Children's Commissioner slams NZ child poverty rates as 'unacceptable in a country like ours'

Judge Andrew Becroft said the fact 70,000 to 80,000 Kiwi children are living in "hardcore" poverty must change, but there is room for "cautious optimism". Source: Breakfast


Another day of scorching weather for New Zealand

It's set to be another scorching day in New Zealand, with the mercury to pass 30 degrees in Alexandra and Masterton.

TVNZ 1 Breakfast weather presenter Matty McLean says in Southland and Otago morning cloud will burn off, with Alexandra to reach 32 degrees.

There will also be a bit of morning cloud over the rest of the South Island, but it will also clear to reveal warm, still conditions.

It will reach 23 degrees in Hawke's Bay, but further south, Masterton will bake in 30 degree heat.

Auckland and the rest of the upper North Island can expect temperatures in the mid-20s.

Check the forecast in your region on the 1 NEWS NOW weather page

Alexandra and Masterton are expected to top 30 degrees, while many other areas will reach the high 20s. Source: Breakfast


Check out Brisbane's successful satellite city, as our Government plots something similar for Auckland

With the Government looking at building a satellite city just south of Auckland, TVNZ1's Seven Sharp checked out a similar project on the outskirts of Brisbane, Australia which has become a huge success story.

Springfield began being built 25 years ago and is growing every day, with its own university, ten schools and a hospital.

Located only 23km away from Brisbane's CBD it offers a handy alternative to those wanting space close to a major city.

The city was built with transport in mind, starting with a two lane freeway then expanding to be on the rail network.

With plans for Auckland's satellite city to house 500,000 people, Springfield's recipe for success may well be used on Kiwi shores.

Springfield started 25 years ago and is still growing today. Source: Seven Sharp