6:00 AM.Top stories this morning... Importers of protective medical gowns says they can't find a supplier - and half a million gowns are needed The Muslim community is overwhelmed but relieved at the mosque… Read moreAudio
6:47 AM.The number of Coronavirus deaths in Italy has now risen above seven-and-a-half thousand - but there are growing signs that the pace of infections is slowing, particularly in the north, the epicentre… Read moreAudio
7:15 AM.A major supplier of protective gowns has told RNZ demand has gone through the roof since the lockdown was announced on Monday it's having trouble finding 500,000 gowns requested by the Ministry of… Read moreAudio
7:46 AM.Fourteen dementia residents in isolation in a Napier rest home will learn today if they have Covid-19.The residents and some staff were tested after being linked to a visiting cruise ship with 133… Read moreAudio
8:21 AM.Hundreds of childcare centres will be paid tens of millions of dollars for loss of income during the Covid-19 crisis thanks to a special insurance deal that excludes almost all other businesses.
8:57 AM.From providing emergency housing, to organising virtual mental health sessions, the Paekakariki Community Board has jumped into action to help their small village stay connected through the lockdown.