Social Issues

02:08
The number has risen 10 per cent in the past year, and the city mission expects the problem to get worse.

'We'd love to do ourselves out of a job' - Christchurch mission experiences spike in bed demand from homeless

People seeking beds in the city mission has risen 10 per cent in the last year.

'Time to reflect' - anniversary of women's suffrage in NZ today

It was 124 years ago today that New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to give women the vote.

'He loved us so much' - Chester Bennington's wife shares video of rocker laughing hours before his tragic death

"This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hours before his death," Talinda Bennington‏ tweeted with the video.

Pauline Hanson.

Pauline Hanson warns legalising same-sex marriage in Australia could result in ban on kids saying 'mum and dad'

The far-right politician is voting 'No' for legalising same-sex marriage in Australia.

02:58
Girls as young as nine are being forced into prostitution, often by their families or partners, right here in New Zealand.

Exclusive: 'Adults setting up kids to be repeatedly raped, and making money from it'

A counsellor says child sex trafficking is "a growth industry" in this country.

04:53
A young netball team were humiliated at a sports club they share with rugby last week. So how do we stop this stuff from happening?

It's time we all stopped ignoring sexism – but how?

A young netball team were humiliated at a sports club they share with rugby last week. So how do we stop this from happening?

01:27
The initiative has been set up to aid the youth in Christchurch's eastern suburbs.

'Using sport as a social vehicle' – Canterbury midnight basketball programme aims to keep teens off the street

The initiative has been set up to aid the youth in Christchurch's eastern suburbs.

02:46
Some landlords say they are trying to help Auckland's most needy – but at what cost?

Are Auckland's most vulnerable being taken advantage of by landlords?

Some landlords say they are trying to help Auckland's most needy – but at what cost?

03:06
Sam Johnson's creation is now expanding so primary schools can join in.

Primary school students flock in droves to Christchurch's famous Student Volunteer Army

Sam Johnson's creation is now expanding so primary schools can join in.

03:05
The Green Party co-leader will meet with investigators next week over wrongfully claiming benefit money.

Metiria Turei to be interviewed by MSD investigator over benefit admission

It comes after she sent them a letter saying should would co-operate in an any investigation.

03:03

Watch: Northland gang members battle it out in boxing ring, but police not keen for Northland bouts to become regular event

Police arrested four people after the event, and don't want it to become a regular thing.

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says too many people decline social housing without “good reason”, prompting a new policy.

State housing waiting list increases by nearly 1500 people on this time last year

Just two weeks ago, Bill English expressed confidence in the Government's housing plans.

01:09
Brian Tamaki is given a fair chance to respond to the request over his 'sin' causing earthquakes comments.

Call for gay hate speech to be illegal after Destiny leader's 'human sin' quake sermon

Human Rights Commission received flurry of complaints but says Brian Tamaki didn't breach NZ law.

04:50
Kids at Holy Family School in Porirua want their teachers - and everyone else - to make the effort to say their names correctly.

School principal says not learning names in different languages racist, as kids tackle mispronunciation

A 10-year-old was in tears on Seven Sharp over people mispronouncing his name.

01:52
It's illegal to supply sexual material to those under 18, but most websites have few ways to check this.

UK's plan to stop kids viewing online pornography not being considered by NZ

Britain plans to make people enter their credit card details first.

04:50
Kids at Holy Family School in Porirua want their teachers - and everyone else - to make the effort to say their names correctly.

Is mispronouncing names racist? These school kids think so and are taking a stand

Some kids are moved to tears after hearing people say their names incorrectly.

01:52
It's illegal to supply sexual material to those under 18, but most websites have few ways to check this.

Should New Zealanders have to enter a credit card number to watch porn online?

Experts here say a plan in the UK to stop children viewing pornography won't work.

01:18
Mona Kingi, who has worked at Mangere's Te Puea Marae for decades, was shocked by some of the cases the marae housed last winter.

Auckland's Te Puea Marae confident of meeting challenge as it opens to homeless

Te Puea Marae in Mangere today opened as a shelter for six months.

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