Millie McCaughan

Nic and Marie baked up the idea over drinks three years ago, hoping to make the world better by baking treats.

1 NEWS Community: Meet the 'Good Bitches Baking' who are cooking up a storm to bring joy to Kiwis

The Wellington pair baked up the idea to make the world a better place with sweet treats three years ago, now they have 1400 volunteers helping them do just that.

The nurses behind it, say the group gave nurses a freedom to talk about issues they faced without fear of repercussions.

1 NEWS Community: Anonymous Nurse Florence giving Kiwi nurses a voice - 'I've related to most of these stories, felt the pain in their words'

"Maybe this has galvanised them, hearing each other's stories and knowing they are not alone," say the nurses behind the Facebook group, New Zealand, please hear our voice.

The Puketapapa Driving School needs another practice car to be able to help more than 100 people on their waiting list.

1 NEWS Community: Auckland driving school helping migrants and former refugees gain independence on the road

The Puketapapa Community Driving School is fundraising to buy another practice car, driving simulator and to help fund lessons for those facing the biggest barriers to getting their licence.

They love their West Auckland community, but hate plastic so decided to do something about it.

1 NEWS Community: 'There's a real public surge and desire for change' - West Auckland residents sewing hundreds of fabric bags to replace plastic ones

Titirangi's local supermarket has reduced its plastic bag use by 60 per cent since the Love Titirangi Boomerang Bags initiative started last year.

Yoogo Share launched in Christchurch as part of the scheme, which saw 12 businesses ditch 115 combustion cars.

1 NEWS Community: Would you ditch your car to share an electric one with others?

"I often joke, it will take a long time for Kiwis to give up driving their Ford Rangers and having their own car," said Yoogo Share's Kirsten Corson.


1 NEWS Community: Wellington taxi driver making it her mission to provide safer transport for women

Sophie Denman started passenger service Sophies Angels a year ago, and is now encouraging bars to use the "angel system" to help women in vulnerable situations.

Gaylene Chambers started autism awareness clothing line Chambers & Co for her autistic son Rikki last year.

1 NEWS Community: Meet the Auckland mum encouraging acceptance of autism with t-shirt designs

Phrases like 'Keep calm I'm autistic', 'Autism isn't contagious, but a smile is', and 'Autism is my superpower' drive home the message of empowerment and acceptance.


'It's a cause I'm passionate about it' - Comm Games weightlifting gold medallist David Liti turns attention to Pasifika youth suicide prevention

In recent weeks Liti was a motivational speaker for the Live Undefeated suicide prevention and awareness school tour.

Massy High School says the Drug Foundation material has been taken out of context.

Massey High principal defends controversial MethHelp handbook given to Year 13 kids - 'Simply writing it as 'meth is bad don't do it' would have no effect'

A concerned parent shared photos from the '10 ways to keep well if using meth' section, in the handbook, onto Facebook.

The Commonwealth Games silver medallists spoke to 1 NEWS after today’s match.

'We'll just have to stay young' - Lawn bowls para trio thinking ahead to chance at gold next Commonwealth Games

Today's Gold medal loss against Australia was history repeated for two of the Kiwi team who also came in second at Glasgow on the last bowl.

Sam and Ben O'Dea lost to Canada in their semi-final last night, but will still get a shot at a medal tonight.

O'Dea brothers shaking off tough semi-final loss in pursuit of Comm Games medal

“We came here to get a gold medal, but we’re going to have to settle for bronze now.”

Flagbearer Sophie Pascoe, Chef de Mission Rob Waddell and gold medallist David Liti were among the Kiwis cheering on the Ferns today.

Kiwi fans show unwavering support for Silver Ferns through to the bitter end

Sophie Pacoe, David Liti and Team NZ were there to cheer on the Ferns.

The Commonwealth Games champion didn't throw far enough to win his pre-competition ritual bet with coach Dale Stevenson last night.

Gold medallist Tom Walsh loses bet with coach, remains tight-lipped on punishment

The Kiwi shot put star won gold with a 21.41m throw, but it wasn't far enough to win his ritual bet with coach Dale Stevenson.

