Kiwi sports drink needs more sugar: MPI

A sports drink company says it's astonished food authorities are demanding it put five times more sugar in its product if it wishes to continue calling itself an electrolyte drink. But the Ministry for Primary Industires says the demand is based... Read More

Our very own bossy Izzy

“I am special. l am very special.” Thirteen-year-old Sophie Turner is special because she has succeeded – she has confronted some deeply challenging personal issues and blossomed on the national stage despite them. She has Tourette... Read More

Rural lives at risk

The lives of rural New Zealanders are at risk every day because of poor connectivity and inequitable health services, according to a rural health leader. Dr Martin London, chair of the Rural Health Alliance of Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ), says the... Read More

Youth programme making a difference

Te Puke High School's CACTUS programme is back for another year, helping students achieve their potential through exercise. CACTUS – or Combined Adolescent Challenge Training Unit Support – has been running at the school for several... Read More

Health targets success repeats in Bay

Repeated success has been a key feature of this quarter's health target results in the Bay of Plenty. Of the Ministry of Health's six quarterly targets, the Bay of Plenty District Health Board has exceeded three, and almost achieved a fourth... Read More

Woman loses baby after DHB failure

A pregnant woman has lost her baby following an initial failure by DHB staff to diagnose her diabetic ketoacidosis. Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill has released a report finding MidCentral DHB in Palmerston North in breach of the Code... Read More

Fairhaven gains silver accreditation

Fairhaven School's ongoing commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of their community has been recognised by Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service. The Te Puke School was awarded with the Health Promoting Schools' silver accreditation... Read More

A kilometre of burpees

Yes, you read it right. One thousand metres of burpees. That's the challenge being taken on tomorrow morning at Mount Maunganui, as fitness fanatics see whether they have the mettle to complete the gruelling event. It's for a good cause,... Read More

When the sea gives back

NIWA puts a lot of things in the ocean—instruments tied to moorings, floats that dive up and down measuring what's going on in the water, and video cameras that monitor fish. But this is a story about something that accidentally ended up... Read More

Hospital cuts itself off from internet

Tauranga Hospital put itself in self-imposed isolation from the internet over the weekend, due to a cyber security threat. A global ransomware attack, which infected more than 230,000 computers across 150 countries in the past few days, was deemed too... Read More



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