Social Issues

Inside a youth justice residence: Kids tell their sobering stories

Every single one of them has been exposed to gangs,

02:07
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has fronted up over residents being forced to live life on the street or in cars.

Fleas, stock market crash and cost of rent - hear the stories behind some of Auckland's 26,000 homeless

1 NEWS took to the streets to meet some of those forced to live in parks and cars.

03:40
The Children’s Commissioner’s comments come after Oranga Tamariki apologised for advertising for foster carers on TradeMe.

Utilising iwi and community groups should be priority for children in care - Judge Becroft

His comments come after Oranga Tamariki apologised for advertising for foster carers on TradeMe.

01:30
Economist Shamubeel Eaqub says investing now could make a huge difference in the long run.

KiwiBuild: Govt advised to 'break cycle', build sustainable houses and save millions

It's estimated if homes are built to 'Homestar 6' standard it will save $330m over 30 years.

00:43
A proposed by-law would ban begging and rough sleeping within five metres of retail and hospitality areas.

Tauranga protesters tackle Council's controversial proposed ban on beggars, rough sleeping

A proposed by-law would ban begging and rough sleeping within five metres of retail, hospitality areas.

01:43
Survivors are feeling more confident to come forward due to greater awareness of the issues.

Wellington sexual abuse counselling service at crisis point as client numbers swell

Wellington HELP is contracted to help 300 clients every year but this year, it's tracking towards 700.

01:48
Judge Andrew Becroft says he's worried about the health risks for children, and he'll be pushing the research to a ministerial advisory group.

Researchers claim some of our early childhood centres are too noisy, cold, and overcrowded

Judge Andrew Becroft says he's worried about the health risks for children.

02:38
Those in community housing schemes look unlikely to receive the same pay-out as Housing NZ tenants caught up in the meth testing debacle.

Social housing tenants evicted over meth contamination may miss out on compensation

Those in community housing schemes look unlikely to receive the same pay-out as Housing NZ tenants.

03:51
The shabbiest wing at Waikeria Prison will be knocked down to make way for a new 600 bed facility.

Justice Minister Andrew Little says re-offending rate shows new approach needed

Currently 60 per cent of prison inmates re-offend within two years of being released from jail.

02:02
The shocking admission by Housing New Zealand has social agencies pleading for a more compassionate approach to be taken to housing the vulnerable.

Government stands by Housing New Zealand evictions

National spokeswoman Judith Collins says each eviction needs to be looked at individually.

01:48
In 75 per cent of the abuse cases, the perpetrators are family members.

Elder abuse in NZ expected to be more prevalent than figure of one in 10 older people

In 75 per cent of the abuse cases, the perpetrators are family members.

Māori wāhine remembered in suffrage movement

"It's important to recognise the critical role that Māori wāhine played in the suffrage movement."

04:01
Spokesperson Hanny Naus says those committing elder abuse often start out wanting to help.

'It stays hidden' - Age Concern urges people to watch out for the signs of elder abuse

The agency says abuse can often stay hidden unless caring family members actively look for it.

00:26
Her show was cancelled by ABC following her comments directed at a former advisor to Barack Obama.

Roseanne Barr insists she isn't a racist, 'gains insight' by listening to Kanye West

Roseanne's show was canned after the vile Twitter outburst directed at Barack Obama's former aide.

The council is considering changes for the community service.

Future of Wellington Citizens Advice Bureau no longer in jeopardy

Wellington City Council has done a U-turn on its recommendation to cut guaranteed funding.

'God hates the hands that shed his blood' - Queensland anti-abortion protestors accost women outside clinic days after protection legislation passes

Following the publication of the video, Queensland deputy premiere Jackie Trued said they show why establishing safe zones outside clinics for women is critical.

01:54
New research suggests legislation to fix NZ’s binge drinking culture has proved largely useless.

Law to fix NZ's binge drinking culture isn't working research shows

The Government is looking at changes to the 2012 law but says any changes won't happen for some time.

Transgender librarian sues Alaska for denying her government-funded health insurance to transition

Jennifer Fletcher says she was denied coverage for necessary surgery.

01:54
In a big U-turn, they’ll now be offered help and referred to addiction services.

Housing NZ boss apologises over faulty meth tests

Andrew McKenzie said about 300 people had been evicted from their homes in cases where meth was a factor.

People enjoy the sea and sand at a beach in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Government targeting youth issues in new $4 million health and wellbeing survey

The survey will be carried out once every three years, from 2018/2019 onwards.

Leader Bill English says the party will use the time to work on policies to help businesses and the economy.

Most read: The familiar faces and silent heroes of the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List

Former PM Bill English was knighted, but women took centre stage.

Bartlett was the figurehead of the fight to get equal pay for aged care workers.

Women occupy majority of Queen's Birthday Honours List for first time ever

The recipients include Catherine Healy from the NZ Prostitutes Collective, and Kristine Bartlett who helped win a billion dollar settlement for care workers.

01:44
Jools Topp said 30 years ago, the twins would never have received medals due to their political radicalism.

'Shows you how much NZ's changed' – Comedy duo Topp Twins still 'rebels' despite Queen’s Birthday Honours

Jools Topp said 30 years ago, the twins would never have received medals due to their political radicalism.

Heat pump.

New heating costs could lead to overcrowding

Housing Minister Phil Twyford said the cost to landlords would be in the several thousands of dollars.

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