Health & Beauty

Man injured in quad bike rollover

A 28-year-old sustained a possible spinal injury after a quad bike accident. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Poripori at 5pm following the crash. A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says the 28-year-old...... Read More

Hunger striker weak and tired, but not giving up

A Christchurch man who is on a hunger strike outside Southern Response's office says he is weak and tired, but is not giving up. Peter Glasson began a hunger strike on Tuesday in front of the Southern Response's offices after years of fighting...... Read More

Mental health silence ‘slap in the face’

The driving force behind a petition to reverse changes to youth mental health services says the silence from the Government on the issue feels like a “slap in the face”. Zoe Palmer, 17, has already gathered almost 1300 signatures over Nelson...... Read More

Hospital services to remain during rally

Normal hospital services will be available today and tomorrow while nurses and midwives undertake rallies in support of claims about their pay and working conditions. Bay of Plenty District Health Board chief executive Helen Mason says while there...... Read More

People missed for screening unacceptable - BCNZ

Bowel Cancer New Zealand is alarmed at the rising number of people affected by the screening error now estimated at 15,000 Waitemata residents. Following OIA requests by journalists, the patient-led charity raised concerns in March about 10,500 people...... Read More

Caution advised for Mount swimming spot

Pilot Bay is among the popular Western Bay of Plenty swimming spots that swimmers are either advised to visit with caution or avoid. Land, Air, Water Aotearoa has compiled a map of swimming spots across the country, using available data to determine...... Read More

No amount of apologies will give lost eyesight back - farmer

Kobe Brown lost vision in his right eye in September 2015 after waiting a year for a follow-up eye appointment that he should have received within six months. Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill said in a report today it was poor care by...... Read More

Raw chicken warning issued

New research has found that many New Zealand consumers are unaware of the high levels of Campylobacter contamination of fresh chicken and most want safety labelling about the risks on poultry products. A University of Otago, Wellington study, published...... Read More

Raw fruit and veg good for mental health - study

Seeking the feel good factor? Go natural. That is the simple message from University of Otago researchers who have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables. Dr...... Read More