Hospital patient: “Nurses argued while I bled“

A patient at Tauranga Hospital says she could hear nurses arguing and swearing while she lay bleeding in a bed. She has spoken out following an RNZ investigation, which detailed allegations of wide-spread bullying amongst staff at the hospital, run by...... Read More

Tobacco standardised packaging from today

  The tobacco standardised packaging regime will be enforced from today, meaning tobacco packets will be the same standard dark brown/green background colour as Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland and France.   The regime came was introduced...... Read More

Man injured after tractor slides down hill

A tractor driver is in hospital with lower leg injuries after he had to bail from the farm machinery when it started to slide down a hill. The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a farm near Piarrere, east of Lake Karapiro, on Tuesday...... Read More

Less waste building better communities

A group of locals is working hard to reduce food waste and ensure people in need have enough to eat. Waste Not Want Not, a local food rescue organisation set to launch in June, aims to make a change in the Whakatane community by rescuing food that...... Read More

Panel heaters being recalled

A number of panel heaters are being recalled due to fears the products may overheat and cause a fire. A warning listed on Consumer.org.nz says some panel heaters sold at The Warehouse, Mitre 10, Mitre 10 MEGA and through Goldair stockists could be...... Read More

Busy day for rescue helicopters

Back-to-back emergency transport missions for the TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter  yesterday kept the flight crews busy. The first mission was to transport a man from Whakatane Hospital with a serious medical condition to Waikato Hospital for...... Read More

Dance company entertains patients

Hospital patients have been treated to a performance from a national dance company as part of a month-long initiative to get people moving. Footnote New Zealand Dance performed for Whakatane Hospital patients on Monday, before heading out of town...... Read More

Housing NZ chair refuses to step down

The chair of Housing New Zealand says she will not resign over the methamphetamine hysteria scandal. Housing New Zealand's (HNZ) chair Adrienne Young Cooper would not be interviewed but said she will not resign. HNZ chief executive Andrew McKenzie...... Read More

Woman survives icy plunge down mountain side

A hiker’s companion’s distressed call after she fell down an icy ridge and disappeared out of site, sparked an emergency rescue callout. The Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mt Tongariro early yesterday morning. “A...... Read More

Custom painted bike raises mental health awareness

A registered charitable trust operating under the auspices of the Perpetual Guardian Foundation, is using one of the finest examples of automotive engineering and design to fundraise to support Kiwis suffering from mental illness. Wood for the Trees...... Read More




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