With 1641 tests carried out on Monday, Chris Hipkins wants testing rates ramped up.
Chris Hipkins calls for ramp-up of testing and says current rate not meeting Government's expectations.
Two new Covid-19 cases as as the Government moves to slow influx of returning Kiwis.
Surgeon Phillip Bagshaw is frustrated that another review into colonoscopy services offered by the Southern District Health Board is under way.
Having suffered a miscarriage, Taranaki-born Kathleen Singh just wants to get home from India.
After a day of feeling unwell, Miwa Chapman planned to go to the doctor the following morning. By then she had stopped breathing.
“Can we not all just wear a mask and social distance and wash our hands? It sounds pretty simple to me."
Steve White's family were told he had a one per cent chance of surviving Covid-19. He's finally back at home after 92 days in hospital.
Chris Thomas feels Covid-19 has knocked his 20-year Timaru-based event planning business back to year one.
A rugby league team is making a play to return their mate's body home after he was killed in a fiery crash.
He's repeatedly downplayed the risks of the disease while his country's death toll has risen - but now Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro will undergo testing to see if he has Covid-19.
At the request of the Government, Air NZ will start removing hundreds of passengers from international flights to NZ.
A person in Mongolia has been diagnosed with bubonic plague, a disease that claimed 50 million lives in the 14th Century.
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Auckland couple prepare to embark on “toughest journey” of their lives as unborn baby diagnosed with rare heart defect.
Since 2013 Walter Scott has been a voice for patients, and he's got Marlborough covered for the health system's overhaul.
Seeing nurses care for and save her son’s life inspired Dalyce Poulson to enter the profession.
Rugby league chiefs believe sport will be safer if teams don't pack scrums following coronavirus concerns.
Residents say food supplies have been inadequate on the second day of hard lockdowns affecting 3000 people.
Demand on Healthline doubled after news of two new cases following nearly three coronavirus-free weeks in June.
Officials move to bolster capacity, with more than 700 expected in on Thursday alone.
Covid-19 may have felt like a death sentence for some businesses but it hasn’t all been bad news.
Xu accused the Chinese government of imposing stern bans on the reporting of accurate coronavirus information and emboldening deception at every level of government.
Despite new cases soaring in Texas and Florida, officials in Alabama say students are turning the coronavirus into a game, with sweepstakes for who can get it first.
People with exemption visas to travel to New Zealand have been prevented from boarding a Malaysia Airlines flight from Cambodia after airline staff refused to accept their paperwork.
The struggle to get rid of a pay gap of about $7500 between experienced community nurses and DHB counterparts prompted the move.
A prisoner suffered a heart attack and was hospitalised multiple times after his medication was stopped in error.
The woman's family are warning others of the dangers cat scratches and bites.
A community support worker breached ethical standards and patients' rights code for having a sexual relationship with a client, watchdog says.