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Up to 300,000 people a year may be missing out on ACC cover, treatment or support, the lead author of a new report says.
Many low income families are trapped in a cycle of poverty, because they are burdened with debts they're struggling to pay off, say anti-poverty advocates.
Claims of fight clubs and staff punching young people at a youth justice residence are detailed in a new report by the Children's Commissioner. Audio
All state schools must stop asking for donations from families applying for out-of-zone places, the Ministry of Education says.
People with mental health problems are unable to get the help they need unless their health deteriorates to crisis point, a report has found. Video
The government's $2 billion pay equity settlement could help rest homes attract much-needed workers, the industry says.
As farmers on the Hauraki Plains begin cleaning up after two storms in a fortnight, they are also facing a risk of feed shortages caused by the floods.
Some farms near Edgecumbe look more like lakes, with dozens of paddocks still completely underwater days after the swollen Rangitāiki wreaked havoc on the area. Audio
Dozens of people have walked out of a public meeting in Whakatāne tonight about the response to this week's flooding - and the cause of it. Video
SPCA, MPI and Massey University have teamed up to go door-to-door in Edgecumbe searching for animals.
A dedicated independent advocacy service for children in state care has launched alongside Oranga Tamariki, the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children.
Stakes are high for Oranga Tamariki, the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, as it launches today.
A South Auckland high school says its students were the victims in a brawl involving 15 to 20 people fighting with sticks, bats and knives.
Farmers near Auckland say it will take them years to recover from the damage caused by last week's heavy rain and flooding.
More than half a kilogram of methamphetamine has been found on average each day in Auckland's sewers, new research has found.
Whangamata residents are stuck in limbo, waiting out the risk of more torrential rain before they start the clean-up of their flood-devastated properties. Video
Some Clevedon locals stripped down to their underwear in a desperate attempt to rescue stock stranded by floodwaters today.
A volcanic eruption in Auckland could cause a hot mix of gas, ash and other substances to spread over a 5km-wide area, scientists say.
The couple who discovered a woman allegedly been left for dead on a rural road have told a court about her horrific injuries.
Labour and the Greens are chalking up the Mt Albert by-election as a successful test of how the parties will work together but stand against each other in electorates.
Labour's Jacinda Ardern is the new MP for Mt Albert after a convincing by-election win.
The parties' agreement to work together has not extended to the Greens giving Jacinda Ardern a clear run at Mt Albert - a safe Labour seat.
Housing is the top issue on the minds of both voters and candidates in this Saturday's Mt Albert by-election.
Aucklanders may be able to check which of the city's beaches are safe to swim at before they head for a day of sand and sea next summer.
Decriminalising recreational cannabis use has been ruled off the government agenda despite medicinal cannabis changes - but police are already turning a blind eye, a user says.