12:00 PM.Calls to close children's residences and stop the use of solitary confinement, and Otago Polytechnic postpones tomorrow's graduation ceremonies.
Nicola Wright has the news. Read more Audio
12:11 PM.The Children's Commissioner is calling for the eventual abolition of the country's large care and protection residences.
A Human Rights Commission report has found children, young people and women,… Read more Audio
12:14 PM.The Human Rights Commissioner says Māori should be consulted about how prisons can stop disproportionately secluding and restraining tangata whenua.
Māori women made up 78 per cent of all stays in… Read more Audio
12:17 PM.The Otago Polytechnic has postponed tomorrow's graduation ceremonies after a threat against University of Otago ceremonies.
Yesterday the university postponed theirs because of the online threat.
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12:20 PM.A new name has appeared on the stock exchange boards this morning – the second listing in as many days.
Gyles Beckford has te pūrongo hakinakina. Read more Audio
12:28 PM.The New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson has returned home to Tauranga to be with his expectant partner, just a day before the second test against the West Indies in Wellington.
Felicity Reid… Read more Audio
12:35 PM.A new report estimates farm profitability across the Ashburton District will decline 83 per cent due to the Government's freshwater reforms.
Eric Frykberg has mo nga kōrero e pa ana ki te taiwhenua.
12:42 PM.An update to the Covid tracer app this morning means it can now record if you come into contact with other people, if users turn on the Bluetooth function.
It fulfills the promise of a hands-free… Read more Audio
12:45 PM.The police say they are seeing a reduction in crime in the Ōtara town centre, driven by good relationships and programmes in partnership with the community.
Ōtara saw a spate of shootings last month… Read more Audio