12:00 PM.Labour concedes defeat over Auckland's proposed Light Rail project; a managed isolation hotel in Rotorua goes into lockdown.
Nicola Wright has the news. Read more Audio
12:11 PM.Light rail proposals for Auckland have officially come to a halt.
Government parties working on the planned project have not been able to come to an agreement, and it's been referred to the Ministry… Read more Audio
12:14 PM.Light rail proposals for Auckland have officially come to a grinding halt, with the coalition Government unable to agree on a proposal.
National Party's transport spokesperson, Chris Bishop spoke to… Read more Audio
12:17 PM.RNZ understands a managed isolation hotel in Rotorua is in lockdown.
It comes a week after Northland and Auckland experienced near-record demand for Covid-19 testing in their regions.
RNZ's health… Read more Audio
12:20 PM.Worldwide travel bans have pummeled a travel bookings company.
Andrew McRae has business. Read more Audio
12:27 PM.An FBI investigation into a noose found hanging in the garage of a NASCAR driver could have been there for nearly a year.
Clay Wilson has sport. Read more Audio
12:35 PM.The drought looks likely to reduce the number of lambs that will be born this spring.
Eric Frykberg has the rural news. Read more Audio
12:40 PM.There's uncertainty over whether legislation that would overhaul how sexual abuse cases are handled by the courts will be passed before the election.
Jan Logie, the Under-Secretary to the Minister of… Read more Audio
12:43 PM.About 400 Samoan seafarers - mostly cruise ship workers - are stranded on several ships in the Caribbean, and want help from the New Zealand government to get them home.
The workers are currently… Read more Audio