8:56 AM.New Zealand will limit the number of people travelling to Scott Base this year. It's part of a strict isolation plan to keep the continent Covid-19 free.
Chief executive of Antarctica New Zealand… Read more Audio
8:53 AM.The move to Covid-19 Alert Level 1 has put paid to a plan for pop-up bike lanes in Wellington that would have given cyclists more space.
The City Council says there's no longer a reason to push on… Read more Audio
8:46 AM.A campaign to stop Christchurch households from using their recycling bins to dump their smelly non-recyclable waste, is so far failing to change peoples' behaviour.
On Monday close to half of all… Read more Audio
8:43 AM.Peace activists say New Zealand shouldn't send a ship to take part in a major war games exercise off the coast of Hawaii.
The Rim of the Pacific exercise - or Rimpac - is the world's largest… Read more Audio
8:39 AM.The new national polytechnic is facing a bleak first year of existence after 11 of its 16 member institutes announced losses for last year totaling millions of dollars.
The polytechnics that now make… Read more Audio
8:34 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:29 AM.Teachers at Marist College in Auckland are being criticised for tearing down Black Lives Matter posters at the school.
Nia Cherington' s mother Ani says her daughter has quit as the school's… Read more Audio
8:23 AM.The Police Commissioner has admitted the police should have consulted earlier and more widely before starting its Armed Response Team trial.
The Commissioner has now scrapped Armed Response Teams… Read more Audio
8:18 AM.The government expects almost a million people to come off the $11 billion wage subsidy scheme over the next month.
But applications for an eight week extension open today, applying to businesses… Read more Audio
8:10 AM.A massive stocktake of the country's hospitals has reveal many intensive care units, operating theatres and Emergency Departments are in 'poor or very poor' shape.
The Government is releasing the… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.The All Blacks first five Beauden Barrett is excited by the news of bumper crowds building for the opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa this weekend. Audio
7:55 AM.The Trade Minister, David Parker, has taken a swipe at the European Union's negative and protectionist stance on a proposed free trade deal.
Talks have been going on for about two years, but David… Read more Audio
7:50 AM.The Auckland Business Chamber is describing a KiwiRail move as "unconscionable".
The state-owned enterprise is awarding a $371m government rail contract to two overseas companies.
The chamber says… Read more Audio
7:44 AM.The way people will pay for the transmission of their electricity from now on is being revealed later today.
The Electricity Authority, which monitors the electricity market to ensure it is working… Read more Audio
7:37 AM.The Police Commissioner says the now-scrapped Armed Response Teams have shown New Zealanders don't want an armed police force.
Andrew Coster announced armed officers won't be rolled out nationwide -… Read more Audio
7:24 AM.The National Party got into something of a tangle yesterday after finance spokesman Paul Goldsmith said the Prime Minister should "stick to her knitting".
Jacinda Ardern had said she was angry The… Read more Audio
7:20 AM.New Zealand has lost some of its independence within the Five Eyes intelligence alliance and been "drawn in a lot closer" to the US-led spy network, former prime minister Helen Clark says.
Her… Read more Audio
7:14 AM.It's the beginning of the end for the original Covid-19 wage subsidy, as the 12-week, $11 billion scheme draws to a close.
The government expects close to a million people to come off the subsidy… Read more Audio
7:09 AM.The closest ever look at the country's hospitals reveals many intensive care units, operating theatres and Emergency Departments are in 'poor or very poor' shape.
7:06 AM.Beauden Barrett is prepared for plenty of feedback about his move north when the Blues face the Hurricanes in the opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa this weekend. Read more Audio
6:54 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
6:48 AM.One year on from the beginning of the mass pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, protesters once again took to the streets yesterday, but in radically different circumstances.
An estimated 1 million… Read more Audio
6:42 AM.Sweden, unlike pretty much all others, has avoided a lockdown during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Businesses for the most part have remained open - people still going for haircuts, or a post-work pint -… Read more Audio
6:39 AM.Businesses still suffering from the turmoil wrought by Covid-19 can apply for a further eight weeks of the wage subsidy from today.
The Government expects 230,000 employers will sign up for the… Read more Audio
6:26 AM.News from the rural and farming sector. Read more Audio
6:24 AM.A brief update from the business sector. Read more Audio
6:06 AM.The Evian Championship, one of five women's golf major tournaments, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more Audio