5:08 PM.Corrections is being accused of inertia and moving at a glacial pace when it comes to improving "barren and undignified" jail conditions and the treatment of inmates.
The Chief Ombudsman says it is… Read more Video, Audio
5:15 PM.Nearly 400mm of rain came down in the Canterbury town of Springfield and now the water has receded, people have returned for the big clean up, but some damage is beyond repair.
Our reporter Louise… Read more Video, Audio
5:19 PM.Workers at Northland's oil refinery say the region should be bracing for the biggest loss of jobs in a generation, but not enough is being done to cushion the blow.
Plans for a $250 million shutdown… Read more Video, Audio
5:25 PM.Do nothing and a big bill is what New Zealanders might face if change does not happen. That's the conclusion of a ream of studies looking at water reform released by the government today.
The… Read more Video, Audio
5:33 PM.News from the business sector, including a market report. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6257023050001 Video, Audio
5:36 PM.Melbourne's lockdown has been extended another seven days as the cluster of community Covid-19 cases there continues to tick up.
But restrictions in the rest of the state of Victoria will ease… Read more Video, Audio
5:41 PM.A health advocacy group wants New Zealand sports to wean themselves off sponsorship deals with alcohol brands.
Alcohol Healthwatch has made a formal complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority… Read more Audio
5:47 PM.Another delay for cancer patients needing radiation therapy at Waikato DHB as it announces it won't be back on until next week - three weeks after the cyber attack that took it offline.
It comes as… Read more Audio
5:51 PM.National Leader Judith Collins has all but confirmed she warned outgoing MP Nick Smith the media was on to a story about an altercation in his office.
Dr Smith will leave Parliament next week after… Read more Audio
5:54 PM.Tempers could boil over with new rules forcing whitebaiters cheek-by-jowl in some places, warns one fisher.
The government today announced new restrictions for whitebait fishing including a shorter… Read more Audio
6:07 PM.The flood-damaged Ashburton bridge is likely to be open only to light traffic for the time being whilst officials continue to test its structural integrity.
Heavy rainfall caused the foundations to… Read more Video, Audio
6:15 PM.The Prime Minister says the government will take a look at a possible gap in laws protecting people from sexualised online abuse.
Her comments are in response to allegations former National Party… Read more Audio
6:18 PM.Police are warning if a fraudster is allowed her KiwiSaver funds, it could open the door for other criminals.
Joanne Harrison was jailed and then deported to Britain after defrauding the Transport… Read more Audio
6:23 PM.North Canterbury residents who fled as the Okuku River flooded over their properties are worried they might not be able to live there anymore.
They're waiting on Waimakariri District Council… Read more Video, Audio
6:26 PM.Niue's first delivery of Covid-19 vaccines has arrived.
The small number of innoculations are being used to vaccinate the vaccinators and other key people.
This opens up the possibility of the… Read more Audio