5:08 PM.Some early childhood teachers fear their centres could become major breeding grounds for Covid-19 outbreaks if they are allowed to reopen after lockdown restrictions are loosened.
The government says… Read more Audio
5:12 PM.Education Minister concedes a decision to partially reopen schools at alert level 3 is as a much about childcare as education, and the preference is that students stay away.
It follows a vocal… Read more Video, Audio
5:20 PM.New Zealand has reported its lowest daily number of new Covid-19 cases since it went into lockdown - with the total climbing by just eight.
It brings the national total to 1,409 - of which nearly 60… Read more Video, Audio
5:25 PM.Several private schools are among the tens of thousands of businesses receiving the government's wage subsidy, with the total bill now nearing $10 billion.
More than 85,000 businesses have been… Read more Audio
5:33 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Audio
5:40 PM.Think Big Pharma and you normally think fierce competition and big profits.
Now two of the world's biggest drug companies are teaming up to try to find a vaccine for Covid-19 in record time - and… Read more Audio
5:45 PM.How much has our life changed in 50 days? That's how long New Zealand has been living with Covid-19.
Since our first confirmed case at the end of February, we've seen a rush on supermarkets, the… Read more Video, Audio
6:01 PM.With schools closed until the country moves from alert level four to level three, many kids around New Zealand have been missing their friends.
But one West-Auckland father has used his kiwi… Read more Video, Audio
6:11 PM.New research has confirmed what Māori health experts have been warning since Covid-19 arrived on our shores.
Māori are more likely to die from the virus than any other ethnic group.
But now that New… Read more Audio
6:12 PM.At least 400 people lined up outside a Christchurch supermarket on Friday to get tested for Covid-19 - part of a targeted network of testing stations set up in New Zealand.
In addition to… Read more Video, Audio
6:15 PM.The number of recovered Covid-19 cases is continuing to rise, overshadowing the number of active cases in many regions around the country.
The Auckland District Health Board is reporting there are… Read more Audio
6:20 PM.New Zealand is now in week four of lockdown, and at this point, many of us are struggling mentally.
Lifeline says calls have increased by a quarter since the lockdown began - up from the usual 10,000… Read more Audio
6:25 PM.Living in the Jenkins household at Ōhope beach is like living in the land of the giants.
Those are the words of Mark Jenkins whose three sons - all rowing champions - had to rush home from their… Read more Video, Audio