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…"
Emery 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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If you're hoping to fire up the barbie ahead of the rugby this weekend, you're in for some good weather!
The sun is expected to shine across most of the country on Saturday, with the warmest day being Sunday due to northwesterly winds.
What are your weekend plans? Will you be watching the first NZ game?