Audio
6:07 PM.What happens when you're whole business relies on planes landing and taking off and suddenly that traffic turns to a trickle?
International traveller numbers have plunged for Auckland Airport and on… Read more Video, Audio
6:13 PM.A mass flu vaccination programme will get underway early this year ahead of the coming flu season.
The government is concerned the health system might not be able to cope with the added of burden of… Read more Video, Audio
6:17 PM.In Dunedin 150 people will be tested for Covid-19 following tracing at a local high school.
A man and his teenage son who attends Logan Park High School are the first two confirmed cases in the… Read more Audio
6:21 PM.Guilty verdicts in the trial of a police officer accused of raping his colleague were met with tears and anger.
The 29-year-old man has been on trial in the Auckland District Court for the past two… Read more Audio
6:21 PM.A South Auckland-based Māori warden says some people feel safer with armed police response teams on the roads - despite controversy over the teams.
Māori justice advocates are submitting an urgent… Read more Audio