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ABC KIDS News Time

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A weekly wrap-up of all the amazing stories happening at home and abroad, made especially for young children to help them understand the world around them. Join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for pre-schoolers. Featuring stories about children,… read more

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Weird science and a popstar parrot

October 16th, 2020

11:42


This week we’re getting silly with science, meeting a popstar parrot and celebrating girls across the globe…

World Space Week

October 9th, 2020

11:29


Get your moon boots on because today on News Time, we’re flying up through the atmosphere and heading for the stars to celebrate World Space Week!

World Animal Day

October 2nd, 2020

9:30


We’re celebrating World Animal Day on News Time and taking a look back at some of our favourite stories from the animal kingdom. …

Awesome Kids News

September 25th, 2020

9:28


Today we’re looking back at some of our favourite news stories about awesome kids! You might remember hearing about a Nipper named Clayton who became a hero in January this year, or a young person …

Rosh Hashanah and the voice of Earth

September 18th, 2020

11:03


This week, we’re visiting the koalas in the trees and singing to the whales in the sea, plus we’re celebrating Rosh Hashanah…

Zoo baby boom and RUOK Day

September 11th, 2020

11:41


This week, we’re stopping to smell the spring flowers, diving down in a South American submarine, and we welcome some furry new friends at zoos around Australia…

Top 5 Ocean News

September 4th, 2020

9:33


Today we’re looking back at our favourite stories about the deep, blue sea! You might remember getting stuck in some snot palaces …

Dolphin language and a daring dog rescue

August 28th, 2020

11:36


This week we’re going on a daring dog recue, talking to dolphins and looking out for our friends on Wear It Purple Day…

Mars mission and helpful penguin poo

August 21st, 2020

11:35


It’s National Science Week and to celebrate we’re looking at five science news stories. We’re heading to Mars, looking back in time and spying some penguin poo from outer space…

Delivery dogs and an underwater museum

August 14th, 2020

11:39


This week we meet some helpful pooches, dive underwater to an ancient shipwreck and we search the skies for a missing star…

Dhurga Dictionary and Matariki

August 7th, 2020

11:50


In celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on the 4th of August, and International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on the 9th, we’re taking a look at five First …

International Friendship Day

July 31st, 2020

12:46


This week on News Time, we’re singing with the sparrows, getting colourful with crayons and cooking up some scientific snacks...

Green cities and space toilets

July 24th, 2020

11:21


This week we meet a helpful lollipop dog, uncover an ancient Viking ship, and blast off into space for the Lunar Loo Challenge!

Meerkats and Mandela Day

July 17th, 2020

12:27


This week we set sail across the Indian Ocean, head back in time to visit an ancient ancestor of a cute Australian animal, and we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day…

Giant asteroids and dolphin friends

July 10th, 2020

9:15


This week we’re looking at the different theories about why the dinosaurs vanished, we meet some clever dolphin friends and hear …

Flying cars and snot palaces

July 3rd, 2020

11:17


This week, we visit an underwater snot palace, zoom around in a flying car and get excited for the 2023 Women’s World Cup…

Top 5 Dino News

June 26th, 2020


This week, we count down five of our favourite dinosaur news stories ever! You might remember a story about a frozen dragon being …

Black Lives Matter

June 19th, 2020

13:36


Today on News Time, we talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and why people are protesting around the world...

Noisy cicadas and eavesdropping squirrels

June 12th, 2020

11:47


This week we're listening in on some noisy cicadas, eavesdropping squirrels and a generous dolphin named Mystique...

In This Together

June 5th, 2020

11:57


This week we're looking at five news stories from Indigenous Australia. We're celebrating Mabo Day, talking about Reconciliation and learning how to make bread from native grass...

Sorry Day and quiet seas

May 29th, 2020

12:00


This week we talk about why National Sorry Day is so important, plus we hear about shooting stars, quiet oceans and a new dino discovery...

Top 5 Pet News

May 22nd, 2020

6:33


This week, we’re counting down our favourite news stories featuring extraordinary pets! Let's head back to 2019, to a camel beauty pageant in Saudi Arabia; or to England, where a duck named Jimmy got …

Leatherback turtles and frozen frog fossils

May 15th, 2020

12:41


This week on News Time, we hear all about migratory birds, leatherback turtles and fossilised frogs frozen in Antarctica...

