Opinion: Mark Rouse – Unintended Consequence or Government Dishonesty?

Mark Rouse believes there is a funding crisis in the Aged Residential Care sector where operators are obliged to observe a raft of necessary and ever-increasing compliance costs, while Government funding is not doing nearly enough to keep pace with the changes. He puts the case here for a change in attitude by the Government, essential to ensure that the market provides choice and will not be solely populated by large corporate operators.

Opinion: Lee Suckling – Amateur counsellors needed to tackle ‘harden up’ New Zealand

New Zealanders are in desperate need of mindfulness training and cognitive-behavioural methods to understand their lives: we come from a "harden up" culture that has never been able to talk about our mental woes before.

“Draining the harbour to save a sinking ship” – one ITO’s view of the...

Health Central asks Jane Wenman, chief executive of industry training organisation Careerforce for her views on the vocational education reforms and how the proposals could affect the health and wellbeing sector.

Opinion: Dame Tariana Turia – Euthanasia would undermine whānau values

The End of Life Choice Bill misunderstands what it means to live and to die, says Dame Tariana Turia.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Most commonly prescribed supplements

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says healthcare practitioners should be educated in nutrient prescribing.

Opinion: Mary Breheny – Health equity in older age

Associate Professor Mary Breheny’s discusses the findings of her team’s longitudinal research which shows that health in later life is closely related to childhood socioeconomic status.

Opinion: Cath Hunter – Psychological First Aid is something we can all deliver

Geneva’s Clinical psychologist Cath Hunter offers some advice to people dealing with trauma following the attacks on the Christchurch mosques.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why any old supplement just won’t do

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) issues a reminder that not all supplements are created equal.

Opinion: Dr Oliver Hartwich – When superstition beats science

Dr Oliver Hartwich Executive Director of the New Zealand Initiative on vaccinations.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Are supplements useful?

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) looks at whether there is any point to taking supplements on top of a healthy diet.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...