Public health partnership for first housing WOF and app

Wellington's introducing a voluntary rental housing WOF, as well as a free app to let tenants check the quality of their house for themselves, reports New Zealand Herald. Check out the WOF standards below.

Disappointment over Christchurch council’s decision to shelve alcohol policy

Canterbury's Medical Officer of Health is disappointed the council's bent the knee to the alcohol industry.

‘Chicken sandwiches more regulated than water’

"You'll find probably there are more regulations around making a chicken sandwich than there are around drinking water."

English: Govt playing politics over approach to health sector

Opposition leader Bill English says the Government is playing politics with its "brutal" blanket approach to the health sector.

Govt’s smokefree plan overlooks vaping alternative

The Government’s discussion document on ‘Proposals For A Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan’ alarmingly reveals there’s little intention to elevate vaping as a much safer and cheaper alternative to smoking, says a leading tobacco...

Wellbeing Budget to change measures of success

Ruby Harfield attends a discussion on this year’s Wellbeing Budget and getting wellbeing front and centre of the New Zealand policy environment.

Election 2017: What our mental health system needs

As the election draws nearer Amy Wiggins of the New Zealand Herald takes a closer look at the parties' health policies with a particular focus on mental health.

Supreme Court rules South Taranaki fluoridation allowed

The Supreme Court has ruled that a council can add fluoride to the water supply in South Taranaki, despite legislation stating people have the right to refuse medical treatment.

$1.5 million funding for research into the impact of chronic disease on New Zealand...

The lifelong impact of chronic diseases on New Zealand families is at the centre of a major new research programme. Three of the government’s National Science Challenges – A Better Start, Healthier Lives and Ageing...

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.


Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key


Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...