This morning on NZ Herald Focus - Dramatic scenes in America's House of Representatives in Washington where about 30 Democratic members are staging a sit-in over gun control.

Boxing legend David Tua is going to sleep in his car for one night next week, joining a growing national movement calling for houses for homeless families.

There's a massive day of decision-making ahead for the Christchurch City Council today as it signs off its annual plan and holds its monthly meeting.