6:00 AM.Covid-19: Melbourne heads into stricter lockdown; Siouxsie Wiles on Victoria outbreak and NZ; Labour still without policies a month before voting opens; Napier programme keeping troubled kids in… Read more Audio
6:25 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
6:27 AM.News from the rural and farming sector. Read more Audio
6:39 AM.Melbourne is spending its first night under curfew, which will end at 7am Monday NZT.
Under the "stage four" lockdown, Melbourne residents will only be allowed to shop and exercise within five… Read more Audio
6:49 AM.The Principals Federation wants the government to stop spending a hundred-million-dollars a year on the previous government's flagship education scheme, the communities of learning.
The scheme pays… Read more Audio
6:50 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
7:09 AM.Melbourne wakes up from its first night under curfew, as it begins a six-week-long lockdown.
The Australian state declared a "state of disaster" at the weekend.
It has gone into "stage four" lock… Read more Audio
7:15 AM.Melbourne wakes up from its first night under curfew, as it begins a six-week-long lockdown. The Australian state declared a "state of disaster" at the weekend.
7:20 AM.The situation in Victoria is a reminder of how the pandemic continues to rage abroad and how quickly the virus can spread if a gamble is made on the wrong strategy.
So, what does a serious outbreak… Read more Audio
7:24 AM.The Prime Minister says a trans-Tasman bubble is a while away in the wake of an explosion of Covid-19 cases across the ditch.
Melbourne has recently gone into a "stage four" lockdown similar to New… Read more Audio
7:39 AM.A pilot programme in Napier is helping to keep some of the city's most troubled and violent children in school.
It comes amid rising concern about violence in schools nationally, and worries that… Read more Audio
7:42 AM.Hundreds of principals are urging the government to scrap a divisive education scheme that costs a $100 million a year, most of it in extra pay for teachers and principals.
The Principals Federation… Read more Audio
7:46 AM.Jury trials are resuming on Monday, after Covid-19 disruptions saw them scrapped for months.
The legal system must now work through the backlog of cases that has built up since March, but how well… Read more Audio
7:52 AM.The latest advertising campaign by the Chinese Consulate in a prominent Christchurch newspaper is being called propaganda.
The Consulate ad's have been appearing regularly in the Christchurch Star… Read more Audio
7:56 AM.Two NASA astronauts have landed back on earth after a splash landing off the coast of Florida.
It was the first water landing since the Apollo missions nearly 50 years ago.
Ex RNZ journalist Matthew… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.Top flight gymnasts who complained of abuse by an international coach were told to keep quiet by New Zealand Gymnastics. Read more Audio
8:10 AM.This morning 5 million Melbourne residents are starting the first day of a strict six-week lockdown and the declaration of a "state of disaster" in Victoria.
That's in addition to the three weeks of… Read more Audio
8:21 AM.A drive-thru testing centre opens in Queenstown on Tuesday and locals are being encouraged to get a test, regardless of their symptoms.
The initiative is in response to the man who tested positive… Read more Audio
8:25 AM.National Party finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith has accused Finance Minister Grant Robertson of downplaying job losses when the wage subsidy ends.
Roberston refused to predict what percentage of… Read more Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:38 AM.The Chatham Islands is set to nab nearly $40 million in funding for infrastructure projects.
High on the list are much-needed upgrades to the Chatham's airport, including a new runway.
The money… Read more Audio
8:43 AM.A leading sleep research centre is facing changes that could undermine its worldwide status.
Massey University wants to absorb the Sleep Wake centre into another department due to a shortfall in… Read more Audio
8:47 AM.A prolonged court battle begins today over who is to blame for millions of dollars of damage from 2017's Port Hills fires.
A group of 80 claimants who suffered property damage from the fires want $10… Read more Audio
8:49 AM.The number of sheep being born this summer is expected to fall sharply thanks to the drought over summer and autumn.
Ewes without enough grass to eat carry far fewer twins than usual and hardly any… Read more Audio
8:53 AM.A newly wed Auckland couple who were stranded in the Falklands for four months are almost home, thanks to a lift from a fishing vessel.
Feeonaa and Neville Clifton left for their honeymoon at the… Read more Audio
8:57 AM.The Northern Mystics have shown the Central Pulse can be beaten, upsetting the defending champions 44-42 in Porirua yesterday.
It was a critical result for the Mystics, who are in an arm wrestle with… Read more Audio