Scientists have begun a sprawling health-check of hundreds of New Zealand lakes, at a time where monitoring data shows more North Island spots are graded bad than good.
A midwife's registration has been cancelled after she provided midwifery services to a friend despite being suspended from practising because of concerns about her competency.
A pharmacist has had his practising license suspended after he sold "excessive" amounts of addictive prescription drugs to customers without a prescription.
Addressing supply is just one issue in a multi-pronged approach required to tackle synthetic drug abuse.
A nurse-led initiative is stopping liquid morphine and similar drugs at a Wellington Hospital from being flushed into New Zealand’s waterways.
Over nine years, a Havelock North chiropractor failed to take adequate notes 7156 times - failures which could place "the public at risk and lower standards in the profession."
Cutting back liquor sale hours could reduce the Far North's high level of alcohol-related harm, a public health expert says.