New Zealand still has a ''massive'' problem with violence and bullying in schools, and not enough is being done to tackle the issue, the Human Rights Commission says.
Transient rolls have hit a high since 2009 - and the mounting problem is linked to the housing crisis.
All Blacks star Israel Dagg and wife Daisy will be hearing the pitter-patter of feet other than their baby's after the childcare centre they co-own opened in central Christchurch.
One in five students seen by Rotorua Intermediate School counsellor Ben Teina-Kore Curtis is experiencing serious, ongoing mental health issues.
This week The Herald's Break The Silence series investigates the way the suicide is handled inside our schools. The Herald found suicide is not openly discussed with students because of fears that talking about it will lead to further deaths.
It's time New Zealand starts talking about youth suicide
Suspensions for physical assaults on other students is the highest it has been since 2009, with local principals saying easily accessible violent content is partly to blame.
Transient children have hit record numbers in low-income schools as the housing crisis forces more renting families to move house repeatedly.
Schools are "breaking point" as new figures show they are standing down a record number of students for assaulting teachers.
Scores of secondary schools believe they aren't supported to handle the suicidal behaviour of students.