Health & Beauty

Consulting with Dr Google can be a good idea - study

Far from convincing people they have contracted an exotic disease or terminal illness, a new study shows googling their symptoms allows patients to ask better questions and that they are more likely to understand what their doctor tells them. The results,...... Read More

Refereeing leads to life changing weight loss

  A decision three years ago to pick up the whistle has led to a life-changing journey for Bay of Plenty rugby referee Rees Uerata.   The 38-year-old husband and father of three took charge of his second finals appointment for 2018 on Saturday...... Read More

Debate over right to change gender on birth certificates

A proposed law change will make it too easy to change gender on birth certificates, a transwoman says. A select committee recommended last week that the law be changed to allow people to apply directly to the births registry rather than go through...... Read More

Woman hit in head during boxing session in critical condition

A woman hit in the head during a boxing training session this morning has been flown to Auckland Hospital in a critical condition. The woman, who is in her 30s, was training near Centennial Park in Wellsford, north of Auckland. A Westpac Rescue Helicopter...... Read More

Christchurch reinstated as refugee location

The immigration minister is praising the government's announcement that Christchurch can once again be a settlement location for refugees. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says it represents an important step for New Zealand’s ambitions...... Read More

New house to help prevent violence to open in Papakura

A service that provides emergency accommodation and counselling for perpetrators of domestic violence is opening a third house in Auckland next month. Gandhi Nivas already has two houses - one in Ōtāhūhū and another in Te Atatu. The centres are...... Read More

Cycle trail funding boost

The Government has committed $13.2 million to the proposed extension of Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, which will connect four existing Great Rides and link 30 communities along a 530km continuous cycle trail network across Otago. The...... Read More

Celebrating heroes in the air

“Thank you” seems too small a phrase for saving lives. But words of encouragement and support from the public, and heartfelt stories from the people they rescue, mean the world to the specialist crews of your local rescue helicopter.  Philips...... Read More

Lyttelton historian and Antarctic adventurer farewelled

Lyttelton will today farewell a renowned local historian, polar adventurer and recipient of the Antarctic Medal. Baden Nolan Norris died in Christchurch on Wednesday August the 8th, aged 91. Lizzie Meek of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust...... Read More

Kiwi’s attitudes surrounding gender commended

Gender Equal NZ, led by the National Council of Women, has won a Research Association award in the Infotools Community Advancement Category for New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey, carried out with Research New Zealand. “We carried...... Read More