The Lower Hutt gang member does not want his 11 children to see him die early from diabetes.
More than a decade after a six-day-old boy was killed by his mother, nurses and doctors are still distressed.
Head lice may be embracing a warmer winter and swarming into schools.
Eight years after she was sterilised the woman fell pregnant and gave birth to a son.
"I don't care if you're a millionaire or don't even have a dollar, the idea behind these gardens are they're for everyone."
Helen Kelly has a broken back after tumours pushed through her spinal cord. She says cannabis is helping her cope with the pain.
Maree Budd can't stop asking herself why her son didn't seek help before he took his own life.
About 600 newly graduated nurses thought they had secured jobs in Auckland.
OPINION: Locking someone up for 23 hours in a day can only make their mental illness worse.
After grim nights on dialysis, Maddie Collins' family hope the United States will offer her a chance at childhood.
Numbers of Manawatu people getting their homes tested for P spikes.
Community complains that the Government should support swimming costs in schools.
'I don't know why it's taking so long.'
Taranaki is taking a lead in provincial health care thanks to its angiography suite, which is already seeing patients.
Stomach bug forces Hawke's Bay Hospital to close its acute assessment unit for the second time in a week.
Social housing model aimed at the elderly could be used to house others in need.
A mother says it seems young people with mental health issues need to put their lives in danger to finally receive help.
Laughter is the best medicine for 5-year-old with stage 5 lung and bilateral kidney cancer.
July is Glaucoma New Zealand's annual appeal month, and its message is diagnosis.
She moved in search of a better life, but says she's being punished for her disability.
She cared for her disabled son for years and has now been awarded more than $200,000 in compensation
For 15 years Andrew Becroft has been the ambulance at the cliff bottom. Now he wants to stop children reaching the edge.
"We have noticed with dismay that more and more programmes around the country are being shut down."
Counties Manukau Health is helping to improve medical outcomes for Pacific people by video.
It can be particularly tricky for rural areas, says professor.
The sprint is over for Napier RSA's new legacy trust, but the marathon is only just starting.
Health board boss David Meates claims man behind petition to save Princess Margaret Hospital is simply chasing votes.
A contract worker was put on life support twice after contracting legionnaires' disease from the Fonterra Pahiatua site.
A Blenheim programme that lends support to struggling families will finish in September after government funds were redirected.
Wife welcomes doctors' verdict after her husband's on-field heart attack.