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The news, explained. Join Sharon Brettkelly & Emile Donovan every weekday as they make sense of the big stories with the country’s best journalists and experts. Made possible by RNZ & NZ On Air. Produced by Newsroom. Listen on RNZ National at 6.30pm Monday-Thursday.
 
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The Kākāpō Recovery breeding programme is on track for a bumper season, offering hope for the critically endangered bird's future. There are only 200 or so Kākāpō in the world. The nocturnal, flightless parrots are mating and so far at least nine fertile eggs have been produced this season. Department of Conservation scientist Andrew Digby has been…
 
The Kākāpō Recovery breeding programme is on track for a bumper season, offering hope for the critically endangered bird's future. There are only 200 or so Kākāpō in the world. The nocturnal, flightless parrots are mating and so far at least nine fertile eggs have been produced this season. Department of Conservation scientist Andrew Digby has been…
 
Hazardous "summer ice" is hampering travel on South Island roads. The phenomenon occurs after extended hot days, followed by rain, which causes ice-like surfaces as the water loosens road dust and grime. Waka Kotahi's lower South Island journey manager Nicole Felts told Max Towle even a small amount of light rain can make the roads very slippery.…
 
Hazardous "summer ice" is hampering travel on South Island roads. The phenomenon occurs after extended hot days, followed by rain, which causes ice-like surfaces as the water loosens road dust and grime. Waka Kotahi's lower South Island journey manager Nicole Felts told Max Towle even a small amount of light rain can make the roads very slippery.…
 
The eruption in Tonga has triggered a global response with nearby countries stepping up to assist. A New Zealand C-130 Hercules is loaded with supplies and ready to go; and the Nuku'alofa airport runway has been cleared of ash. Both Australia and our country have naval ships headed to Tonga, and China has also offered $100,000 in cash. Senior lectu…
 
The eruption in Tonga has triggered a global response with nearby countries stepping up to assist. A New Zealand C-130 Hercules is loaded with supplies and ready to go; and the Nuku'alofa airport runway has been cleared of ash. Both Australia and our country have naval ships headed to Tonga, and China has also offered $100,000 in cash. Senior lectu…
 
Almost five days on from one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the past 30 years, more details are emerging about the impacts of Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano blast and subsequent tsunami. In the first official update from the island kingdom, the Tongan government said the tsunami generated waves of up to 15 metres, hitting the west …
 
Almost five days on from one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the past 30 years, more details are emerging about the impacts of Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano blast and subsequent tsunami. In the first official update from the island kingdom, the Tongan government said the tsunami generated waves of up to 15 metres, hitting the west …
 
Dairy farmers could be in for a record payout, as economists lift their forecasts for farmgate milk prices this season. ASB has revised its forecast to $9.10 per kilo of milk solids, after a 4.6 percent increase in this week's Global Dairy Trade Price Index. The previous record payout was $8.40 in 2013. NZX dairy analyst Stuart Davison talks to Sar…
 
Dairy farmers could be in for a record payout, as economists lift their forecasts for farmgate milk prices this season. ASB has revised its forecast to $9.10 per kilo of milk solids, after a 4.6 percent increase in this week's Global Dairy Trade Price Index. The previous record payout was $8.40 in 2013. NZX dairy analyst Stuart Davison talks to Sar…
 
A Te Tai Tokerau iwi health provider believes the region can shift to orange under the Covid-19 traffic light system. Northland is currently in red. The Government will today announce decisions from yesterday's Cabinet meeting where ministers discussed tweaking the settings. Northland is just 1400 first doses away from 90 percent first dose coverag…
 
A Te Tai Tokerau iwi health provider believes the region can shift to orange under the Covid-19 traffic light system. Northland is currently in red. The Government will today announce decisions from yesterday's Cabinet meeting where ministers discussed tweaking the settings. Northland is just 1400 first doses away from 90 percent first dose coverag…
 
The Government will announce today whether Northland will remain in red under the Covid-19 traffic light system. Cabinet ministers met yesterday to decide whether to tweak the settings. Currently, all regions are at orange except Te Tai Tokerau. Northland is also the only region that doesn't have at least 90 per cent of people over 12, vaccinated. …
 
The Government will announce today whether Northland will remain in red under the Covid-19 traffic light system. Cabinet ministers met yesterday to decide whether to tweak the settings. Currently, all regions are at orange except Te Tai Tokerau. Northland is also the only region that doesn't have at least 90 per cent of people over 12, vaccinated. …
 
Covid-19 cases around the Pacific are prompting concerns of a third wave of the virus. Papua New Guinea has confirmed its first case of the Omicron variant, and it's also spreading in Fiji. In the Solomon Islands, the Prime Minister has warned the country can expect a rapid spread of Covid-19 and deaths. Other island nations are introducing new res…
 
Covid-19 cases around the Pacific are prompting concerns of a third wave of the virus. Papua New Guinea has confirmed its first case of the Omicron variant, and it's also spreading in Fiji. In the Solomon Islands, the Prime Minister has warned the country can expect a rapid spread of Covid-19 and deaths. Other island nations are introducing new res…
 
The Defence Minister says a Hercules loaded with aid supplies is ready to fly to Tonga today now the main island's runway has been cleared of ash. Relief efforts have begun following the country's major volcanic eruption and tsunami -- but the scale of the clean-up and recovery operation remains unknown. Two New Zealand naval ships carrying critica…
 
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