Health & Beauty

Te Awanuiārangi’s youngest victim as young as 7 - wife

Anihera Black has claimed her late husband Te Awanuiārangi's youngest victim could have been as young as seven on TVNZ's Marae programme, in her first interview since alleging he was a paedophile. She said her claims were not allegations but...... Read More

New research to protect babies from brain damage

New research shows changing the way hospitals test newborns for low blood sugar, could better protect babies from brain damage and save money in the long term. The condition, known as neonatal hypoglycaemia affects one in six babies, with preterm,...... Read More

Leading the world in ice cream consumption

New Zealanders have got it licked, leading the world in per capita ice cream consumption, and today is an excuse for a few more licks than usual. Today is Ice Cream Day. With 23 kilograms of ice cream being consumed per person annually, New Zealand...... Read More

Nurses set to return to work as national strike ends

Nurses are poised to return to work this morning as a 24-hour strike over staffing shortages and pay comes to an end. Up to 30,000 nurses walked of the job yesterday at 7am in what was the first national nurses' strike in three decades. Crowds...... Read More

Synthetic cannabis death prompts calls for medical attention

A coroner says the death of a man after inhaling synthetic cannabis shows the need for immediate medical help to be sought if someone collapses after using the drug. Gordon Matenga's findings into the death of Andrew McAllister, who died in Waikato...... Read More

Man freed from South Otago grain silo

A 45-year-old man has been lifted out of a grain silo near Balclutha after becoming trapped this morning. An Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter was dispatched shortly before midday after police received reports the man had fallen into the silo, in the...... Read More

Taupo family seeks charity to save a life

  They say as a parent, you do anything you can for your child.   Elyse Johnson’s parents are one of many examples of it. The four-year-old Taupo girl has had a challenging start to life having been diagnosed with diffuseintrinsic...... Read More

Nurses strike begins: What you need to know

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) rejected the latest pay offer from their DHB employers and are on strike for 24 hours. Here is everything you need to know: Who's on strike? Up to 29,500 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants...... Read More