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.
Parents who received free after-hours medical care for their children are now having to pay up to $61 at two Auckland clinics following funding cuts from district health boards.
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.
A Dunedin woman is dying of cancer and her doctor's competence to practise will likely be reviewed.
A Southland woman whose daughter died of ovarian cancer after nine GPs failed to diagnose the disease has made an emotional plea to MPs for doctors to be more accountable.
Jill Hooper can't wait to watch her granddaughter walk down the aisle - something she wouldn't have survived to see had it not been for a ball-point pen and some speedy action by her husband.
A woman with advanced breast cancer has been "cured" by an injection harvested from her own immune system in what scientists have described as an "extremely promising" world first.
Families fighting a 20-year battle to be paid for caring for their disabled loved ones are calling for the government to repeal the law protecting a "discriminatory" care policy.