New Zealanders are overweight and a report presented at the United Nation's Earth Summit in Brazil shows that we're well above average.
But it's even worse for the Pacific islands.
Why - after years of being told that we have to exercise more, eat less fat and eat less sugar - are we and the Pacific islands tipping the scales.
Gill Higgins hit the streets of Otara to see what's causing this bulging problem.
Insight from Oslo into a Norwegian killer
Tomm Kristiansen, a commentator for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, has been following the trial of self-confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.
Breivik killed 77 people and injured 242 on 22 July of last year and judges in the trial in Oslo are due to deliver their verdict in the trial in July or August.
Auckland exporter of the year awards
The Auckland exporter of the year awards are set to be announced and one of the finalists is making small New Zealand companies think big.
Paul Grey from World Wide Access help overcome the tyranny of
distance by shipping products to the US and then showcasing them on
major internet shopping sites such as amazon.com.
Michael Holland reports.
High stakes in piano contest
The country's most prestigious piano competition is attracting young and super talented musicians from around the planet.
And previous winners have gone on to build successful international careers.
Close Up caught up with some of New Zealand's competitors in Auckland.
Special thanks to the guys at the Lewis Eady showroom in
Auckland, and if you're keen to see these simply brilliant
performers, you can get tickets by going to kipc.org.nz