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The Royal Commission has heard from a man who was put into the adult psychiatric hospital Cherry Farm when he was just nine.
Locked in cells, physically, sexually and emotionally abused: a man tells the Royal Commission of Inquiry about his life in state care from ages nine to 15.
The ending of a long-running health and fitness programme for young people in Waikato has upset one of the driving forces behind it and schools who had benefited.
World War veterans and their families were often left emotionally, physically, mentally and financially in a bad way when they returned from overseas, a study has found.
Army veteran Kane Te Tai, who helped co-found a veterans charity, says not enough is done for former service members in New Zealand.
The graves of the country's military veterans should be maintained by a government-funded body, a voluntary group involved in restoration work says.
Taupō man Gary Brandon is inviting a few of his mates over to his place to commemorate Anzac Day tomorrow. So far 325 have said they are going.
Large crowds are expected at Anzac Day services around the country on Sunday after public events were cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Grossly over-governed and desperately in need of reform is how the Waikato Chamber of Commerce views the region.
Hamilton City Council has done a u-turn over Māori wards voting to consider them in 2022 after a three-week period of public consultation.
Survivors of abuse and the network groups that support them want an independent statutory body to oversee the redress process for victims.
Survivor groups have left the inquiry into abuse in care in no doubt how little trust they have in churches of ever getting the redress process right.
The Catholic order, the Society of Mary, has told the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care that it prefers not to be part of the church's complaint process and would rather go it alone.
A theologian has pointed the blame directly at the hierarchy and structure of the Catholic Church for abuse by priests.
The Catholic Church in New Zealand has vowed to address abuse and put a stop to it, but survivors say they have no confidence in the church process.
The Primates of the Anglican Church say some of the historical abuse of people in its care was ignored or covered up by the church.
A leader in the Anglican Church says he would prefer it to run its own new redress process for victims of abuse rather than have a national independent system imposed on it.
The Anglican Bishop of Christchurch is not ruling out that at least 80 former students of Christ's College were victimised or abused while in its care.
A disconnected telephone helpline, missing files that detailed sexual abuse, and a serious lack of training were some of the Anglican Church's more embarrassing admissions at Thursday's redress…
The Anglican Church has introduced tougher psychological screening to help test the character of people wanting to join the clergy.
The Salvation Army has given a lukewarm response the idea of establishing an independent body to deal with all claims of abuse of people in the care of the state and churches.
"I would like to reiterate on behalf of the whole Salvation Army our deep regret and shame," Salvation Army chief secretary in New Zealand Gerry Walker says.
Abuse victims are hoping churches will take ownership of the past when they are given their chance to respond to claims during a two-week public hearing.
A survey of one of the world's rarest dolphins is underway off the west coast of the North Island.
Monitoring equipment on Raoul Island knocked out by Friday's 8.1 magnitude quake is likely to be back up and running by the end of this week.