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RNZ Welcomes Public Media Proposal

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 12:55 pm | RNZ

RNZ Chairman, Dr. Jim Mather, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Broadcasting and Media that the Government will implement its Strong Public Media policy and create a new public media entity that will incorporate RNZ and TVNZ. “We ... More >>

Auckland And All Other 'red' Regions, Except Northland, Moving To 'orange'

Monday, 13 December 2021, 4:45 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced Auckland and all other red regions, excluding Northland, will move to Covid-19 framework setting orange at 11.59pm on Thursday 30 December. More >>

Judith Collins removed as National Party leader

Friday, 26 November 2021, 1:06 pm | RNZ

Dr Shane Reti is interim leader of the National Party after Judith Collins lost a no-confidence vote. More >>

Judith Collins out, Reti to serve as interim leader

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 12:52 pm | RNZ

National's new interim leader Dr Shane Reti is about to hold a press conference after a backlash against Judith Collins' sudden demotion of Simon Bridges saw her step down. Watch the media conference here. More >>

Simon Bridges on being demoted: 'What we saw yesterday was truly desperate stuff from Judith Collins'

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 9:14 am | RNZ

After his shock demotion, Bridges says Collins will go to any length to hold on to her leadership of the National Party. More >>

Māori Politics Show Party People Returns For 26 Episodes

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 11:01 am | RNZ

RNZ announces a new series of Party People, produced by Aotearoa Media Collective and funded through NZ On Air's Public Interest Journalism Fund. Rowdier than the debating chamber at question time, Party People places a Māori lens on politics, ... More >>

Aotearoa On The Air: 100 Years Of Radio

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 11:54 am | RNZ

New Zealand's first radio broadcast took place on 17 November 1921 when Professor Robert Jack made the first radio broadcast in New Zealand from Otago University’s physics department. For a week in November, RNZ is going to be celebrating radio ... More >>

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces Cabinet decision on Covid-19 alert levels

Monday, 18 October 2021, 4:19 pm | RNZ

The prime minister is announcing Cabinet's decision on possible changes to alert levels for Auckland, Northland and parts of Waikato. Watch live here. More >>

PM announces Covid-19 vaccine certificate

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 3:06 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Cabinet has agreed to the use of such certificates in New Zealand. More >>

The PM on Cabinet's alert level decision

Monday, 20 September 2021, 5:09 pm | RNZ

Auckland will move to alert level 3 from 11.59pm on Tuesday night, and stay in level 3 for at least two weeks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.   The rest of the country will remain in level 2, but will move from gatherings of 50 up to ... More >>

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Auckland to stay in lockdown for another week

Monday, 13 September 2021, 4:29 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Auckland will stay in Covid-19 alert level 4 for another week, until 11.59pm next Tuesday.   Cabinet has made an in principle decision that Tāmaki Makaurau will then move to alert level 3. The rest of New Zealand ... More >>

NZ except Auckland to move to level 2 tomorrow

Monday, 6 September 2021, 4:17 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield are set to announce Cabinet decisions about alert levels for New Zealand, except Auckland which remains at level 4. Bloomfield says essential workers crossing alert level ... More >>

Auckland remains in level 4 for 2 weeks, Northland likely to move to level 3 from Midnight Thursday

Monday, 30 August 2021, 5:10 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says if the country had not moved into lockdown, daily case numbers could have been around 550.   Cabinet has confirmed all of New Zealand south of Auckland will move to level 3 from 11.59pm on Tuesday night. Prime Minister ... More >>

NZ south of Auckland to shift to level 3 at midnight Tuesday

Friday, 27 August 2021, 4:52 pm | RNZ

All of New Zealand south of Auckland will move to alert level three at midnight Tuesday, but Auckland is likely to stay at level 4 for two weeks, the prime minister has confirmed. Auckland and Northland will remain at level 4, with decisions on that ... More >>

Positive Covid-19 cases confirmed in Wellington, RNZ understands

Friday, 20 August 2021, 11:42 am | RNZ

RNZ understands positive Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Wellington. These would be the first positive community cases in this latest outbreak outside of Auckland and Coromandel. The Ministry of Health has declined to comment at this stage. A ministry ... More >>

Covid-19 outbreak linked to Australian case taken to Middlemore Hospital

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 1:33 pm | RNZ

The current cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand have been linked to an Australian case who was taken to Middlemore Hospital earlier this week. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are providing a Covid-19 update ... More >>

Afghan president flees the country as Taliban enter capital

Monday, 16 August 2021, 10:27 am | RNZ

Taliban insurgents entered Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani left Afghanistan, bringing the Islamist militants close to taking over the country two decades after they were overthrown by a US-led invasion. As night fell, local television 1TV reported that ... More >>

Full vaccine rollout required to start opening border, report says

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 1:11 pm | RNZ

Unless the whole community supports the Covid-19 response over coming months, we're going to end up like most other countries in the world, Sir David Skegg says. More >>

Power purposefully turned off to reduce load on network

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 9:25 am | RNZ

Electricity demand reached an all-time high tonight, causing blackouts to some parts of the country, Transpower says. More >>

Hipkins and Bloomfield give update after Covid-19 case

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 1:22 pm | RNZ

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says Wellington will move to alert level 2 from 6pm tonight until 11.59pm on Sunday. More >>