6:00 AM.Test results from Wellington contacts of a Covid-positve Sydney man are due back today - we speak to the Prime Minister. A 20-billion-dollar spend-up on defence becomes the latest Covid casualty… Read more Audio
6:13 AM.Planned new defence spending could be cut back.
The Defence Minister says Covid-19 means the government's having to run the ruler over the $20 billion defence capability plan, and there will be… Read more Audio
6:18 AM.A former Christchurch mayor says the city's economic agency should stop focusing on events and tourism, and should put more effort into developing the economy.
ChristchurchNZ was founded four years… Read more Audio
6:18 AM.Former boyfriend Justin Timberlake has led an outpouring of support for Britney Spears.
This after Spears launched a blistering attack on the "abusive" conservatorship that has controlled her life… Read more Audio
6:20 AM.A brief update from the business sector. Audio
6:22 AM.News from the rural and farming sector. Audio
6:37 AM.Health experts are mystified over Government reluctance to enforce mandatory mask wearing and QR code scanning under alert level 2.
Covid-19 Reponse Minister Chris Hipkins says while mandating these… Read more Audio
6:45 AM.A senior lawyer says it is healing for the women to win a legal result years after being sexually harassed by a senior employee at the firm, Russell McVeagh.
The Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary… Read more Audio
6:50 AM.The plaudits continue to flow for the Black Caps cricketers, more than 24 hours after being crowned winners of the inaugural World Test Championship.
Following their eight-wicket triumph against… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Audio
7:12 AM.Critical Covid-19 test results are due out today after thousands of Wellingtonians rushed to get swabbed for the virus.
People in bars, restaurants and at Te Papa at the same time as the Sydney man… Read more Audio
7:15 AM.The $20 billion spend-up on defence is the latest Covid-19 casualty, with a range of options to scale it down now before the Finance Minister.
The major investment in a range of new military hardware… Read more Audio
7:20 AM.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is encouraging Wellingtonians to wear a mask, but won't be requiring it, as the city hopes to stave off community transmission of Covid-19.
A person who later… Read more Audio
7:27 AM.Part of an apartment building has collapsed in Miami, one person is confirmed dead and 99 people are reported missing.
Rescuers are combing the rubble in the search for survivors and were seen… Read more Audio
7:38 AM.A new testing station is opening at Te Papa on Friday morning to help cope with increased demand due to a person who later tested positive for Covid-19 visiting Wellington last week.
Test results… Read more Audio
7:45 AM.A former Russell McVeagh partner has been found guilty of sexual misconduct by the legal profession's disciplinary body.
The tribunal has found James Desmond Gardner-Hopkins's actions in 2015 met the… Read more Audio
7:51 AM.Three weeks after severe floodwaters carved through the region, the clean-up still has no end in sight for some Canterbury residents.
The Prime Minister yesterday announced another $4 million of… Read more Audio
7:54 AM.The Covid-19 outbreak in Fiji continues to escalate.
Its health ministry announced 308 new cases on Thursday night, the highest daily total recorded so far.
The death toll now sits at 12.
Lice… Read more Audio
7:56 AM.A group of young Cook Islanders set off this week on a voyage they hope will revive a generations-old tradition that's become endangered.
They're visiting all 15 of the country's islands on a… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.The Black Caps captain Kane Williamson says becoming World Test Champions is one of the greatest moments in New Zealand cricket history. Audio
8:11 AM.Health officials are working under the assumption that the visitor who visited Wellington from Sydney has the Delta variant of Covid-19.
That variant is significantly more infectious, and is quickly… Read more Audio
8:16 AM.Two survivors of sexual abuse at Auckland's Dilworth School says it should face repercussions for allowing the abuse of many children to continue for three decades.
They've filed a complaint to the… Read more Audio
8:21 AM.A survivor of Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital who took his complaints to the United Nations says the government here is still not helping victims.
In the 1970s, then 13-year-old Paul Zentfeld was put… Read more Audio
8:27 AM.An indigenous group in Canada says it has found 751 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in Saskatchewan.
It comes weeks after the remains of 215 children were found at a… Read more Audio
8:30 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:38 AM.Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown says an announcement of $4 million for flood affected farmers is great news, but more will be needed.
Prime Minister yesterday Jacinda Ardern promised the money during a… Read more Audio
8:41 AM.A former Christchurch mayor is questioning the value of the city's multi-million dollar economic development agency saying it's not doing enough to grow jobs and industry.
ChristchurchNZ, got just… Read more Audio
8:45 AM.A long-held plan to build a Youth Hub in central Christchurch has cleared a major obstacle, after an agreement was reached a group of unhappy neighbours.
Once built, the hub will become the home of… Read more Audio
8:47 AM.Saturday's rugby game between the Māori All Blacks and Samoa in Te Whanganui-a-Tara is more than just an on-field clash for many of the players.
While the game will be played without fans it will… Read more Audio
8:52 AM.New Zealanders will embark on a major bit of avian reconnaissance this weekend, with the annual New Zealand Garden Bird Survey.
The citizen science project asks people take note of what birds visit… Read more Audio