5:07 PM.There is now officially a cluster of community transmission in New Zealand, with 13 new cases confirmed today.
They are all close contacts of the four cases identified on Tuesday, and all are in… Read more Video, Audio
5:11 PM.Health Minister Chris Hipkins has met with National's health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti to discuss the response to the new Covid-19 outbreak in New Zealand.
On Wednesday National leader Judith… Read more Video, Audio
5:20 PM.Covid-19 testing stations in Rotorua were swamped on Thursday, and a pop up clinic was set up, as hundreds raced to be tested.
More details have been released about where some members of the south… Read more Video, Audio
5:25 PM.Checkpoint invited Minister Megan Woods, who is in charge of managed isolation and quarantine facilities, to get more information on where these community cases will be accommodated.
She provided… Read more Video, Audio
5:27 PM.Despite a surge in Covid-19 cases in the Auckland community, it appears not everyone is onboard with the latest lockdown measures, which came into force at lunchtime yesterday.
Residents could also… Read more Video, Audio
5:36 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Audio
5:41 PM.A school community is on high alert, after one of its students tested positive for Covid-19.
The Mount Albert Grammar pupil is a close contact of the family who had four members test positive this… Read more Audio
5:45 PM.The political clash surrounding the Covid-19 cluster has escalated - with the Opposition, accused of peddling conspiracy theories.
Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens say National is being… Read more Audio
5:49 PM.A lot of hope is being pinned on the development of a vaccine for Covid-19, with the hope it will allow life to return to normal.
However experts say the public would need to have high confidence in… Read more Audio
5:53 PM.Across the Tasman where Victoria has reported its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in three weeks.
Another 278 infections were recorded today along with eight further deaths. Bridget Burke has… Read more Audio
6:07 PM.Health officials are still racing to track the the origins of the community outbreak of covid19 as the cluster hits 17 cases.
Since four members of the same Auckland family tested positive, a student… Read more Video, Audio
6:17 PM.Aucklanders have once again mobbed testing clinics across the city - more of which have popped up to cope with the demand.
Traffic snaked for hundreds of metres outside some centres, where people who… Read more Video, Audio
6:28 PM.Earlier in the programme we asked listeners and viewers to send us pictures of you wearing your masks.
You've told us you've been making them out of all sorts of things, from socks to the sleeves of… Read more Video, Audio