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As the waitlist for state housing reaches record levels, a new emergency housing development in Auckland is providing some relief for families trying to find an affordable place to live.
A new report into locked in care for youth has found that some children are constantly bullied and many have suicidal thoughts.
In the 1960's people flooded the streets to protest nuclear testing, and 20 years later they fought tooth and nail to stop the Springbok tour. Today, they're marching for the planet.
Three young offenders at an Oranga Tamariki-run Youth Justice residence are learning how to become dairy farmers.
Tikanga Māori education is helping to rehabilitate young offenders, staff at a youth justice residence in Rotorua say.
More than 70 people have died from synthetic cannabis toxicity in two years, and the drug has contributed to the deaths of many more, provisional coroners' figures show.
Minister for Children Tracey Martin will not outlaw holding young people in police cells, despite widespread agreement it's an unsuitable practice.
Official figures have revealed there were 135 incidents of self-harm in youth justice facilities in the last five years.
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