The Kiwi lifter took home top prize in the men's 105kg division.

Weightlifting gold medallist motivated by proving he's not just 'a fat kid'

David Liti set a Commonwealth Games record in the Men's 105kg-plus class, with a combined lift of 403kg.

Toby FitzPatrick was at Police College during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games – but he watched it on TV.

Wrestling Hamilton cop set himself goal of Commonwealth Games during Police College

Toby FitzPatrick competes in the Men's 86kg wrestling next Thursday.

Richie Patterson failed to lift 143kg in all three of his attempts in the snatch event.

Watch: Gutted NZ weightlifting favourite Richie Patterson in tears after Games shocker

The 34-year-old defending Games gold medallist failed to complete a successful lift in the Snatch, crashing out of the Men's 85kg competition.

It was a family affair at the Commonwealth Games women’s 53kg weightlifting this morning with Phillipa Patterson clocking a post-baby PB.

'Usually pretty reserved' - coach and husband Richie Patterson breaks character to share emotional moment with weightlifter wife at Comm Games

Phillipa Patterson ended her international weightlifting career with a post-baby personal best at the Comm Games.

Eddie Dawkins, Sam Webster and Ethan Mitchell struck gold in the velodrome last night.

Commonwealth Games Day One Highlight: New Zealand strike gold in the velodrome

Eddie Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster did the country proud.

At the official opening of ANZ New Zealand House on the Gold Coast, Dame Patsy Reddy thanks families for sacrifices made to help athletes.

Dame Patsy Reddy praises families as the key to success of Kiwi athletes

"Through your efforts and sacrifices, you have helped our athletes develop their potential."

Sophie Pascoe managed to keep the secret so well her family didn't buy tickets to the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

Shock, tears and beaming with pride: Sophie Pascoe's family couldn't be happier with flagbearer announcement

New Zealand's most successful Paralympian, swimmer Sophie Pascoe will be New Zealand's flagbearer at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony tonight.

Commonwealth Games blind lawn bowls pair Sue Curran and David Stallard say visualising the game is the hardest thing to learn.

NZ's 70-year-old blind lawn bowls pair hopeful of bringing home a Commonwealth Games medal

Having just missed out at Glasgow, Sue Curran and David Stallard are back for redemption.

MyCup NZ’s community partnership programme is putting an end to period poverty in Northland.

'Are we talking about, you know, periods?' Menstrual cups alleviating money woes and empowering Northland women

Labour MP Willow-Jean Prime and her sister are helping hundreds of women in their community with menstrual cups.

As the new year rolls around the new Government commits to increasing police numbers in an effort to combat aggravated robberies. But will it be enough?

Dairies, petrol stations and liquor stores were robbed hundreds of times last year – will 2018 be any better?

As the new year rolls around the Government is committing to increasing police numbers in an effort to combat aggravated robberies.

Pippi and her family are living a happy life despite never finding out who in their neighbourhood mutilated the beloved cat this year.

After their missing cat was found with its ears chopped off, Auckland owners still cautious

Pippi and her family are living a happy life despite never finding out who in their neighbourhood mutilated the beloved cat this year.

Migrant and refugee kids from Mixit, a community project using the arts to support migrant youth, tell their stories.

In their own words: What it's like growing up as a refugee or migrant kid in New Zealand

From language barriers to cultural identity, navigating life as a teenage refugee in New Zealand can be complicated.

Buddy’s is one of the most shocking animal abuse cases investigated by the SPCA in 2017.

Three-legged Christchurch dog lives happy life with new family after severe abuse

Buddy's is one of the most shocking animal abuse cases investigated by the SPCA in 2017.

The number of SPCA investigations rose from 6500 to 7500 in Auckland alone this year, with notable increase in physical abuse cases.

Why are we hurting animals? SPCA pushes for more education as welfare cases increase

The number of SPCA welfare investigations rose from 6,500 to 7,500 in Auckland alone this year.

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