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Chaos already on State Highway 1 south of the Auckland border ahead of summer.
NZTA has said that overnight roadworks between Rangiriri and Ohinewai will start on Sunday and finish the following Friday, two days after the Auckland border is lifted .
Chris Luxon has announced his new shadow cabinet in today's caucus reshuffle.
Former leader Judith Collins has been seen as the big loser from today, as she sits 19th on the cabinet, with Chris Bishop in fourth.
Todd Muller, another former leader, has also announced a U-turn on retiring at the next election.
It's understood about 300 police officers will be on Auckland's northern border over summer.
This is the latest in issues for the Northland border with iwi checkpoints and vaccine rates already putting enough strain on the region this summer.
Elsewhere, a Year 7 formal has come under fire after it was revealed the school was serving Heineken Zero.
Listen above as Nick Leggett and Simon Wilson discuss this and the rest of the day's news with Heather du Plessis-Allan above