Keeping the red army well

Wellington Hospital ED specialist Dr Paul Quigley says extra staff will be on the floor on the night of both the Lions ...

Medical services are bracing themselves for a busy week as a red sea of rugby fans flood into Wellington. 

New dawn welcomed

Nikai Maxwell-Fremantle, 3, and Milan Bhaskar, 4, look out the  window at Owae Marae during formalities at Sir Maui ...

Speakers from across the political spectrum found common ground at Sir Maui Pomare Day celebrations.

Community role in preventing suicides

Victoria University lecturer Chris Bowden said everyone had a part to play to combat the high rate of suicides among men.

Instead of telling them to toughen up, Chris Bowden reckons society should be supporting men.

Chef to MPI: 'Burger off'

Duke of Marlborough restaurant manager Kelsey Benefield tucks into a Governor's Burger - before it's cut from the menu.

New red tape will kill signature hamburger at NZ's oldest licensed restaurant, says chef.

Facing death daily video

Jacqualine Brown has had to be rushed to hospital twice in three weeks.

Jacqui Brown says she wouldn't be alive if it weren't for the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter team.

Keep your politician hands off my burger

A medium-rare hamburger at the historic Duke of Russell Hotel in Russell, Bay of Islands.

OPINION: If you're happy eating Big Macs, go back to your so-called meal. For the rest of us, the ban on medium-rare burgers takes government intrusion too far.

Pay equity deal a loss: rest homes

Rebecca Monti, caregiver at Opunake Cottage Rest Home, is worried for the residents she calls family, such as Esther McCall.

Landmark pay equity deal hailed as a victory for workers, but rest homes say otherwise.

Days of the dead: Inside a mortuary

Garth Wright is a technician at the Waikato DHB mortuary at Waikato Hospital.

Garth Wright works with corpses, day in, day out. They come back to visit him in dreams.

Suicide: a silent killer

Tony Goddard says he is "one of the lucky ones" after an intensive course of mental health treatments saved him from ...

Tony Goddard says he wouldn't be here today if his niece hadn't asked him if he wanted to end his life.

New surgeon remodels service

Vascular surgeon Carmen Ruiz.

Nelson's new vascular surgeon is providing better care for those needing treatment for blocked arteries and aneurysms.

Rural docs' passion confirmed video

Australian GP registrar Justin Gladman joined the Royal Flying Doctor Service in early 2017. He is a graduate of ...

Training doctors away from tertiary hospitals is helping boost rural GP numbers across the ditch.

Living the long life video

Margaret Barns, 101 yrs old, lost the love of her life in WWII.

We are living longer, healthier lives and more of us are knocking off a century. Bess Manson speaks to four centenarians.

Kiwi students back Aussie model

Mekha John is a third year medical student at Flinders University in South Australia.

Kiwi med students say an Australian model of training would work well in New Zealand.

Jetstar says sorry to female doctor

Jetstar says a system error meant a doctor's gender was automatically selected as male.

Doctor furious after Jetstar flight booking system assumes all doctors are men.

Kids wait to see psychiatrists

One-hundred and eight children under 12 had to wait more than eight weeks to be seen by a Waitemata DHB mental health ...

Hundreds of children in Auckland's north and west are waiting months to see psychiatrists, as the service comes under pressure.

South Canterbury top choice for graduates

Registered medical officer Samantha Warhurst said she went back to work in South Canterbury because of how much she had ...

More than 200 new doctors pick Timaru Hospital for first job.

Trespassed from rest home

A Hastings woman has been trespassed from her mother's rest home. (file photo)

Woman says she has been deprived of time with her mother, which she can never get back.

New job offers hope video

Conan McLennan, pictured with 11-month old Paityn, has been struggling to care for his two children, without a job.

Conan McLennan stepped in to care for his children after his ex-partner was struck down by a rare illness. But finances were tight for the single dad.

No more limits

Cameron Holland, 20, had a brain injury after a car crash when he was 11.

A double blow robbed him of his father and gave him a serious brain injury.

Right attitude conquers barriers

Jordan Hicks has beaten the odds and is now a graduate of Wintec.

Blind in one eye, and with part of his brain dead, Jordan Hicks continues to astonish doctors.

Calls to plug brain drain

Flinders University professor of paediatrics and child health Kevin Forsyth says New Zealand needs to do more to curb ...

New Zealand prides itself on playing fair. But its use of overseas doctors is causing angst offshore.

Anti-violence campaign launches in Cambridge

The It's Not OK campaign champions of Cambridge are all familiar faces that are approachable.

"As a teacher, I have seen the impact it has on children," Jocelyn Moore says about domestic violence.

Diarrhoea outbreak closes pool

Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 will be closed for several days while it is tested for the parasite.

Seven swimmers have fallen ill after using a public pool in Blenheim.

Just by listening, you're helping

Mike King smiles for a selfie with student Chey Johanson.

College students issued with challenge to help change attitudes around mental health.

Compulsory jabs for NZ?

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adult, antibodies, boy, chickenpox, child, ...

Vaccine inventor says people should have to be vaccinated, just like they have to wear seatbelts.

Buy food or go to the doctor?

A visit to your doctor will cost the same whether you have a community services card or not.

Community services cards are pointless, critics say, as health costs cripple.

'Bring it on' - DHB member to minister

Jo Kane and Jonathan Coleman

Canterbury DHB member comes out swinging after Health Minister said she was "anti-government" and never attended meetings.

Goodbye to 'pager rage'

Dr Kyle Perrin, general physician and clinical director for performance and innovation at Wellington Hospital says the ...

Capital & Coast trades bygones for smartphones as Spark sheds bleeping pager network.

Grad-entry med school benefits

Flinders University Professor Paul Worley, dean of the School of Medicine, said offering a four-year graduate-entry ...

New Zealand is putting all its eggs in one basket by not offering a graduate-entry medical programme.

Culture change around planning for end of life

South Canterbury District Health Board Aged Care consultant Dr Stanley Smith, right, discusses Advance Care Planning ...

A doctor says he's helping to change the culture around people planning for their later years.

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