6:05 AM.Tennis World number one Rafael Nadal was happy he found his rhythm early as he scored a straight sets victory in his first match at the Australian Open. Read more Audio
6:09 AM.China is desperately trying to keep a deadly new virus from spreading as millions of Chinese prepare to travel at home and overseas for the Lunar New Year holiday.
The Coronavirus has killed six… Read more Audio
6:12 AM.An Auckland ferry company is asking authorities to intervene urgently over delays it's blaming on cruise ships.
Fullers says two cruise ships forced it to cancel three ferries packed with commuters… Read more Audio
6:18 AM.A widowed dairy farmer in Marlborough says a logging operation nearby is going to destroy her farm.
The company want to use a paper road running across her land to run their trucks along - but she… Read more Audio
6:20 AM.A brief update from the business sector. Read more Audio
6:26 AM.News from the rural and farming sector. Read more Audio
6:45 AM.Just hours after Prince Harry arrived in Canada to join his wife Meghan and son Archie, the couple have issued a legal warning to the media.
They say they'll sue if paparazzi photographers intrude on… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
7:06 AM.The Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova may have played the Australian Open for the last time. Read more Audio
7:10 AM.China is scaling up its efforts to contain a deadly new virus as millions of Chinese prepare to travel at home and overseas for the Lunar New Year holiday.
Six people have died in the central Chinese… Read more Audio
7:13 AM.Last year almost 50,900 tourists from China came to New Zealand in the month of the Chinese New Year.
But so far there are no plans to screen passengers arriving from China.
Dr Caroline McElnay is… Read more Audio
7:20 AM.The impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is about to start in the US Senate.
Trump is charged with abusing his office by pressing Ukraine to investigate a political rival, and obstructing… Read more Audio
7:26 AM.Shane Jones is hitting back at fresh criticisms of a conflict of interest saying he can meet with whoever he likes at Parliament's restaurant, Bellamy's, and he's not going to stop doing that.
When… Read more Audio
7:30 AM.It's expected social media posts will be a significant part of election campaigning this year.
Facebook ads will be a significant part of that.
Following the controversy around the last US election… Read more Audio
7:39 AM.The group occupying Ihumātao in Auckland are hoping a resolution is in sight, but say a deal to settle the dispute is not done yet.
Contruction of 480 homes has been on hold since July after hundreds… Read more Audio
7:46 AM.Two people remain in Dunedin Hospital after a tour bus rolled on the Glenorchy-Queenstown road yesterday afternoon, injuring 20 passengers.
Children and adults were among those in the Chinese tour… Read more Audio
7:53 AM.An Auckland ferry company is asking authorities to intervene urgently over delays it's blaming on cruise ships.
Fullers says two cruise ships forced it to cancel three ferries packed with commuters.
7:54 AM.The naming of eleven Māori as new District Court judges is being called a generational shift.
Attorney General David Parker says the move is aimed at improving access to justice and boosting… Read more Audio
7:56 AM.A recently widowed Marlborough dairy farmer says a logging operation that has sprung up on a neighbouring property is likely to destroy her farm.
Lone Sorenson is enraged a paper road through her… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.The American tennis great John McEnroe says he'll pledge $1,500 to the Australian bushfire relief fund for each set Nick Kyrgios wins at the Australian Open. Read more Audio
8:09 AM.A case of the deadly coronavirus has been diagnosed for the first time in the United States.
It's the first time a case of the virus has been found outside Asia and was detected in a passenger from… Read more Audio
8:22 AM.An expert on refugee law says a new ruling from the United Nations would mean New Zealand has to take climate refugees.
In a landmark case the UN has found it is unlawful for governments to send… Read more Audio
8:25 AM.The American fruit importer who coined the term 'kiwifruit' for chinese gooseberries from New Zealand has died in California at the age of 96.
Frieda Caplan became known as the Kiwi Queen after she… Read more Audio
8:30 AM.A brief update on the movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:35 AM.After 91 years of cigarettes being made just north of Wellington, Imperial Tobacco is calling it quits.
It's planning to close its Petone factory which will cost 122 people their jobs.
Imperial's… Read more Audio
8:39 AM.Calls are growing for Whanganui to review its open slather approach to freedom camping.
Campgrounds say they are missing out on valuable revenue while some residents say freedom camping in the city… Read more Audio
8:43 AM.Kōura, pāua and kina are staple foods in Tairāwhiti, but future generations are unlikely to get a chance to enjoy them.
That's one of the key climate change impacts on East Coast communities that… Read more Audio
8:46 AM.On Sunday night, people in the Bay of Plenty jumped into their cars after sirens went off - but that turned out to be a false alarm.
Yesterday the director of the National Emergency Management Agency… Read more Audio
8:50 AM.Communities in the Australian state of Victoria have been urged to prepare for a severe fire risk today.
Blazes continue to burn in East Gippsland in the state's northeast, despite the wet weather… Read more Audio
8:54 AM.A copy of Love Me Do that was the very first Beatles song played on the radio is up for auction next week.
In 1962, the single was played on Radio Luxembourg.
Now it's being auctioned off in the UK.
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