This emergency programming was in direct response to New Zealand declaring a state of national emergency and moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 4. The programme continued to be broadcast during COVID-19 Alert Level 3, with a final programme on Tuesday 19 May following New Zealand’s move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2. With a move up alert levels again in August 2020, the programming returned to Plains FM on Friday 14 August.
This programme brought you everything that you need to know about the evolving situation, including interviews with authorities and health experts, as well as making sure that you know what you need to do and when to unite against COVID-19.
The programme aired at 10am Tuesdays and Fridays on Plains FM 96.9 and streaming at plainsfm.org.nz while New Zealand was in lockdown at COVID-19 Alert Level 4. It aired weekly at 10am and 7pm on Tuesdays while New Zealand was at COVID-19 Alert Level 3. A special programme was broadcast live at 5pm on Friday 14 August.
You also can listen to past episodes of this programme in the podcast library.