The ministry granted Seven Sharp unprecedented access to a meeting of social workers as they discussed a sensitive family case.
A new study shows children who regularly see their parents drinking are twice as likely to binge drink themselves.
Labour MP Jenny Salesa moved to NZ as a 16-year-old, and this week was sworn in as a Cabinet minister.
Thanks to the two girls in Central Otago, one of NZ's estimated 40,000 homeless has somewhere to stay.
"This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hours before his death," Talinda Bennington tweeted with the video.