A leading researcher says the health impacts of cannabis on young people needs to be taken into account before any law change.
The legalising euthanasia debate was put before a ‘Citizens’ Jury’ recently by medical researchers to see whether a random group of Kiwis could reach a consensus after hearing experts on the issue.
New Zealanders may get the opportunity to vote on legalising cannabis and voluntary euthanasia at the same time, possibly as early as next year.
The Government will have to ban the sale of cigarettes if it wants to reach its goal of making New Zealand smoke-free by 2025, MPs have been told.
A deadline for an assisted dying law change has been pushed back again because of a record level of interest.
The health sector awaits Thursday’s Budget with high expectations but with union economists’ calculating an extra $2.7 Billion is needed to ‘restore’ health services – excluding major pay increases – it is likely that some will be disappointed.
Labour's pre-election promise to pump $8 billion into health over the next four years has given the sector high hopes ahead of the Budget.
The first ever professional standards for physiotherapists include clear guidelines on sexual boundaries, advertising and treating friends.
The water sector has made fresh calls for a new independent regulator as the Government launches a major review to tackle New Zealand's water woes.