Political rivals feel the pressure video

Hutt Valley political rivals Chris Bishop, left, and Trevor Mallard with Wellington Free Ambulance intensive care ...

National's Chris Bishop gets one over Hutt rival Trevor Mallard, but it's all in a good cause.

Needle-in-a-haystack success

Raewyn DeRose is about to cross the Tasman to visit her best friend.

Long-shot search for sick woman's best friend goes viral.

Region could need third hospital

Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.

But with neither the funding nor the workforce, what's the solution?

ACC radiation bid likely to be 'peanuts'

ACC will pay compensation for 2008-2011, but Work and Income will get first dibs.

Optimism turns to despair as compensation is expected to be slim.

Hip replacements no barrier to climbing win

Sefton Priestley had total hip replacements in 2012 and 2013, but didn't let that get in the way of winning the male ...

Sefton Priestley thought receiving full hip replacements about four years ago would spell an end to his competitive rock climbing.

Hefty fine for waitlist blowout

The Waikato District Health Board risk losing 2.7 million of their elective surgery budget.

DHB stands to lose $2.7m after waiting lists got too long.

Mash calls for more funding

For the first time, Manawatu's MASH Trust is in deficit, its annual report shows.

For the first time, Manawatu's Mash Trust is in deficit, its annual report shows.

Flea plague on the way

Long hot summers and mild winters have stacked up perfect conditions for a flea infestation, a Kiwi vet says.

A mild winter followed by a hot summer are the perfect conditions for a flea plague.

MidCentral DHB slips $1m into deficit

Palmerston North's hospital board has found itself $1 million in deficit after only two months.

After only two months, MidCentral DHB is $1 million in the red.

Nursing staff bear brunt of 'violent society'

There were 162 assaults on mental health staff at the Waikato District Health Board last year.

Union points to staff shortages for increase in assaults.

Family's double cancer blow

Jesse Warena and his mum Pearl McRae, Jesse is fighting terminal cancer.

A Hawke's Bay father and his teenage son were given a terminal cancer diagnosis just months apart.

Motor neurone disease walk raises thousands

Organisers say about 1000 people walked, with Southlanders raising about $14,000 for research and development.

Invercargill man Greg Douglas is fighting a ''terrible, horrible'' disease, as the fight goes on to find a cure.

Seven days, 700km, no sight

Jo Frogatt, with Fletcher, and Petronella Spicer, with Ellie, will travel 700km from Tauranga to Wellington in 7 days ...

Jo Frogatt and Petronella Spicer are challenging perceptions about blind people by taking on 700km journey.

Happy birthday to my liver!

Tracy Holmes had a liver transplant 30 years ago this month, the first
Kiwi recipient and one of the longest surviving ...

Tracy Holmes was the first New Zealander to have a liver transplant. And she's still going strong.

Women left in the dark

Breast cancer illustration

BreastScreen Aotearoa defends not telling women when they're at a higher risk of breast cancer as it could cause "anxiety".

'About time for those who have died'

Greg Drohan with his partner Mary, who donated him her kidney.

OPINION: A bill to help living people donate organs without losing money will make a real difference. Why did it take so long?

'I'm more than my illness'

During her time as a patient at Wellington's mental health ward Emma Williams created artwork, which she's turned into ...

Emma Williams wants to share her struggle with mental illness to help give others "permission to talk".

Student health shake-up

generic doctor with a stethoscope, 5/2/2001 AFR picture by greg newington 13/01/2006 138310 australian financial review ...

'Our students don't just get sick between nine and five on weekdays.'

Slapped pensioner coming right video

News: Piri Hemi is now at home being cared for by his family after ...

It's two months since a hidden camera caught Piri Hemi being abused in his rest home, but things are looking up.

'I never had it done' video

Ian Chapman had a history of prostate cancer in the family.

Nelson man who's lived with prostate cancer for 15 years works tirelessly to urge all men to get checked.

'I did everything right'

Deirdre Parr has high breast density. The Government doesn't want woman like her to worry.

Pacific Trust didn't deliver

Pacific Trust Canterbury has been slammed in a Ministry of Health audit report.

Trust left funded positions vacant, kept inaccurate records and ripped off intellectual property.

Counselling service allegedly targeted

A drug counselling service says it has been targeted by false investors twice in less than a year.

Counselling service on alert as false investors strike twice in less than a year.

Life Flight team back on air video

The Life Flight Trust Westpac helicopter on a training mission at Pencarrow Head Lighthouse in Wellington.

The Wellington Life Flight Trust help more than 100 people get urgent medical care every month.

No need for booze at school fairs

Wellington City Council advises schools their chance of being allowed to sell alcohol at school fairs is "very low".

'No reason to have alcohol where there are bouncy castles and face painting," says Christchurch medic.

Healthcare kick-the-can

NZ spends about $16 billion on health, compared to total government spending of around $90b.

NZ spends a lot on our health system, so we need to take a good look at who pays for it and who gets what.

Mums tend to teeth

Emma Anderson, 26, had her teeth fixed for free as part of the Wahine Toa Project.

Dentist centre hopes programme for mums gets "embraced".

Study on dads with mental illnesses

Waikato University researcher Jonathon Ashe hopes to speak with 15-20 fathers.

How do these fathers cope with adversity? The University of Waikato is looking for case studies in the first research of its kind in NZ.

E-cigarette battle lines

Vaping is a good alternative

Big tobacco is lobbying for more liberal regulations to allow adverts and even Japanese-style "vaping" parlours.

Hip replacements under microscope

Bernadette Rae, a former yoga teacher who had a DePuy implant, has had repeated operations in the hope of improving her ...

Legal claim over faulty hip replacement devices progresses haltingly.

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