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Documents reveal Associate Health Minister Casey Costello rejected compromise options on smokefree laws, and the government has announced an inquiry into school... Read More

Veterans of British Nuclear testing recognised

Up on the upper deck of a navy ship in the late 1950s, back to the blast, listening to the countdown to detonation. First was the flash, then a rolling thunderclap... Read More

Government backs police to crack down on gangs

The coalition Government is restoring law and order by providing police new tools to crack down on criminal gangs, says Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith and Police... Read More

Pleas for govt to pull back on jobseeker crackdown

Welfare advocates are pleading with the government to back down from its crackdown on beneficiaries. Social Development Minister Louise Upston has ordered... Read More

KidsCan's concerns about worsening child poverty

The latest child poverty statistics - showing 36,000 more children living below the poverty line - are hugely concerning, but not surprising, KidsCan says. The... Read More

Breast cancer screening: what about the blokes?

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is congratulating the coalition Government on delivering its promised extension of free breast screening, the most common cancer... Read More

Will welfare crackdown impact vulnerable youth?

The government's crackdown on welfare recipients will directly affect young people experiencing homelessness, a youth development advocate says. The Ministry... Read More

School building project paused due to budget cuts

Pāpāmoa College is in dire need of expansion due to the increasing roll growth, but the Ministry of Education has paused a $60 million building project for... Read More

Pseudoephedrine expected back in pharmacies 2025

Medicines containing pseudoephedrine are expected to be available over the counter again next year, ACT leader David Seymour says. David, appointed Associate... Read More

Grant Robertson to retire from Parliament

Labour List MP and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson will retire from Parliament next month, and later in the year take up... Read More

Vaccinators feel under threat after data leak

Vaccinators whose names were published on a US website after a Te Whatu Ora data leak are feeling nervous and under threat, says a nurses' union. Te Whatu... Read More

Many NZ nurses register to work in Australia

More than 9000 New Zealand nurses have registered to work in Australia in the past 10 month - about 12 per cent of the active workforce. The rate of nurses... Read More