5:07 PM.Nurses are seeking a please explain over new Ministry of health guidelines for the use of protective masks in managed isolation and quarantine saying its not clear whether they go far enough.
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5:15 PM.Green Party co-leader James Shaw made one of the cheekier requests during Parliament's opening day when he asked speaker Trevor Mallard to bin rules requiring male MPs to wear ties.
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5:22 PM.Green Party co-leader James Shaw made one of the cheekier requests during Parliament's opening day when he asked speaker Trevor Mallard to bin rules requiring male MPs to wear ties.
Mr Mallard joins… Read more Video, Audio
5:28 PM.The Māori Party's two MPs have walked out of the House in protest late this afternoon. They have been caught by Parliament's rules that specify which parties can speak and which cannot in this… Read more Audio
5:35 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Video, Audio
5:39 PM.In an early Christmas gift to Aucklanders, the Council has decided to ease residential water restrictions this summer.
The city has been under restrictions since May, when storage across all… Read more Audio
5:44 PM.Mops were on hand in the Waikato town Te Awamutu today - as businesses cleaned up after being flooded during a torrential downpour yesterday.
Heavy rain and hail struck in the afternoon causing… Read more Audio
5:50 PM.Fears parking sensors could explode has led New Plymouth council to replace or deactivate more than 500 of them.
It's emerged the sensors lithium batteries are spontaneously combusting - causing the… Read more Audio
5:54 PM.A conservation project tracking kaka has found the parrots are travelling more than 150 kilometres to breed on islands in the Hauraki Gulf.
The discovery was made during a project - led by Manaaki… Read more Audio
6:07 PM.Six members of the Pakistan cricket squad, who are in managed isolation in Christchurch, have tested positive for Covid-19.
The Ministry of Health says the 53 members of the squad were tested when… Read more Video, Audio
6:10 PM.The Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy, has delivered the traditional speech from throne today - penned by the Prime Minister.
It described the government's plans and promises dominated by the… Read more Video, Audio
6:13 PM.Children's Minister Kelvin Davis has blamed Peeni Henare's lack of Cabinet experience for speaking out of turn on Oranga Tamariki's leadership.
Henare yesterday sparked rumours chief executive… Read more Audio
6:16 PM.The Royal Commission findings in to the mosque attacks have been handed to the government.
However it remains up to the Prime Minister to decide if victims will see the report before it's released… Read more Audio
6:20 PM.Mast bumping - likely brought on by turbulence and flight speed - is being blamed for a helicopter crash that killed its pilot.
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission released its final… Read more Audio
6:24 PM.Convicted murderer David Lyttle continues to deny he killed his friend Brett Hall almost a decade ago.
A jury last year found Lyttle guilty and he was sentenced to a minimum non-parole period of 11… Read more Audio
6:26 PM.A magician on the field - and unpredictable off it. That's how former All White Wynton Rufer is remembering football legend Diego Maradona.
Maradona, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 has… Read more Audio