CYF is helping whānau caregivers gain permanent custody of four children in their care, despite the children's parents wanting them returned. The Hamilton couple, John, and Heidi are so desperate to get their kids back they're going public. They say they are capable of taking care of their own children. But CYF says they can't. So, who's right?
SYNTHETICS A West Auckland whānau issued a public challenge to drug dealers to stop selling synthetic drugs. Memphis Pitman died less than two weeks ago. His whānau believe it was his addiction to synthetic drugs that caused his death. HUMANS Neglect, death, hope. Walk up to complete strangers in the South Auckland suburb of Ōtara and ask them for their highs and lows this year. The result.