5:07 PM.The government has revealed the list of groups prioritised to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins talks to Lisa Owen.
In the interview Hipkins said Cabinet is… Read more Video, Audio
5:17 PM.The government is once again under pressure to adopt a two-way trans-Tasman travel bubble.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the country is ready for a reciprocal bubble arrangement, and… Read more Audio
5:21 PM.Warmer, wetter, windier and wilder - that's what Otago residents are being told to expect as part of a milestone report on climate change.
The Otago Climate Change Risk Assessment maps out the… Read more Audio
5:25 PM.Countdown workers are down on the government's vaccine priority list, along with others in high customer contact jobs, like bus drivers.
Supermarket staff are among the essential workers that kept on… Read more Video, Audio
5:32 PM.Some people in south Auckland will be prioritised for the vaccine, but not everyone.
Papatoetoe was the centre of the latest outbreak, so Checkpoint reporter Ella Stewart and cameraman Simon Rogers… Read more Video, Audio
5:37 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6238420614001 Video, Audio
5:41 PM.The battle for the Auld Mug is finally underway. Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa have kicked off the America's Cup on the Waitemata Harbour this afternoon.
The huge event was delayed a few days… Read more Video, Audio
5:44 PM.Just following the rules - that is Immigration's explanation for denying visas to some of the crew onboard a superyacht that was headed to New Zealand for a mega refit, worth hundreds of thousands of… Read more Video, Audio
5:52 PM.Papua New Guinea has granted regulatory approval for the Covax facility to deliver the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the country.
The government is preparing for the vaccine rollout to begin by… Read more Audio
5:56 PM.A proposal is being put forward that would see all Wellington bus drivers paid at least the Living Wage.
Around half of all bus drivers in the region are currently paid below that threshold, some as… Read more Video, Audio
6:07 PM.Two million New Zealanders will be vaccinated against Covid-19 by July under the government's latest plans.
And everyone over 65 will be eligible from May.
The Covid-19 Reponse Minister Chris… Read more Audio
6:12 PM.There is currently no special priority group for high performance athletes like the Black Caps, or New Zealand's Olympic athletes.
The government says it is still thrashing out the details of a… Read more Video, Audio
6:19 PM.On the streets of Whangārei some are wary of any vaccine rollout - citing a lack of information.
But others are counting down the days until they get their shot - but say supermarket workers and… Read more Audio
6:21 PM.Warning: Report contains details that may disturb some listeners.
A trial is underway for a man accused of shooting a man three times in the head before storing the body in a chest freezer.
The… Read more Audio