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The charity says almost 16,000 children needed emergency aid over Christmas.

Salvation Army says this has been the toughest Christmas on record for Kiwi families

The charity says almost 16,000 children needed emergency aid over Christmas.

An interim report was released by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission today.

Loose objects flying out of open helicopter door believed to be responsible for Wanaka crash that killed three in October

The finding was released in an interim report by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission today.

The possible world first initiative comes after a worker was choked by a client in her Hutt Valley home.

Police team up with prostitutes to produce action-plan in case of sexual assault

The action plan gives advice on what to do immediately after an attack.

Dr Stuart Jones says “the horse has bolted” because parents believe it’s safe – when it isn’t.

Government moved too slowly on regulating e-cigarettes, lead respiratory doc warns

Dr Stuart Jones says "the horse has bolted" because parents believe it's safe – when it isn't.

Many centres say they've seen up to a 40 per cent increase in people needing help this Christmas period.

Huge demand sees foodbanks around NZ appeal for more supplies

Auckland City Mission has handed out 4,000 more food parcels than last year already.

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council has growing concerns about maintenance of water bores.

Dairy farm nitrates in Canterbury rivers endangers health - Fish and Game

The DHB says nitrate in community drinking water supplies are safe.

It's put the spotlight on the homelessness issue in the capital.

Councillor causes a stir after suggesting group living in cars in Wellington are freedom campers

Nicola Young says she’s received abusive messages since the comment, but she told 1 NEWS this is a valid problem.

An organisation representing drone users admits a drone crashing into an aircraft could be catastrophic.

Drones in record numbers caught near NZ airports this year - risking catastrophe

Fifty-five drones have been recorded flying closer than four kilometres to an airport this year.

Health Minister deletes Facebook posts that accidentally stated he was paid to promote a business

David Clark's office was alerted to the posts after inquiries by 1 NEWS.

It’s a good problem to have, but it’s also exacerbating the skills shortage in industries across the nation.

Concerns voiced over high levels of lead in some Kiwi households' drinking water

Master Plumbers discovered a tap for sale online which leached more than 70 per cent of the recommended level.

New evidence questioning how the Christchurch woman was thought to have died has been handed to the Chief Coroner.

Police re-open investigation into 2013 death of Christchurch woman Libby McKay

The 27-year-old died from a serious head injury, with police and the coroner initially accepting her boyfriend's explanation she had fallen from his car.

New research shows how much a baby babbles could indicate how good a reader they’ll become.

Can a baby’s babble indicate they’ll be a good reader?

New research shows how much a baby babbles could indicate how good a reader they’ll become.

Social workers are mainly leaving for higher paid jobs at ministries like Oranga Tamariki.

Social agencies may be forced to shut their doors as wage gap sees social workers leave for government jobs

A recent pay equity settlement is expected to fuel the crisis, widening the wage gap by up to 50 per cent.

The council’s draft annual report shows its performance is one of the worst in the country.

Wellington residents' recycling efforts lag behind those of Auckland and Christchurch

The latest figures show the city is one of the worst in the country and the Council acknowledges it needs to do help make it easier for households.

The guidelines were introduced last year to provide more clarity to schools after seclusion rooms were banned.

'PC gone mad' say teachers not allowed to restrain troubled, violent students

New guidelines were introduced after seclusion rooms were banned.

The summit aimed at overhauling what Labour says is a "broken" system blew is budget.

Government under fire from National over $1.5 million bill for Justice Summit

The summit budget blew out and National says it was a waste of taxpayers' money.

Department of Conservation staff say in the past month they've had their car tyres slashed and wheel nuts loosened.

Sharp rise in threats to DOC as 1080 protesters hold demonstrations

DOC says it's experienced 17 threats or attacks in the last month alone.

Even the Government is emphasising the importance of wellbeing, by making it a bidding criteria for next year’s Budget.

More workplaces promoting wellbeing for employees

Even the Government is emphasising the importance of wellbeing, by making it a criteria for next year’s Budget.

A University of Auckland lecturer is warning New Zealand has fallen off the international pace.

NZ behind international pace despite ban on plastic bags, expert warns

Attention is turning to other plastic packaging after yesterday's announcement.

Researchers are calling for new laws to be put in place, despite the potential economic costs.

Experts warn New Zealand not prepared for a global pandemic

Researchers are calling for new laws to be put in place, despite potential economic costs.

Experts have written to Jacinda Ardern concerned with the museum’s capacity to care for its collections.

Damaging mould found on world class whale bone collection stored at Te Papa

The museum is now investigating how over 400 bones became mouldy – that's more than 20 per cent of the collection.

Trade Me ad for foster parents reveals child's age and gender

CCS Disability Action says its advert was “inappropriate” and breached its policy.

But experts say banks are free to make "ethical decisions" about who they have as customers.

Banks refusing to give sex workers business accounts - 'It's wrong'

Sex workers are facing what they call 'discrimination' by the banking industry.

International students are signing illegal tenancy agreements which includes clauses about how tenants can be fined.

Concerns that international students are being exploited by some landlords

One student was fined for not doing chores and noise issues after signing an illegal contract.

The risk-based pricing is already hiking the cost of insuring homes in earthquake prone areas.

Concerns Government kept in the dark about dramatic changes to the way some homes are insured

The risk-based pricing is hiking the cost in earthquake prone areas.

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