6:00 AM.Top stories this morning... Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard makes history at the Tokyo Olympics. Strong winds batter Auckland overnight with fire services called out to at least 75 weather… Read more Audio
6:18 AM.Oil and gas workers based overseas say a lack of managed isolation spaces is forcing them to choose between their careers and their families.
New Plymouth resident Gavin Shaw has been on a rig off… 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.Winds have battered Auckland overnight, with fire services responding to dozens of callouts.
Multiple power outages are covering swathes of the city, while the strong winds are also making bridge… Read more Audio
6:45 AM.A Belarusian sprinter who refused to get on a plane home from the Tokyo Olympics has been granted a humanitartain visa by the Polish government.
Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya sought assistance… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
7:13 AM.Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard made history at the Tokyo Olympics last night.
Her Olympic campaign was over quickly when she failed her three attempts in the snatch at the Tokyo Games.
… Read more Audio
7:24 AM.Strong winds have battered Auckland overnight and Fire and Emergency has responded to dozens of calls.
MetService is forecasted gale southwesterlies, gusting up to 110 kilometres an hour in the… Read more Audio
7:29 AM.News of more seasonal workers to ease critical labour shortages is a big relief for the horticulture and wine industries but they want more detail.
The government is allowing workers from Samoa… Read more Audio
7:35 AM.RNZ is challenging a reporting ban which effectively prevents media publishing any information about the fatal police shooting of Rotorua man Shargin Stephens.
Lawyers acting for the public… Read more Audio
7:39 AM.The Defence Ministry is years overdue for an audit of how the military's controls hazardous materials such as rocket fuel and old ammunition.
The audits are required by law and the ministry says they… Read more Audio
7:44 AM.A transgender expert says she can understand Laurel Hubbard's reluctance to speak to media, in the wake of the Kiwi weightlifter's debut at the Olympic games.
Hubbard made Olympic history last night… Read more Audio
7:50 AM.The mayor of New Plymouth says a lack of spaces in managed isolation is forcing New Zealanders working on overseas oil and gas rigs to choose between their careers and their families.
Neil Holdom… Read more Audio
7:53 AM.Doctors are worried that thousands of people are relying on menstrual tracking apps that are not accurate.
The Health Research Council is funding a study on the apps to check how sound their… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.While Laurel Hubbard failed to win a medal in the weightlifting there are several on offer for the New Zealand team today. Read more Audio
8:10 AM.Horticulture and wine industries are relieved more seasonal workers are on the way to ease critical labour shortages.
The government is allowing workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu to come here… Read more Audio
8:16 AM.Strong winds have battered Auckland overnight with the MetService is forecasting more gales in Auckland today.
Auckland's wild weather is caused disruptions to the roads, rail and ferries across the… Read more Audio
8:19 AM.Auckland has been battered by strong winds, and they're not forecast to stop any time soon.
MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes spoke to Corin Dann. Read more Audio
8:22 AM.The DHBs are taking nurses to the Employment Court, accusing them of not doing enough to guarantee safe staffing levels during a planned strike this month.
Nurses have formally declared they will… Read more Audio
8:27 AM.The DHBs are taking nurses to the Employment Court, accusing them of not doing enough to guarantee safe staffing levels during a planned strike this month.
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Read more Audio
8:37 AM.It is hoped the release of South Island tīeke into a wildlife sanctuary in Nelson will re-establish the birds permanently on the mainland.
The rare wattlebirds are the first species to be… Read more Audio
8:41 AM.Some of New Zealand's most highly paid chief executives earn in a matter of days, as much as their lowest paid employees make in a year.
A new report reveals the pay differences between the… Read more Audio
8:46 AM.Queensland has extended its Covid-19 lockdown amid rising cases.
The Australian state recorded thirteen new communuity cases of the Delta variant on Monday.
Ten of those are children younger than… Read more Audio
8:50 AM.Well, as Elton John once told us, sorry seems to be the hardest word.
Or is it the easiest?
The government has this week issued an apology for the discriminatory Dawn Raids of the early 1970s.
But… Read more Audio
8:54 AM.A new report reveals bottom trawlers have hauled up 128 previously unknown species in the past three years.
The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition says the figures add to a growing mountain of evidence… Read more Audio
8:57 AM.Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have a golden opportunity at the Olympics, albeit a slightly delayed one after their Monday race was postponed.
Will they add to their existing treasure trove?
Penny… Read more Audio