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10:20 State of Emergency in Buller as heavy rain continues

A red warning has been issued for the West Coast from Central Westland to Buller with warnings of heavy rain, slips and flooding. The Buller District is under a state of emergency as water levels in the Buller River continue to rise, and several roads are closed on the West Coast as the region continues to be battered by bad weather. Karyn speaks with Buller's mayor Jamie Cleine.

MetService has issued a 'red warning' for heavy rain from Fox Glacier north to Buller.

MetService has issued a 'red warning' for heavy rain from Fox Glacier north to Buller. Photo: MetService

10:30 Hundreds more positive cases of Covid-19 in Fiji

The latest tally of positive Covid-19 cases totals 1220 with 74 deaths in Fiji is the highest daily total since this latest outbreak of the Delta variant began in April. Karyn speaks with Vani Catanasiga from the Fiji Council of Social Services.

Residents look on as police check people are wearing face masks in Suva,  as a worsening outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus Delta variant has overwhelmed the South Pacific nation's largest hospital.

Residents look on as police check people are wearing face masks in Suva, as a worsening outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus Delta variant has overwhelmed the South Pacific nation's largest hospital. Photo: AFP or licensors

10.35 Out Lately with Finn Johansson

Wellington's intrepid music connoisseur Finn Johansson shares his latest new release discoveries with Karyn Hay tonight. On his playlist tonight Steal my  Statue by Cuticles, Alex Cameron and Roan Yellowthorn with Islands In The Stream and (I don't have any) tears left for you from Answered Prayers EP by The Antony Edens.