District health boards have anti-vaxxers in their sights, saying diseases almost eradicated in New Zealand are being seen again.
Why Māori suffer worse health than other New Zealanders will be investigated by Parliament.
All New Zealanders should have access to a "comprehensive and affordable" dental service, the New Zealand Medical Association says.
The first of 17,000 potentially lifesaving bowel screening kits have been posted to men and women aged 60 to 74 in the Lakes District Health Board area.
Smoking will be banned in cars when children under 18 are present minister, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has announced.
Plans are underway for a new maternity ward in Auckland to help cater for the growing number of women who are leaving hospital before they are ready because of a shortage of beds.
Additional community clinics will be set up as part of stage two of the free meningococcal vaccination programme across Northland.
Housing costs are being seen as a reason why women can't afford to have a family.
Women are waiting up to half a year for procedures to help rule out cancer - and a GP fears lives are at risk.