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ACC adds stress to injury

A woman who suffered seven botched surgeries and whose bowel doesn't work says has ACC failed to support her. (Stock image)

Surgery left her bowels in a mess, now she's facing a massive bill for car modifications.

Anaesthetist's mid-surgery message video

An Auckland mum said an anaesthetist answered calls and checked a tennis appointment while she was having a c-section ...

Anaesthetist hits back at criticism of his colleagues using cellphones at work - while himself in an operating theatre.

Hospital upgrade plans revealed

Mental health services stranded at Princess Margaret Hospital will move to two new buildings on the Hillmorton Hospital ...

Two new buildings at Christchurch's Hillmorton Hospital will house services stranded at an inadequate site.

'Sharp rise' of whooping cough

Parents are being urged to vaccinate their children for whooping cough after a "sharp rise" in cases.

Auckland's Regional Public Health Service is urging parents to immunise their children for whooping cough.

women of influence

'The aunty in charge of The Aunties' video

The top Woman of Influence isn't a titan of business; she helps women in domestic peril.

The top Woman of Influence isn't a titan of business; she helps women in domestic peril.

Hinemoa, reincarnated video

Dr Hinemoa Elder, once a favourite Kiwi television personality, has reinvented herself as a Māori health practitioner.

Once NZ's most sought-after celebrity, Dr Hinemoa Elder is spearheading a path in Māori mental health.

Anne Salmond: between two worlds

Dame Anne Salmond: anthropologist, historian, author, and a Pākehā who has spent all her life engaged in the worlds of Māori.

She's deeply immersed in Māoridom, but says to claim to speak for Māori would be a "really dumb thing to do".

Pascoe works on 'Sophie' side

Sophie Pascoe's been taking some time after the Commonwealth Games to work on her 'Sophie' side.

Para-swimmer focusing on becoming "happy, confident Sophie" again after surgery and solo UK stint.

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Waikato

New Zealand is getting sunnier

45 Degrees South Weather Services owner Andy Fraser checks a thermometer and sunshine recorder at the Invercargill ...

There's been a slow but sure rise in sunshine hours across New Zealand in recent decades.

Beach drilling? Not us

OceanaGold will be undertaking exploratory drilling on a Coromandel forestry block.

Mining company denies claims it is targeting pristine Coromandel beaches for gold and silver.

Goodwill pours in to pallet home video

Kaisten Webster has been overwhelmed with donations at his pallet palace at Frankton.

Renovation time as story of man's makeshift shack in Hamilton brings out "all sorts of support, bro".

Filming ban for Waikato Rodeo video

Between 3500-4000 people are expected to come to the Waikato Rodeo on February 16.

Ban on animal rights activists filming remains and "procedures" put in place in wake of conflict near Whangarei.

Northland

Date for baby's skull surgery

Six-month-old Harlan has a rare disorder called sagittal craniosynostosis.

Left untreated, six-month-old Harlan's rare brain disorder could cause seizures and blindness.

$60k plea for brain tumour drug

Hunter and his wife Jo have been together for nine years.

Father-of-four Brett Hunter wants to see his daughters grow up but the drug he needs will cost him $60,000.

Man sentenced for 2003 rape

Wiremu Abraham was sentenced to eight years and one month imprisonment in the Manukau District Court.

Wiremu Abraham was sentenced in the Manukau District Court after a 2003 rape incident in Kaitaia.

Corrections sat on double bunking report

Double bunking is common throughout prisons in the Western world, usually in response to sharply rising prisoner numbers.

Report linking double bunking with 10 per cent rise in gang membership withheld for three years, until prisoner complained.

Southland

Theft repayment offer 'hollow'

A Dunedin woman has been told to repay her elderly victim after stealing more than $20,000. (File photo)

She stole more than $20k from her 94-year-old victim. An offer to repay at $20 a week didn't go down well.

New Zealand is getting sunnier

45 Degrees South Weather Services owner Andy Fraser checks a thermometer and sunshine recorder at the Invercargill ...

There's been a slow but sure rise in sunshine hours across New Zealand in recent decades.

Former Invercargill Mayoress Pat Harrington dies

David and Pat Harrington

David Harrington's mayoralty was very much a partnership with his wife.

Owner wants building lease sorted

The Invercargill building which department store Farmers lease from Nelson-based property developer Gaire Thompson.

Property developer Gaire Thompson says mini-mall still a prospect for the building Farmers lease in Invercargill.

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