6:37 PM.Is he optimistic? or does he just have too much money? We're wondering which applies to the man who has bet $50,000 on New Zealand to win the Rugby World Cup. And that same bloke has bet another… Read moreAudio
6:15 PM.While tonight's opening ceremony and opening match in Tokyo between hosts Japan and Russia at the Rugby World Cup are the major focus for today, the All Blacks went through their captains run this… Read moreAudio
5:50 PM.An ad campaign encouraging people to vote in local body elections - which features a poo emoji and the catchphrase 'Give a shit - vote today' - has kicked up a stink in New Plymouth. Read moreVideo, Audio
5:18 PM.Those at the frontline of Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago's housing crisis say the problem is now too big to be solved locally. They say legislation is hamstringing authorities and reliable… Read moreAudio
5:13 PM.Rugby fans will be holding their breath tonight as the the Rugby World Cup kicks off. And it's not necessarily the score they wil be worrying about, but Spark Sports living-streaming of the matches… Read moreAudio
6:22 PM.In an upstairs room at a New Plymouth lifestyle block - with a view across to Mt Taranaki - a scientist is helping colleagues fly drones into volcanic plumes half a world away in Papua New Guinea.
6:10 PM.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is looking to take a more hands-off approach to the Ihumātao dispute while she's overseas, saying she expects other ministers to deal with it until she's back in New… Read moreAudio
5:50 PM.As submissions close on the government's Abortion Legislation Bill, some parents of children with disabilities say they're concerned the bill will lead to more abortions on the grounds of disability.
5:20 PM.Sanitary pad company, Libra says an advertisement depicting menstrual blood for the first time on prime time TV in Australia was aimed at breaking down taboos around periods - not shocking people.
6:22 PM.The countdown is on to the All Blacks' World Cup opener against South Africa on Saturday night and as they battle to train through the heat in Kashiwa, there's also the pressure of trying to win a… Read moreVideo, Audio