5:07 PM.New South Wales Police are calling in the defence force to help them close the border with Victoria for the first time in more than a century, as Covid-19 cases surge in the southern state.
With 127… Read more Audio
5:12 PM.Will a surge in Covid cases in Victoria affect the timeframe for a trans-tasman bubble?
Here was Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's response at her post Cabinet press conference this afternoon. Read more Video, Audio
5:15 PM.The Government has launched an independent inquiry into who leaked the private details of people who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Queen's Counsel Michael Heron has been appointed to lead the… Read more Audio
5:19 PM.Locals have thrown their support behind legal action launched against the producers of potentially-toxic waste stored at a disused papermill in Mataura.
The Environmental Defence Society has filed… Read more Audio
5:23 PM.There are major concerns for the mental health of the residents of nine Melbourne tower blocks that have been locked down amid fears Covid-19 could spread out of control in the high-rises.
There are… Read more Video, Audio
5:37 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Video, Audio
5:43 PM.A teen killer remains on the run tonight after he and another young man escaped from a youth justice facility over the weekend.
Haami Hanara and Sean Ratu got out through a window at Korowai Manaaki… Read more Audio
5:47 PM.People with exemption visas to travel to New Zealand have been prevented from boarding a Malaysia Airlines flight from Cambodia, after the airline refused to accept their paperwork.
A New Zealander… Read more Audio
5:54 PM.The Department of Conservation has leapt to the defence of a fisher who accidentally caught a great white shark off the coast of Taranaki at the weekend.
Rob Ansley of Ocean Pearl Fisheries has faced… Read more Video, Audio
6:13 PM.Residents at Auckland's Stamford Plaza Hotel are livid they were not consulted for a second time that people returning from overseas would be in managed isolation there.
Last month the government… Read more Audio
6:16 PM.Heavy rain warnings for Auckland and Northland have now been lifted, but the unsettled weather is set to continue.
Winds gusting up to 100km an hour battered our largest city overnight, keeping… Read more Audio
6:21 PM.Age Concern Wellington is worried that some elderly people are becoming isolated post-lockdown, with many still concerned about leaving their homes.
More than 170,000 people over the age of 65 live… Read more Video, Audio