Manawatu health advocate applauds cigarette price hike from $20 a pack to $30 by 2020.
Some fitness trackers are out of step by more than 30pc, a researcher says.
Satisfying those hunger pangs with a bit of chocolate, can of fizzie or packet of chippies is off the menu for many around Manawatu next month.
Amanda Ferreira leaves behind three girls after losing her battle with inoperable cancer.
Health got the lion's share of Budget funding, but Labour's updated its calculations and says it's not enough.
Michelle Paki has put aside her fears of her brain tumour to help a two-year-old girl with the same illness.
The West Coast community will get a new hospital after the Government finds $10m to cover cost blowout.
Waiopehu College's full reopening pushed back in wake of latest measles cases.
A girl's intense relationship with a teacher was kept hidden from her parents in the months before her death.
Canterbury woman saving for much-needed surgery, as health leaders warn of more user-pays care.
Annette King and Paula Bennett disagree on many things, but tobacco isn't one of them.
MidCentral District Health Board's coffers have had a larger-than-expected boost in this year's Budget announcements.
If you haven't had your flu jab, you won't be entering this hospital without a mask.
Ethan Williams says if his film about suicide helps one person, that's enough.
OPINION: It's a good Budget boost to the health system. But $2.2b won't fix everything.
Bowel cancer survivor Ian Telfer was "quite emotional" at news a screening programme would finally go ahead.
Smokers hope they can quit as they face a looming increase in taxes on their addiction.
Funding for Nelson Marlborough DHB comes up short despite healthy Budget.
Taranaki provides the fastest cancer treatment in the country and still doesn't meet the national target.
The roll-out of a national bowel screening programme is on track to begin in 2017.
Could New Zealand be trying to mirror a healthcare system like America's?
A Southland rest home has received one of the Government's highest quality ratings.
What do you do after finish a 180-km run in homemade jandals? Run a marathon of course.
A prominent anti-sugar lobbyist is calling on the Palmerston North City Council to show leadership.
One whiff of perfume, cleaning products or paint can leave Sabrina Paige ill for days.
Lakes DHB is failing to hit performance targets in four out of six categories, with the faster cancer treatment data labelled "unacceptable" by acting chief executive Nick Saville-Wood.
Nicky Stevens was found dead three days after he walked out of a mental health unit. What followed was a "black comedy of errors".
Rebecca Tamati said a playground in the children's ward would have been a life saver during her daughter's stay there.
SDHB commissioner holds first committee meetings in public after 11 months.
Ashtrays are disappearing from both inside and outside New Zealand cafes and restaurants.