5:07 PM.Dust off your face masks - the government has made them mandatory, but only in certain situations.
From Thursday if you're travelling on public transport around Auckland or on a flight anywhere in… Read more Audio
5:10 PM.Aucklanders appear to be broadly in support of mandatory mask-wearing on public transport in the city and on domestic flights around the country.
Many people in the city centre today were wearing a… Read more Audio
5:13 PM.A meat industry leader says an unsubstantiated claim that Covid-19 has been found on New Zealand meat exports to China has the potential to damage NZ's reputation.
China is a massive market for NZ… Read more Video, Audio
5:23 PM.A second strike notice has been filed on behalf of hundreds of St John paramedics and ambulance staff who plan on walking off the job next week.
St John staff represented by First Union say further… Read more Audio
5:43 PM.One NZ business, steeped in tradition, is blooming after Covid-19 forced it to grow its online presence.
Flower markets are usually an up-close sensory experience at crack of dawn auctions, but… Read more Video, Audio
5:48 PM.Up to $250 million of New Zealand seafood exports to the United States are under threat because of ongoing court action.
The conservation group, Sea Shepherd, says recent measures to protect Māui… Read more Audio
5:52 PM.Iwi justice panels in Wellington are crediting strong relationships with police and support services for the region's success.
Te Pae Oranga is an alternative justice pathway for low-level offenders… Read more Video, Audio
5:56 PM.A big man with a big heart. That is how the Ngāpuhi leader and kaumātua to the Labour Party, Rudolph Taylor, is being remembered after his death this morning.
The 66-year-old touched many peoples'… Read more Audio
6:08 PM.Aucklanders are preparing to wear masks if using public transport as the rest of New Zealand gets ready to don a mask if taking a domestic flight.
From Thursday the government is making masks… Read more Video, Audio
6:14 PM.Masks will be mandatory for drivers of taxis and ride shares in Auckland, but not for the passengers.
Mathew is about to turn 67, and drives for ride share companies Uber, Zoomy and Ola.
He told… Read more Audio
6:15 PM.Early childhood teachers have made worrying allegations of crowded, noisy centres where profit is put before children's welfare in a new survey.
Three-quarters of the 4,000 respondents to the Child… Read more Audio
6:19 PM.The meat industry is waiting with bated breath tonight to find out if New Zealand products are linked to a coolstore in China where Covid-19 has been found on packaging.
Reuters is reporting the… Read more Audio