Jamie Mako, out after serving four years for aggravated robbery, blames rude and intimidating staff.
The Independence Collective is made up of six friends determined to prove they're just as able as everyone else when it comes to business.
Judith Collins said the agency needs to look at the “dopey policy” given the current demand for state housing.
Locals are invited to give what they can and to take what they need from an outside pantry, or pātaka.
TVNZ 1's Sunday programme lifted the lid on the effects on children who are born to mothers with meth addictions.
Pat Newman says schools are "screaming out" for help dealing with the problem, but are being told there's not enough funding.
An Auckland University professor is called for women to be screened for P during pregnancy, and those identified and their babies to get treatment they need.
National's Hamish Walker said when the centre closes mothers may have to travel up to 130 kilometres to give birth.
Sexual abuse survivor Brodie Joyce was initially quoted up to $4000 in legal fees to get her automatic name suppression lifted.