Health & Beauty

Junior doctors on third two-day strike

Junior doctors are on another two-day strike but DHBs say they are well prepared and confident of progress in resolving the dispute. An estimated 1700 doctors are off the wards from 8am until early Thursday in their row with their employers over proposed...... Read More

Govt to ban smoking in cars carrying children

The government has announced it will ban smoking in cars carrying children under 18 years of age. Vaping will also be included in the ban and will apply to moving and parked vehicles. Under the new rules, police will be able to use their discretion...... Read More

Smokefree vehicles in children’s best interest

New Zealand First welcomes the Government's announcement to prohibit smoking in vehicles carrying children under 18 years of age. “This is a sensible measure that protects children who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of second-hand...... Read More

Prohibiting smoking in vehicles carrying children

The Government has today announced it will prohibit smoking in cars carrying children under 18 years of age, says Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa.  The law change will come into effect by an amendment to the Smoke-free Environments Act...... Read More

Northern Coastguard has highest callout rate in single day

A record number of rescues on Waitangi Day and increasing numbers of people flocking to the beach is stretching water rescue services. Coastguard northern region said it responded to 50 incidents on Wednesday - the highest number on record for a single...... Read More