Health & Beauty

SAFE calls on councils to reject chicken mega-farm

SAFE is calling on two councils to think about the wellbeing of millions of birds, as well as the negative impacts on local people through increased traffic and pollution, when they hear a consent application for a huge chicken farm in Waikato. Matamata...... Read More

Counties Manukau DHB seeks full investigation by SFO

The Counties Manukau DHB is asking the Serious Fraud Office to investigate possible fraud or other serious wrongdoing by former staff. In a statement issued shortly before noon, the DHB said it was historical but of concern. It follows issues raised...... Read More

Queenstown named as hotspot for young and old

Queenstown-Lakes district is a drawcard for people in their twenties and thirties to live in, while Thames-Coromandel has a bigger share of people nearing retirement, according to figures by Stats NZ. At June 30 2018, the estimated resident population...... Read More

Meatstock Auckland is back, bigger and meatier

Celebrating its third year, the sellout success story Meatstock festival is returning to Auckland for another meat extravaganza on February 16-17, with tasty tickets on sale today at www.meatstock.com.au. Meatstock will be hosting some of the meatiest...... Read More

Winners crowned at the twelfth Whaka100

Course records have been broken as top mountain bikers took on the Whaka100 Mountain Bike Marathon presented by CamelBak at the Whakarewarewa forest in Rotorua yesterday. Christchurch's Tim Rush won with a time of 05:10:56 and Manawatu’s...... Read More

Boy found in Tawa

The missing nine year old boy has been found. He was found by a member of the public on the bush near Chastudon Place. Sergeant Anthony Harmer says he is safe and well. “He will be checked over by medical staff and reunited with his family.” “Police...... Read More

Death leads to more calls for an end to rodeo

SAFE is appalled that a horse has been killed at the Methven rodeo yesterday and that animals continue to be put at risk at rodeo events to provide fun for a minority. SAFE’s Head of Campaigns Marianne Macdonald says that while details are still...... Read More

Kilbirnie community calls for liquor ban to be extended

Residents and businesses in the Wellington suburb of Kilbirnie want the City Council to extend a liquor ban into their area. Many Kilbirnie residents say when the liquor ban was extended in 2010 to include nearby Newtown, it simply drove the problem...... Read More

Tasman woman sets skydiving record

A Tasman resident has set the record for the highest skydive in New Zealand. Wendy Smith achieved the New Zealand record of 25,000 feet jump, before landing at Motueka Airport, as part of the inaugural Lift Off Abel Tasman Festival yesterday. Wendy...... Read More

Wood and coal fires linked to child skin conditions - study

New Zealand researchers have found smoke from domestic fires may cause not only respiratory diseases, but skin conditions as well. Data from the University of Auckland's Growing Up in New Zealand study shows that children living in neighbourhoods...... Read More