New Zealand's female MPs have today recreated a 1905 photo of former Premier Richard Seddon and his colleagues.
It comes as the country celebrates 125 years since women won the right to vote. However, women were not allowed to stand in Parliament until 1919. Elizabeth McCombs was elected as the first female MP in 1933.
Jacinda Ardern cradles her baby Neve in the photograph.
Mr Seddon was New Zealand Premier from 1893 to 1906, winning five consecutive elections.
Fonterra has responded to revelations members of its Europe-based staff travelled at least 9000 kilometres to attend a meeting at a California resort town by saying the location was chosen because of its proximity to Los Angeles Airport.
NBR has reported up to 200 staff from the co-op's New Zealand milk product division attended the sales and marketing meeting at the tourist and surf mecca Huntington Beach at the time Fonterra was announcing a historic annual loss of $196 million last week.
The NZ Herald reports Fonterra responded to questions about the meeting with a statement.
"NZMP is an international business, with the majority of staff and customers based offshore, including a significant number in Europe, the US and South America," it read.
"Every two years, select members of this team come together for a sales and marketing meeting to review performance and develop strategic plans for the following 12 months.
"The location of the global meeting varies but is always organised near a major airport hub. The venue for this year's meeting was selected due to its proximity to LAX. Bookings for the event were made several months ago to ensure cost efficiencies."
NZMP is the dairy ingredients brand of Fonterra.
The Herald noted Huntington Beach is at least an hour's drive from LAX.
Its report said while it's not unusual for large international businesses like Fonterra to hold conferences overseas, the farmer-owned cooperative is in the public spotlight for its financial performance, number of managers and staff salaries.
Fonterra's annual report last week had showed nearly 6000 staff were paid at least $100,000.
A fleet of e-scooters is about to hit Auckland streets which the public can rent to get around town.
A media release today says an initial order of 500 Onzo e-scooters are en route to Auckland and set to hit the streets next month.
The company says a further 2000 will join them in coming months.
With a 250W motor, the e-scooters are capable of top speeds of around 30 kilometres per hour and can cover around 30 kilometres before requiring a recharge.
"E-scooters are great because they make travelling easy and fun," Onzo Chief Growth Officer, Min-Kyu Jung, says.
"Unlike bikes, e-scooters are allowed to be used on footpaths and don’t require helmets. They're perfect to pick up anywhere, anytime, for last-mile journeys such as between the bus stop and the office.
"I think this is totally going to revolutionise the way Aucklanders travel around this city. We're designing the system to make it super quick, easy, and cheap to pick up e-scooters for short journeys multiple times a day."
The scooters are said to feature regenerative braking to recharge the battery when the brakes are applied, or when a rider is going downhill.
They also have front and rear lights for added safety.
Just like Onzo's bikes, the system will be dockless and users will simply use the Onzo app to unlock the scooters from wherever they're left around the city by the previous rider.
Onzo will crowdsource the recharging of the scooters at night to the public.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says NZ First shared the Labour Party's "aspiration" to increase the refugee quota, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced it will be raised to 1500 today.
The NZ First Party leader's position was in stark contrast to comments made at the start of the month at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru.
"We never made a commitment to double the refugee quota," Mr Peters told media at the time.
The Deputy PM went on to argue there were other priorities for the Government.
"We've got 50,000 people who are homeless back home, and I can show you parts of the Hokianga and elsewhere, parts of Northland, with people living in degradation.
"We have to fix their lives up as well before we start taking on new obligations of the level that some people would like."
However, while standing next to Ms Ardern during the announcement today he took a much softer line on the refugee issue.
"This is about people not about politics and controversy, the fact is it was put to me in Nauru that the 1500 figure was already there, which it wasn't.
"The Labour Party policy I knew was an aspiration towards that, so was New Zealand First's an aspiration towards that, and I knew the Greens had a higher target," Mr Peters said.
"All I did was put out the plain facts and to say that it was a work in progress and I'm not surprised with the speed at which the progress has taken place.
"This was always on the cards that we'd get it done when we had all the background work done on refugee centres and a host of other things," he continued.
New Zealand's refugee quota was previously 1000, after being increased by the National-led Government from 750 in 2016.
The new quota will take effect from July 2020.
- There will be six new settlement locations, on top of re-establishing Christchurch as a settlement location.
- Expanding the public housing supply for 150 extra refugee families is expected to cost $32.5 million over three years.
- Budget 2018 included money to build new accommodation blocks at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre