Babies close to death are less likely to get life saving treatment if they're Māori, Pacific or Indian - and experts partly blame racial bias.
Why Māori suffer worse health than other New Zealanders will be investigated by Parliament.
A mental health nurse's lifetime work in supporting Māori mental health has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The Northern Advocate's Peter de Graaf's reports that Caroline "Moe" Milne's interest in mental health was sparked by a 14-year-old classmate at high school.
New Zealand is not alone in trying to combat racism in neonatal services.
Racism, inflexibility and disconnects with youth are undermining the delivery of potentially life-saving follow-up treatments to people who have had rheumatic fever, a new study has found.
A Christchurch nurse has won the Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust Award to help her complete her PhD studies into traditional Māori birthing practices.
Pay equity, a national nursing model of care, training for all charge nurse managers, boosting the Māori nursing numbers, and safe staffing are all part of a new NZNO action plan for nursing.
A new nursing service is strengthening the support available for Porirua’s Pacific families and ensuring they can access health services in their home.