6:00 AM.Top stories this morning... The Police are still strapping teenagers as young as thirteen into restraint chairs despite calls for them to stop using them Dunedin 17-year-old Erika Fairweather smashes… Read more Audio
6:09 AM.Some routine is also returning to Westport with its three main schools welcoming back students tomorrow.
Around 100 homes have been red stickered, another 400 yellow stickered and the clean up is… Read more Audio
6:11 AM.Not a single cent has been cashed out from the Government's $23 million loan scheme for those living in earthquake-prone apartments.
Official figures show only 35 people have registered their… 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
6:38 AM.The New Zealand police put 38 teenagers into restraint chairs between 2015 and 2020 - the youngest just 13 years old.
Restraint chairs leg, waist, wrist and chest straps to immobilise a person deemed… Read more Audio
6:45 AM.The Climate Change Research Institute is upset the fight against climate change is so entangled with politics there is no cross parliament plan.
New Zealand is currently on track to import more coal… Read more Audio
6:48 AM.New Zealanders will soon be able track how much greenhouse gas the country is emitting in almost real time.
The research firm that made the tool, Dot Loves Data, says having up-to-date information is… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
7:09 AM.The Police are strapping teenagers as young as thirteen into restraint chairs - despite a UN funded reported calling for them to be abolished four years ago.
The chairs use leg, waist, wrist and… Read more Audio
7:18 AM.The Government says the trans-Tasman bubble won't reopen until it's "comfortable" community transmission in Australia is contained.
Quarantine free travel is being paused for at least eight weeks as… Read more Audio
7:25 AM.With heavy rain forecast falling across the country there is again concern in Marlborough where up to 70mm of rain is forecast.
Much of the Marlborough region was adversely affected devastated by… Read more Audio
7:27 AM.Some normality is returning to Westport as schools reopen in the town, just over a week on from its devastating floods.
Around 100 homes have been red stickered - meaning they are uninhabitable, and… Read more Audio
7:36 AM.Baby orca Toa was farewelled at the weekend by around 70 people before being taken for burial by Ngāti Toa rangatira.
The orca died in his sea pen on Friday evening after being cared for at the… Read more Audio
7:39 AM.Not a single cent has been cashed out from the Government's $23 million loan scheme for those living in earthquake-prone apartments.
Official figures show no one has even got so far as to apply for a… Read more Audio
7:43 AM.New Zealand is likely to import more coal this year than it ever has before, in the midst of a self-declared climate emergency.
Last year was already the highest in 14 years and we're bringing in… Read more Audio
7:49 AM.Six months after Crown appointed commissioners took over at Tauranga City Council, local leaders want their stay extended.
The four commissioners are supposed to stay on until local government… Read more Audio
7:53 AM.The Government is moving to make it easier for consumers to access and share their personal information.
The European Union, Britain and Australia have all moved to bring in regulations requiring big… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.A 17-year-old from Dunedin has become New Zealand's strongest hope in the pool at the Tokyo Olympics, having made this afternoon's final of the women's 400-metres freestyle. Audio
8:10 AM.The clock is ticking with just five days left for Kiwis to get on a quarantine-free flight back home from Australia.
Unless travelling from New South Wales - where the Covid-19 outbreak is at its… Read more Audio
8:16 AM.The Children's Commissioner wants the use of restraint chairs to be phased out as soon as possible.
Between 2015 and 2020 Police strapped 38 young people into the chairs - the youngest just 13 years… Read more Audio
8:24 AM.RNZ analysis estimates that 20 percent of New Zealanders in group 3 nationwide have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Just 12 percent of group 3 have been fully inoculated.
Corin… Read more Audio
8:27 AM.Several leading opposition politicians in Fiji have been arrested after their criticism of government moves to amend a land bill.
The National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad, Sodelpa… Read more Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:38 AM.Some semblance of normality is returning to Westport today as schools ready to reopen.
The area's only secondary school, Buller High School, was among the properties affected by floodwater.
Staff… Read more Audio
8:43 AM.Health authorities are hoping more people will turn up in Taranaki today for a Covid-19 test.
Testing stations are due to open in the next hour. Extra testing sites have been set up after traces of… Read more Audio
8:48 AM.Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters took to the streets in violent clashes with police across Australia during the weekend.
Police have issued more than 500 fines, with most relating to… Read more Audio
8:55 AM.Dates and locations for the three Bledisloe Cup rugby tests remain up in the air because of trans-Tasman Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Reports in Australia say the Wallabies are targeting a flight to… Read more Audio
8:56 AM.A 17-year-old from Dunedin has become New Zealand's strongest hope in the pool at the Olympics, after making the final of the women's 400-metres freestyle.
Erika Fairweather, who is the youngest New… Read more Audio