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The town of Kaitaia has rated poorly in poverty statistics for years - but residents say that's taken a marked step up recently.
"You can't put us all in the same basket. We need to have more Pacific providers in health and education."
"May we all achieve that level of legendary."
"It is extremely fortunate the public and the offenders themselves were not seriously injured."
It might have been three months since case numbers exploded but some Kiwis still haven't recovered.
"What did we ever do to deserve this kind of support from everybody?"
Official team lists and injury news for this week's round of Super Rugby Pacific.
The reality TV star makes a shock return after being eliminated on Monday.
"I was more concerned as to if I would ever be able to race again".
The question now lies in how it will be funded.
But Fire and Emergency New Zealand is disputing allegations of low wages.
Kane Williamson will play no further part in the struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad 2022 campaign.
His goal is to protect his home from climate change.
There could even be a rumble of thunder to go with it.
"Much as we would hate to admit this, virtually the entire world is against us."