Health

Youth vaping research expands to Pāpāmoa

A significant research project by Eastern Institute of Technology addressing the youth vaping epidemic has expanded beyond its initial Hawke's Bay focus. Following... Read More

New guidelines to keep hospitals safe from fire

In a first for the country, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora has worked collaboratively to develop fire engineering design guidelines specifically for public... Read More

Deadline missed for placing graduate nursing roles

Health NZ Te Whatu Ora has missed a self-imposed deadline it gave for placing graduate nurses into the hospital system. In June, nursing union The New Zealand... Read More

The transformative magic of animals

Visits from a four-legged friend can make a big difference to the wellbeing of those in need. Pets Aid Therapy BOP is a registered charitable foundation dedicated... Read More

Funding cuts impact local disability programme

Funding cuts for disability support will stop children attending support programmes, says Teacher in the Paddock founder Kevin Powell. 'What it means is that... Read More

Guidance for people living with diabetes

The New Zealand Aviation Security Service has joined forces with Diabetes New Zealand to produce guidance on what to expect at airport security for people living... Read More

Pay parity for blood service workers

Some 300 workers at the New Zealand Blood Service are celebrating a pay parity settlement that puts them on par with workers employed by Te Whatu Ora who do... Read More

Families desperate for eczema cream replacement

Helena Paul and her partner have spent most of their daughter's three years of life trying to soothe her itchy atopic dermatitis - better known as eczema. Little... Read More

Paramedics head overseas for higher pay

Underpaid, understaffed and underappreciated - that's how paramedics describe New Zealand's "dysfunctional" ambulance service. A former St John paramedic... Read More

High Alert reaches millions with drug warnings

New Zealand's drug early warning system is celebrating four years of reducing harm from dangerous drugs. Since its public launch on June 26, 2020, more than... Read More

Wiles expects abuse to get worse after ruling

Siouxsie Wiles says the abuse and harassment she gets from the public has not stopped, despite the Covid-19 response being largely consigned to history. And... Read More

Getting the most from your doctor appointment

You only get 15 minutes at the GP, so how do you make the most of it? Write a list, save up your ailments, do a quick Google beforehand? Sunday Morning spoke... Read More