Health

Death after electric blanket fire triggers warning

The Coroner is advising people to consider the fire risk of their electric blankets after a Wellington woman died when hers caught fire. Ann McAllister, 82,... Read More

Pseudoephedrine back on shelves for winter

Medsafe has approved 11 cold and flu medicines containing pseudoephedrine. Pharmaceutical suppliers have indicated they may be able to supply the first products... Read More

Recharging faith with Ramadan

As her hunger builds with dusk approaching, her faith is fed and recharged as she celebrates being Muslim for the month of Ramadan. For the past month, in... Read More

Raw Sisters call for Pink Ribbon Breakfast hosts

Two Raw Sisters have teamed up with Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to urge Bay of Plenty locals to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May. The best-selling cookbook... Read More

Sepsis caused by cut on head by barber's clippers

Warning: Graphic content A small cut to the back of the head from a barber's clippers developed into a dangerous sepsis infection and a near-leg amputation... Read More

Seven Health NZ roles in BOP made redundant

Almost $400,000 has been paid out to seven Te Whatu Ora Health NZ employees whose roles were made redundant due to the health reform. It comes as the Ministry... Read More

10 years of Good Neighbour

Helping out with community needs is what the not-for-profit organisation ‘Good Neighbour' is all about, from food rescue, teaching life skills to young... Read More

Have a ‘hmmm’ before driving this winter

Driving in the winter is very different to driving in the summer. Additional factors such as black ice, wet weather, fog and it getting darker earlier contribute... Read More

Tips to prevent souring electricity bills

Summer is officially over which means it's the time of the year when hot showers get longer, heaters get turned on and lights get turned on earlier due to daylight... Read More

Top tips for getting home safe this Roar

With the Roar hunting season now in full swing, the NZ Mountain Safety Council is reminding hunters how to make the most of the season and make it home safe.... Read More

Kiwi ultra-runner's 4000km Aussie odyssey

A New Zealand ultra-runner is attempting to become one of just five people to run across America and Australia in their lifetime. Nick Ashill is planning... Read More

ACC at 50: A uniquely Kiwi scheme

ACC turns 50 years old this week - and while some say it is something to celebrate, others are calling for change. A brief history In the 1960s, workers'... Read More