The Child Poverty Monitor shows one in five children from the most disadvantaged communities are going without the basics.
The state landlord claims it is “satisfied” that a property riddled with mould “has generally been in reasonable order”.
"I think the Salvation Army feel like they'd like us to go further and faster and I share that impatience," says the Housing Minister.
Housing First says it’s much easier for homeless people to deal with issues like addiction, mental and physical health once they have a safe, warm, stable place to live.
1 NEWS reporter Ryan Boswell spoke to three men who are or were homeless about the reasons they ended up living rough.
It’s been found most schools are failing to keep pace with social and technological changes when it comes to sex ed.
Judith Collins said the agency needs to look at the “dopey policy” given the current demand for state housing.
Housing NZ will only lease homes build after 2000, but critics say it’s a ludicrous position in the current housing climate.
Tens of millions of dollars are being spent on those struggling – but not all beneficiaries are following the rules.