5:10 PM.The government has brokered a deal with banks in a bid to keep roofs over homeowners' heads.
There will be six-month mortgage holidays for people whose incomes have been hit by Covid-19.
The banks… Read more Video, Audio
5:18 PM.RNZ political editor Jane Patterson has the details on what the government is doing about getting stranded New Zealanders home. What happened to the mercy fl
RNZ political editor Jane Patterson has… Read more Video, Audio
5:24 PM.There is still much confusion on Tuesday over whether stores like The Warehouse will remain open over the four week lockdown period.
Retail giants, hardware stores and manufacturers are all… Read more Video, Audio
5:27 PM.It has been a chaotic day in parts of Auckland as people scrambled to prepare for tomorrow's four-week lock down.
Queues of people getting tested for Covid-19, along with queues of people doing some… Read more Video, Audio
5:31 PM.It's been a hectic day in Wellington with people flocking to supermarkets, banks, Warrant of Fitness providers, McDonald's drive-throughs and petrol stations.
Hundreds of Victoria University students… Read more Video, Audio
5:33 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Audio
5:41 PM.The government on Tuesday agreed to six-month mortgage holidays and another $6.25 billion for a finance guarantee scheme for small and medium-sized businesses.
So where did the money come from and… Read more Video, Audio
5:49 PM.The rush is on to get home before midnight on Wednesday when officially all of New Zealand will be in lockdown.
Stranded airline passengers are trying to book last minute flights with Air New… Read more Video, Audio
5:52 PM.Meanwhile mass flight cancellations and border closures in crucial transit countries are wreaking havoc on New Zealanders' travel plans trying to come home, as well as those going the other way.
One… Read more Video, Audio
5:55 PM.Restaurants are crying out for clarity on government restrictions and essential services as the deadline for the unprecedented nationwide shut down fast approaches.
Food bag delivery services are… Read more Video, Audio
6:10 PM.Hunker down and stay home. That's the message from the Prime Minister as the country heads into the final 24 hours before nationwide lockdown begins.
It will be four weeks minimum before the… Read more Video, Audio
6:14 PM.The lockdown deadline has been extended for people trying to high tail it home by 11.59pm Wednesday.
Pressure on ferries, trains and planes, and the need to keep passengers a safe distance apart… Read more Video, Audio
6:19 PM.The drought in many parts of New Zealand continues to bite even after rain in some of the affected areas.
The entire North Island, parts of the South Island and the Chatham Islands are in drought.
… Read more Video, Audio