Gay marriage stand-off
The gay marriage debate had led to a stand-off off in Whangarei.
The principal of Pompellier Catholic College has laid out his objections to gay marriage in the school newsletter and his actions have already led to suspensions and threats.
Social media and politicians
Prior to 2008 no politician had harnessed the power of social media but now it's hard to find a politician who hasn't got a Facebook page.
Matt Chisholm investigates.
And social media expert Alec Ross talks to Mark Sainsbury.
Alec Ross is speaking at the Project Revolution Digital and Social Media Conference at AUT on Thursday afternoon.
You can find out about attending by going to the AUT website
You can follow Alec on Twitter and on Facebook
Putting words in their mouths
Imagine if you woke up one day and no matter how hard you tried you just couldn't communicate to the people around you.
That's what it's like for the sufferers of aphasia and there are 16,000 of them in New Zealand.
Mark Crysell looks at the Massey University course aiming to put words in their mouths which is gaining international attention.