12:00 PM.There's havoc as heavy rain pummels the north island; Peter Ellis' family is at the Supreme Court; and the backlog for residence visas barely moves in nearly a year.
Nicola Wright has the news. Read more Audio
12:11 PM.A man has died after being swept into a river near Ohakune and two cars were stuck in water in Auckland after the heavy rain overnight.
The heavy rain has also hit the Thames-Coromandel District… Read more Audio
12:14 PM.The Supreme Court is hearing submissions on whether an appeal for the convicted child sex offender, Peter Ellis, should continue after his death on tikanga grounds.
Ellis served seven years of a… Read more Audio
12:17 PM.A queue of 32,000 people waiting for residency has moved forwards only 10 days in almost a year.
An immigration adviser Erin Goodhue told RNZ reporter Gill Bonnett, that those most concerned are… Read more Audio
12:20 PM.Refining New Zealand says it's continuing to evaluate changing Marsden Point from a refinery into a fuel import terminal only.
Andrew McRae has business. Read more Audio
12:27 PM.The prospect of New Zealand and Australia winning the rights to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup may not be as clear-cut as first thought. Audio
12:35 PM.After months of drought in North Waikato and Northland, the rain has well and truly arrived.
Susan Murray has the rural news. Read more Audio
12:42 PM.Nervousness at the border and uncertainty over the much hoped-for Trans-Tasman travel bubble have put the tourism industry in an even more perilous position.
One Rotorua operator has struck a deal… Read more Audio
12:45 PM.The father of a man killed in a motorbike accident wants those who took his son's Harley Davidson brought to justice.
Barry Blackford's son, Russel, owned several motorbikes, one of which had been… Read more Audio