Nearly half our mayors have signed a letter calling for a compulsory charge on plastic bags, and surveys show strong public support for the idea. Still the government remains staunchly opposed. If other countries can do it, why can't we, wonders Kristin Hall.
Former Seven Sharp reporter Kristin Hall responds to this week's decision by Pharmac not to fund sanitary products and explains why NZ women need cheaper tampons, period.
Looking back on 1990s supermarket chain Big Fresh, it seems scarcely believable. A food shopping Disneyland with live country music, a TV room for the kids and giant animatronic vegetables swaying in the rafters? Did that actually happen? But for 15 glorious years the Big Fresh supermarket chain really did exist, and Kristin Hall met the man who created it.