Today on NZ Herald Focus - the family of a 37-year--old autistic man who spent five years locked in a tiny wing at a mental health unit are desperate to free him.

Former Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum has hit out at cricket's bosses during his MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture.

And, one little girl has taken the internet by storm after ditching princess day and dressing up as a hot dog instead.