Bernard Hickey details the key news over the weekend in 90 seconds at 9 am in association with Bank of New Zealand, including news that Finance Minister Bill English thinks it's likely the government will have to increase its borrowing to help pay for the Christchurch earthquake rebuild.
The government pledged in December it would borrow NZ$13.5 billion in the current fiscal year.
The government must now decide whether to borrow overseas to help rebuild or impose an earthquake levy on local taxpayers.
English has said he would prefer not to impose a levy, but has not ruled one out.
He also said the government would struggle to handle a third such 1 in 500 year earthquake.
Meanwhile, chaotic scenes are being reported in Libya with tens of thousands of refugees rushing the borders.
Some western airforces have flown in to evacuate their citizens from oil installations.
Oil production has almost halved.
Meanwhile in Ireland, voters wiped out the ruling Fianna Fail government and appear to have replaced it with a coalition of Labour and Fine Gael, which has pledged to renegotiate bailout loans from the European authorities. See more here from The Telegraph.
This could cause turmoil on international markets.
The New Zealand dollar was steady around 75 USc over the weekend, but continues to be near record lows vs the Australian dollar.