One of New Zealand's most scenic spots is also one of the most remote, and vulnerable if it gets cut off.
Piopiotahi Milford Sound is preparing for how it would cope if it was left stranded in a disaster.
Our Otago-Southland reporter, Timothy Brown, is in Piopiotahi and has the story.
The Hilton hotel at Lake Taupō is throwing out the welcome for pampered pooches. It's the first local establishment in the international chain to offer in room accommodation for your fur baby.
Hotel Manager Tracey Poole came up with the plan and joins Lisa with the details.
It's finally game on this season for two NZ sports teams forced by Covid to relocate to Australia.
Sports reporter and commentator Glen Larmer talks to Lisa Owen about what's going on.
The government's sudden boost in hospital funding to prepare for Covid cases is being called overly ambitious - and too late.
The government plans to pump $644 million into ICU capacity and operational costs.
But health experts and opposition parties say while the money is welcome, it is going to...