8:55 AM.Amy Adams and Nikki Kaye have both announced they will stand down at the election.
National Party leader Judith Collins has thanked Kaye and Adams for their contributions to politics, following their… Read more Audio
8:50 AM.The horticulture industry warns it may have to cut back on the harvest, if the government doesn't move quickly to head-off a critical labour shortage in the spring.
The hospitality, pork, shearing… Read more Audio
8:42 AM.Nikki Kaye has announced her retirement from the National Party, saying she no longer plans to stand for re-election.
She speaks to Corin Dann. Read more Audio
8:41 AM.Three people have died in the Australian state of Victoria in the last two days from Covid-19.
Yesterday was the tenth day in a row that Victoria recorded new Covid cases in the triple figures as 238… Read more Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:28 AM.The cause of the Christchurch fire that killed two young children has still not been determined.
The victims were an eight-year-old boy and an eight-month-old baby.
They died after a fire in a home… Read more Audio
8:24 AM.Experts and government officials are warning that New Zealanders need to stop being so complacent and accept there could be another outbreak of Covid-19.
They say the risk of community transmission… Read more Audio
8:18 AM.National has a new health spokesperson after Michael Woodhouse was stripped of the portfolio.
Dr Shane Reti, the MP for Whangarei, has replaced him and been promoted to the front bench.
Before… Read more Audio
8:10 AM.Former National Party deputy leader Nikki Kaye will quit today ahead of today's party reshuffle.
She announced her resignation in a press release on Thursday morning.
We have asked Kaye for comment… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.A penalty from All White Chris Wood with the last kick of the game gave Burnley a 1-1 draw with Wolves in their Premier League football clash.
Wood should have equalised earlier in stoppage time but… Read more Audio
7:58 AM.More than half of those shot at by police with sponge bullets are Māori, police data shows. The bullets are large rounds of dense, blunt material designed not to penetrate skin.
They are fired from a… Read more Audio
7:50 AM.Amy Adams is set to be announcing her resignation again today just as former deputy leader Nikki Kaye leaves too.
Kaye confirmed her resignation on Thursday morning.
Adams had announced her… Read more Audio
7:44 AM.New Zealand First says Tiwai Point's future is a matter of national interest and the plant should be saved.
The plant's owner, Rio Tinto, says it will close the aluminium smelter next year.
Regional… Read more Audio
7:40 AM.The Child Poverty Action Group says Early Childhood Education needs to be nationalised.
A new report by CPAG shows that an increase in for-profit providers has had a detrimental impact on the quality… Read more Audio
7:30 AM.Downloads of the government's Covid-19 app have stalled, prompting warnings to the NZ public not to get complacent.
About 596,000 people had installed it on their phones as of yesterday, just 5000… Read more Audio
7:26 AM.Part of the ongoing fight against Covid-19 is a renewed call by the government for New Zealanders to use its Covid contact tracer app.
It has even indicated it may make it mandatory for businesses to… Read more Audio
7:20 AM.The risk of another Covid-19 outbreak is growing every day as more New Zealanders return from places where the virus is increasing exponentially.
An economist who first warned the government about… Read more Audio
7:17 AM.National MP Michael Woodhouse wants to put the Covid-19 data leak behind him now that the party is under new leadership.
Woodhouse has been stripped of the health portfolio under new leader Judith… Read more Audio
7:08 AM.National could be rocked by another high profile resignation today with growing speculation former party deputy leader Nikki Kaye will quit ahead of today's party reshuffle.
RNZ understands she will… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
6:48 AM.Businesses in Christchurch warn the worst of the economic fallout from coronavirus is yet to come.
Early estimates suggest there could be up to 36,500 job losses in the city over the coming year.
… Read more Audio
6:45 AM.The government's being told that forcing shops and cafes to display QR codes for Covid-19 tracing won't increase the number of customers using it.
The number of people who've downloaded the… Read more Audio
6:41 AM.The Prime Minister is warning New Zealanders not to be complacent in the battle against Covid 19 and as part of that warning she is quoting economist Rodney Jones.
Jones early on warned the… Read more Audio
6:37 AM.Judith Collins has demoted a senior MP in her first full day in the job as she clears the decks following a disastrous week for the party.
Later this morning the new leader will unveil her reshuffle… Read more Audio
6:22 AM.News from the rural and farming sector. Read more Audio
6:20 AM.A brief update from the business sector. Read more Audio
6:16 AM.One of the biggest Māori tourism operators in Rotorua, Te Puia, has come back to life since re-opening two weeks ago, but its still having to watch every cent until the borders re-open.
Te Puia was… Read more Audio
6:08 AM.A Canterbury GP is warning that new testing guidelines issued to GPs on Tuesday will not boost the rate of people being tested every day.
Currently, around 2000 people are being tested for Covid-19… Read more Audio
6:00 AM.Top stories this morning... Could there be another shock resignation for National? Speculation grows Nikki Kaye may quit ahead of today's party reshuffle. Demoted health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse… Read more Audio