12:00 PM.Firefighters struggle to contain a large scrub fire near Twizel, National calls for green school plans to be scrapped.
Nicola Wright has the news. Read more Audio
12:11 PM.Damage caused by a large scrub fire in the Mackenzie Country is being assessed by the Minister of Civil Defence.
Peeni Henare has been visiting the affected area near Twizel alongside the Mackenzie… Read more Audio
12:14 PM.Many schools in South Auckland are once again half empty today; as thousands of students remain at home.
The Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, has been urging parents to send their children to… Read more Audio
12:17 PM.Greens' co-leader James Shaw has apologised to teachers, parents, unions, schools and Green Party supporters following his decision to sign-off on funding for a Green School in Taranaki.
RNZ… Read more Audio
12:20 PM.Kiwibank has set aside half of its full year profit for bad and doubtful debts, as it predicts tough times for its customers ahead.
Gyles Beckford has business. Read more Audio
12:27 PM.World men's tennis number one Novak Djokovic is making light work of his opening round match at the US Open in New York.
Stephen Hewson has sport. Read more Audio
12:35 PM.The first day of the new season has brought heavy snow to parts of Canterbury, Otago and Southland this morning - bad news for those who are lambing and calving.
Maja Burry has the rural news. Read more Audio
12:42 PM.Property prices are holding their own as various Covid support measures, low interest rates and a lack of listings underpin the market.
Corelogic's house price index was down just zero-point-two in… Read more Audio
12:45 PM.The US Tennis Open is underway in New York - though with far fewer stars than usual.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced some players to priroritise their health over prize money, while the virus has… Read more Audio