6:12 AM.A man who woke up 'crook as hell' yesterday morning says he waited seven hours for a Covid-19 test, while others gave up and left without getting a test at all.
Mike Paora says people spent hours… 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
6:44 AM.Worried Northlanders have been turning out in droves to be swabbed for Covid-19 - but testing centres are overrun.
Many people are also stockpiling food in case of any alert level change.
Reporter… Read more Audio
6:46 AM.The National Party says it's ongoing criticism of New Zealand's MIQ facilities is justified following the Covid-19 case in the community in Northland.
Party Covid-19 response spokesperson Chris… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.Superyacht berths at two Auckland marinas are almost fully booked for the Amercia's Cup.
Only four of the 77 berths remain available and of those occupied, most are New Zealand vessels.
Economic… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
7:08 AM.Australia has suspended quarantine-free travel for New Zealanders for at least 72 hours after confirmation yesterday New Zealand has a case of the South African variant of Covid-19.
A 56-year-old… Read more Audio
7:12 AM.A new case of Covid-19 in Northland has caused concern among iwi in the area.
Māori leaders in Northland are calling for a vast improvement at the region's Covid-19 testing centres, saying the… Read more Audio
7:20 AM.The government is being urged to stop using any managed isolation hotels that allow air to be distributed between different rooms.
A Northland woman who tested positive for Covid-19 days after she… Read more Audio
7:24 AM.Firefighters who battled for hours yesterday to prevent a blaze from destroying homes at Pines Beach, are worried record hot temperatures forecast for today could undo all of their good work.
They… Read more Audio
7:28 AM.The mercury is expected to reach a blistering 36 degrees in Canterbury today.
The predicted temperature prompted the Canterbury district health board to issue a warning, urging residents to keep out… Read more Audio
7:38 AM.A leading modeller of the pandemic says an uncontrolled outbreak of a new variant of Covid-19 in New Zealand would warrant an shift to Alert Level 4.
Professor Shaun Hendy says any uncertainty over… Read more Audio
7:44 AM.Today in the US, the House of Representatives will formally charge ex-President Donald Trump with inciting violence ahead of the deadly attack on the Capitol.
It comes just over a year after the… Read more Audio
7:49 AM.Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta is facing pressure to do more to prevent companies dumping contaminated waste water.
RNZ has revealed hundreds of companies have breached their trade waste… Read more Audio
7:56 AM.Overstayers from a Tongan church community in Auckland are afraid to file a complaint about a New Zealand residency scheme in case they're deported back to their homeland.
Tongan lawyer Nalesoni… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.The sailing duo of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have picked up the New Zealand Olympic Committee's top award, the Lonsdale Cup. Read more Audio
8:10 AM.There's hopes Tuesday will be better for Covid-19 testing in Auckland after residents had to wait hours to get a test on Monday.
The Ministry of Health says more staff will be working today in both… Read more Audio
8:12 AM.A Northland business leader was surprised to see trading continue at many shops and companies in the region immediately following news of a Covid-19 community case.
Northland Chamber of Commerce… Read more Audio
8:17 AM.Many students will start the school year next week with no shoes, an empty tummy and dirty clothes.
Schools say this has been exacerbated by Covid-19 and there are a myriad of challenges faced by… Read more Audio
8:20 AM.Firefighters who battled for hours yesterday to prevent a blaze from destroying homes at Pines Beach, are worried record hot temperatures forecast for today could undo all of their good work.
8:23 AM.A major waste water pipe has burst in central Wellington, closing roads and disrupting morning traffic.
The pipe burst at the intersection of Victoria Street and Mercer Street yesterday afternoon… Read more Audio
8:27 AM.European scientists originally labelled Aotearoa's plants with Latin names but now some biologists want to use Māori.
Support for the restoration of indigenous names to native plants and animals is… Read more Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:36 AM.A teacher claims the Ministry of Education made it hard for staff to complain about the owner of a Feilding childcare centre who is accused of mistreating children for years.
The ministry's… Read more Audio
8:41 AM.Poverty is still causing problems for kids headed to school this year, with many children set to start the year next week with no shoes, an empty tummy and dirty clothes.
Kidscan Chief Executive… Read more Audio
8:47 AM.New Zealand is one of only 20 countries in the world to have a confirmed case of the South African variant of Covid-19.
On Monday, the Australian Government suspended quarantine free travel for New… Read more Audio
8:55 AM.For some, summer is all about relaxation, but for lifeguards across the country this is the busiest time of the year.
So busy that sometimes a day on patrol means saving 27 people in 10 minutes.
… Read more Audio