Step up for breastfeeding

New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance, the NZ College of Midwives and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand are joining forces to remind New Zealanders... Read More

Government plan to boost health workers

The Government is rolling out a suite of targeted measures to train more health workers domestically and bring more doctors and nurses into the country... Read More

Health requirements for cruise ships

The same vaccination rules for passengers arriving by air will apply to arrivals on cruise ships and recreational vessels such as ocean-going yachts. ... Read More

Mental health tour making Tauranga stop

Mike King, Tai Tupou and Richie Barnett are gearing up to embark on a nationwide tour to inspire youth, and will be in Tauranga on Thursday. The Gumboot... Read More

Covid-19: 4238 community cases, 806 in hospital

The Ministry of Health is today reporting 4238 new community cases of Covid-19, 806 current hospitalisations and 12 people in ICU. There are 162 new... Read More

Covid-19: 6232 new community cases, further deaths

The Ministry of Health are today reporting 6232 new community cases of Covid-19, 769 current hospitalisations. There are 243 new cases of Covid from... Read More

Covid-19, 41 deaths, 7605 new community cases

The Ministry of Health is today reporting 7605 new community cases of Covid-19, 799 current hospitalisations, and 25 people in ICU. There are 41 new... Read More

New legislation: NZ on path to Smokefree future

New Zealand's goal of becoming free of the devastating harm caused by tobacco has moved a step closer as the Smokefree Environments and Regulated... Read More

Serious concerns over fluoride directive - Council

Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty have been directed to fluoridate their water supplies but one council has serious concerns about it. Yesterday,... Read More

World head and neck cancer day

Three health organisations are reminding Kiwis that head and neck cancer can be prevented. With Wednesday marking World Head and Neck Cancer Day, the... Read More

Get a hepatitis C test on World Hepatitis Day

New Zealanders at risk of hepatitis C should make sure to get a quick and easy finger-prick test on World Hepatitis Day Thursday July 28, says Dr Nick... Read More

New funding for water fluoridation

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has made directions under the Health Act to 14 local authorities to add fluoride to some or all of... Read More

Anaesthetic technicians downing tools

More than 200 anaesthetic technicians from 17 cities and towns around New Zealand will be walking off the job on Thursday. Anaesthetic technicians who... Read More

Covid-19: 8730 new community cases, 45 deaths

The Ministry of Health is today reporting 8730 new community cases of Covid-19, 808 current hospitalisations and 45 deaths. There are 25 people in... Read More

Covid-19 and winter illness update

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is giving an update on the response to Covid-19 and winter illnesses. He is joined by Public Health... Read More