Since Labour leader Andrew Little returned from Jordan there has been more discussion around whether we need to increase our refugee quota.
Yesterday marked World Laughter Day, so we asked scientist Michelle Dickinson whether laughter really is the best medicine.
To talk about what is driving poverty in New Zealand and how we can combat it, Paul Henry was joined on the show by Major Pam Waugh.
The pair discussed the French Prime Minister's visit to New Zealand, refugees and New Zealand troops in Iraq.
Over the weekend around 40 thousand people gathered in Omaha, Nebraska to see investment legend Warren Buffett, money man Tony Field tells us about the event.
Massey University says Fonterra has dropped at least 1600 suppliers as it tries to cut costs.
Comedian Arj Barker is in New Zealand performing at the NZ Comedy Festival. He stopped by to chat with Paul Henry ahead of his shows.
On Monday the Salvation Army begins its Red Shield Appeal and this year former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is getting behind the cause.
To talk about the week in politics Paul Henry was joined by Labour MP Annette King and National MP Paula Bennett.
North Canterbury is facing its second year of serious drought, and some farmers are being forced to de-stock their farms.