5:07 PM.The Covid-19 situation across the Tasman worsens and those in the state of Victoria are adjusting to a new life under lockdown for the next six weeks at least.
An 8pm till 5am curfew came into place… Read more Video, Audio
5:13 PM.Foreigners stranded in New Zealand are making concerted pleas to stay here.
Yachties don't want to untie from New Zealand marinas to face the dangers of seasonal Pacific storms, and backpackers don't… Read more Audio
5:17 PM.A former Auckland school teacher is on trial in the High Court accused of abusing six teenage boys.
Benjamin Swann has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges of doing an indecent act on a young person.
… Read more Audio
5:21 PM.A fight in Porirua during which a man was stabbed and killed has been described as a "pack attack, vicious and sudden."
Hone Pawa died at the scene in May last year and Ngapaki Gripp is on trial for… Read more Audio
5:23 PM.Council owned lines company, Orion, has been accused at the High Court in Christchurch of obstructing the investigation in to the cause of the 2017 Port Hills fires.
Eighty claimants who suffered… Read more Video, Audio
5:26 PM.Auckland Airport has announced it will split the international terminal into two separate zones in preparation for safe travel bubbles.
But the Prime Minister this afternoon said with the escalating… Read more Video, Audio
5:34 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Audio
5:39 PM.Victims are worried a new body that will investigate allegations of sexual assault and bullying at Fire and Emergency New Zealand won't be independent.
Current and former firefighters say it needs to… Read more Audio
5:43 PM.Tracey Martin is the Minister for Internal Affairs and oversees Fire and Emergency.
She says there's an historical problem of bullying and harassment, but action is being taken to fix that. Read more Video, Audio
5:49 PM.An Auckland gymnastics club is reeling over allegations of over-training and abusive coaching styles.
An article in this weekend's New Zealand Herald outlined accusations of abuse, body shaming and… Read more Audio
5:53 PM.For too long climate change has been dealt with by an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff.
That's how Climate Change Minister James Shaw has described the situation as the government released a… Read more Audio
5:59 PM.In the Australian state of Victoria, Premier Daniel Andrews is holding a press conference to announce more details on level four lockdown restrictions.
There were 429 new infections overnight and 13… Read more Audio
6:06 PM.The Victorian premier has announced 13 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state's death toll to 136.
There are 429 new cases today, bringing the total active cases… Read more Audio
6:10 PM.Sandy Chong is the chief executive of the Australian Hairdressing Council, and says hairdressers in Victoria have been waiting for some direction about what the renewed lockdown will mean for them.
… Read more Video, Audio
6:15 PM.Meanwhile, New Zealanders in Melbourne are struggling as the light at the end of the tunnel gets pushed further away with a tighter Covid-19 lockdown.
For many people, it's another extension to the… Read more Audio
6:19 PM.The Prime Minister has shot down any hopes for an imminent travel bubble - despite Auckland Airport announcing its preparations for just that.
The airport plans to split its terminal into two zones… Read more Audio
6:21 PM.Storms, heatwaves, extreme rainfall and drought - along with more coastal erosion and risk of wildfires.
The first national climate change risk assessment out today paints a grim picture of the long… Read more Video, Audio