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Local Focus: Jiu-jitsu gives hope to boy with lung condition

The sport of Jiu-jitsu requires speed, agility and fitness. And for this young Tauranga boy, it's his passion.

Musing on my mastectomy

Lalitha Bhamidipati has been diagnosed with stage II breast cancer twice in the last ten years. She shares her journey in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As told to Soumya Bhamidipati.

Build more drug rehab facilities not prisons

Counselling student Bessina Pehi-Tamatea knows well the self-destruction of addiction. The recent Excellence in Peer Support Award winner shares her story with Jaylan Boyle and her belief that the Government should be building more residential drug rehab facilities not prisons.

Mum raises awareness for Ivy Pittams, a baby born without a bum

From the outside 8-month-old, Ivy Pittams is a chatty, feisty and healthy baby - but she has spent most of her in and out of the hospital because she was born without a bottom.

Living a reverse bucket list, with Crohn’s Disease and an ileostomy

Kate Montgomery recalls her lowest point in more than a decade of dealing with Crohn's Disease was immediately after ileostomy surgery where parts of her intestine were removed.

Parents fight back after state takes two children with brittle bone disease

A young couple are fighting a decision to take their two children - one a newborn baby - into state care because of a suspected child abuse injury which they believe is due to brittle bone disease.

Northland teen who suffered toxic shock syndrome urging others to know the signs

Whangarei student Grace Morgan has a warning for others after toxic shock syndrome caused her organs to fail and could have been fatal.

Dunedin Hospital’s cancer misdiagnosis

After saying goodbye to her grandchildren and planning her funeral, Jan Scott did not expect to see another Christmas.

Free dental care brings smiles to Wairoa

A dental volunteer team makes a big difference to a community where many residents struggle to afford dental treatment, reports Ruby Harfield.

A voice of hope: Mental illness survivor Genevieve Mora speaks out

After 10 years of crippling anxiety, hiding her symptoms in shame, now 23-year-old Genevieve Mora is speaking out to remove the stigma around anxiety disorders.

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