Jonathan Coleman has admonished Wellington's DHB for its "recurring pattern of poor performance".
Auckland radiographer is fined for unwarranted touching of a female patient, and offering to deliver another woman's x-rays to her "over a drink".
Riley Comer put on a brave face as she watched her long locks come off for the Shave for Cure campaign.
Authorities deny claims blood meters are dodgy despite car crashes, children in hospital.
Monitoring hernias rather than immediately operating raises mortality rates, warns a Christchurch surgeon.
Study finds no NZ hospital has enough antidote on hand to treat even one patient for a full day.
People shaving their heads to raise money for cancer charity created a real buzz in Palmerston North.
A Hamilton woman is the first New Zealand ambassador appointed to attend the World Parkinson Congress next year.
The brother of a 21-year-old man who drowned two weeks ago says an online petition is not only about justice.
Stratford mothers have been left angry and frustrated after DHB members voted unanimously to keep the town's birthing unit closed.
The two recent confirmed cases of measles in Christchurch were not in fact measles.
The murky financial ties between doctors and drug companies need to be exposed or patients will be the likely victims, a group of health experts say.
Electronic cigarettes are stronger than they used to be but still far safer than regular cigarettes, according to a study on leading brands.
Canterbury's health authority says it will record a $45 million blowout in the next 10 years without Government help.
"I told my surgeon, 'I'm going to get married, get my breasts off, have three children and get my ovaries removed within five years'."
Everything is changing for "fun-loving" guy James McKeefry after a car crash paralysed his limbs.
An Invercargill woman had to sleep in her wheelchair on Friday night after the organisation in charge of her care failed to front.
Wei Zhou says she was scared to touch her baby girl in the months after her premature birth.
The family of a drowned 21-year-old man will be asking the Waikato District Health Board to fund their legal expenses.
The sign on Amira Said's pram reads, "We're the proud parents of a T9 M miracle."
Teenager Kavanna Jade is thrilled to be New Zealand's first ever Make-A-Wish child ambassador.
Walking 14km is Brenda Warren's biggest achievement since starting a 700-day health kick.
Health authorities want the "poor person's heater" to be phased out of homes.
Fixing staffing levels at Palmerston North hospital's mental health ward has lead to a blowout of $1.2 million.
People with hearing loss are suffering years in silence on waiting lists for cochlear implants.
Pregnant women are being asked to rely on an "honesty box system" when choosing their midwife, says maternity campaigner.
The hopes of a New Plymouth man to reunite his family have been dashed.
Six months ago everything changed for the Beasleys who ventured to St Louis Childrens Hospital for life-changing surgery.
Audiologists are warning of the risk of hearing loss from listening to loud music continuously.
Wairarapa will have its own health boss again, after claims an experiment with a part-timer was a flop.