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Heritage groups across Auckland are worried the city's history will be lost if certain suburbs are cut out of proposed protection areas.
House prices in Hamilton have increased 9 percent in just three months, and some say that's due to the Auckland effect.
The small business sector says the Commerce Commission is taking too long in investigating a company they claim is leading them to believe they will get government grants. Audio
An Auckland social worker wants to know how schools fail to notice when children are coming down off drugs, having spent the night working as prostitutes.
Immigrants are becoming trapped from workplace to workplace but not enough is known about the problem to solve it, researchers say.
Property investors are warning the Reserve Bank's moves to cool the Auckland housing market won't have the impact it is hoping for. Audio
Gambling experts say greater numbers of new migrants are becoming addicted to gambling in New Zealand, with some losing their life savings.
Families in Auckland and Christchurch are suffering because of a lack of suitable housing, the Salvation Army says - and not enough is being done about it. Audio
New Zealand house prices have risen by 17.9 percent since the market peak in 2007 - with satellite towns benefiting from the "Auckland effect" in 2014.
Indian community groups in Auckland say the lack of care home provision for people from different ethnicities is leaving some feeling isolated and affecting their health. Audio
Crown land on some of Auckland's iconic landmarks will be handed back to iwi under a new law to be passed on Thursday as part of a Treaty of Waitangi settlement.