Iwi have renewed calls for a mortuary to be established in Tauranga but it is unlikely to happen despite more than 100 coronial autopsies being carried out every year out of the Western Bay of Plenty.
Fewer antibiotics are being prescribed to children but prescriptions to teenagers for antidepressants have jumped, found a major review of Kiwi prescriptions to children.
According to a 2017 survey from the International Council on Active Ageing, 27 per cent of men and women over 50 wished they'd eaten healthier in their younger years.
New Zealand Initiative economist Eric Crampton looks at who told what – and when – on the economic and health evidence for and against a sugar tax.
Surgeons have an interest in long waiting times. Contracts to work only in the public system could help.
Tauranga is caught in the grip of a whooping cough outbreak which has already doubled last year's numbers.