6:25 PM.When kapa haka performers say it takes blood, sweat and tears to reach the national stage, they mean it. Our reporter Te Aniwa Hurihanganui talks to performers who say they were pushed to their limits… Read moreAudio
5:35 PM.$350 dollar-a-week for a so called "dosshouse". Chocka motels mean Work and Income offer an 81-year-old pensioner a room in boarding house. In her words the place is "absolutely bloody awful". Audio
5:25 PM.The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, says the issue of Australia deporting New Zealanders who have committed crimes across the Tasman has become corrosive in the relationship between the two countries.
6:25 PM.Despite an increase in Government funding the combined DHB forecast deficit is nearly twice than what it was last year.More worryingly - the Health Minister himself admits that more people face… Read moreAudio
5:55 PM.The biggest kapa haka festival in the world has officially begun, with the first Te Matatini groups taking the stage in the capital today. People lined up outside Westpac Stadium from five o'clock… Read moreVideo, Audio
5:43 PM.Paramedics around the country say they are stressed and at breaking point, as their pay negotiations stall. St John Ambulance, which operates except for Wairarapa and Wellington, says it's told the… Read moreVideo, Audio
5:34 PM.Finance Minister Grant Robertson joined us to discuss the Tax Working Group's recommendation for a comprehensive capital gains tax covering land, rental properties, holiday homes, most shares and… Read moreVideo, Audio