Cold homes, mouldy pillows, overcrowding, homes in places they'd never heard of: the Whare Ora team has seen it all.
They help families from the Coromandel Peninsula to Taumarunui, making homes warmer and dryer and aiming to keep kids out of hospital.
Read more here. How warm is your home?
Are you affected by these recalls?:
1. Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers has been recalled as the product may contain foreign matter (small pieces of metal wire). Click here for more information and consumer advice.
2. Specific batches of its Countdown brand Trevally Fillets has been recalled as the product contains an elevated level of histamine. Click here for more information and consumer advice. Note: This product is sold in Countdown stores throughout the North Island and online.
Auckland and Waitakere already have the courts, now Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced one for Hamilton.
"It's not like any court you have ever experienced before," Alcohol and Drug Community Support Trust director Stephen King has previously said. "It's almost like a quasi therapy, but it does have the power of the district court judge there."
Did you know about the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment court? Read more here. What do you think?
The lineup for this summer's arts festival was revealed at a special gathering at Turtle Lake on Wednesday night.
There are more than 50 performances ranging from opera to immersive theatre to K-pop and many other forms of artistic expression.
The performance venue list has also expanded. It will now include the Meteor and Clarence Street theatres, Garden Place and Victoria On The River.
What do you think of the festival lineup?
Read all the details here.
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