6:00 AM.We'll hear from the head of the new group advising the government on key covid decisions. National's on the offensive over the speed of the vaccine rollout. The trans-tasman bubble doesn't include… Read more Audio
6:14 AM.A new team of experts has been set up to advise the government on critical Covid-19 decisions as the country moves into the next phase of the pandemic response.
These include how many people should… Read more Audio
8:10 AM.Some tourism operators will hold off ramping up their business until there is more certainty over whether trans-Tasman travel will bring a boon to the regions.
Australians accounted for 40 percent of… Read more Audio
6:16 AM.One major challenge for nightime policing in Wellington is the large numbers of people going into town already drunk - a practice long known as "pre-loading".
Now, Wellington police say that is being… 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
6:42 AM.Brazil has reached a new milestone no one wants to see.
Its daily Covid-19 deaths have topped 4000 for the first time.
Hospitals are overwhelmed and there are waitlists for ICU beds.
Dr Pedro… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
7:10 AM.The government has appointed a team of experts to advise it on critical Covid-19 decisions as the country moves into the next phase of the pandemic response.
These include how many people should be… Read more Audio
7:19 AM.The National Party has slammed the Government over its claims that the Covid-19 vaccination rollout is on track.
The Health Ministry has released details showing that just over 90,000 doses of the… Read more Audio
7:30 AM.Poverty continues to be the major reason why Māori are the victims of crime more often than non-Māori.
A Ministry of Justice study has found there's been no improvement in the last 15 years.
It's… Read more Audio
7:35 AM.The Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd has reached day eight of proceedings in Minneapolis.
Floyd's death ignited the Black Lives Matter protests last year, and with the world… Read more Audio
7:41 AM.Despite the introduction of a travel bubble this month, a third of Australia will remain off-limits for many New Zealanders.
Western Australia is continuing to enforce mandatory quarantine - which is… Read more Audio
7:44 AM.Members bills have produced dramatic law changes like anti-smacking, marriage equality and more recently assisted dying - but up until now it's been the luck of the draw.
MPs who are not ministers… Read more Audio
7:48 AM.Weeding out fake news is increasingly difficult in the new media environment where social media rules.
But are journalists also being duped - or are they complicit?
Ruth Hill reports. Read more Audio
7:52 AM.Auckland's water reservoirs are half empty again - nearing record lows - but this time authorities are not so worried.
Multiple projects to increase water supply and processing mean the city's not… Read more Audio
7:55 AM.From lockdown, to shutdown, to a new stay at home order.
The 14.6 million residents of Canada's Ontario province were told this morning of new measures to slow the spread of Ontario's third wave of… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.The the two tests against England in June will be the first time many of the Black Caps have played cricket overseas in more than a year. Audio
8:15 AM.A third of Australia will still off-limits for many New Zealanders when the trans-Tasman bubble starts running from 19 April.
Western Australia is continuing to enforce mandatory quarantine - which… Read more Audio
8:19 AM.The Ministry of Justice has found that Māori are more likely to be victims of crime than any other ethnic group in New Zealand.
The results of a new study showed that 38 percent of Māori were… Read more Audio
8:25 AM.The Health Ministry is making a run at overcoming years of blockages in the way people's medical records are shared nationwide.
It has put a business case to Cabinet for millions of dollars to set up… Read more Audio
8:28 AM.A Bill that would remove alcohol restrictions over Easter, Christmas Day and Anzac Day may gain extra momentum due to a rule change at Parliament.
Labour's Kieran McAnulty's Bill would change the… Read more Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:41 AM.Three-quarters of the families connected to the Pike River Mine disaster are vowing to push for a continued drift recovery, despite the government ending its funding.
A public statement last month… Read more Audio
8:49 AM.A Taranaki hospitality school says opening up its student accommodation to homeless people was an easy decision to make.
The Pacific International Hotel Management School is housing about 50 people -… Read more Audio
8:52 AM.An aerospace joint-venture is being touted as the launchpad for sending New Zealand-Germany combined missions into space.
Twelve New Zealand organisations are being funded by the government to… Read more Audio