More cancer medicines for more people

Five new cancer medicines have now been funded this year, meaning thousands or people have more treatment options PHARMAC has today announced that it... Read More

Politicians size up 14 gram cannabis proposal

Cannabis law that could see New Zealanders legally buy 14 grams of the drug has MPs in a spin. National deputy leader Paula Bennett was told to "chill... Read More

Climate change could make hay fever season longer

Rising sea levels, horrendous storms - climate change is hammering the world. But it could also be exacerbating a different kind of problem: hay fever. Increases... Read More

A new Christmas mystery box opened daily

Excited children and parents turned out on Sunday morning to watch as the first door of a mystery box was opened in a life-size Christmas advent calendar... Read More

Cancer Control Agency to drive improved care

The new independent Cancer Control Agency has formally opened today, delivering on the government’s plan to improve cancer care in New Zealand.... Read More

Care nurse to take on Taupo Half Ironman

Tauranga's Angelique Ensor is putting her body on the line as she takes on the challenge to complete the Taupo Half Ironman on December 7 –... Read More

NZ‘s largest cycling event wraps up

Over 5,000 cyclists completed an amazing feat this weekend, taking part in the 43rd annual BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. There were events on and... Read More

NEMA replaces Civil Defence emergency management

The new National Emergency Management Agency has become operational from today. All of the existing functions and staff of the Ministry of Civil Defence... Read More

Lift off for Poppy Flight

A Pyes Pa Travel Broker is reaching out for local support as she coordinates a new event called The Poppy Flight. Raising funds for the RSA, NZ Warbirds... Read More

An orange for Christmas please

The Weekend Sun tried to trip up Santa with some Christmas trivia and he gazumped us, came straight back with some of his own. “Santa, were you... Read More

UK medics fight deadly measles outbreak in Samoa

UK medics are joining the fight against a fatal outbreak of measles affecting thousands of people in Samoa. The group of 13 British doctors and nurses... Read More

TECT sole sponsor of region’s Rescue Helicopter

TECT, longtime supporter of the Bay of Plenty Coastal rescue helicopter service, have recently become sole naming right sponsor. Formerly known as the... Read More

E-cigarette, vaping law delays worry experts

Academics and the vaping industry say the government urgently needs to bring in e-cigarette regulations. The government says the process is taking longer... Read More

Suicide Prevention Office gets to work

New Zealand's first ever Suicide Prevention Office has officially opened and will work to tackle the country’s persistently high rate of suicide. Prime... Read More

Thousands to get mental health training

The government has announced up to 12,000 more people will receive mental health training over the next four years. Making the announcement in South... Read More