6:08 AM.New Zealand man says the government's ignoring science by not allowing fully vaccinated people into the country without quarantining for two weeks.
The limited rooms in managed isolation and… Read more Audio
6:00 AM.Middlemore Hospital is using its playroom to care for sick babies because it has run out of room in the wards, one in four managed isolation guests have received a free stay because officials haven't… Read more Audio
6:14 AM.Thousands of Pacific workers in Auckland are to be given the opportunity to upskill for free while at work.
Registrations open today for firms wanting to take part in what is officially titled the… Read more Audio
6:16 AM.Police have no idea how many photographs of Māori youth are stored in its intelligence database, but continue to insist officers are not racially profiling them.
In March, RNZ revealed police were… 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
As the Government unveils its ambitious new plan for water, hapū and iwi are worried their voices won't be heard in the four mega agencies proposed,
One example is rural Māori in the North, who… Read more Audio
6:45 AM.Amnesty International says footage of Oranga Tamariki staff tackling and restraining a young teen at one of its care facilities appears to amount to excessive use of force.
It says similar problems… Read more Audio
6:48 AM.Police in the city of Vancouver say they have responded to 130 sudden deaths since Friday, linking them to the unprecedent heat wave over North America.
The "dome" of static hot air over the western… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Audio
7:10 AM.Sick babies are being cared for in a playroom at Middlemore Hospital because it has run out of space in the regular wards.
Bed numbers have been slashed for both babies and older children because… Read more Audio
7:14 AM.Bill Cosby's sexual assault convictions have been overturned and he has walked free from a Pennsylvania prison.
Cosby was the first celebrity tried and convicted in the #MeToo era.
He had served two… Read more Audio
7:20 AM.Cabinet documents reveal officials have automatically given almost one in four MIQ guests a free stay because they haven't been able to track them down.
In February the Ministry of Business… Read more Audio
7:25 AM.A young Uyghur man living in New Zealand says he has lost all contact with his family in China and fears they are in concentration camps in Xinjiang.
More than a million Uyghurs are in what the… Read more Audio
7:28 AM.The Covid-19 vaccine rollout gets into full swing today in one of the most isolated parts of the country.
Three hundred and sixty Pfizer vaccines were bundled onto a twin-prop A72 plane and flown… Read more Audio
7:37 AM.Massey University has shut its doors to new domestic students because it is at risk of breaching government enrolment limits.
It says it is not accepting new domestic students for courses in the… Read more Audio
7:40 AM.The Government's admitted to a "significant" problem with one part of the Healthy Homes Standards, on the day that they come into effect.
As of today, private landlords must install at least one… Read more Audio
7:43 AM.The Education Review Office says children and young people living in Oranga Tamariki residential care are not getting a good enough education.
ERO has consistently found that the education these… Read more Audio
7:48 AM.The chief executive of the Association of Social Workers says people are too scared to speak out about abuses within Oranga Tamariki.
A video leaked by a whistleblower showing a young person in the… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.Samoa's caretaker cabinet has announced they will not be sending a team to the Tokyo Olympics. Audio
8:10 AM.Mayors are split over what is being called the "biggest shake-up" to water and sewage infrastructure seen in generations.
Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has revealed plans to amalgamate the… Read more Audio
8:20 AM.The number of people sleeping rough in one of New Zealand's 'homeless hotspots' is growing at an alarming rate.
In just two years, the homeless population of Whangarei has increased from 20 people to… Read more Audio
8:26 AM.Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti has asked the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historic Abuse in Care to be more transparent about its finances.
It comes just months after Treasury was roped in… Read more Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Audio
8:35 AM.The Teaching Council says it faces insolvency after losing a High Court battle.
The court has dismissed the council's recent shift to teachers having to renew their practising certificates every year… Read more Audio
8:41 AM.Cases of Covid-19 in Australia are still on the rise.
There have been new coronavirus cases in nearly every state this week, with most linked to existing outbreaks.
New South Wales recorded 22 cases… Read more Audio
8:50 AM.Thousands of Pacific workers in Auckland will be given the opportunity to upskill for free while at work.
Pacific people will make up about a third of Auckland's working age population by 2050 but… Read more Audio
8:55 AM.A comet believed to be the largest ever discovered has been exposed by a pair of astronomers from the University of Pennsylvania.
The comet is estimated to measure at least 100 kilometres long… Read more Audio