Health & Beauty

Trampers urged to plan and prepare

Police and LandSAR in the Central North Island are urging hikers and trampers to plan and prepare. In the last week Police and LandSAR rescued six people who underestimated the challenges of walking in an alpine environment. "On the evening of...... Read More

Renewed calls to ditch the fizz

A Waikato University study has found that sugary drinks in New Zealand contain proportionally more sugar than their overseas counterparts. Māori Public Health Organisation, Hāpai Te Hauora, says that this highlights the need for the government to...... Read More

Blessing held for missing skydiver

A blessing has been conducted at Lake Wakatipu honouring missing skydiver Tyler Nii. Otago Lakes Central Area commander Inspector Olaf Jensen says police were at the ceremony today to accompany his family. "Kaumātua...... Read More

Codeine-based medicines closer to becoming prescription-only

Codeine-based cold and flu medicines are another step closer to becoming prescription-only in New Zealand. Codeine is in dozens of easily available cold, flu and pain medicines, but it is an addictive opiod. Under the current rules, such medicines...... Read More

Beach goers warned to avoid puffer fish

Mount Maunganui beach goers are being warned to steer clear of a number of puffer fish washed up at popular spots along the shorelines. The fish which have been described as having a spiky exterior, have been spotted in the dozens near Mount Main beach...... Read More

GP found guilty of sexually offending against patients

A Christchurch doctor has been found guilty of 12 charges of sexual offences against patients. In the Christchurch District Court, Judge Jane Farish found Rakesh Kumar Chawdhry guilty of 11 charges of indecent assault and one of sexual violation. He...... Read More

Changes made after fatal glider crash

Changes are being made nationally to the way student pilots are assessed for the transition from dual to single seat aircraft. The call comes following a glider crash at Tauranga Airport on May 1 2016 resulting in the death of pilot Gavin Harvey, age...... Read More

Childhood asthma and the school holidays

Asthma is a common illness in New Zealand, affecting one in six kiwi kids. Over the school holidays children are often exposed to many varying environments, which is different to what they usually would on a normal school week. Doing things like...... Read More

Teen injured falling from rope swing

A teenager is suspected to have suffered a spinal injuries after falling from a rope swing in the Bay of Plenty. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Kaha Medical Centre just before 11.30pm on Tuesday, to meet a road ambulance...... Read More

Nelson man breaks record for highest fitness class

As far as gym commutes for a workout goes, Lee Hart’s is a likely record breaker. It took nine days for Lee and some friends to tramp into Everest base camp. They endured below freezing temperatures while carrying all their own clothes and...... Read More