Social Issues

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.

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The rugby hardman, whose early life of abuse saw him take his anger out on others, wants to ensure the next generation don't make the same mistakes.

Watch: Ex-All Black Norm Hewitt sets out to help youth break the cycle of bullying

The self-confessed former bully says he can't change the past, but he can teach young people a different way.

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Meth addiction is being blamed as a key reason older family members are becoming caregivers once again.

Meth a bigger problem than booze in forcing kids into grandparents' care, charity insists

The Ministry for Vulnerable Children maintains alcohol is a bigger problem.

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Meth addiction is being blamed as a key reason older family members are becoming caregivers once again.

Watch: Grandmother caring for 11 grandkids due to P-addicted parents says 'it's an epidemic'

A charity group says meth is the key reason grandparents are stepping in to raise their grandchildren.

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The South Auckland grandparents say their struggle to find somewhere to live is something no family should go through.

Watch: "We shouldn't be in this position' - Grandparents and nine grandchildren forced to live in motel

It's costing the Government more than $500 a night to house the South Auckland family.

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Julie Chapman says some of the kids in need "sleep in those raincoats because it’s the warmest thing they've got".

KidsCan urgently need help to provide over 1000 vulnerable Kiwi kids with raincoats and shoes this winter

Some kids in need will even "sleep in those raincoats because it's the warmest thing they've got".

One in five Aussies fall prey to 'revenge porn' - survey

Researchers found image-based abuse is far more common and affected a wider range of people than previously thought.

GRAPHIC WARNING: Parents caught in literal tug of war over baby son

Disturbing footage shows two parents fighting over their 11-month-old son in a US car park.

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The Police Minister is standing firm against gangs asking for government help to pay for drug rehabilitation.

Gang members want the government to pay for rehabilitation to help members kick their drug habits

The Police Minister is standing firm against gangs asking for government help to pay for drug rehabilitation.

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Used condoms, needles and screaming are just some of the things St Albans residents are sick of.

'We don't want them here' - residents appeal for sex workers in Christchurch suburb to be moved on

St Albans residents say sex workers often leave rubbish all over their properties, including beer bottles and used condoms.

Facebook denies aiming ads at vulnerable young people as Aussie TV host blasts alleged tactic as 'disgusting'

Aussie TV host Karl Stefanovic didn't hold back in his criticism of social media giant Facebook.

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The equation of younger women with older men is being flipped on its head.

Watch: It seems younger men can't stop chasing older women - so what's with the new trend?

The age-old equation of younger women with older men is being flipped on its head.

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You might be surprised at which group topped the list.

Call for ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport after young women revealed as NZ's most extreme drinkers

Alcohol Healthwatch also wants taxes slapped on all alcoholic beverages including the RTDs young women are binging on.

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If you're at a wedding, do you think it's okay for guests to post pics of the big day online?

So what is normal behaviour online?

If you're at a wedding, do you think it's okay for guests to post pics of the big day online?

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A wellbeing survey also showed some teens spend up to six hours a day at the weekend online.

Schools want to prioritise student wellbeing but national standards 'has come first'

A global survey shows NZ the second worst OECD country for teenage bullying.

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So far in 2017, the Government's spent $550 million to house Kiwis without a place of their own.

Huge sum spent on emergency accommodation sparks calls to build social housing instead

The government is spending $6.2 million a day on housing support for those without a place to live.

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A wellbeing survey also showed some teens spend up to six hours a day at the weekend online.

NZ second worst in OECD for teen bullying - survey

More than a quarter of teens surveyed reported they experience bullying a few times a month.

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Goebel has teamed up with her sisters to launch a year-long mentoring programme for the young women.

Dance superstar Parris Goebel and her sisters helping build confidence in young South Auckland women

Goebel and her family are using their talents to inspire the next generation of Kiwi women.

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Kristin Hall's campaign for better access to sanitary products has had a big win today.

Funding boost for Kiwi girls who struggle to afford sanitary products

Kristin Hall's campaign for better access to sanitary products has had a big win today.

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Andrew Little says Labour is open to supporting the blueprint but feels more emphasis needs to be put on affordability.

Labour pledges to build 400 affordable homes in Hutt Valley if elected

Labour plans to build 100,000 affordable homes over 10 years under its KiwiBuild policy.

The man had numerous images depicting children having sex with adults, other children and animals.

Porn harm spurs 22,000 to sign petition for public inquiry

Family First's petition will be presented to Parliament this afternoon.

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There are laws governing how to take control of parties – but one mum thinks they are totally unrealistic.

Police stick to guns on parental consent for teens to drink at parties

Mike Hosking was blamed by a teenager viewer for ruining her life with his anti-teen parties rant.

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There are laws governing how to take control of parties – but one mum thinks they are totally unrealistic.

At what age should parents let their teens party with alcohol?

There are laws governing how to take control of parties – but one mum thinks they are totally unrealistic.

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Huia and her family are desperate for emergency housing but have been told there's simply nothing in the area.

Gisborne family of seven forced to use public restrooms to wash their kids before sleeping in van

Huia and her partner sleep in a van each night with their four children because no social housing is available.

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They call themselves the Nannies Against P, and are making a stand against the drug that's tearing families apart.

'Nannies Against P' win support from former addict in campaign against abuse from users

The Hawke's Bay grandmothers have joined forces to fight P addiction in their families and community.

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They call themselves the Nannies Against P, and are making a stand against the drug that's tearing families apart.

Watch: 'Nannies against P' join forces to stop abuse from meth users, fight addiction in community

The Hawke's Bay grandmothers have asked local leaders for support to prevent abuse from family members high on P.

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There are concerns for those relying on Auckland motels for emergency housing as two big sporting events are set to kick-off in the city.

Lions tour, World Masters Games predicted to push families out of emergency motel housing

About 370 families a week rely on motels for emergency housing in Auckland.

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