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Jacinda Ardern says culling 22,000 cows was part of the long term process to eradicate mycoplasma bovis, but that other options are being considered. “We need to make sure we are ready for any potential future biosecurity issue. This has shown us where weaknesses are and what we do to make sure that we fix it.”
Starbucks in the US has announced anyone can use its toilets, even if they’re not buying anything. Should we make it compulsory for cafes here to do the same thing?
A bakery has sparked backlash over its decision to change the labels on its gingerbread men to the more "politically correct" gingerbread people. Daniel's not so sure about this.
Have you been feeling a bit blue lately? If you think it's because of the colder weather, you may be right. "Get out and exercise, make sure you connect with people during winter. Often the 'Netflix and Chill' comes in rather than getting outside," our resident psychologist Jacqui says about Seasonal Affective Disorder.
After more than a year of negotiations, Sunday TVNZ gained access to the secretive country of North Korea. What they found there was eye-opening. "Once you go in there, that's it - it's like going into a tupperware container. They put the lid on, you can't really communicate very easily outside, there's no internet, and you're followed and watched everywhere - you have to accept that," Mark Crysell told Jack Tame.
Simon Bridges says the yet-to-be approved Waikeria prison is "unfortunately" in desperate need - and his years as a Crown prosecutor revealed to him why. "You do have to send your most serious offenders to jail. That's where we're at with the law at the moment, I don't support softening that up."
The big four Australian banks are making more money out of Kiwis than Aussies. One finance expert told Jack Tame he's unsure if Kiwis are being ripped off, but that a royal commission into the sector like that undertaken in Australia could uncover similar malpractice in New Zealand.
The National Party leader said there will be good and bad days with the NZ First leader in the countrys top job this June.