More than 6000 children are in the care of Oranga Tamaraki – a 22 per cent increase from six years ago.
Ngunguru School's Lauren Hope is the brains behind the school's unique "Earth Ed" programme.
Wallace Tamamotu Te Ahuru of Kerikeri faces two charges of obtaining by deception and seven charges of using forged documents.
Pat Newman says schools are "screaming out" for help dealing with the problem, but are being told there's not enough funding.
Northland's He Waka Eke Noa helps addicts "not pick up the pipe" through song, dance and camaraderie.