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01:37
Ohakea will be home to 48 students for a week, who are learning about aircraft, mechanical work, and handling helicopters in a simulator.

'I want to be a pilot' - Air Force hopes to inspire next generation of female recruits

Nearly 50 year 13 students are attending a week-long camp at Ohakea.

Rebecca Wright gives Seven Sharp a glimpse of the intensity surrounding the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial.

Flight logs could shake sexual assault case against Cosby

Cosby's lawyers maintain he never visited his Philadelphia mansion the month he is accused of drugging and molesting a woman there.

03:12
We catch up with Jesse Te Iri Haturini, an amazing young woman who put her family first.

Watch: Big surprise for the inspiring big sister who raised seven siblings, got an education and a new job

We catch up with Jesse Te Iri Haturini, an amazing young woman who put her family first.

Mobile shopping trucks prey on poor by marking up prices, selling goods on credit

An investigation found some companies were selling products at four and five times the retail price.

Most read story: Dear Israel Folau, I’ve already been to hell

Kim Baker Wilson explains how a homophobic attack changed his life.

The Bill was announced yesterday, now the PM is striving to get 100,000 children out of poverty in 10 years.

'NZ is out of step with international standards' - PM on UN child wellbeing report

"We are committed to making this country a world leader when it comes to child wellbeing," Ms Ardern said.

04:24
Kiwi blokes are wired to be tough, staunch and silent, and that's causing problems.

'It takes courage to talk' - meet the two Sams getting Kiwi men to open up about their issues

One's a barber, the other a psychologist, they both live in vans and they're both helping guys talk.

02:07
The increase to over 6,000 comes a year after a ministerial restructure, raising questions about the new system.

The number of Kiwi kids in state care hits an all-time high at over 6,000

The increase comes a year after a ministerial restructure, raising questions about the new system.

02:24
Child Youth and Family disbanded to form the new government agency last year.

'The response is very poor' - Advocacy group says Oranga Tamariki still has far to go a year on from re-formation

The organisation was formed from the ashes of Child Youth and Family, aiming to improve outcomes for children through a more holistic and child-led approach.

01:58
Thousands filled the streets demanding politicians tighten gun controls and vowed not to give up.

Florida school shooting survivors lead anti-gun violence marches

Thousands filled the streets demanding politicians tighten gun controls and vowed not to give up.

04:34
A mega gambling venue planned for Tokoroa could get even bigger as three outlets are set to merge.

Former New Zealander of the year and doctor calls for ban on pokie machines

Dr. Lance O'Sullivan says one in five New Zealanders are impacted by a family members' gambling addiction.

That’s according to new data from the 1 NEWS online election tool Vote Compass.

Public euthanasia bill submissions reach record high in recent parliament history

The Justice Committee had already processed 30,411 submissions yesterday, with thousands more to go.

Auckland Grammar School

Auckland Grammar pays $20k to family of student whose jaw was broken by bullies

The court case, however, has left the family with remaining legal fees of $15,000.

05:48
Dr Chris Wilkins says the Massey University drug report shows meth is widely used, especially outside of urban centres.

Methamphetamine is much easier to get in New Zealand than cannabis, new report suggests

The Massey University drug report brings up issues of whether New Zealand should be using so much taxpayer money on cannabis enforcement, a researcher says.

09:07
Corin Dann talks to Marilyn Waring about equal pay, unpaid work and her thoughts on what needs to be done.

Leading NZ feminist talks about the fight for equal rights

Corin Dann talks to Marilyn Waring about equal pay, unpaid work and her thoughts on what needs to be done.

White House releases graphic video showcasing video game violence

Donald Trump has suggested that fantasy video game violence may play a part in mass shootings.

02:15
While how far we’ve come is being celebrated there are admissions we still have a long way to go.

It's International Women's Day but gender equality in NZ still has a long way to go

While celebrating how far we have come, there are admissions there's a lot more work to be done.

06:21
Helen Clark shares a wide range of views, speaking with equality advocate Gill Greer in Wellington yesterday.

Watch: 'You can crash through glass ceilings in NZ' - Helen Clark speaks about the place of women, on the eve of International Women's Day

Helen Clark shares a wide range of views, speaking with National Council for Women chief executive Dr Gill Greer, in Wellington yesterday.

04:10
Mr Morgan says the government should be means testing those claiming their state pension, so only those who need it get it.

Gareth Morgan doesn't want his Super as he turns 65, says NZ needs means-testing

Mr Morgan questions why taxpayers are paying for those who can easily afford to look after themselves.

03:35
The former PM says Jacinda Ardern's ascension to the top job, as an unmarried woman, would have inconceivable when she entered politics.

Helen Clark says being unmarried, female PM at 37 would 'not have been possible' when she entered politics

The former PM says Jacinda Ardern's ascension to the top job would have inconceivable when she entered politics in the early 1980s.

04:50
The government is looking to review the rules around guns in schools, and Mark Potter says visits from the military could traumatise some children.

Principal says guns should be banned in schools - but advocate says they're part of NZ culture

The Ministry of Education is seeking consultation on developing official guidelines for firearms in schools

01:40
Auckland's housing crisis is seeping into the regions.

Government's 155 new state houses for regions 'a very small part of the solution'

The Sallies say the exodus from Auckland is causing problems for the regions.

02:30
Variety has paired Kiwi kids in need with sponsors, but until now, the pairs have never met.

Young man meets the mystery sponsor who's helped him financially for five years

Seven Sharp was there when Albert met his Variety charity sponsor Paul face to face, the first meeting of its kind.

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