6:00 AM.Aucklanders resign themselves to another eight days in lockdown, with 99 of the current 107 community Covid cases in the city, Parliament will not sit for the next week - angering opposition parties… Read more Audio
6:09 AM.Principals are frustrated that thousands of children have gone into lockdown without computers to do their school work on.
They say the digital divide is a big problem and more needs to be done to… 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
6:38 AM.A contact tracing expert says the Delta strain is shifting the goal posts on the country's tracing system, helping to put it under more pressure.
More tracers are being urgently recruited around the… Read more Audio
6:40 AM.The National Party is promising to fight against what it believes is New Zealand becoming a one-party dictatorship as Parliament shuts down for the next week.
The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says… Read more Audio
6:47 AM.South Islanders are becoming increasingly frustrated at being locked down when there are no confirmed Covid-19 cases on the mainland.
The Prime Minister says there are over 100 close contacts down… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Audio
7:09 AM.Aucklanders are coming to terms with spending at least eight more days largely confined to their homes.
There are now more than 400 locations of interest listed on the Ministry of Health Website… Read more Audio
7:11 AM.A government adviser and Covid-19 data modeller, Rodney Jones, says the next few days are pivotal in the country's fight against community spread of the delta variant.
Rodney Jones told Morning… Read more Audio
7:17 AM.Thousands more people are expected to be tested across Auckland on Tuesday.
Reporter Katie Doyle was out at the Mangere pop up testing centre. Read more Audio
7:19 AM.New Zealand's Delta outbreak has disrupted Parliament's sitting - with the Speaker pushing pause at the Prime Minister's request.
The suspension has prompted outrage from Opposition parties who say… Read more Audio
7:22 AM.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is backing the design of a managed isolation facility at the centre of a Covid-19 outbreak.
Tuesday marks six days into a nationwide alert level 4 Covid-19 lockdown, and… Read more Audio
7:37 AM.News the alert level 4 lockdown is being extended surprised few in the Covid-19 free regions.
RNZ reporters - practising good physical distancing measures - have been taking the pulse of the nation.
7:42 AM.More than half of the current 107 cases in the Delta outbreak are from the Pacific community.
The Samoa Assembly of God Church welcomed more than 500 people at an event 9 days ago which has now… Read more Audio
7:47 AM.More and more evacuations are taking place from Afghanistan's capital Kabul with 16,000 people been flown out in the last 24 hours.
Those comments come amidst mounting global pressure on the White… Read more Audio
7:51 AM.Workers at Veterans' Affairs have lodged official complaints that bullying is so bad it's severely affecting their mental health.
At least five complaints have gone to the Crown agency Worksafe since… Read more Audio
7:55 AM.Geronimo, a male alpaca raised on a farm in Taumarunui, is at the centre of a high-profile legal stoush in the UK.
Geronimo was sold four years ago to English veterinary nurse Helen Macdonald. He… Read more Audio
8:06 AM.The third Bledisloe Cup test will be played in Perth next weekend with the remainder of the Rugby Championship to be held in Queensland. Rugby reporter Joe Porter has more. Audio
8:09 AM.The Finance Minister says the government has enough in the Covid-19 fund to cover a nationwide alert level 4 for at least month, before having to top up through borrowing.
Grant Robertson says the… Read more Audio
8:16 AM.There is a sense of frustration from many businesses across New Zealand, with the longer lockdown - especially when no Covid-19 cases have been detected in the south island yet.
Brett O'Riley, from… Read more Audio
8:23 AM.The union representing many of the country's supermarket workers says its members have been under severe stress during lockdown week one.
Checkout rage, customers who don't wear masks, some staff… Read more Audio
8:27 AM.More than half of the current 107 cases in the Delta outbreak are Pacific people.
A service at the Samoan Assembly of God in Māngere is the event with the highest number of Covid-19 cases.
The… Read more Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Audio
8:38 AM.Yesterday, the first group of New Zealand citizens, their families and other visa holders evacuated arrived in New Zealand.
New Zealand lawyer Claudia Elliott has worked across Afghanistan with the… Read more Audio
8:43 AM.A Māori led Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Hawke's Bay is experiencing unprecedented demand.
The drive-thru clinic run by the Hastings iwi authority Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, planned to vaccinate… Read more Audio
8:48 AM.The lockdown has ramped up calls for the government to subsidise or provide computers for the thousands of children whose families can't afford them.
Principals say digital devices make a big… Read more Audio
8:53 AM.New Zealand takes a team of 29 into the Paralympics in Tokyo with more than half attending their first Games, while the rest are seasoned and succesful veterans.
The Games start today without… Read more Audio
8:57 AM.New research suggests people in Britain swear less than they did 30 years ago, but they are also slipping in the "f word" more than in the past.
The researchers estimate the use of "bloody" - the… Read more Audio