New claims in detention case

Claims of political interference, and arguments about community safety, were heard at the High Court in Wellington.

Should a severely disabled man's rights outweigh community safety, court is asked.

Complacency affects immunisation rates

Samantha Mason-Jefferies is pregnant and decided to get immunised for whooping cough but not for flu. She is with her ...

Five times the risk of complications during pregnancy for flu, says nursing expert.

Birth control without consent

The Mirena is a T-shaped device used as a contraceptive.

Gynaecologist inserted birth control device in anaesthetised woman who didn't want it.

Ministry of Health shuts down rest home

Kowhai Manor, which is home to 24 residents, will close on March 31.

The ministry found ongoing issues at the rest home in successive audits in September 2015 and March 2016.

Classes back after measles outbreak

Institute of the Pacific United NZ had seven cases of measles at the start of the month.

Some risk expected to last for a week following outbreak in Palmerston North.

Whooping cough spreading

Wellington is going through a cluster of whooping cough cases.

At least four more cases of the disease have been reported in Wellington.

Hamilton's ED the worst

Waikato Hospital's emergency department is one of the worst performers when it comes to achieving the Health Ministry's ...

Waikato lags behind the rest of the country in waiting time targets for emergency departments.

Free dental care for those in need


The opening of Warner Mauger House and the new Oral Surgery ...

A new "first class" Christchurch facility will provide free dental care to those most in need.

Who decides who can die?

Some families are left uninformed as hospitals put do-not-resuscitate orders on patients.

Hospitals putting do-not-resuscitate orders on patients without consent of family.

My cancer, my gym, my career video

Mother-of-one Elouise Hemming beat cancer twice to became a powerlifting personal trainer.

Twice stricken by cancer, Auckland mum Elouise Hemming has become a competitive powerlifter.

Parents' fury at needless death

Nicholas Owen pictured about a month before he died.

They put their disabled son's life into the hands of professionals to give them a break - instead he died.

Parking crisis at Christchurch Hospital

Colin Black wants a better solution for parking at Christchurch Hospital but in the meantime is using the park and ride ...

When will the hospital parking nightmare end?

Mum's fears for baby realised video

Crystal Gillies says her instincts told her something was wrong with baby daughter River.

Crystal Gillies knew something was wrong with her baby daughter but had to fight for a diagnosis.

Shift from illness to wellness

Physios involved in the Pinc & Steel walk up Mt Vic on Sunday, February 26. From left, Chris Marshall, Emma Mark, Andrea ...

Get some fresh air and exercise, all while helping ensure cancer patients can access physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Organ donation rates in the dozens

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Organ donor's father pleads for higher donation rates as statistics paint a stark picture.

Hospice surprise $1.35m buyer

Britannia House trust chair Stephen Fitzjohn is delighted that it as been purchased by Te Omanga Hospice for $1.35 ...

Te Omanga Hospice purchases former Petone rest home.

Woman barricades herself in MP's office

The most recent health data shows the use of seclusion among adult mental health patients has dropped in the last six months.

Police had to deal with former mental health patient, who did not feel safe outside of Trevor Mallard's office.

Towns left out of campaign


Quake-hit Hurunui and Kaikoura may miss out on a social recovery programme due to a funding gap.

Health targets 'political tick boxes'

Labour health spokeswoman Annette King says health targets are "press releases saying how good we are".

800 people waited more than six hours in ED according to latest health targets.

Demand for medical records

Waikato DHB chief executive Nigel Murray said staff have to exercise caution when family members request access to a ...

Waikato DHB staff say more people are wanting to access their medical records.

Euthanasia supporters fill court video

Supporters of Susan Austen outside  Wellington District Court on Friday.

Accused of importing a euthanasia drug, Susan Dale Austen arrived at court to a crowd of well-wishers.

Boot camp to beat neuroblastoma

Filipo Fifita, 28, is a personal trainer and wants to use fitness as a fundraiser to help a little girl with neuroblastoma.

For Filipo​ Fifita, a random act of kindness was what it took to realise a true passion.

Hospitals switch on wifi

Overnight patients at Wellington and Hutt hospitals and Kapiti Health Centre now have access to free wifi.

At this stage, free wifi will only be available to overnight inpatients in Wellington and Kapiti.

Parkinson's breakthrough

The breakthrough in the understanding of how Parkinson's spreads through the brain will lead to better treatment options ...

Auckland scientists reveal for the first time how Parkinson's disease develops.

The gift of hearing video

Katie Taylor with daughter Maisy, 2, who has cochlear implants in both ears.

A 2-year-old had lived most of her life unable to hear her mum say her name.

McCaw flight lifts patient's spirits video

Hailey Crossan, 18, gets a hug from mum Kara after her flight with Richie McCaw.

Sky's the limit for cancer patient with All Blacks great Richie McCaw in support.

'One in a million'

Dr Husaini Bin Hafiz, pictured with his wife Juliana Binte Osman, died on February 13 in Hagley Park as he made his way ...

A mental health practitioner, who died while on his way to work at Christchurch Hospital, has left a lasting legacy.

Smart kids more likely to smoke pot

Clever and curious teenagers are twice as likely to drink and smoke cannabis, a study in England finds.

Clever and curious teens are twice as likely to drink and smoke cannabis, English study finds.

Headache over for headache sufferers

Helen Tufui is looking forward to bringing The Headache Clinic north, as she checks out a neck vertebrae example.

A headache clinic, which successfully treats 94 per cent of patients, is expanding to the North Island.

Council votes down gastro fund

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Hastings council says 'no' to $100k fund for people with health problems linked to gastro outbreak.

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