Junior doctors' negotiations 'absolute farce'

District health boards and a union representing junior doctors are still not seeing eye to eye.

Doctors union says DHBs are happier to pay for strikes than settle.

Nurse steals money from patient

Eva Harrison's nursing registration was cancelled after 44 years.

She used stolen money to buy groceries.

Junior doctors could strike again


Junior doctors strike at Christchurch Hospital

The union is balloting its 3300 members for potential further strike action in the fight for safer hours.

Autism system 'needs change'

An autistic teen was kept in Whanganui Prison for multiple nights.

An autistic teen kept in prison for nearly a week is not an isolated case, the head of Autism NZ says.

Mum's desperate plea video

Stanmore Bay mother Samantha Lenik will deliver her petition on rare diseases to parliament on November 15.

Samantha Lenik hopes to be an active, healthy mother for as long as possible, but the odds aren't stacked in her favour.

Custom BMWs get disabled kids beaming video

Mark Prujean, GoBabyGo board member, left with Benjamin Murphy and his father Simon Murphy in a GoBabyGo car.

Mobility impaired children were given freedom thanks to vehicles from a New Zealand charity.

New life and old deaths

Older people's situation is worse than it once was because they have to use any funds they've squirreled away to pay for ...

OPINION: Birth and death are both inevitable, and both are scary. There's no getting away from it.

Is ADHD a hidden superpower?

Chris McKinney is the managing director of Technical Futures and has ADD.

An Auckland managing director has ADHD, but has used it to thrive and grow in business.

Woman's dying wishes are coming true

Several local businesses made Faye Clark's wish come true.

A Hamilton woman's wish to visit Taumarunui's Forgotten Highway came true with the help of locals.

Blood donors needed to keep service

Councillor Adie Doyle encourages everyone over the age of 16-years-old to donate blood.

A shortage of donors has put Taumarunui under review on whether the NZ Blood Service will continue to visit.

Treatment injury bill breaks $100m

ACC accepted more than 33,000 treatment injury claims from 2011 to 2015.

You're expecting to get better when you get medical care, but for many people it can get a lot worse.

Bridging the generation gap

Rosalie Reed and Indigo Todd have formed a tight bond thanks to the Grandfriends programme.

A rest home and a kindergarten in Taupo have joined forces to enhance the lives of young and old.

Vape away the kilograms?

Vaping could provide similar appetite-suppressing effects to smoking, research suggests.

E-cigarettes could stave off cravings, research says - but should they be encouraged?

Run for much-loved teacher

Michaela von Sturmer is battling acute leukaemia.

While colleagues and pupils run Auckland Marathon, Michaela von Sturmer will be cheering them on from hospital.

Ambulance staff at breaking point

St John staff are being overworked, says their union.

First it was doctors, now ambulance staff may strike amid claims they are overworked.

New wheels improve life quality gallery

Zaina Almesfer (left) with her sister Nawar on the trike bought with funds granted by the Mazda Foundation.

The saying "like a kid with a new toy" perfectly describes Zaina Almesfer's adoration for her new trike.

NZ's meth 'tipping point' video

Tribal Huk president Jamie Pink, who gave methamphetamine dealers 24 hours to get out of Ngaruawahia.

Can gangs - or anyone else - really solve New Zealand's meth problem?

The strike is over but the rosters are still unsafe

Amin Uloom, ENT, 31 stands outside the Waikato Hospital during a strike action in protest of junior doctor's working hours.

 What do doctors actually want?

40 health myths dispelled

A 2015 study showed 82 per cent of doctors believed they prescribed or carried out a treatment or test they knew to be ...

Last year, 82 per cent of doctors said they had prescribed meds or treatment they knew were of no use. Here's why.

Running for those who can't

Catherine Green is running the New York marathon to raise funds for The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Research Trust.

A group of seven Kiwis are running the New York Marathon for The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust.

$20m of CDHB surgeries contracted out

Canterbury DHB spends over $20m a year on procedures at private facilities.

The Canterbury District Health Board is spending more money than ever on surgeries at private facilities.

Euthanasia step onto slippery slope

Matt Vickers, the husband of Lecretia Seales, speaks at an inquiry on voluntary euthanasia at Parliament in August.

OPINION: It's the unintended consequences of legalising euthanasia that are worrying.

'Exciting' breast cancer find

Home and Away star Ray Meagher (Alf) kicked off Auckland's Pink Star Walk earlier this month, where more than 2500 ...

Researchers may have found a new way to attack some aggressive breast cancers.

Fighting for a chance at life video

Thirty six year old Kane Roper was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in his ...

Kane Roper knows there's drug to fight his debilitating illness. But it will cost him $200,000.

How organ swap first happened

Organ donation in New Zealand has risen over the past 10 years, from 29 dead organ donors in 2005 to 53 in 2015.

Six people, two cities, hundreds of medical staff and three successful kidney transplants.

Hutt teens' long mental health wait

Hutt Valley District Health Board, Hutt Valley DHB

Ministry figures show Hutt Valley performs poorly on children's mental health services.

Grim prospects for suicide

New Zealand's annual provisional suicide statistics, released on Tuesday, showed the country's suicide toll was the ...

OPINION: New Zealand has a serious problem, and talking about it once a year won't change a thing.

What matters most to girls video

Girl Guide Rangers, from left, Briana Valgre, 15, Tayla Webb, 15, and Steph McIntyre, 14, say bullying and body image ...

New research into the fears, insecurities and aspirations of Kiwi girls helps to boost Girl Guide biscuit drive.

Mentally unwell youth remain untreated

221016. KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. News. Lynne Russell on Petone Beach with her 21 year old daughter who has attempted ...

Thousands of at-risk mentally unwell youth are waiting for psychological treatment as DHB services are swamped.

Queues line up to be tattooed video

Giselle Lea, left, and daughter Jamila got matching semicolon tattoos from Josh Waretini, at the Barbers Ink fundraising ...

More than 1000 people lined up at a Christchurch tattoo studio - for a good cause.

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