Social Issues

02:35
Hannah Wallis has an update on Karla Mills' fight for the right to wear pants.

Whanganui student wins battle for female students to wear trousers to school

This winter, thanks to Karla Mills, girls at Whanganui High School will be able to wear long pants

04:08
Inspired by a UK model of schools providing free student lunches, three Kiwi mums have taken aim at NZ obesity and youth poverty.

Kiwi Mums attempt to create free school lunch revolution

Inspired by a UK model of schools providing free student lunches, three Kiwi mums have taken aim at NZ obesity and youth poverty.

01:48
Some say it's PC gone mad, while others say the decision is the sport moving with the times.

'Rather disgusted' – opinion divided over Formula 1's decision to ditch grid girls

Some say it's PC gone mad, while others say the decision is the sport moving with the times.

02:03
It's back to school for thousands of Kiwi kids, but not all families are jumping for joy at the end of the holidays.

'We will loan them a uniform' - school comes to the rescue of struggling students as year starts

Napier's Tamatea High School is just one where back-to-school costs are too high for some families.

02:03
It's back to school for thousands of Kiwi kids, but not all families are jumping for joy at the end of the holidays.

Kids turning up to school without food as start of first term brings financial strain

Kidscan has more than 2,500 children on the waiting list for basic items, like shoes.

02:09
A review is underway and Treasury is promising the mistake is a one-off.

Government insists 'naturally disappointing' Treasury botch up won't impact child poverty plans

Treasury said a coding error led to an overstatement on child poverty projections.

Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman on Oprah's panel on Time's Up movement

"What struck me about my experience was his certainty that I would be silent," said America Ferrera.

A screenshot of the Denizen website featuring an item promoting the wine pong drinking game

Auckland's Denizen magazine removes 'wine pong' post expert says could encourage women to binge drink

The post labeled the drinking game as "beer pong's slightly classier and more feminine counterpart".

00:37
The PM says there was a record number of food parcels handed out to struggling families today.

Watch: 'Queues out the door' – Jacinda Ardern pitches in at Auckland mission, makes food parcels for the needy

The PM says there was a record number of food parcels handed out to struggling families.

02:06

Housing NZ threaten to bring down pensioner's vegetable garden because of banned garden stakes

A David versus Goliath battle between a pensioner and the housing corporation began last month over a "super structure" deemed unsafe.

01:57
The Coroner has already compared the three-year-old's death to one of country's worst child abuse cases.

Coroner investigating Moko Rangitoheriri's horrific death calls for all children to be monitored by government agencies

Had monitoring been in place, young Moko could still be alive, Coroner Wallace Bain said.

Judge Andrew Becroft said the fact 70,000 to 80,000 Kiwi children are living in "hardcore" poverty must change, but there is room for "cautious optimism".

PM says word vulnerable to be dropped from children's ministry

It will now officially be called Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Children.

07:27
The 1 NEWS political team go behind the scenes of this week's big stories.

'Arrogant' fuel companies have government and Inside Parliament on their case over soaring petrol prices

Kiwis once enjoyed some of the lowest fuel prices - now they're among the highest.

07:57
The 1 NEWS political team go behind the scenes of this week's big stories.

'Third world problems'- Reporters discuss NZ's drinking water after gastro outbreak in Hawkes Bay

Katie Bradford and the 1 NEWS political team question why 100,000 people become sick from water-borne illnesses each year.

Ms Bennett beams with joy as she is sworn in by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy.

National's Paula Bennett quickly takes credit for small drop in child poverty

The Children's Commissioner suggested the benefit rise wasn't a factor, however.

03:48
Judge Andrew Becroft said the fact 70,000 to 80,000 Kiwi children are living in "hardcore" poverty must change, but there is room for "cautious optimism".

Small drop in Kiwi child poverty numbers leaves 'room for cautious optimism', says Children's Commissioner

The 2017 Child Poverty Monitor shows a small drop in the number of children living in poverty.

03:59
Four years ago he went viral in New Zealand, now he’s doing so again overseas.

Maurice Williamson's 2013 'big gay rainbow' speech goes viral in Japan amid battle for marriage equality

Four years ago he went viral in New Zealand, now he’s doing so again overseas.

01:40
Up to 12 per cent of children removed from their homes have been harmed while in care, and Andrew Becroft says an inquiry is due.

'It is utterly unacceptable' – Children's Commissioner horrified at number of Kiwi kids harmed while in care

Up to 12 per cent of children removed from their homes have been harmed while in care.

03:09
The problem is fuelled by pharmaceutical drugs flooding the streets.

NZ warned not to be complacent about deadly opioid epidemic ravaging US

An expert says he can't see how NZ can keep the deadly opioid Fentanyl out of the country.

00:36

Watch: Woman accuses police of 'racism' as flag poles confiscated from Tongan RLWC supporters in south Auckland

When police asked the for the fan's daughter's flag pole, she called their tactics "racist over-policing".

02:29
New Zealand’s repeated offer to rehome 150 of the men has been rejected.

Hundreds protest across Australia for release of Manus Island refugees

One refugee has been in the offshore detention centre for four and a half years.

Watch: Brazil's Christ the Redeemer lights up in orange for gender equality

Rio's Christ statue is just one of the participating iconic buildings and monuments.

02:32
The Northland man admits he abused his wife, but is now speaking out against family violence to support White Ribbon day.

Watch: Former gang leader credits Destiny Church's Man Up programme for turning his life around

The Northland man admits he abused his wife, but is now speaking out against family violence.

01:54
Jacinda Ardern helped out at a hospice fundraiser, and promised to find a sustainable funding model for the sector.

'We would like certainty around funding' – PM wants to take closer look at how we care for the dying

Nationally it costs over $103 million to provide the cost of hospice services.

04:18
Surf therapy is designed as an alternative to locking people up.

Surf's up - the alternative keeping many young people out of jail

Organisers want to see it spread to other parts of New Zealand.

01:42
Business owners have noticed an increase in begging on the street, and want the council to do more to solve the problem.

Christchurch beggars 'taking advantage' of people who're genuinely homeless

As the number of beggars increases, the City Mission says most of them have a roof over their head.

02:08
The city mission says chronic homelessness among women has been overlooked for too long.

'A lot of women are in a vulnerable space' - female homeless shelter opens up in Christchurch

In most homeless shelters around the country, only men are allowed to stay.

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