News Lounge Ep5: Health officials warning spike in syphilis cases; a huge chunk of Kiwis aren’t saving money; pay extra $7 billion for power over next 12 years

Kia ora and welcome to News Lounge, your source of the latest updates on what’s happening in New Zealand and around the world. It’s March 22, 2023, and we have some important news to share with you today.

Health officials have issued a warning about a spike in syphilis cases across the country. Meanwhile, economists are predicting that rising living costs will have a significant impact on household budgets.

Air New Zealand passengers faced delays at Christchurch Airport due to a system outage, causing inconvenience and frustration. However, some good news for first-time buyers as a group of friends decide to invest in an Auckland townhouse together after their tenancy ended.

In other news, the Commissioner is optimistic about the future of Race Relations Day, and we’ll be bringing you the latest on the ongoing legal battle to bottle billions of litres of Christchurch water.

Plus, for all you cocktail lovers out there, we’ll take you on a tour of the world’s best bars that offer more than just drinks.

Finally, a report predicts that New Zealanders could be paying an extra $7 billion for power over the next 12 years. Stay tuned for more on this and other stories on News Lounge.

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