Karisma Emery, 17, has been in state care for most of her life.
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It was the middle of the night when Emery, 5, and her two younger sisters were taken from her mum's home, she said.
"That's when everything changed," she said. "That's when everything turned to s…"
Karisma shared her story at a hui for the Whānau Ora-led inquiry into child uplifts by Oranga Tamariki. www.stuff.co.nz...
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Hamilton City councillor Siggi Henry has come under fire for parking badly in a disabled parking spot at Hamilton Gardens.
Henry has since apologised and said she had "no excuse".
She hates being late and had been rushing to a citizenship ceremony, she said.
Henry is standing again in this council election, in the west ward.
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Hi neighbours, soft plastic recycling bins are coming back.
The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, which was suspended in 2018, has returned to Auckland and Hamilton and, as of October, will be back in Wellington too.
It can get confusing trying to keep track of what to recycle, what not to recycle, and what's just rubbish.
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Here's what you can and can't put in soft plastic recycling bins.