Health

Wheelchair forgotten when the music starts

There is no mistaking that Tamati Hamiora is disabled. Here's how he forgets.

Anonymous donor funds rehab

A wealthy, high-profile New Zealander has offered to fund a new rehabilitation centre for methamphetamine - or P - addicts in Wellington.

Father's last wish

Grant Looker hopes an expensive cancer drug will allow him to walk his daughter down the aisle.

Hospital's $1000-a-week fish tank

A fish tank in Dunedin Hospital’s children’s ward has cost more than $1000 a week to run.

Sick toddler to stay

Girl who is so ill she couldn't get on a plane has won the battle to stay in NZ.

The fastest-growing minority

A quarter of the population lives with disabilities yet remains some of the most marginalised in society.

The right attitude

Meet some finalists in the 2014 Attitude Awards, which recognise talented people living with disabilities.

No sight, but keen ear for music

Holly Atwood is an inspiration. She plays in a band, composes her own music and has a Certificate in Social Services, all without the use of her eyes.

Thieves steal beads of courage

Each one of Taine's 400 beads represented a part of his painful cancer journey and now they are gone.

Patient names in presentation

Human error blamed for inclusion of patient names a hospital committee presentation.

Birth centre considered

Palmerston North is closer to having a primary birth centre, with three locations under consideration.

The boy who can't eat

Alexander Vane hasn't had a birthday cake, never had chocolate, and only ever had one icecream.

Social media complicates GPs

Young doctors who are social-media savvy often struggle to maintain boundaries with patients.

Ava's mission to inspire

Losing her legs at the age of 2 has not stopped Ava Meehan, 9, living life to the full.

Walk-in health clinic on the books

A Hutt Valley medical centre is planning "walk in" clinics.

Mental health services slated

System 'at best a joke, at worst dangerous'

Users of Nelson's mental health service say they are not taken seriously when they call for help. Stacey Knott investigates as part of the Lifting the Lid series.

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