One of the country's biggest health initiatives - the B4 School Check of four-year-olds – isn't picking up serious problems and could actually widen the rich-poor divide.
New Zealand's biggest consumers of sugary drinks are leaning towards putting a tax on their fizz, a new poll has revealed.
Meningococcal B can strike at any age, but children are most at risk. A vaccine is the only form of protection and is now available in New Zealand. By Rebekah Fraser.
Doctors, emergency departments and the general public are being urged to be on high alert after an increase in the number of people contracting the potentially deadly meningococcal disease.
A new survey has found one-third of Kiwi girls are forced to skip school or work when they have their period because they can't afford sanitary products.
Approximately 1500 rotten teeth were pulled from the mouths of Bay children last year.