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An ex-prisoner, housed at a child sex offender unit at Rimutaka Prison, has claimed fellow residents are smoking synthetic cannabis while authorities turn a blind eye.
Parents whose children were cared for at a purpose-built disability centre in Auckland say there appears to have been a deliberate attempt to run down the site.
Leaked documents show a cash-strapped Auckland trust for the disabled paid senior staff bonuses to manage its closure and wants to reopen with a focus on private clients.
A tetraplegic man fears he will be confined to his bed unfed and untoileted from today, when the Ministry of Health plans to stop funding the carers he relies upon.
The closure of a hydrotherapy pool and specialised gym has left some in Auckland's disabled community with nowhere to go.
The board of a struggling charitable trust, set up to help disabled people, spent $670,000 of public money and donations on consultants - including paying its own chairman close to $100,000 for… Video
In 1966, a solution began to help the disabled living in geriatric facilities simply because there wasn't anywhere else to go.
Annual Justice figures show methamphetamine remains the biggest drug taking up time in the courts - with 8182 charges laid in the last financial year.
Yachties fear KiwiRail's two new mammoth Cook Strait ferries will spell the end of racing in Wellington's inner harbour.
KiwiRail opposes a recommendation for Kaiwharawhara to be the site of a new Cook Strait ferry terminal, and says its not keen on sharing its preferred site at Kings Wharf.
The government is quietly scrapping the controversial policy which pays family members to care for a disabled relative but the alternatives are being criticised as just as confusing and bureaucratic.
Repealing a short piece of legislation allowing family carers to complain to the Human Rights Review Tribunal is back on the government's agenda.
The government is refusing to pass a single page of legislation before the election that would allow families with disabled children to take complaints to the Human Rights Review Tribunal and the…
KiwiRail says it has no choice but to buy more Chinese made diesel locomotives - even though they've been troublesome and unreliable for more than a decade.
A year on from the Family Court review, the changes made still haven't fully addressed the problems with solving disputes before they get to court.
One in three middle-aged people who live on their own earn so little they are facing an impoverished old age. Audio
A privately owned company which distributes funds on behalf of the government, has been left with a $500k fund it can't use without permission.
Twelve people and a dog had to be rescued from a Lower Hutt campsite this morning after a stream flooded.
Demand for help from disabled people and their families has soared with thousands coming forward for the first time. Audio
A disability advocate is taking legal action against a system of "sham employment relationships" that means disabled children are the employers of the parents caring for them.
Council candidates on the Kāpiti Coast - including the mayor - are refusing to share the stage with convicted sex offender and former councillor David Scott.
The woman who accused former Kāpiti Coast district councillor David Scott of indecent assault is going to court next month to apply for a restraining order against him.
Documents released to RNZ show the Kāpiti Coast District Council had been getting complaints from women about the former councillor's behaviour since 2015.
RNZ analysis shows there won't be enough money to properly pay new families that are expected to join the scheme.
Disability support providers may stop accepting new clients and some services may close because of a freeze in government funding.