Auckland health bosses have revealed a picture of a health system at breaking point from underfunding and population growth.
Medsafe is advising people taking the dietary supplement Arthrem of a potential risk of harm to the liver.
The plastic surgery department at Waikato Hospital is so understaffed registrars are constantly on call and working days without rest, putting patients at risk and forcing cancellation of clinics and surgeries, according to a damning letter from doctors.
A disgraced doctor who faked documents because he was "so desperate to get to New Zealand" has been let off without a sentence.
A Dunedin scientist has admitted counterfeiting prescriptions to fuel his painkiller addiction.
A machine used in open-heart surgery in New Zealand may have exposed a few patients to a potentially deadly bacterial infection.
A 6-year-old boy was diagnosed with lazy eye and prescribed glasses by his optometrist - but within a year had been left almost blind due to a previously undiagnosed brain tumour.