6:08 AM.Six months on from lockdown jobseeker numbers remain stubbornly high in Taranaki with the young, Maori and women particularly hard hit.
In August, 3397 work-ready jobseekers were registered in… Read more Audio
6:10 AM.New research shows that an additive that makes 1080 shiny to kea, might be the tool needed to teach the curious alpine parrots to avoid the lethal pellets.
The controversial poison is used widely to… 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
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
7:08 AM.New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is leaving nothing to chance as he fights for his political survival this election.
At one or two percent support in the polls the future is looking very… Read more Audio
7:13 AM.Desperate, negative and a little bizzare - that's the verdict on Judith Collins' tactics in the final week of the campaign.
The National Party leader has doubled down on her wealth tax attacks and… Read more Audio
7:16 AM.It's less than a week until Election Day and parties are making last-ditch attempts to lure anyone who hasn't voted.
So, how are they doing?
Jane Patterson is RNZ's Political Editor. Read more Audio
7:34 AM.Karolina Jordan should be leaving her isolation hotel today but instead she's under mandatory detention after health officials refused to let her have throat swab rather than a nasal test for… Read more Audio
7:36 AM.This week we're catching up with party leaders to see how they think their campaigns have panned out.
If the Labour Party cruises to victory this weekend, as the polls suggest, its success could come… Read more Audio
7:47 AM.An immigration adviser says skilled overseas workers are being consigned to the rubbish heap after delays to residence visas left them no option except returning home.
Many who are seeking residency… Read more Audio
7:50 AM.Lake Ōhau residents remain in the dark about when they will be able to permanently return to their properties in the wake of the fire.
Ten days ago, the blaze tore through the village, destroying or… Read more Audio
7:55 AM.Huge plastic bladders each weighing as much as 20,000 plastic bags are being dumped in landfills with no controls.
Government and other agencies are largely blind to the growing problem of flexi… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.The Wallabies are expecting a strong response from the All Blacks in this weekend's second Bledisloe Cup test at Eden Park. Read more Audio
8:10 AM.FOMO - or the fear of missing out - is playing its part in a relentless surge in the country's house prices, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
Chief executive Bindi Norwell has… Read more Audio
8:19 AM.Six months on from lockdown jobseeker numbers remain stubbornly high in Taranaki with the young, Maori and women particularly hard hit.
But business representatives say there are signs things are… Read more Audio
8:23 AM.More than 1000 schools and early education centres have tapped into government support for children struggling to attend or learn because of the pandemic.
The Education Ministry says it has allocated… Read more Audio
8:26 AM.A World Health Organization doctor caused some consternation this week when he suggested that lockdowns should be the last resort to control Covid-19.
That raised eyebrows in New Zealand, given we've… Read more Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:35 AM.A driving instructor in Wairoa has slammed the inconsistency of taking practical licence tests away from her town but keeping it in other, comparable centres.
Lou Maultstaid has seen countless… Read more Audio
8:49 AM.It's not just Auckland where property prices are booming - several regions are notching record highs too, according to Real Estate Institute of New Zealand figures.
Leading the way is Gisborne, which… Read more Audio
8:55 AM.Highly prized house plants have been stolen from the Wellington Botanic Garden Begonia House.
Wellington City Council reported a break in on Monday night with the thief or thieves taking off with a… Read more Audio