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7:50 AM.Teachers are using more sick days than usual in the wake of the lockdown.
The Auckland Primary Principals Association says Covid-19 has made people a lot more conscientious about staying home.
The… Read more Audio
7:41 AM.Three influential New Zealand figures are urging the government to make a plan for how the border can gradually be reopened during in the time of Covid-19.
The former New Zealand Chief Science… Read more Audio
7:37 AM.The Carillon Tower at the National War Memorial at Pukeahu in Wellington will remain closed to the public after a new detailed assessment confirmed it was quake prone.
It reveals a third part of the… Read more Audio
7:33 AM.After just a year at the Blues All Black's back Beauden Barrett is off to Japan.
He has reportedly signed a multi-million deal with Japanese club Suntory and will move there in December.
Rugby… Read more Audio
7:22 AM.British socialite and heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, an ex-girlfriend of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, is facing charges in the US after being arrested by the FBI.
The six charges include enticing… Read more Audio
7:18 AM.A man known as New Zealand's worst recidivist drunk driver has again appeared before the courts, this time for assaulting his former partner after drinking.
Gavin Hawthorn has killed four people in… Read more Audio
7:14 AM.The south of the South Island could be in line for new quarantine and managed isolation facilities, but Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker isn't happy about it.
Walker put out a press release… Read more Audio
7:10 AM.National's Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker is standing by his warning that southern quarantine hotels will be flooded with New Zealanders from India, Pakistan and Korea.
The Government is looking… Read more Audio
6:53 AM.News from the business sector, including a market report. Read more Audio
6:49 AM.The Māori tourism body in Hawkes Bay is feeling unheard and left out of the region's tourism strategy.
It says there's a lack of communication with the key marketing body as the district tries to… Read more Audio
6:43 AM.New Zealand has a new Health Minister this morning, less than three months out from a general election.
David Clark is gone and Chris Hipkins, the Education minister, is his replacement.
On the… Read more Audio
6:22 AM.News from the rural and farming sector. Read more Audio
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