Gratitude shown to blood donors

Less than four per cent of eligible blood donors actually donate the red gold. With today being World Blood Day, frontline health workers are joining... Read More

Turn up the heat for BOP families in need

With winter just beginning, the call is out for heaters - lots and lots of heaters - to keep children warm and healthy. Kirsty Robertson from the Bay... Read More

Nurses & DHBs on heading back to negotiations

The nurses and midwives' union and district health boards will be discussing where to from here after failed pay negotiations led to a strike yesterday.... Read More

Covid-19: No new community cases, one in isolation

The Ministry of Health say that there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today. “There is one new case to report... Read More

FBI warning over NZ firm and ransomware

The FBI warns Auckland company Mega.NZ is being used by ransomware attackers. The company has stated to RNZ that there is no sign hackers are using... Read More

Looming nurses‘ strike: DHBs make new pay offer

Nurses are considering a late pay offer by district health boards attempting to avoid a massive nationwide strike. They have also refused a formal request... Read More

Have your say this world smokefree day

World Smokefree Day is coming up tomorrow, and the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ – ARFNZ -  is encouraging Kiwis to have their say... Read More

Covid update here and around the globe

Anyone flying to New Zealand from Australia will have to get a pre-departure Covid test if they were in Victoria on or after May 20. Covid-19 Response... Read More

EPA delays deadline to phase out toxic gas

The country's environment watchdog has delayed by more than a year a deadline that could effectively mean a ban on the use of a toxic gas used to... Read More

Gumboot walk aims to raise $100k for mental health

Mental health advocate Mike King is encouraging people to wear gumboots to raise funds for free counselling for young New Zealanders this Friday. Mike... Read More

COVID-19: No new community cases, six in MIQ

The Ministry of Health says there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today. “There are six new cases to report... Read More

TECT Rescue Helicopter saving lives over April

The TECT Rescue Helicopter has averaged more than one life-saving mission a day during April.   A total of 46 missions were completed during the... Read More

Covid-19 update: New Zealand and around the globe

More than three-quarters of people are keen to get the Covid-19 jab, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health. Since the last survey... Read More

Finding help

An online social and wellbeing support service launched in Hamilton during Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown will soon be coming to the Western Bay of Plenty. 'Here... Read More

Hundreds of Australians unfairly charged for MIQ

Australians have been unlawfully charged for managed isolation stays in New Zealand because of an error in what the National Party is calling a shoddy... Read More