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People who have been raped or sexually assaulted are sometimes having to wait months to access funded specialist support services. Audio
A family facing eviction from their south Auckland state house, just a few weeks after their mother died in a car crash, will be now be allowed to stay in a state house.
The family of a woman who died in a car crash have been given a month to get out of their south Auckland state house because the lease was in her name. Audio
More and more people are sleeping rough in south Auckland, and the government's initiatives to try to deal with homelessness aren't working, community workers say.
There are fears there is a new chemical or poison in a drug that's been linked to a spate of deaths in Auckland this month.
Thousands of Aucklanders have turned out to welcome home Team New Zealand and the America's Cup. Video
Aucklanders are hopeful of hosting the next series, but questions remain over where the teams would be based, and who would pay for the development.
Police investigated nearly 120,000 family violence incidents in 2016 - up more than 8000 on the year before.
More people were diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand last year than in any year since records began in 1985. Audio
The accommodation supplement will be increased but Te Puea Marae's Hurimoana Dennis, who has helped the homeless, doubts how much it will do for families struggling with a gamut of problems.
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.