Call for independent Māori children’s commissioner over ‘unconscionable’ rates of abuse in state care

The Māori Council is calling for an independent commissioner to hold the Government to account on "unconscionable" rates of Māori child abuse in state care.

Screens in schools – a closer look at how we’re using digital devices in...

As a new website about device use in schools launches this week, Rachel Helyer Donaldson looks at the quality and quantity of digital technology use in Kiwi classrooms.

Racism, other barriers fuel health inequities in rheumatic fever

Racism, inflexibility and disconnects with youth are undermining the delivery of potentially life-saving follow-up treatments to people who have had rheumatic fever, a new study has found.

Innovative online junk food ban could benefit Kiwis

Kiwis could benefit from adopting a United Kingdom proposal to restrict online junk food advertisements in an effort to combat child obesity. By Ruby Harfield.

Kids helping kids during an asthma emergency

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ will be announcing a new schools' campaign on World Asthma Day 2019 encouraging students to know what to do in an asthma emergency. Free activity packs for schools that register by 8 April 2019.

Resources to help with mental distress after Christchurch incident

The Ministry of Health has made new resources available to support those who are experiencing mental distress following the horrific Christchurch mosque shootings.

Ryman Healthcare signs three-year deal with the Stroke Foundation

Extended partnership means tens of thousands of Kiwis can get free blood pressure checks.

Measles outbreak: What you need to know

People born between 1969 and 1992 might not be fully protected, health services warn and other questions

Study highlights racism Māori and Pasifika health experts feel on advisory boards

Māori and Pasifika health experts have spoken of racism, feeling "token" and ignored after being selected to take part in health advisory groups.

Worries over anti-vaxxers: DHBs say diseases like measles are being seen again as infant...

District health boards have anti-vaxxers in their sights, saying diseases almost eradicated in New Zealand are being seen again.
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