Cantabrian’s warned not to go swimming after Gita

The Canterbury Health Board is warning people not to head to swimming spots after the region was hit with heavy rainfall.

Regional development funds could help improve Northland health care

Northland's health system paints a very similar picture to Auckland's if not a little worse.

Huge demand for services in Auckland stretches health system to the limit say bosses

Auckland health bosses have revealed a picture of a health system at breaking point from underfunding and population growth.

Urgent action called for at ADHB’s maternity wards

Urgent talks to find short-term solutions to the pressure on staff at National Women’s Health services are being called for by the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation.

127 Kiwi doctors must resit biggest exam of their careers after computer glitch

More than 100 New Zealand doctors must resit the most important exam of their careers after a computer glitch during the six-hour online test.

Lance O’Sullivan slams NZ’s health system

A prominent Maori doctor has blasted the New Zealand healthcare system, calling it "shitty" and poor.

Midwifery in ‘crisis’ with pregnant women unable to find lead maternity carers

Midwives have appealed to the Government to urgently deal with a "crisis" in their sector, as they say pregnant women are struggling to get maternity care.

New Zealand’s birth rate at record low

New Zealand's total fertility rate dipped to a record low last year.

Long serving Waimarino GP hands over reins

Ruapehu's only GP has stepped down.

Dutch Parliament approves law to make everyone organ donors unless they opt out

Parliament in the Netherlands has this week approved a new law that makes all Dutch adults potential organ donors unless they opt out.


Advertising Standards Authority upholds complaint against Santa

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Complaints Board has agreed that Santa should not be used in advertising that promotes Coca Cola to children and young people.