Prickles the sheep and the Hubble Space Telescope

May 8th, 2020

12:57


This week we learn all about an insect invasion in Central Australia, a very woolly sheep named Prickles and the Hubble Space …

Bristlebird rescue and a plastic-eating enzyme

May 1st, 2020

11:47


This week we hear all about a bristlebird rescue mission, World Dance Day and plastic-eating enzymes…

ANZAC Day and Wandi the dingo

April 24th, 2020

13:03


This week was full of special days - ANZAC Day, Earth Day and World Creativity and Innovation Day! Not to mention a dingo who …

Top 5 Space News

April 17th, 2020

8:44


This week, we count down five of our favourite space stories ever! You might remember a story about baking cookies in space from back in 2019 or celebrating Christina Koch’s record-breaking time …

Coronavirus Edition

April 15th, 2020

9:15


Normally we count down five news stories from around the world, but lately there is one news story that's taking up headlines everywhere. Let's talk about coronavirus today on News Time and what we …

Top 5 Funny News

April 10th, 2020

6:23


This week, we count down five of our funniest news stories ever! You might remember a story about hip-hop-loving cheese from back …

Top 5 Animal News

April 3rd, 2020

9:34


This week, we count down five of our favourite animal stories ever! You might remember a wandering wombat from earlier in the …

Coronavirus and a tiny dino discovery

March 27th, 2020

12:56


This week we hear more about coronavirus in Australia, a tiny dinosaur discovery, and Yoshi the turtle and her very big swim.

COVID-19 and clever Kiwi keas

March 20th, 2020

12:00


This week we hear all about the coronavirus, some clever mountain parrots in New Zealand and we celebrate Harmony Day.

International Women's Day and a duck army

March 13th, 2020

9:32


This week we hear all about a swarm of locusts and an army of ducks, an 8-year-old inventor and a shark that’s bigger than a …

World Wildlife Day and a big bee heist

March 6th, 2020

9:32


This week we hear all about the Mardi Gras celebrations in Sydney, World Wildlife Day, a very clever dog and a big bee heist!

Seabirds and supercomputers

February 28th, 2020

9:48


This week we hear about a stupendous ancient turtle, lost seabirds, super duper weather computers and lettuce growing out of mattresses!

The Midnight Zone and Ecuadorian llama racing

February 21st, 2020

9:28


This week we hear about a deep-sea mission to explore the Midnight Zone, a Brazilian pianist returning to music thanks to a special pair of gloves, and a llama race for a famous wetland in Ecuador.

Women in science and World Radio Day

February 14th, 2020

9:08


This week we hear all about World Radio Day, an Italian library on wheels and we celebrate the wonderful women of science.

Albatross GPS and a 3000 year old voice

February 7th, 2020

10:08


This week, we hear all about a wandering wombat, a 3000 year old mummy's voice, a dinosaur bone discovery and albatross GPS.

Yabun Festival and raining carrots

January 31st, 2020

8:45


This week, we hear all about Yabun Festival, some amazing Australians of the Year, carrots raining from the sky and a young hero named Clayton.

Microbats and Lunar New Year

January 24th, 2020

9:26


This week, we hear all about Lunar New Year festivities, swarms of backyard microbats, International Day of Education and... a Wonder Dog!

Mountain climbing friends and Sunshine the koala

January 17th, 2020

8:14


This week, we hear about people working together during the bushfire emergency, a penguin discovered miles from home, the Australian invention cleaning up our seas and a very lucky koala named …

Young inventors and 3D homes

December 20th, 2019

7:04


This week, we check out some cool inventions by Aussie kids, we find out what International Migrant Day is, we discover a cool …

Mountain Day and stuck in seaweed

December 13th, 2019

7:04


This week, we check out what International Mountain Day is, we learn about oxygen, we meet an Aussie adventurer, and we find out how a woman got stuck in seaweed.

