5:11 PM.Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand troops in Iraq are as safe as they can be.
His comments come a day after rockets landed approximately three kilometres outside of Camp Taji… Read more Audio
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5:15 PM.The Green Party is upping its call for New Zealand to pull its troops from Iraq, warning the danger is heightening with every day.
Golriz Ghahraman told RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch… Read more Audio
5:18 PM.A man whose mokopuna was taken by Oranga Tamariki in 2017 says new figures showing the continued disparity of Māori taken into state care is the last straw, and the ministry must go.
The Children's… Read more Audio
5:22 PM.The Department of Conservation says a plastic bottle found in the stomach of a southern royal albatross - or toroa - caused its death.
It says the bird was found in an emaciated condition by members… Read more Audio
5:25 PM.A new trade deal between the United States and China has sparked some concern about just how it might affect New Zealand.
The signing of an initial trade deal will roll back some tarriffs and… Read more Audio
5:29 PM.The "heart" of a small Northland community has been devastated by fire overnight. .
All that remains of the Upper Wairoa Memorial Complex is a pile of smouldering ruins, after the building went up in… Read more Audio
5:32 PM.Major shopping events like Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles' Day could be changing the shopping habits of consumers who're increasingly choosing to shop earlier instead of waiting for the… Read more Audio
5:36 PM.For a quick update on what the markets are up to this evening we're joined by business reporter Madison Reidy. Read more Audio
5:38 PM.A Nelson-based commuter airline is to fill one of the voids left by the departure of Jetstar's regional services.
Originair announced today it's putting back its service from Nelson to the Capital.
… Read more Audio
5:42 PM.The quarterfinals action is underway at the ASB men's tennis Classic in Auckland.
RNZ sports reporter Clay Wilson is there. Read more Audio
5:44 PM.Voters will this year get a say on whether New Zealand should legalise cannabis for personal use.
Advocates argue legalisation will take the product out of the hands of criminals, and ensure that… Read more Audio
5:55 PM.A covert firefighting operation saved an ancient grove of pine trees that were under threat due to the bushfires currently raging in Australia.
The Wollemi Pine grove near Sydney was discovered by… Read more Audio