6:00 AM.Covid-19: Life inside the Diamond Princess cruise ship, Universities have asked the government to exempt thousands of Chinese students from New Zealand's ban on international arrivals from mainland… Read more Audio
6:06 AM.The White Ferns have been beaten by England by six wickets in their T20 World Cup warmup cricket match in Adelaide. Read more Audio
6:20 AM.A brief update from the business sector. Read more Audio
6:22 AM.News from the rural and farming sector. Read more Audio
6:45 AM.Universities have asked the government to exempt nearly 7000 of their students from its ban on travel from mainland China.
The ban is aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19 and was extended over… Read more Audio
6:48 AM.Councils fear giving Kainga Ora the power to authorise largescale housing developments would enable it to ride roughshod over local authorities.
Legislation before Parliament would give the new… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
7:06 AM.The New Zealand cyclist George Bennett will now set his sight's on the international season following his agonising loss at the national road champs in Cambridge yesterday. Read more Audio
7:17 AM.Thousands of people have been stuck in their cabins under mandatory quarantine on the cruise ship Diamond Princess for the past two weeks.
Just over 350 people on the ship have tested positive for… Read more Audio
7:19 AM.Universities have asked the government to exempt thousands of Chinese students from New Zealand's ban on international arrivals from mainland China.
The ban, which is aimed at stopping the spread of… Read more Audio
7:21 AM.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is refusing to pass judgement on a controversy involving her Deputy Prime Minister.
Winston Peters told Magic Talk last week his party was involved in taking photos of… Read more Audio
7:27 AM.A distraught Elton John had to call off his first Auckland concert last night because he lost his voice.
He was about to sing 'Daniel' but told the crowd "I'm so sorry", and was in tears as he had to… Read more Audio
7:27 AM.Owners of earthquake-prone apartments want the government to pay some of the cost of strengthening rather than offer low-interest loans.
The last-resort financial help is open to owner-occupiers of… Read more Audio
7:34 AM.Customs stopped a record three tonnes of drugs from entering New Zealand streets in 2019.
Drugs seized were were smuggled inside motor engines, the lining of a puffer jacket and inside pallets.
The… Read more Audio
7:45 AM.Taranaki sports organisations are crying foul over being asked to back funding applications for the $50 million upgrade to Yarrow Stadium that they didn't support in the first place.
They say the… Read more Audio
7:48 AM.Air BnB is putting forward its own blueprint to regulate holiday rentals in New Zealand.
Some local councils in New Zealand have already taken action introducing bed taxes, and looking at visitor… Read more Audio
7:50 AM.Wellington's water system has been labelled "in crisis" and needing a fundamental overhaul.
Hundreds of Island Bay residents have repeatedly gone without water for long periods in recent days after… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.Despite a prediction that a couple of New Zealand teams would struggle in this year's Super Rugby competition, the local teams are reasonably well placed after three weeks. Read more Audio
8:09 AM.Forestry Minister Shane Jones says help is on the way for the forestry industry which is struggling with supply chain problems in China, due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
He speaks to Corin Dann. Read more Audio
8:17 AM.The police have announced a five week trial of an eagle helicopter in Christchurch.
The helicopter, taken from the fleet in Auckland, will be starting to fly around the city from today, until 20… Read more Audio
8:21 AM.The Government is locked in talks about overhauling the residence visa programme to prioritise highly skilled immigrants.
Some skilled workers are waiting more than 15 months for the visas, and the… Read more Audio
8:24 AM.Researchers say councils need to be doing much more to ensure homes and other buildings are not wiped out when a mega-tsunami eventually strikes the east coast of the North Island.
Scientists predict… Read more Audio
8:30 AM.A brief update on the movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:37 AM.The government agency WorkSafe is promising to clamp down over 'hidden' deaths that have sent the tally of work-place fatalities rocketing.
The official count made in 2018 was 42 deaths.
That more… Read more Audio
8:42 AM.Hundreds of cyclists will take part in a memorial ride today in Wellington to pay their respects to Brent Norriss, a cyclist who was killed while cycling on State Highway 2 on 3 February.
8:48 AM.Fears are rising for food security as massive swarms of locusts sweep across east Africa, destroying crops.
Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are facing their worst outbreaks in decades, while Uganda… Read more Audio
8:52 AM.Controversy appears to have followed Israel Folau to his Super League debut with the Catalans Dragons in the south of France at the weekend.
Two women say they were told to remove rainbow flags, a… Read more Audio
8:55 AM.A scientific study of the number of insects splattered by cars in the UK has revealed a huge decline in the abundance of bugs over two decades.
The research by the Kent Wildlife Trust adds to growing… Read more Audio