6:08 AM.Hundreds of Mid Canterbury residents have spent another night next to their packed bags, ready for evacuations at any second.
While the rain has eased, rivers are continuing to drain a three-day… Read more Audio
6:09 AM.Ashburton is still cut off after flooding hit on Sunday and Monday.
An extreme deluge of rain washed out three bridges in the district and covered roads.
The main bridge across the Ashburton River… Read more Audio
6:12 AM.Hundreds of Mid Canterbury residents have spent another night next to their packed bags, ready for evacuations at any second.
6:20 AM.Northland is making a Covid-19 vaccine comeback after a scrambled start to the rollout.
Ministry of Health figures show the DHB has gone from being 3000 doses behind its weekly target in April, 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. Audio
6:37 AM.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor are in to mid-Canterbury to survey the damage from three days of torrential rain.
Evacuees and stranded travellers have spent… Read more Audio
6:42 AM.Agriculture Minster Damien O'Connor will visit Ashburton today to see the damage from flooding in the district.
Mid-Canterbury Federated Farmers president David Clark spoke to Corin Dann. Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
7:09 AM.Hundreds of Cantabrians have spent the night next to packed bags, warned to be ready to move if rivers burst their banks.
While the rain has eased, waterways are continuing to drain a three-day… Read more Audio
7:13 AM.The mid-Canterbury town of Hinds - south of Ashburton - remains completely surrounded by flood waters which have also closed the highway.
Reporter Conan Young was there.
He spoke to Susie Ferguson.
7:17 AM."People are always trying to divide Australia and New Zealand - they will not succeed."
That was Scott Morrison's response when asked if Wellington's position on China is harming the relationship… Read more Audio
7:22 AM.Ashburton has woken from a nervous night as flooding forced residents to stay packed in case of an emergency evacuation.
The clean up job is now beginning, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will… Read more Audio
7:29 AM.Nurses are considering a late pay offer from District Health Boards making a last minute attempt to avoid a massive nationwide strike.
Around 30,000 members of the Nurses Organisation are planning to… Read more Audio
7:36 AM.An attempt to form a coalition government in Israel could be poised to end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year term as the leader of Israel.
Netanyahu's chief rival, the centrist politician… Read more Audio
7:40 AM.National MP Nick Smith will leave politics this month after more than 30 years, following a "verbal altercation" in his Wellington office.
In a statement Smith says he's retiring for personal and… Read more Audio
7:46 AM.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor will be visiting waterlogged Canterbury today to assess the damage.
Farmers are bearing the brunt of the floods with swathes of… Read more Audio
7:50 AM.About seven families camped out at the Hakatere Marae on the outskirts of Ashburton on Monday night.
While it was bad weather across the region, inside the marae there's been plenty of comfort food… Read more Audio
7:53 AM.Tennis player Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open in the wake of her decision to boycott post-match media duties.
Yesterday Grand Slam organisers said the Japanese player could face… Read more Audio
7:57 AM.Councils are warning their inability to access a key government rent subsidy is stunting their plans for more public housing.
About a third of councils want to increase their stock, but few are… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open in the wake of her decision to boycott post-match media duties, explaining she had been suffering from depression for almost three… Read more Audio
8:09 AM.The Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor are in mid-Canterbury to survey the damage from three days of torrential rain.
The Government has made an initial contribution of… Read more Audio
8:14 AM.A church in Rangiora has become a base for those evacuating flooding in North Canterbury.
Rangiora Baptist Church executive pastor Jan De Lange has been checking in on those at the church.
He spoke… Read more Audio
8:20 AM.New Zealand Rugby has a new chair.
Stewart Mitchell won the role over Bailey Mackey in a tense contest yesterday, by one vote, and he's promising to "re-imagine" and "innovate" on, and off, the rugby… Read more Audio
8:26 AM.An Auckland-based cloud storage company - that the FBI warns is being used by ransomware attackers - cannot rule out hackers are using it to store patient data stolen from Waikato hospitals.
Mega.NZ… Read more Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:36 AM.The Ashburton bridge at State Highway 1 was closed earlier this morning after motorists reported they could feel it slumping under them.
Reporter Conan Young was one of those who drove south over the… Read more Audio
8:40 AM.A climate scientist says it's too soon to say exactly what role climate change played in the severity of the Canterbury deluge - but it's likely to have made it more severe.
The warming of the… Read more Audio
8:49 AM.A West Auckland GP clinic fears burnout for staff after failing in its efforts to recruit a registered nurse for almost a year.
One of the practice owners says it's failing to compete with Covid-19… Read more Audio
8:52 AM.Workers in New Zealand are at high risk of burning out.
A new study shows Māori employees are 163 percent more likely to be burnt-out - while New Zealand Europeans are 51.9 percent less likely to be… Read more Audio