Robbed of his voice
Rhys Bycroft has cerebral palsy and relies on a voice box to communicate.
At least he did until it was stolen, robbing him of his only means of being heard.
Close Up discovers the loss is hard to live without.
One of the many ways the internet has changed our lives is by putting the answer to virtually any question at our fingertips.
But how has this affected the way children learn? Can they do anything without the net these days?
Close Up puts two 11-year-olds to the test.
Water rights strain relations
The power struggle over who owns the country's water is threatening to be "Foreshore and Seabed: the sequel".
The ongoing dispute could undermine the asset sales, derail the coalition and reinforce the stereotype of Maori with their hands out.
Labour's Shane Jones and Former Act MP and lawyer Stephen Franks discuss the issue.
JK OK for Blues
John Kirwan was officially unveiled as the new coach of the Blues Super Rugby franchise today.
After a horror season of just four wins and 12 losses, JK certainly appears to have his work cut out for him.
He tells Close Up what he has planned for next season.