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The rate of teenage pregnancy in New Zealand has halved in the past decade, the Ministry of Health has revealed.
Blind New Zealanders want e-scooters taken off footpaths as serious injuries and near misses rise.
New Zealand's veterinarians say they are struggling with burnout, stress and suicide.
The police are open to considering a 12-month trial where they won't pursue young drivers. Audio
Residents of Little Waihi have reacted after a homicide investigation was launched following the death of two-year-old Nevaeh Jahkaya Whatukura Ager.
Students from St Paul's College in Auckland have been welcomed into an Auckland mosque after they were rained out while paying their respects.
For the first time, Oranga Tamariki has laid bare just how much harm and abuse is being done to children in its care.
Members of transgender and non-binary communities say they are disappointed by the deferral of a bill that would make it easier for people to amend the sex on their birth certificate.
A new report has found that the majority of Kiwi kids are flourishing- but some still face significant challenges.
The government will ban smoking in cars carrying passengers under 18 years old but police will have discretion whether to fine people or refer them to quit services.
The Children's Commissioner wants every young person leaving state care to be offered full support through a new transitional service.
A union representing a group of Chinese workers is calling for the government's help for the men who now have no work and nowhere to live.
Campers in the Coromandel are being warned not to dump their rubbish on the side of the road, after garbage piled up next to a broken compactor this week.
Inmates at the country's toughest jail are sprucing up bikes for needy children this Christmas. Video
With one week to go, New Zealanders are flocking to the shops to buy the last - or in some cases all - of the gifts on their list.
One in five New Zealand children are living in homes without access to enough food or adequate healthy food, a report measuring childhood deprivation in New Zealand has found.
Hundreds of sex offenders are being placed in shared prison cells despite warnings that it is dangerous and should be stopped.
A proposed initiative aimed at tackling childhood inequity will be pitched to the full Rotorua Lakes Council later this month.
NCEA and Scholarship exams start today for more than 140,000 high school students.
The Children's Commissioner is demanding MPs stop stalling and ban smoking in cars carrying children.
A hui about foetal alcohol spectrum disorder has received so much interest it's had to be moved to a bigger venue - and there's still a waitlist.
Armed with signs, songs and faith, about 1000 Christians gathered at Parliament today to demand Jesus' name is put back back into the Parliamentary prayer.
The mother of a 14-year-old boy with a foetal alcohol spectrum disorder says her son was left to roam the streets of Dunedin while staying in a hotel under the care of Oranga Tamariki.
Many frontline police say decriminalisation of cannabis should be looked at seriously, ahead of a national referendum.
Questions have been raised about the quality of new police after four recruits were stood down for misconduct in the past year.