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Details have been released about arguably the biggest shift in industrial relations in 30 years - what are Fair Pay Agreements all about? Audio
One in five children are living in households where food can run out, and one in three are living in unaffordable housing, according to the latest child poverty indicators report.
One in five children are living in households where food can run out, and one in three are living in houses that are unaffordable for their whānau.
That's the bleak picture painted by the latest… Audio
The amount of money the Ministry of Social Development has paid out to help people with car repairs has tripled in the last six years.
Demand for hardship assistance remains high: in the year to… Audio
The amount of money the Ministry of Social Development has paid out to help people on benefits or low incomes with car repairs has tripled in the last six years.
The Green Party says new gun laws aimed at reducing gang crime could disproportionately affect Māori.
Those with a history - or just a connection - to organised crime could soon be subjected to a… Audio
Dr Claire Dale from University of Auckland has been conducting research into the relationship between our ageing population and the gender pay gap. She's deeply concerned about the gender pension gap… Audio
Systemic violence experienced during five-years of institutional care has been outlined to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission.
Tyrone Marks first came to the attention of Social Welfare at the age of… Audio
There are calls for a policy allowing the handcuffing of prisoners before and after giving birth to be scrapped, but the prison officers' union says it's for the protection of staff.
Two separate… Audio
It could be chilly when the Prime Minister meets with the union on Tuesday, in their first face-to-face since the government announced a three-year pay freeze for public servants.
Some workers are… Video, Audio
The Children's Commission is concerned some women prisoners are being put in handcuffs before and after giving birth. The Department of Corrections Prison Operations Manual says 'no mechanical… Audio
She's a community-based midwife, a mother of seven and still finds time to be a singer/songwriter in a Rotorua reggae band.
Pam Colbert and her band tyneegiant have released a single which is close… Audio
Labour's announcement of a public service wage freeze took everyone by surprise. Was it a party taking aim at its traditional support base, or a minister losing control of the narrative? Audio
The government has announced a boost in funding for mental health in the north but even the Minister concedes that for some people it will feel overdue.
Andrew Little has announced $4.5 million will… Video, Audio
They say it's long overdue, but survivors of sexual harm are welcoming a new government initiative aimed at hearing their voices.
It's as figures show half of wāhine Māori have experienced some form… Audio
A grandparents' support group is calling on the Ministry of Social Development to lift its game when it comes to coughing up what it owes carers.
Checkpoint heard from a woman caring for her nephew… Video, Audio
A Canterbury woman is still waiting to find out if she can get mental injury cover from ACC following a traumatic injury suffered more than two years ago.
Laura Roberts suffered an injury to her arm… Video, Audio
The Ministry of Social Development [MSD] has a system for beneficiaries to repay debt, but getting MSD to pay money owed is a bureaucratic nightmare, one south Auckland social worker says.
When the… Video, Audio
The government's being criticised for spending $5.5 million on IT changes so it can charge people who would otherwise be homeless for their motel stays.
In October the Ministry for Social Development… Audio
Drug buying agency Pharmac is considering scrapping a special rule that allows hospitals to give children with cancer any medicine their doctor asks for and Pharmac pays the bill.
The change is being… Audio