Animal sanctuary to close
Franklin Zoo, the sanctuary for unwanted animals, is being forced to close.
The sanctuary was set up and run by vet Helen Schofield until she was killed while tending to Mila, an African elephant.
Helen's sister Jenny Chung, who has been been running the zoo since Schofield was accidentally killed, was desperate to raise money to send Mila to a new home and keep the zoo running.
Matt Chisholm follows up.
And Chung, who had promised to complete Schofield's legacy, speaks to Close Up from Franklin Zoo.
If you would like to donate to the Franklin Zoo Charitable Trust, visit their website or you can donate by direct credit to The Franklin Zoo Charitable Trust, National Bank of NZ, account number 060401 0327303 00 or post a cheque for Franklin Zoo Charitable Trust, 83 Ridge Road RD4, Tuakau, Auckland 2694.
He's fat, and he's fit. But Andrew Dickson thinks most of us aren't willing to accept that.
There's been a lot of talk about fat this week and there has even been a conference on it in the capital.
Matt McLean went to find out what prompted the man with the doctorate on weight to think big.
NZ's co-op capital
The capital city of co-ops in New Zealand is Ashburton.
Co-ops are so pervasive in Ashburton that they have become mainstream and there is even an electricity co-operative.
Alexi O'Brien went to see.