Warning issued over weight loss coffee

People are being warned against using a coffee that is marketed for weight loss as it has been found to contain phenethylamine. Phenethylamine is a... Read More

Māori in Lakes DHB wait for treatment

Māori are more likely to wait longer between referral and treatment at public health services in Rotorua and Taupō than non-Māori, new data suggests. The... Read More

Living with aphasia

  Everyone has moments where the word you want to say is on the tip of your tongue but it won’t come out.   For people living with... Read More

Covid-19: Two new cases today

There have been two new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today, including a health worker who works at the Jet Park quarantine facility in Auckland. There... Read More

Two health workers hit by Covid

Two staff at Waitematā District Health Board have tested positive for Covid-19. Both were thought to be linked to the Mt Roskill sub-cluster and they... Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week looks back at 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week this year will be acknowledging the tough year Kiwis have faced so far. There’s just over a week to go until Mental... Read More

Covid-19: Two new cases in NZ

  There are two new community cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.   Both new cases have an epidemiological link to an existing... Read More

Latest coronavirus news in NZ

  Public health experts think the Auckland August cluster and sub-clusters should be re-classified as the country’s second outbreak.   To... Read More

Countdown to limit paracetamol sales

From today, Countdown stores nationwide are limiting the sale of paracetamol and items containing paracetamol to one pack per customer, following a recent... Read More

Volunteer call for Blind Week

Blind Low Vision NZ, formerly Blind Foundation, is seeking volunteers to support this year’s Blind Week street collection on Friday, October 16,... Read More

Suicide prevention at the front of people’s minds

A distressing video that emerged on social media platforms, including Facebook and TikTok, has reinforced the need for people to reach out during troubling... Read More

Extra funding to reduce meth harm in the BOP

  The government is investing $1.19 million in the Bay of Plenty to reduce the damage methamphetamine use is causing.   The funding will... Read More

Warning issued about distressing content on TikTok

  The Mental Health Foundation is issuing a public advisory that footage that appears to show a man dying by suicide is being shared on the social... Read More

Psychology professor leaves 50 year legacy

A drive to improve family life has underpinned most of Neville Blampied’s 50-year career in Psychology at the University of Canterbury. The internationally... Read More

Government health response under fire

  Former Director General of Health Stephen McKernan has been appointed to a key leadership role in the Government’s response to the Health... Read More