Millie McCaughan

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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As Iraqi refugee Zaid Al-Jarrah finishes his Master’s degree he finally feels settled into life as a Kiwi.

A refugee family's life in New Zealand: The end of 2017 signals the start of a new chapter

As Iraqi refugee Zaid Al-Jarrah finishes his Master's Degree, his family finally feel settled into life as Kiwis.

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We sat down with Green MP Golriz Ghahraman to talk life in New Zealand and the road to parliament.

Five questions with human rights lawyer, refugee and Green MP Golriz Ghahraman

We sat down with Green MP Golriz Ghahraman to talk life in New Zealand and the road to parliament.

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As the refugee quota doubles next year advocates are hoping more money is put towards resettlement services to cope with the increase.

Kiwis urged to 'extend a hand of friendship' as New Zealand's refugee quota set to double in 2018

It's been 50 years since he UN adopted the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees and NZ's quota is set to double... is it enough?

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Meet the Crazy Sewing Lady helping Santa make Christmas special for Starship kids

Jenny Bartlett has sewed hundreds of Santa sacks for the children spending Christmas at Auckland's Starship Hospital this year.

Watch: Only in Opotiki! Teen makes brilliant one-of-a-kind entrance to school ball on digger

The 17-year-old was met by crowds of people as he arrived to the ball on a digger.

Max was a playful dog, who always wanted attention.

'We don't have any tears left' - Invercargill couple searching for answers after beloved puppy shot dead

Coming home on Friday the husband expected Max to run and greet him, instead he found him lying at by their fence, dead.

'Return my babies to me' - devastated mum makes public plea after ashes of stillborn twins stolen

Fiona Grove arrived home last night to find her house had been broken into, and one of the things stolen was a trinket box containing her twins' ashes.

A fridge has been set up in the Paradise Indian Food takeaway shop to offer free food to people in need.

'Free food for people in need' - Auckland takeaway shop owner continues family's generous legacy

Salah Mohammed set up a fridge with fruit, naan bread, rice and curries in his takeaway shop, free to people in need.

Graphic warning: 'What bloody disrespect' - ducks shot dead and found dumped on busy Invercargill street

Invercargill Vegan Society members collected the ducks yesterday and buried them "with some dignity".

Watch: Napier locals left confused after bizarre carcass washes up on Westshore beach

They had to do some digging to figure out what animal had washed up on the beach.

Kylie Frost and her support crew after completing the 2016 Run Out West.

'I've got a long way to go but I'm determined' - Auckland mum's race to beat debilitating disease and complete an Iron Man

Kylie Frost's disease causes some bones to fuse due to inflammation, but she's not letting it stop her.

Watch: Orca plays cat-and-mouse with Kiwi kayaker in unreal video of Tauranga marine life used to educate Kiwi kids

Nathan Pettigrew holds a marine mammal permit, allowing him to get close to marine life and share his experiences.

Watch: Huge 30m shimmering spider web that left Kiwis in awe a NZ autumn special - expert

This is actually happening all over the country, says NZ's bug man. Kiwis are just not noticing.

Watch: Meet the astounding Auckland singers, 12 & 13, who wowed Warriors crowd with dazzling half-time show

Two amazing vocalists belted out old school tunes, supported by their dance crew, as thousands danced in Mount Smart's stands.

Video: Graceful orcas spotted having a whale of a time in Dunedin Harbour

Yesterday was the first time since 2015 that the Royal Albatross Centre had spotted the pod.

Video: 'Nervous' horses escape dangerously high floodwaters on East Auckland farm

Some aren't so lucky, as several farmers lost stock in the rapidly rising floodwaters.

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Rotorua's Fancy Meow Cat Café’s search for a purrfect general manager has gone viral from this Trade Me ad.

Watch: A Rotorua cafe's search for a purrfect manager is over after some help from adorable Trade Me video

Trade Me's video about the cat cafe even had people worldwide wanting to apply.

Dashcam video: Shocking moment truck driver does a 'runner' after ramming car on Auckland motorway

Footage of the incident sparked outrage after it was shared on social media.

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