Summer Report is back for three weeks from Monday 29 December to keep you informed and up to date as we celebrate the great New Zealand summer.
8:54 AM.As well at its amazing scenery and history, the Catlins area at the bottom South-East corner of the country is home to a surprising number of creative people. Audio
8:48 AM.Chow down on a Big Mac anywhere in Australasia and there's a good chance the cheese in that burger came from the tiny Taranaki township of Eltham Audio
8:41 AM.About 300 artists have passed through the doors of the The New Zealand Pacific Studio artist residence since it opened its doors in 2001. Audio
8:38 AM.Olympic medal-winning rowing coach Dick Tonks will be back on the waters of Lake Karapiro this week, after reaching a deal with Rowing New Zealand. Audio
8:28 AM.With our business editor, Gyles Beckford. Audio
8:22 AM.According to new figures, nearly half of all jobs could be automated within two decades and it's now expected people in the workforce won't just change jobs, but also industries during their lives. Audio
8:18 AM.Back to our story about New Zealand detainees in Australian Detention Centres. Audio
8:14 AM.Travellers plans could be thrown somewhat into chaos in the next few weeks if aviation security staff carry out a threatened strike. Audio
8:06 AM.An update from the team at RNZ Sport. Audio
7:55 AM.The Oscar nominations are out - the big winners this time are The Revenant with 12 nominations and Mad Max: Fury Road with 10. Audio
7:50 AM.Today a story from my trip to the Catlins about a tourist landmark that has put the spotlight on the complexities of Maori land ownership. Audio
7:46 AM.A clothing label designed and produced entirely by migrant and refugee women in Auckland, has gone from selling to friends and family to getting bulk commercial orders. Audio
Keeping you informed and celebrating the great New Zealand summer.
Edited by Dean Bedford