Radio New Zealand has downplayed hopes it will use a planned funding boost to launch a stand-alone television station. Thomas Coughlan reports from a combative select committee hearing where National MPs accused RNZ of being politically biased.
Rotorua’s tourism sector is booming as visitors flock to its geothermal and cultural attractions. But outside the city, in towns throughout the sprawling Maori electorate of Waiariki, people are struggling and a fierce battle to represent them is being waged. Shane Cowlishaw reports.