6:00 AM.Top stories this morning Cabinet decides today if and when we can leave Alert Level 3. We'll look at whether the country's ready It could be back to school for all soon - but expect timetable changes… Read more Audio
6:07 AM.Germany has seen a spike in the rate of Covid-19 infections just days after the country eased its lockdown restrictions.
According to the Robert Kock Institue, Germany's reproduction rate - which is… Read more Audio
6:17 AM.Those advocating for lung cancer sufferers say the extra funding announced for Pharmac in this year's budget is cold comfort.
Pharmac is getting an additional $160 million over four years to secure… 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
6:24 AM.The Green Building Council is urging the government to invest in healthier homes in a bid to stimulate the economy in the wake of Covid-19.
The council says if the government was to adopt three main… Read more Audio
6:37 AM.The opposition is putting pressure on the Government to go into Alert Level 2 ahead of today's Cabinet meeting.
Today Cabinet will decide whether the country will be able to move from Level 3 into… Read more Audio
6:40 AM.Cabinet will decide today whether to greatly reduce the restrictions that have been in place for nearly seven weeks.
While many people cross their fingers that will happen, others worry the fight… Read more Audio
6:45 AM.UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has held a national address where he revealed further details of his government's plan to ease the country out of lockdown.
The UK is one of the hardest hit by the… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
7:08 AM.The cabinet will decide today whether to greatly reduce the restrictions that have been in place for nearly seven weeks.
While many people are crossing their fingers that will happen, others worry… Read more Audio
7:13 AM.Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker says while New Zealand is very close to being able to ease restrictions, we will all need to remain very vigilant when we do.
He speaks to… Read more Audio
7:18 AM.Children and teachers can expect timetable changes, zoom meetings and a lot more hand washing when they return to school under Alert Level 2.
The government will announce today when schools can go… Read more Audio
7:22 AM.Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to proactively backpay people who have been denied a benefit because they got redundancy pay when they were laid off.
An RNZ investigation… Read more Audio
7:28 AM.The hunt is on for a 29-year-old man who escaped custody while being taken from hospital to Rimutaka Prison last night.
He was last seen on foot in the Silverstream or Heretaunga area in the Hutt… Read more Audio
7:35 AM.The whole country is holding it's breath to find out when we will go into Alert Level 2.
Once the level drops retail, hospitality and domestic travel will be allowed again, albeit with restrictions… Read more Audio
7:43 AM.At least five healthcare workers from Waitākere Hospital are known to have have tested positive for Covid-19 this month - including one who has been hospitalised.
The New Zealand Nurses… Read more Audio
7:48 AM.The Royal Commission investigating historic abuse in care has quietly suspended meetings of the group of survivors set up to advise it.
The inquiry told survivor advisory group members in December… Read more Audio
7:52 AM.The Cancer Society is concerned about the lack of funding in this year's budget for new cancer drugs as the government juggles the unexpected spending on Covid-19.
Pharmac is getting an extra $160… Read more Audio
7:55 AM.The Covid-19 lockdown has prompted all sorts of exercise innovations with everyone stuck at home and unable to get to the gym.
It's no different for a dedicated group of Edgecumbe seniors, who have… Read more Audio
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8:09 AM.New Zealanders have a nervous wait today as the government makes the call this afternoon on whether to move to Alert Level 2.
The return to a semblance of normality is a big jump, and the government… Read more Audio
8:13 AM.The Government's big decision on whether to move New Zealand to Alert Level 2 is looming.
.Cabinet will decide today if the country can move to something almost resembling normality and allow cafes… Read more Audio
8:18 AM.New Zealand Trade and Enterprise says interest in fresh New Zealand produce is surging in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The Chinese economy is beginning to recover after two months in lockdown due to… Read more Audio
8:25 AM.An elderly woman has had her phone line and internet disconnected by Vodafone during lockdown because of an overdue account - caused by the company's own admin bungle.
That's despite the phone… Read more Audio
8:29 AM.Pioneering rock 'n' roll singer Little Richard - known for his hit song Tutti Frutti - has died at the age of 87.
He influenced The Beatles, Elton John and Elvis Presley, and his mix of blues, R&B… Read more Video, Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:40 AM.Farmers in Wairarapa are banding together to send feed north to their drought-stricken neighbours in Hawke's Bay. That's despite feed for livestock being in short supply nationwide.
Wairarapa farmers… Read more Audio
8:44 AM.The Green Building Council has a housing plan it says would be a quick-fire way to stimulate the economy in the wake of Covid-19.
In a new report, it urges the Government to invest in warmer homes… Read more Audio
8:49 AM.The government says it will shore-up New Zealand's family and sexual violence services in the upcoming 2020 budget to the tune of $183 million over the next four years.
Reports suggest that the… Read more Audio
8:53 AM.There is a push for Tokelau to again have the chance to decide if it should become independent from New Zealand.
A Tokelauan leader wants a referendum on independence to be held by 2025, the… Read more Audio
8:56 AM.As Chinese zoos and aquariums grapple with new bans on wildlife trade, a New Zealand tech entrepeneur is seeing unexpected interest in her latest project.
Melanie Langlotz has helped build a… Read more Audio