Sweltering temperatures will build this week and look likely to break weather records by the end of January. Video
Several South Island councils are considering permanently chlorinating their water to ensure it remains safe to drink.
A Taranaki school has scrapped voluntary fees and donations in a bid to help struggling families.
The government will have to rely on support from National to get the revised TPP over the line, with the Greens once again ruling out legislative support.
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