In determination to counter damage done by smoking, drinking, sugar, fast foods or anything else harmful to many, are doctors inclined to ignore all other considerations?
Opposition leader Bill English says the Government is playing politics with its "brutal" blanket approach to the health sector.
A former health board chief executive, whose spending of public money will now be examined by the Ministry of Health, is accused of leading to a culture of dysfunction and embarking on expensive projects at the cost of core services and patient safety, according to a damning letter by doctors.
A Tauranga Hospital ward currently closed to new patients after eight people were diagnosed with influenza is expected to reopen tomorrow.
The chairman of Waikato District Health Board, who employed Dr Nigel Murray as chief executive, has been called on to stand down.
A key member of former Waikato District Health Board chief executive Dr Nigel Murray's inner circle has resigned, effective immediately.
Travel expenses for Waikato District Health Board's executive managers will now be reported to the board each month after the scandal involving unauthorised spending by former chief executive Dr Nigel Murray.
A cash-strapped district health board is considering using robots to replace staff and making GPs triage patients at medical centres in a desperate effort to claw back savings.
A public health group wants the Southern District Health Board to block Ronald McDonald House from setting up in the new Dunedin Hospital.