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A New Zealand couple stranded in Israel is desperately hoping commercial flights will resume soon, so they can get home to Rotorua.
A handful of New Zealanders who were stuck in Peru have managed to get out of the country, but they are pleading with the government for more help to get the dozens of others left behind.
The Ministry of Social Development's contact centres are dealing with huge numbers of calls, but it is assuring people benefits will continue to be paid as usual.
Desperate New Zealanders stuck in Peru are pleading with the government for help, after they were bumped off an Australian commercial charter flight that was meant to get them home.
New Zealanders stuck in Peru because of the Covid-19 pandemic are hopeful a commercial charter flight, organised by the Australian government, is their ticket home.
Food banks are bracing themselves for increased demand as the country goes into lockdown - and some say their stocks are already seriously depleted.
Work and Income offices have closed their doors, but the Ministry of Social Development is assuring people they will be able to access the help and support they need.
Are you tossing up whether or not to take the kids to the indoor playground, or head to the gym, as fears grow about the spread of Covid-19?
Universities are warning staff cuts could be on the horizon as they grapple with the financial losses from the coronavirus travel ban.
Over a three-month period last year, the Citizens Advice Bureau said it saw more than 4000 clients who needed help accessing services online.
One in eight children were living in material hardship in the year ended June 2019, around the same as the previous year, newly released figures show.
The number of over-55s ending up on the jobseeker benefit is steadily on the rise, prompting calls for employers to change their attitudes to older workers.
The web of lies spun by Grace Millane's killer was unravelled during his three-week trial. Here's what he told Millane, the police and other women.
This is a recap of the evidence heard in court during the trial of the man found guilty of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane.
The government has finally confirmed what will replace the social investment approach for funding and delivering social services.
The government hasn't done enough to lift the country's poorest families out of poverty and many are still struggling to find secure housing, the Salvation Army says.
The America's Cup has forced a colony of threatened red-billed seagulls to up sticks and find a new home on Auckland's waterfront. Video
More than 1000 people receiving government help with their housing costs have been underpaid because accommodation supplement area boundaries weren't properly updated.
The mop-up is underway for residents in flood-hit Mataura, but it could be a while before some people can return to their homes.
The swollen, brown Mataura River is still thundering under the road and rail bridges in Gore.
The skyrocketing demand for hardship grants means Work and Income case managers haven't been able to spend as much time getting people into jobs.
Drones are being flown amongst the gannets at Auckland's Muriwai Beach, much to the alarm of birdwatchers and conservationists.
A doctor who landed on the island in the aftermath of Monday's eruption says there was a strong smell of sulphur in the air, a thick yellow stain running out to sea and thick smoke. Audio
Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has received an apology from Jordan Williams as part of a confidential settlement that brings an end to their long-running legal saga.
Advocacy groups have banded together, asking Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to prompt changes to the rules around relationships in the welfare system, which they say are punitive and harmful.