6:00 AM.Top stories this morning As the number of coronovirus cases continue to fall we look at what life will be like under Level Three and below. The decision will be made by cabinet on Monday but public… Read more Audio
6:16 AM.The move by Pacific island countries to seal themselves off from the outside world is being heralded as largely successful, with some countries now easing their internal lockdowns.
But in the… Read more Audio
6:19 AM.Businesses on the South Island's West Coast are agitating for permission to reopen early, because their region has had only five cases of Covid-19.
The Government will say today what Alert Level 2… 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
6:40 AM.A top pandemic advisor to the Government says the data around contact tracing is still weak, just five days before the Government will decide whether to ease the lockdown.
Physics professor Shaun… Read more Audio
6:43 AM.Medical staff at Burwood Hospital have only just been given access to the highest level of face masks and visors - despite caring for the most Covid-19 cases of any hospital.
Six people from the… Read more Audio
6:46 AM.The Council of Trade Unions says with more unemployment looming, Work and Income rules on benefits for people in relationships need to be scrapped.
Job seeker benefits can be cut to nothing depending… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Audio
7:09 AM.An economist who first warned the government of the potential severity of the coronavirus crisis in mid-February says the country could be at Alert Level 2 within weeks.
Rodney Jones of Wigram… Read more Audio
7:14 AM.Many business owners say they have plans in place to safely operate once lockdown lifts.
They'll need to show they can operate safely with workers given plenty of space and good systems for… Read more Audio
7:17 AM.Two top pandemic advisers to the Government say they have not seen crucial Covid-19 data, and some other data is weak, with five days to go till a decision on lockdown.
Epidemiologist Michael Baker… Read more Audio
7:20 AM.The head of the World Health Organization says he regrets President Trump's decision to pull funding for the organisation, but called on world unity to fight the new coronavirus pandemic.
The… Read more Audio
7:22 AM.Health workers on the front line of the deadliest cluster of Covid-19 cases have only just been given access to the most protective type of face masks.
Six patients from the Rosewood Rest Home have… Read more Audio
7:25 AM.Finance Minister Grant Robertson has sent a clear signal the economy will look different once New Zealand emerges from the Covid-19 recession.
He told a business gathering yesterday the Government's… Read more Audio
7:36 AM.A Wellington woman was swept into the sea and her husband was crushed against their house by his Landrover after huge waves battered the south coast yesterday.
Residents had to evacuate the area… Read more Audio
7:43 AM.United States President Donald Trump's approval rating in the United States may not have fallen a lot within the country, but his stocks are certainly decling around the world.
Trump's decision to… Read more Audio
7:55 AM.Major media organisations are urging the Government to spend their advertising money locally rather than on global giants Google and Facebook.
They told Parliament's Epidemic Response Committee… Read more Audio
8:09 AM.Businesses on the West Coast of the South Island say with only a handful of Covid-19 cases, they should be the first to be allowed to open their doors.
The government will set out today what Alert… Read more Audio
8:14 AM.One of the Government's key pandemic advisors say he is still in the dark over whether this country has good enough border control, testing and tracing systems to keep the coronavirus at bay.
Cabinet… Read more Audio
8:19 AM.Countdown has opened a supermarket with a difference, to help deal with the increased demand they're dealing with.
The store is in the Auckland suburb of Penrose and will be like a normal supermarket… Read more Audio
8:24 AM.A government memo leaked to RNZ suggests prisoners could be kept locked up past their release date if deemed a Covid-19 risk.
The Solicitor General has written to Crown solicitors and public… Read more Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Audio
8:35 AM.Nurses at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland say they're alarmed by a Counties Manukau DHB plan to reuse personal protective equipment.
RNZ has been shown correspondence telling staff to collect old… Read more Audio
8:38 AM.A protest camp at Ōwairaka/Mount Albert has been removed because they have been breaching the level 4 lockdown rules.
Protesters have been occupying the site since November over the planned felling… Read more Audio
8:41 AM.Around 800,000 students are back at school again and yesterday we heard from a Napier teacher about how much she was looking forward to getting back to work.
So we thought we'd check in again this… Read more Audio
8:46 AM.A top-level taskforce is now working on a priority list of shovel-ready projects for when the government relaxes lockdown measures.
Submissions to the infrastructure industry reference group closed… Read more Audio
8:50 AM.One New Zealander in India is considering turning down the offer of a government charter flight to get his family home because it would put him in too much debt.
Foreign Minister Winston Peters… Read more Audio
8:55 AM.Former Labour Cabinet Minister John Tamihere and iwi leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer are the new co-leaders of the Māori Party.
The party has been rebuilding after losing its two MPs at the 2017… Read more Audio