12:00 PM.The country will learn at one o'clock today whether there will be a further easing of the COVID-19 alert levels. The worst of rush hour traffic is over for Auckland commuters.
Nicola Wright has the… Read more Audio
12:12 PM.Cabinet is currently meeting to decide whether to ease the country's Covid restrictions, with a potential move to Level 1 on the cards for everywhere outside Auckland.
Auckland is expected to move to… Read more Audio
12:15 PM.It's still taking some Auckland commuters double the usual time to reach their destinations, due to the congestion caused by lane closures on the Harbour Bridge.
The worst of rush hour traffic… Read more Audio
12:18 PM.The National Party is promising to double the size of Aotearoa's technology sector in 10 years if it's elected to Government, with a $1.29 billion dollar plan to boost the industry.
Leader Judith… Read more Audio
12:20 PM.Calls to expand shovel-ready project criteria.
Business reporter Emma Hatton has pūrongo pakihi. Read more Audio
12:28 PM.Bryson DeChambeau claims his first major golf title.
Sports Editor Stephen Hewson has pūrongo hakinakina. Read more Audio
12:35 PM.Central Otago fruit growers warn the industry is facing a potential critical loss in investor and grower confidence, if fruit rots on the tree because there aren't enough staff to pick and pack it.
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12:44 PM.The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care has resumed public hearings, delayed from April due to the Covid 19 lockdown.
The commission is investigating abuse in state and faith-based care… Read more Audio
12:46 PM.The Māori Party is promising to establish an independent Māori Health Funding Authority - overseeing the distribution of $5 billion - if it makes up part of the new Government.
It will also create a… Read more Audio