Immigrants to high income countries, such as New Zealand, are facing health issues due to strict immigration policies. By Ruby Harfield.
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.
Smoking will be banned in cars when children under 18 are present minister, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has announced.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has recommended New Zealand removes abortion from the Crimes Act, but anti-abortion advocates argue that there is no evidence to support that abortion is no longer a crime.
The Ministry of Health is looking into a sugar tax but the Government continues to rule one out for the time being.
New research indicates significant support for non-commercial and community-managed approaches to regulate cannabis, with home-growing and a community trust approach among preferred options.
Justice Minister Andrew Little has confirmed that the referendum on recreational cannabis use will be at the 2020 election and will be binding.
A long heralded replacement of the 1981 Medicines Act has been announced – the proposed bill excludes natural health products, adds tissue products, continues with direct-to-consumer advertising, brings in heftier penalties and a new regulatory body. Fiona Cassie reports.