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Placing children and young people in state care can have disastrous consequences and greatly increase their risk of becoming chronic offenders, says the Chief District Court Judge.
Authorities remain stumped by a mystery vapour that left children sick at a Wairarapa school on Friday and prompted a full scale response from emergency services.
An elderly Auckland mother is taking her severely disabled son to court for failing to be a good employer.
An Auckland councillor has told a meeting on welfare reform his blind mother-in-law was humiliated when asked to prove her disability at a Work and Income appointment.
A new report showing thousands of households are struggling to pay their power bills backs up its own research, Consumer New Zealand says.
More than 100 Martinborough residents protested at the town's ANZ branch this afternoon, in a bid to halt the closure of the town's last remaining bank.
Families caring for their adult disabled children are furious a promised fast-track review of the law won't be released for months.
Parents previously involved in the family court system have two months to have their say on how to improve it. Audio
Twenty percent of New Zealanders drink 75 percent of the country's alcohol yet are not paying to clean up the mess, an Alcohol Action forum has heard.
A brazen social media campaign by a franchise of the property management company Quinovic has disgusted some tenants.
A scheme to fund free long term contraceptives for beneficiaries and their daughters ends on Monday.
Families caring for adult disabled children are appalled by official attempts to simplify the guidelines for how much support and money they can get.
Privacy breaches by immigration advisors have forced Immigration New Zealand to halt efforts to move some of its visa applications solely online.
Sir Peter Jackson's World War One exhibition will close in four months' time after Massey University and the government failed to reach an agreement on extending the lease on the popular attraction.
The Attorney-General has restarted the recruitment process for appointing a new principal Family Court judge.
The government's promised review of the pressured family court system is about to get underway - three months later than it should have.
With changes to public transport services taking effect, Hutt Valley commuters stepped out the door this morning into the unknown, writes Catherine Hutton.
Parents who look after their disabled adult children are offended and angry with Ministry of Health assessments.
A woman who paid thousands for a test after being diagnosed with early stage breast cancer says it should be publicly funded in New Zealand.
A law change last year which reduced the number of district court judges has resulted in an "avalanche of work" and lengthy delays in the court system.
The railway union is accusing the government of breaking a pre-election promise to stop the removal of electric trains from the North Island's main trunk line.
Disability groups are accusing the Health Ministry of being mean-spirited and tight-fisted in its efforts to claw back money it gave out as a result of the pay equity settlement.
Family Court staff are stressed and struggling to deal with a growing workload, family lawyers are quitting and parents can't get decent legal advice. Audio
The owners of an historic building that houses Sir Peter Jackson's Great War exhibition say they want it back, and are urging the government to end the uncertainty about its future.
Employers can avoid the proposed mandatory registration - and the associated costs and professional development - by rewriting job descriptions, and unions say that undermines the law's very purpose.