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Serco has been criticised for using interns to write psychological reports for the Parole Board.
Ukrainians in New Zealand says the government's sanctions plan is long overdue, but may have come too late.
A report obtained by RNZ has laid bare a litany of failures during the escape of two offenders from a youth justice residence in 2020.
The Principal Youth Court Judge says there is a clear lack of targeted gender-specific support for young female offenders, and he wants action.
Mask mandates in schools may prove difficult for some deaf or hard of hearing students who rely on visual cues, advocates say.
Disability advocates are calling on Auckland Council to take a greater role in ensuring children have accessible playgrounds across the city.
Since 2015 there have been more than 250 reported incidents of contraband being lobbed over prison gates.
Newly released letters show that cracks in relations over the Three Waters reform appeared months before it was mandated.
Families of young men who spent time in the Hawke's Bay Regional Prison Youth Unit are devastated it could be adapted for quarantine.
A group of North Island farmers are stripping down to their birthday suits - all in the name of rural wellbeing.
A weekend party has been followed by a flurry of apologies, the hangover of an Auckland gathering resulting in a police investigation.
Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft wants action on what he says are ingrained injustices in the youth justice system.
Figures obtained by RNZ have revealed New Zealand police used spit hoods on 117 children and young people between 2016 and 2020.
Police are investigating after reports of two men going door-to-door in Christchurch pretending to be from the Ministry of Health and offering vaccines for $100. The ministry says it's a scam.
When the going gets tough, the Ōtara community gets going.
Oranga Tamariki was warned about restraints at a Christchurch care and protection residence months before it was finally closed.
Harmful physical restraints and a failure to implement Covid-19 hygiene measures are among concerns raised in a report into Rotorua youth justice residence Te Maioha o Parekarangi.
A report by the office of the Children's Commissioner raises several concerns, including silence over ill treatment, and lack of staff and training.
Police are strapping teenagers as young as 13 into restraint chairs despite a United Nations funded report criticising their use just four years ago. Audio
A woman who spent years in a South Korean religious sect operating in Auckland is warning others of its fraudulent recruitment techniques.
Rangers in Auckland's Shakespear Regional Park say stoats are getting smart to age-old trapping techniques, so they have had to come up with new methods.
The Children's Commissioner wants to repeal a section of law enabling the youth court to remand young people in police cells.
A Christchurch woman is furious a flyer from the group Voices For Freedom ended up in her letterbox.
Almost one in four young people in state care do not feel they can contact their birth families as much as they would like to, an Oranga Tamariki survey found.
A decision to withdraw a widely criticised proposed youth justice bill is being labelled a win for democracy by the Children's Commissioner.