Social Issues

03:04
Vivienne Allen's brother Darryn died on the street aged 51 after using the lethal drug.

Watch: 'They don't give a sh**' - Grieving sister of synthetic cannabis victim slams suppliers

Vivienne Allen's brother Darryn Wright died on an Auckland street aged 51 after using the lethal drug.

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.

Watch: Kind-hearted cafe owner helps homeless man with offer of food and umbrella

21-year-old Corey Constable delivered food, water and shelter to a man in Adelaide.

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.

02:04
The latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll showed 74 per cent agreed with euthanasia.

Poll support for euthanasia a wake-up call for undecided MPs says Seymour

The latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll shows a large majority of New Zealanders think an assisted dying law should be introduced here.

01:58
The new scheme will see 5280 at-risk young people in Hawke's Bay, East Coast, Northland and Eastern Bay of Plenty targeted for support.

'Challenge yourself' - woman who's worked from dole to shift supervisor tells young jobless

Renee Makea's advice comes as the Government launches a new support scheme.

00:35
Cabinet says it’s considering clearing convictions that came about before the 1986 law change.

Government to formally apologise to gay men convicted of homosexual acts

Justice Minister Amy Adams will deliver the apology in Parliament ahead of the first reading of the bill tomorrow.

02:18
The claim by church leaders comes as the Government announced a multi-million dollar state housing boost for the Hutt Valley.

Housing shortage in Wellington forcing homeless people to commit petty crimes - church leader

The claim comes as the Government announced a multi-million dollar state housing boost for the Hutt Valley.

00:31
Archdeacon Martin Robinson is welcoming 30 new social homes in the Hutt Valley, but says it's not going to stem demand.

Watch: Some Kiwis choosing 'to go back to prison' to escape winter cold, says religious leader

"The housing opportunities aren't necessarily there for those folks," says Archdeacon Martin Robinson.

01:26
The Human Rights Commission received the audio clip from a man who was too fearful to pursue a complaint because he feared for his job prospects.

Listen: 'Stay in your own back yard!' - Kiwi recruiter's horrible racist rant at migrant job-seeker recorded

The woman on the tape says she has worked in recruitment all her life, and that she would throw this migrant's CV "straight in the bin".

01:19
Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy explains a new campaign to stamp out racism in NZ.

'Racism isn't new to New Zealand, just ask any Maori New Zealander' - Dame Susan Devoy

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy explains a new campaign to stamp out racism in NZ.

00:52
The Human Rights Commission’s campaign Give Nothing To Racism aims to discourage people from allowing racism any leeway, either intentionally or otherwise.

Watch: 'You don't have to be a full-on racist, just being a tiny bit racist is enough' - Taika Waititi joined by famous Kiwis in speaking out against bigotry

Director Taika Waititi is among a number of well-known New Zealanders calling on their compatriots to Give Nothing to Racism.

03:50
Naseby sisters receiving special recognition from the royal family for their work.

'People need to start talking about it' - Small-town Kiwi sisters receive royal awards for anti-bullying work

Naseby sisters receiving special recognition from the royal family for their work.

The Social Housing Minister says arrangements for modular housing are being finalised in South Auckland.

Wellington conference aims for action plan to help end housing crisis

They want to agree on an action plan on the growth and sustainability of affordable housing.

Tokoroa mum slams 'gender stereotypes' in McDonald's Happy Meals toys

Imogene Louise has sparked a frenzy on social media with her complaint.

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