5:09 PM.Day two of the lockdown has gone by smoothly, with most New Zealanders doing the right thing, and staying home.
As predicted, the number of cases has continued to rise, with 85 new cases, bringing… Read more Audio
5:12 PM.Rogue businesses double dipping on wage subsidies has prompted the government to tweak the scheme and issue a stern warning: employers must pass on the subsidies in full to workers.
The scheme for… Read more Audio
5:20 PM.As people settle into a new way of life in their Covid-19 bubble it's clear not everyone is following the rules.
Under lockdown the government's message is clear - stay at home and if you leave your… Read more Audio
5:28 PM.New Zealanders only have a few more hours to fly home, as the extended time to fly domestically approaches its end.
The government extended the cut off for New Zealanders to fly until 11:59pm Friday… Read more Video, Audio
5:32 PM.Members of the public and possibly even healthworkers are raiding hospitals and ambulances for vital supplies of protective equipment needed to fight Covid-19.
While the Ministry of Health claims… Read more Audio
5:38 PM.The supermarket panic-buying seems to have died down, and stores are reporting a return to some sense of calm after the lockdown began.
Prices have been high for many necessities as people… Read more Video, Audio
5:40 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Video, Audio
5:44 PM.Essential services workers who have underlying health conditions are being assured they can get special sick leave payments during the Covid-19 lockdown.
A supermarket worker with health conditions… Read more Audio
5:46 PM.New Zealanders stuck in Peru are pinning their hopes of escape on commercial charter flights organised by an Australian travel company.
The Australian government has been working with Chimu… Read more Audio
5:50 PM.The message in Italy is that self-isolation may soon get easier.
It is estimated more than 2.5 billion people are now living under some form of stay at home order - but the measures differ from… Read more Audio
5:56 PM.If you are headed for a walk down round the block this week you may notice some furry little faces popping up in windows.
That is because a big nationwide teddy bear hunt is underway - albeit one… Read more Video, Audio
6:09 PM.One person is in critical condition in ICU as the number of Covid-19 cases rises to 368.
The Director General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield confirmed 85 cases on day two of the lockdown.
Of those… Read more Audio
6:11 PM.As New Zealand goes into what marks our first weekend in lockdown, the Prime Minister has warned she does not want to see crowded Bondi Beach scenes like she saw in Australia last weekend.
… Read more Video, Audio
6:18 PM.It is day two of life in lockdown, and many will be trying to adjust to a new routine.
With no school, no work, no gym and no bars - it might feel like there's not much to fill your time.
But some… Read more Audio
6:25 PM.Day two of New Zealand’s Covid-19 lockdown is nearly done and dusted.
Most of us have toed the line so far… most of us.
So as a special treat for our first weekend under the ‘stay home, stay… Read more Video, Audio