The nurses’ union NZNO has withdrawn notice of the July 5 strike after agreeing to put an improved district health boards' offer out to members in an online vote next week.
More than 1200 people have called a new sexual harm helpline - most of them teenagers.
An Auckland start-up has signed a deal with the Auckland University of Technology in a bid to produce cheaper, locally made medical cannabis.
Visitors could be asked to help out patients by doing basic care tasks on the day of nurses strikes.
Despite improvements in stroke prevention the number of strokes in New Zealand will increase by 40 per cent over the next 10 years predicts a University of Otago neurologist. By Sara Carbery.
The Government will need to find an extra $2.5 Billion in next year’s Budget with the growth in demand for acute hospital services far outstripping the growth in population, finds the union’s annual post-Budget analysis.
Three corporate giants seeking to attack rising health care costs have turned to a Harvard professor who has written books about the system's many flaws.
Health Minister Dr David Clark has responded to DHB nurses rejecting the pay offer by saying Government has “gone as far as we can” in terms of extra money for a nurses’ pay settlement.
Nearly 30,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants may walk off the job for 24 hours on July 5 unless last-ditch efforts by DHBs and NZNO to make a deal can be pulled off.
Two separate rescues – one from a burning car and the other from a submerged car – saw a Canterbury nurse and doctor being presented the Royal Humane Society of New Zealand Silver Medal for bravery.