Plus Auckland council shells out large on transport, and paid parental leave extended.
Plus ex-PM John Key involved in controversial lobbying for US billionaire, and bacon company pulls controversial statutory rape ad.
Plus work and income eases up on benefit cuts, and new laws crack down on tax avoidance.
Plus strikes loom for nurses, and is the zero-fees uni policy working?
Plus train announcements will soon be made in Te Reo Māori, and Kiwibuild looks to prefab housing.
Plus HIV rates are finally dropping, and cocaine in waterways harms eels.
Plus David Seymour wants to axe public holidays, and school kids are getting more obese.
Plus potential loosening of foreign home ownership laws and is Bob Jones targeting Māori women?
Plus Burger King workers protest and switching the Gregorian calendar for a Matariki one.
Bowel cancer research breakthrough and urgent need for housing in Wellington.
Plus Christchurch weighs up chlorinated water alternatives and sea ice melting in Antarctica.
Plus algae problems at Lake Taupo, and salmon prices keep rising.