Top stories for Thursday 8 February 2024: Smile, you'll be on facial recognition camera if you visit one of 25 supermarkets across the North Island from today.
Clouds of smoke are still billowing from the Gorilla rubbish and recycling plant in Onehunga.
More problems down south too where firefighters in the Tasman district have been battling fires in the Lee Valley.
NZ Customs says it's seen a significant and worrying increase in illicit tobacco seizures.
And we look at how the school phone ban is going.