Māori and Pasifika health experts have spoken of racism, feeling "token" and ignored after being selected to take part in health advisory groups.
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.
Groundbreaking research under way in Tauranga could improve the quality of life for older men worldwide with a common condition.
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.
Kaihu Valley School Principal Sonia Simeon swung into action when she learned the school's 16 pupils were not eligible for free meningococcal vaccination.
Smoking will be banned in cars when children under 18 are present minister, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has announced.