New Government rules will require every rental home in New Zealand to have a heater in the living room and an extractor fan in the kitchen and bathroom.
An investigation has been launched after the Hawke's Bay District Health Board reported inadequately-sterilised surgical equipment was potentially used on 55 patients.
The Mental Health Commissioner has criticised a DHB's co-ordination of the care provided to a woman with mental health and addiction issues.
About a third of pregnant women admitted to intensive care units and high dependency units in New Zealand had potentially preventable severe illnesses.
Consumer NZ is accusing some brands of "attacking the messenger" when it comes to their sunscreen testing.
The Cancer Society says it is in dispute with Consumer NZ over conflicting results on the rating of one of its sunscreen products.
Forged scripts, self prescribing and inappropriate use of "dependent drugs" are among New Zealand doctors' breaches of professional misconduct.
Alcohol Healthwatch says every New Zealander would benefit from drinking less.
The Fair Care? series has revealed pressure points and outright failures, with causes ranging from a lack of skilled workers to poor planning. A summary of findings can be found here with links to full reports.