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The Minister for Covid-19 Response says patience is required over the roll-out of New Zealand's first Covid-19 vaccines, but that the government will ensure no lags in the process.
A three-year-old girl whose back teeth were crumbling and painful couldn't be treated immediately because her case didn't qualify as urgent.
She's one of thousands of children around the country who… Audio
Chris Hipkins is the Covid-19 Response Minister says New Zealand is under less pressure to rush regulatory approval for a Covid-19 vaccine than other countries are.
Britain has become the first… Audio
A trend of drug-related gun violence against police cannot be addressed without also confronting decades of social neglect in Northland, one of its mayors says.
A Pakistan cricket squad member is the only new case of Covid-19 in managed isolation, the Ministry of Health says.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has been awarded the New Zealand Medical Association's highest accolade.
Pure fruit juice is having its health rating slashed putting it on the same or an even lower level than diet coke.
National Party leader Judith Collins says declaring a climate emergency can mislead people, and a law allowing drug checks at festivals over summer is only providing a false sense of security. Audio
A public health researcher is calling for an urgent overhaul in the way alcohol is sold online.
New research shows that online alcohol delivery services used during the Covid-19 lockdown in March… Audio
Pure fruit juice is having its health rating squeezed - putting it on the same, or even lower level, than diet coke.
Most New Zealand juices without any added sugar receive an automatic rating of… Audio
Covid-19 has caused economic pain throughout the country, but nowhere more than the lower South Island where the numbers on the dole have increased more than 50 percent since February.
America's coronavirus curve is steep and it keeps climbing.
The pandemic is the worst its been since Covid-19 first entered the United States, according to the country's top infectious disease… Audio
Bold action is being urged to prevent Covid-19 making life even tougher for children living in deprivation.
Income and hardship data in the latest Child Poverty Monitor out today show the country was… Audio
A mental health advocate is astonished that it's taken nearly a decade to build two new buildings for mental health services in Christchurch. The 81.8 million dollar project will provide facilities… Audio
A leading New Zealand epidemiologist at Melbourne University says it is now safe for trans-Tasman quarantine free travel to open up. Audio
Minister of Health Andrew Little says this is a temporary solution as the festival season approaches, and while longer-term regulations are developed next year.
Four newborn babies and four of their caregivers developed symptoms of a superbug in a hospital neonatal unit, following an outbreak that affected 24 babies, 12 mothers and some staff.
An attempt to capture the current health of children has highlighted a grim picture of rising dental disease, skin infections and breathing problems.
Cure Kids, who today release their first annual… Audio
A campaign to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of young people who make the country vulnerable to another measles outbreak has managed to immunise just 4000.
Around 300,000 people aged between 15 and… Audio