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Once a month, Fiona Thomas and Libby Ogle load up with books and head out to isolated schools that are otherwise too far away from libraries for kids to access them.
Oranga Tamariki is set to see the biggest shake-up since its inception in 2017, as The Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Legislation Act comes into full force today.
A young Samoan designer from Lower Hutt has been invited to bring her Unfiltered Man collection to the four major international fashion weeks.
The Children's Commissioner says adults and decision makers in New Zealand are too resistant to listening to children's opinions, and it needs to change.
Birthdays can be rough for families doing it tough, so a trio of teenagers from Lower Hutt have started a social enterprise that provides parties for disadvantaged kids.
Business owners in one of Auckland's swankiest suburbs are up in arms over the behaviour of a group of tenants living a local motel.
Young leaders in the Auckland suburb of Tāmaki say a new drug and addiction service will go along way to help fix some of the community's problems.
Vicki Letele died of cancer after being jailed. Now her family are considering legal action against Corrections after a report found she wasn't given adequate care in prison.
An executive director of the Māori Council says holding young people in police cells is a breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
It is unacceptable that young people are being remanded to youth detention facilities on charges that have not been proven, the Children's Commissioner says.
One person is in a stable condition and one has been discharged from Starship Hospital following a police pursuit in the Auckland suburb of Te Atatu last night.
The young offenders were held for periods of more than 24 hours for up to seven days.
Oranga Tamariki - the government agency responsible for children - has warned the experts reviewing the troubled Family Court that the system is failing vulnerable young people.
A group of 10 young offenders at Christchurch men's prison are celebrating, having gained their Duke of Edinburgh awards. Audio
A student at Auckland's Northcote College has created an app to help teachers properly pronounce names.
A youth cancer charity says it's back on track after financial trouble forced it to restructure late last year.
The KidsCan charity will benefit from a runner's commitment to run the Tongariro Crossing wearing a formal business suit. Video
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.