Whangarei women hope medical cannabis plan blooms

Two Whangarei women are applying for a licence to grow medicinal cannabis on 2ha of land near the city.

Why communication with your people is key after a life-threatening diagnosis

Human connection is something we are all wired for. When things get tough it's often the breakdown in communication that makes life difficult. Jess Weller shares her experience with Breast Cancer.

Clothing swap for multiple sclerosis support

Clothing will be scattered across the tables and new wardrobes will be created next weekend in support of multiple sclerosis sufferers.

The financial and emotional toll of IVF

IVF is not easy and it's not a solution. Not everyone wins the baby lottery and gets a take home baby.

Lance O’Sullivan: Taking a big leap for a good cause

Bungy jumping off a bridge takes guts - but so does dealing with an often debilitating disease.

Starship children’s hospital celebrates 25 years of life-saving magic

For 25 years, Starship children's hospital and its fundraising foundation have been saving the lives of Kiwi kids. Many stars have lent support by raising the spirts of the sick and making big donations, but the real heroes are the brave kids and the staff who work there.

Stroke carer and survivor shares her story

Shona Andrell has seen stroke from both sides - for 20 plus years as a carer for her husband and more recently as a stroke survivor herself.  She shared her experience of how the quality of stroke care has improved at last year's annual South Island Stroke Study Day and here shares it again.

I don’t need an advance care plan yet… Yeah right

A year ago Tairāwhiti nursing leader Dr Heather Robertson had started work on a draft advanced care plan when she had a traumatic car accident. She shares some hard won advice and thoughts on advanced care planning.

A voice of hope: Mental illness survivor Genevieve Mora speaks out

After 10 years of crippling anxiety, hiding her symptoms in shame, now 23-year-old Genevieve Mora is speaking out to remove the stigma around anxiety disorders.

Te Aroha shares her cancer diary

Te Aroha Isaia, aged 24, was diagnosed with grade three inflammatory HER2+ breast cancer in December 2016. She began a blog to share her journey with her friends and family, and now she’s sharing thoughts from her blog with you.
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