Saving coral and ancient pup

December 6th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out what scientists are doing to try to help sick coral, a pre-historic creature is discovered in Siberia, we …

Acoustic observatory and driving dog

November 29th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out why scientists are capturing the sounds of Australian wildlife, we meet a dog with an important job, we learn about recycling, and we check out what animal was caught driving a …

World TV Day and unicorn pup

November 22nd, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out what World TV Day is about, we learn why water is a big problem in a city called Venice, scientists discover something pretty amazing in China, and we meet a unique puppy named …

Bushfire emergency and ancient scroll

November 15th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out about bushfires along Australia's east coast, we learn about diabetes for World Diabetes Day, we check out a brand new island that's popped up in the ocean, and scientists try …

Ash Barty and cookies in space

November 8th, 2019

7:04


This week, we meet an Australian sports star, we find out why astronauts want to bake cookies in space, we discover why some people in New South Wales have been celebrating rain, and we learn what …

Halloween and slime museum

November 1st, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about Halloween, we find out about one of Australia’s natural wonders, scientists discover something cool …

Bird count and white emu

October 25th, 2019

7:04


This week, we take a look at what the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is, we learn about something cool that's happened up in space, …

World Food Day and giant avocado

October 18th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn what World Food Day is all about, we meet some winners of the Nobel Prizes, scientists find out something …

Daylight saving and rare monkey

October 11th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about daylight saving, we check out a giant iceberg in Antarctica, we find out what Migratory Bird Day is all about, and we meet a rare baby monkey.

Talking clock and spotted zebra

October 4th, 2019

7:04


This week, we meet a talking clock, we find out what animal has invaded the island country Cuba, we discover why astronauts spent a week in an underground cave, and we check out a spotted zebra.

Climate strike and royal toy

September 27th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out what the Global Climate Strike is, we check out a big sporting event, we meet a penguin that went on a long journey, and we discover who went on a royal adventure.

Magpie season and Frozen Dragon

September 20th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about a swooping bird, we meet a new type of dinosaur, we find out what the World Peace Game is all about, and we check out an animal that can produce electricity.

Bushfires and Loch Ness

September 13th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about bushfires, we find out what Australia’s food bowl is, scientists try to uncover the mystery of the Loch …

Greta Thunberg and borrowed pandas

September 6th, 2019

7:04


This week, we meet a girl named Greta Thunberg, we learn about biodiversity, we find out why scientists are so interested in rocks in Western Australia, and we learn about Australia's only giant …

World water week and dinosaur ants

August 30th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about World Water Week, we find out what dinosaur ants are, we check out what people are turning old trees …

Book week and ancient diamonds

August 23rd, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out about Book Week, scientists discover something worrying in snow, we learn about diamonds, and we meet a man named Neil who's set a world record on his bike.

Science week and treasure trove

August 16th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out about Science Week, we learn about coral, we check out a science experiment involving seagulls, and …

Garma festival and butter sculptures

August 9th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out about a festival called Garma, scientists discover an ancient dinosaur bone, we take a look at some buttery creations, and we meet a dog named Melody that’s set a new world …

Tiger numbers and balloon festival

August 2nd, 2019

7:04


This week, we discover some good news about tigers, we learn about volcanoes, we find out what National Tree Day is all about, …

Message in bottle and giant jellyfish

July 26th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out what washed up along a beach, we learn about a giant sea creature, we check out an ancient city that’s …

Moon landing and orange seagull

July 19th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about a special event that happened 50 years ago, we meet a bird that was an unusual orange colour, we find …

Antarctica ice and dancing cockatoo

July 12th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about what’s going on in one of the coldest places on planet Earth, we meet a bird that’s really good at …

Olympic sports and giant waterslide

July 5th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about a big international sporting event, we check out the world’s longest waterslide, we meet a girl who’s helping people and the environment, and we find out why someone was …

Singing seals and electric plane

June 28th, 2019

7:04


This week, we discover which animal is very good at copying sounds, we take a look at the latest thing found on the planet Mars, we check out a new kind of plane, and there's been an unusual …

Extinct plants and Beethoven hair

June 21st, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about plants and why some have become extinct, we find out why some turtles in Canada needed some help, we discover who Beethoven is, and we meet a duck named Jimmy that has a …

Sleep time and hologram circus

June 14th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn why sleep is so important, we check out a cool new circus, we find out how some people are cleaning up …

World Environment Day and baseball bees

June 7th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn what an environment is, we get a lesson on spelling, we find out why a baseball game had to be stopped, and we discover what was rummaging through a rubbish bin.

