4:06 PM.A State of Emergency has been declared as New Zealand prepares for the four-week lockdown to stop the spread of Covid-19. RNZ political editor Jane Patterson has the latest details from Wednesday… Read moreVideo, Audio
4:32 PM.The wheels of justice are still turning in a handful of courthouses around the country - albeit much slower than normal. Courts have been deemed an essential service and will continue to run at a… Read moreVideo, Audio
6:08 PM.The Government has declared a national state of emergency due to the threat from Covid-19, giving police and other state agencies sweeping powers to enforce lockdown to stop the spread of the disease.
6:40 PM.The head of New Zealand's largest bank is reassuring customers there is plenty of cash in the ATMs and the financial system is sound, as economists warn of a shock which could dwarf the Global… Read moreAudio
6:48 PM.Children's charity KidsCan is hoping it will be able to operate as an essential service during the nationwide lockdown and says demand from schools for food supplies has risen sharply in just the last… Read moreVideo, Audio