Health & Beauty

Industry awards recognise exercise leaders

Many of the country’s fitness experts and exercise facilities of all types and sizes who help half a million Kiwis get healthier will be vying for the annual Exercise NZ annual awards in Auckland on Saturday night. The exercise industry awards...... Read More

Waikato DHB chair: I’m not to blame for spending scandal

The head of the Waikato District Health Board says he was unaware of the scale of travel by its former chief executive, and he is angry about the spending scandal that's engulfed his DHB. Former chief executive Nigel Murray, who was on a salary of...... Read More

Youth hazardous drinking rates continue to fall

A Ministry of Health survey has confirmed that hazardous drinking amongst younger consumers has fallen by almost five percent compared with previous surveys. Speaking on behalf of Spirits New Zealand, New Zealand Winegrowers and the Brewers’...... Read More

Marine biotoxin warning extended

The Ministry for Primary Industries today extended the public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Bay of Plenty region. The warning now covers the coastline from the northern end of Waihi Beach south-eastward to Opape. Routine tests...... Read More

Safer catch-up jobs done after wet winter

Worksafe NZ is urging farmers to take extra care getting on with seasonal work and catch-up jobs delayed due to the wet winter. “Winter and the start of spring were exceptionally wet, and rain and slips may have changed the risk profile on a...... Read More

Greenpeace strikes back at Coca Cola

As Coca Cola launch their new ‘Holidays are coming’ Christmas TV advertisement, some of the brand’s fans have been viewing a version that’s a little more realistic.   In an attempt to take advantage of Coke’s huge...... Read More

Distress beacons save yachtsmen

Both solo-yachtsman whose vessels were badly damaged north of New Zealand at the weekend have been rescued successfully because they had distress beacons. Weather conditions had been bad, with winds up to 50 knots and five metre waves. Rescue Coordination...... Read More

Athletes gear up for National Games

More than 1250 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 42 Special Olympics Clubs and three schools are set to take part in the 2017 Special Olympics National Summer Games. The games are held every four years, and will take place from November 26...... Read More

Helping families in need this Christmas

The number of people needing welfare support from The Salvation Army is on the rise, prompting a plea to the New Zealand public to help break poverty this Christmas. From July to September this year, more than 10,000 people needed help with food parcels...... Read More

Nearly a third of adult NZers now considered obese

Obesity is still increasing with nearly a third of New Zealand's adult population now considered obese. The results from the annual Ministry of Health survey show that 1.2 million adults and 99,000 children aged between two to 14 years old are dangerously...... Read More