Changing seasons and chasing cheese

May 31st, 2019

7:05


This week, we learn about seasons, we find out what’s been uncovered in a country called Wales, we check out a cheesy competition, and we discover why scientists are interested in whale snot.

World Bee Day and fast train

May 24th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn what a volunteer is, we find out what World Bee Day is all about, we talk about turtles, and we check out a …

Mariana Trench and robotic animals

May 17th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about a place at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, we find out what a house on Mars might look like, we meet a girl who found something very valuable on an Australian beach, and we …

Sea shells and bird song

May 10th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about a well known poem, we find out about a new type of dinosaur, we listen to a song that’s sung by animals, and we find out about a giant toy that’s been made in a country …

Dictionaries and Bug Restaurant

May 3rd, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out about an experiment scientists have been doing in Victoria, we discover what a dictionary is, we take a look at why a restaurant has bugs on the menu, and we try to unlock a …

World Book Day and Guide Horses

April 26th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about Earth Day and World Book Day, we meet a scientist who discovered an ancient fossil, and we find out how animals can help people.

Easter celebrations and plastic pitch

April 19th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out what big celebration is on this weekend, we discover what scientists are doing to keep track of orangutans, we take a look at one way people are recycling plastic, and we meet …

Leonardo da Vinci and rainbows

April 12th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about a very famous artist, we find out what’s bugging the International Space Station, we take a look at how rainbows are made, and we meet some very lucky ducklings.

Daylight saving ends and baby corals

April 5th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about something called Daylight Saving, we find out what scientists in America have discovered, we take a look at why people are gardening underwater, and we meet some baby …

Earth hour and clean mouse

March 29th, 2019

7:04


This week, we take a look at what Earth Hour is, we learn about spacesuits, we meet a woman named Rosa who's turning trash into …

Cheese music and pricey pigeon

March 22nd, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out if cheese can listen to music, we meet a naughty crocodile, we learn about the importance of returning things you borrow, and we check out what someone bought for 2 million …

Oldest person and squawking seagulls

March 15th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find who the oldest person in the world is, we learn about a new type of dinosaur, and we meet some very unusual …

Balloon pollution and sneaky snake

March 8th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out about a test mission into space, we learn just how dangerous balloons can be for our marine animals, we discover what a woman named Moira accidentally brought home in her …

Giant bee and space junk

March 1st, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about the world’s largest bee, we find out which Australian banknote has got a makeover, we take a look at what space junk is, and we meet a dog named Eddie that’s been given a …

Mars rover and ocean bin

February 22nd, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out about a little robot that’s wrapped up a mission on Mars, we learn about a special birthday being celebrated in Antarctica, we discover a new dinosaur in Africa, and we meet a …

Polar bears and a tree record

February 15th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn why polar bears have turned up in a Russian town, we meet two friends who share a special bond, we find out …

Rewilding and milky way

February 8th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about something called rewilding, we take a look at the role of firefighters during bushfires, astronomers …

Meteorologists and icy alligators

February 1st, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about what meteorologists do, we find out why alligators are hanging out in an icy swamp, we learn why it’s …

Robot hotel and stone circle

January 25th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out why a robot hotel in Japan is saying goodbye to some of its robots, we learn about a Bolivian frog that …

Smart plants and fatberg

January 18th, 2019

7:04


This week, we find out if it’s possible to train plants to do tricks, we learn about what fatbergs are, we take a closer look at snow and a very lucky goat, and we meet a clever cat.

