Mental Health inquiry document released Friday

The mental health inquiry’s short consultation document is to be released on Friday before the inquiry team starts a two month nationwide series of forums.

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.

Nurses’ voting options: accept hard-won revised pay offer or strike?

Whether a new pay offer by district health boards announced today meets nurses expectations or leads to industrial action will be voted on from next week.

Class action proposed against Ministry for illegally deducting overseas pensions

The New Zealand Seniors Party is proposing class action against the Ministry of Social Development, claiming the Ministry is illegally deducting pensions from Kiwis who have worked overseas and immigrants relocating to New Zealand in their later years.

60 per cent support for legal cannabis – new poll

Sixty per cent of adults support legalising cannabis for personal use, according to a new poll.

Hutt CEO seconded as temporary Capital & Coast CEO

A temporary CEO has been seconded to Capital & Coast District Health Board as the DHB continues to recruit a replacement for the current CEO who resigned in July.

$5m project to begin building NZ’s first ‘gene bank’

Scientists are building New Zealand's first genomic database - with the hope of tackling some of the biggest diseases hurting Kiwis. A collaboration with iwi, the Genomics Aotearoa Rakeiora programme is also taking aim at...

Government backs down on planned cuts to HIV prevention

A move to slash spending on HIV prevention was stopped after it threatened to embarrass the Government ahead of next weekend's Ending HIV Big Gay Out.

Nurse strikes: DHBs offer three 3% pay rises over 18 months in latest move

Nurses will get three 3 per cent pay rises over the next 18 months, DHBs say in their latest offer to avert strike action.

Typhoid outbreak ‘shortcomings’ created undue public concern

Communication and cultural 'shortcomings' are highlighted in a review of the Auckland typhoid outbreak that hit a Pacific church congregation earlier this year.


Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...


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...