Social Issues
"The sad reality is at the moment that we have too much of both,” Jacinda Ardern told media today while taking questions about uplifting and Oranga Tamariki.
Too many children in state care and too many being harmed, says PM - 'We want to end both'
Researchers believe babies don’t experience the stress of labour during c-sections, and aren’t exposed to their mother’s bacteria.
Parents in dispute with Oranga Tamariki get support group
Judge Andrew Becroft’s office has conducted a review into the Government agency.
Children's Commissioner calls on Kiwis to work together to stop children being sent into state care
Gang members make up almost 40 percent of New Zealand's prison population.
Mental health, addiction services for offenders get $128 million funding boost
The Arbitrators' & Mediators' Institute of NZ’s Deborah Hart discussed a newly-released family justice report.
'Not good for children' - expert calls for family mediation to be mandatory before heading to court
A review of the 2014 justice system reforms was released today.
Changes urged for Family Court law after independent panel reviews the system
The DHB's also developed a Far North local response group, a school based initiative and a suicide prevention training programme for youth workers
Mental health app 'borne out of a mother's love for her son'
Wallabies coach breaks silence over Israel Folau's sacking - 'Something had to give'
Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty are introduced as a tie-in with Pride Month.
My Little Pony introduces same-sex couple for first time
Tracey Martin says: “Take some time to listen to an older person”.
'Be kind' - simple message from Minister for Seniors ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Spokesperson Anjum Rahman says good progress has been made since March 1, but there's still a long way to go.
Kiwis need to do more to foster inclusiveness following Christchurch terrorist attack: Islamic Women's Council
Inclusion and acceptance of migrant communities needs to come from the top down - Australian politician
Mother and child (file picture).
Samoan couple claim Oranga Tamariki rejected their request to foster child because they're not European
A Ministry of Justice official told 1 NEWS that censorship laws are aligned with Samoa’s constitution, it’s Christian beliefs and other customs.
Samoa's banning of Elton John biopic Rocketman due to its homosexual scenes aligns with country's constitution
Community Law and Auckland Action Against Poverty both say it’s a persistent problem.
'Fundamentally wrong' - Ministry referring beneficiaries to loan sharks, activists claim
Police Association President Chris Cahill and Massey University Chris Wilkins spoke to Breakfast about the problem of meth.
Decriminalising cannabis could reduce availability of and demand for meth, experts say
Amie Schofield hopes her youngest child, Victory, will be accepted for who she is.
Utah family with intersex child intent on making world more accepting place
A file image of a New Zealand Police vehicle.
Police respond to white supremacist leaflets found in Tauranga
The Destiny Church leader made the comments to a congregation in south Auckland last night.
John Armstrong's opinion: The biggest problem facing Brian Tamaki's party is the Destiny Church leader himself
An international report also found NZ isn’t meeting its requirements for Māori, the disabled and prisoners.
Housing crisis being labelled a 'human rights crisis' by Human Rights Commissioner
Social agencies have been raising concerns about Ranui’s Western Park Village for decades.
Auckland Council gives 'satisfactory' grade to caravan park that made trespass complaint against John Campbell
Disability Connect board chairwoman Colleen Brown talks about the findings on TVNZ1’s Breakfast.
NZ's disabled community 'disempowered', suffer human rights violations – report
Folau will argue under section 772 of the Fair Work Act he was wrongfully dismissed over his social media post.
Israel Folau says best years of his career, chance to become Wallabies' top tryscorer robbed by Rugby Australia
The New York City Pride Parade celebrating all lifestyle choices. Flags at the parade. The parade route was lined with tens-of thousands of spectators supporting the event.
Government establishes fund to support LGBTQI youth
Auckland homeless shelter gets $5 million makeover
Aaron D’Souza is offering a $1000 scholarship to help with school expenses.
Meet the Auckland dad with a simple plan to help solo parents
Man playing poker machine
Councils should have more power to regulate pokie machines, gambling addict says
Mr Tamaki apologised to the LGBTI+ community at an event in Auckland last night.
Member of gay community quits Pride after supporting Brian Tamaki
Two police officers among those recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours list
It’s estimated 60 per cent of women in the island nation are victims of domestic violence.
Study recommends churches play a role in solving Samoa's domestic violence issue