Animal soundscape and camel pageant

January 11th, 2019

7:04


This week, we learn about Chinese Near Year, we take a look at a mission to the moon, we find out why scientists have set up sound recorders in Australia’s bush, and we’ll tell you about a festival …

Cloud study and hungry cockroaches

December 21st, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out why scientists are studying clouds above Antarctica, we meet a cat that went on an adventure, we learn about tombs in Egypt, and we take a look at an insect doing good things …

Christmas comet and beaver return

December 14th, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out about a special mission involving our four-legged friends, scientists discover an animal that hasn’t been …

Platypus numbers and a massive cow

December 7th, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out why three astronauts blasted off into space, we learn about an Aussie animal that’s in need of help, we …

Mars rover and runaway toad

November 30th, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out what has landed on the planet Mars, we learn about a type of reptile that likes Summer, we check out a famous building that’s got a makeover, and we meet a very adventurous …

Mickey Mouse and emergency parrot

November 23rd, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out which cartoon character just celebrated a big birthday, we learn about Mountain Gorillas in Africa, we …

Egyptian mummies and robot help

November 16th, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out what archaeologists have found in ancient Egyptian tombs, we learn about toilets and where our water goes …

Dinosaur eggs and a singing donkey

November 9th, 2018

7:04


This week, we find out why scientists have been studying dinosaur eggs, an artist makes a dress out of paper flowers, we find out about a museum in Sweden that’s all about disgusting food, and we …

Halloween and a plastic boat

November 2nd, 2018

7:04


This week, we learn about how important it is to look after our teeth, we find out about a boat that’s made out of recycled plastic, China is planning on building a fake moon, a kangaroo is rescued …

Emu eggs and a leopard rescue

October 19th, 2018

7:04


This week, we learn about how important water is as part of National Water Week, we find out about emus and their eggs, a scientist in Antarctica tries cooking outside in freezing temperatures, a …

A baby whale and a giant pumpkin

October 12th, 2018


This week, we learn about a baby whale that was rescued from a tangled net, what daylight saving means, why plastic is really …

Turtle Wheelchair and New Dinosaur

October 5th, 2018


This month is Dogtober which is all about celebrating Assistance dogs, A Turtle with a cracked shell gets a special wheelchair, A …

Purple orange and an ancient shipwreck

September 28th, 2018


This week we find out what made an orange turn purple, what was discovered on a ship that sank 400 years ago, A baby meerkat that …

Worms in space and pets on a bus

September 21st, 2018


This week, we learn about why some people sneeze in Spring, how one man used a bus to save some animals from a big storm, worms that are going on an adventure into outer space, an inflatable animal …

Afro hair and Trevor the duck

September 14th, 2018

6:05


This week, we learn about a little duck who found himself a long way from home, we meet a girl with wonderful afro hair who’s …

A ride on a horse and the ruby slippers

September 7th, 2018

6:06


This week, we learn about an Australian instrument called the didgeridoo, the veggie that’s been growing like crazy in Australia, …

A swim in the pool and a bowlful of bugs

August 31st, 2018

6:04


This week, discover why shopping at op shops is such a great idea, who's getting free swimming lessons, how many animals are weighed at the London Zoo and what that bright light was that swooped …

Big balloons and a big rainbow reef

August 24th, 2018

6:05


We're talking balloons! Not the party kind, the kind that people go for rides in on special occasions! We're also going into the …

An icy adventure and elephants in strange places

August 17th, 2018

6:04


See if you can guess which animal this story is about. It's got a tail and it's grey. It has ginormous feet. In fact, all over it's large. It drinks through a long nose called a trunk. Can you guess …

A long drought and some very busy bees

August 10th, 2018

6:00


This week, discover something amazing that Banksia Bees in Tasmania can make that will help keep our environment clean. Ruby, Eliza and Heidi live on a farm and tell us about the hard work they do to …

Two million penguins and a journey into space

August 3rd, 2018

6:00


This week, we're talking tech. What happens to your computer when it doesn't work anymore? Ruby's chatting to kids about why they love their friends, and meeting others who are doing a Readathon. …

A dolphin rescue and a party for 361 golden retrievers

July 27th, 2018

6:04


It's all about animals! From rescuing four playful dolphins who got stranded on sand when the tide went out, to a huge doggy …

Welcome to News Time

July 19th, 2018

1:21


Welcome to News Time! It's a brand new podcast from ABC KIDS listen, presented by Ruby Cornish from BTN. News Time will report on some of the amazing things that happen all around the world every …

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