Bowel screening programme crucial, says Minister

Health Minister Andrew Little says the Government’s National Bowel Screening Programme is saving lives. More than 1000 New Zealanders have had... Read More

Nurses reject government‘s latest pay offer

Nurses have rejected the latest offer with the DHBs, with strikes planned for August and September now back on the table. Earlier this month, the Nurses... Read More

Plan to eliminate hepatitis C in NZ by 2030

A plan to eliminate hepatitis C in New Zealand, reducing liver cancer and the need for liver transplants, has been released today by Associate Minister... Read More

People focused new health service standard

The updated Ngā Paerewa Health and Disability Services Standard will help to improve health outcomes for New Zealanders, says the Ministry of Health’s... Read More

At risk Kiwis urged to get tested for Hep C

Pop-up hepatitis C testing clinics are being set up across Aotearoa New Zealand on World Hepatitis Day tomorrow, to make it quick and easy for at risk... Read More

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

The Ministry of Health advise that there are no cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today. “There are two positive cases... Read More

Covid update here and around the globe

New Zealand is just three days out from opening up the Covid-19 vaccination programme for those aged over 60 but it comes as only 20 per cent of group... Read More

Ten days sick leave for employees delivered

Legislation doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to ten days comes into effect today, bringing benefits to both businesses and employees,... Read More

Covid-19: No new community cases, three in MIQ

The Ministry of Health advise that there are no cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today. There are three positive cases and... Read More

Covid-19 detected in New Plymouth wastewater

Earlier on Friday the Institute of Environmental Science and Research - ESR - reported there had been a positive Covid-19 test result detected from... Read More

Ten new Covid MIQ cases include mariners

The Ministry of Health advise that there are no cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today. There are ten cases of COVID-19 to... Read More

Support is key to cancer fight

When Frances Devon found a lump in her breast, it was the last thing she was expecting. There is no history of breast cancer in her family. “It... Read More

PM Ardern chairs APEC leaders’ meeting on COVID-19

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has chaired a meeting of leaders representing the 21 APEC economies overnight. “For the first time in... Read More

Mental health support lacking for pregnant women

The first-ever study to look at anti-depressant use and symptoms of depression in pregnant New Zealand women has identified an unmet need for antenatal... Read More

Poultry salmonella detection a financial blow

The poultry industry is in a state of shock and companies are facing huge financial hits following the detection of salmonella enteritidis. A farm in... Read More