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    Catholic Bishops lobbies Law Commission over proposed abortion law change

    Catholic Bishops lobbies Law Commission over proposed abortion law change


    The state would fail its responsibility to care for all human life if it were to make abortion solely a matter between woman and doctor, according to the New Zealand Catholic Bishop's Conference...

    The state would fail its responsibility to care for all human life if it were to make abortion solely a matter between woman and doctor, according to the New Zealand Catholic Bishop's Conference (NZCBC).
    Waikato DHB releases damning findings into SmartHealth

    Waikato DHB releases damning findings into SmartHealth


    Waikato health bosses didn't listen to its doctors or seek to collaborate with other health boards before launching its failed virtual health project,...

    Waikato health bosses didn't listen to its doctors or seek to collaborate with other health boards before launching its failed virtual health project, SmartHealth.
    Daughter's heart condition to send Polish family in NZ packing

    Daughter's heart condition to send Polish family in NZ packing


    A Polish family in Christchurch will be forced to leave their adopted home after their six-year-old's visa renewal was rejected on medical...

    A Polish family in Christchurch will be forced to leave their adopted home after their six-year-old's visa renewal was rejected on medical grounds.
    Nurses say independent panel 'falls short' - cautiously awaiting new DHB offer

    Nurses say independent panel 'falls short' - cautiously awaiting new DHB offer


    A Government-formed panel, designed to break an impasse between nurses and District Health Boards over tense pay negotiations, may have failed in its...

    A Government-formed panel, designed to break an impasse between nurses and District Health Boards over tense pay negotiations, may have failed in its objective. 
    Māori health boss calls for strategy to end cigarette sales

    Māori health boss calls for strategy to end cigarette sales


    The head of the country's largest Māori public health organisation wants the Government to develop a strategy to end tobacco sales in New...

    The head of the country's largest Māori public health organisation wants the Government to develop a strategy to end tobacco sales in New Zealand.
    Christchurch City Council making slow progress on repairing 102 well heads

    Christchurch City Council making slow progress on repairing 102 well heads


    The Christchurch City Council promised to upgrade 102 well heads within a year so it could stop chlorinating the city's water supply – but there are questions about whether any have yet been repaired to the standards...

    The Christchurch City Council promised to upgrade 102 well heads within a year so it could stop chlorinating the city's water supply – but there are questions about whether any have yet been repaired to the standards required. 
    Taranaki rest home facing closure after 25 years

    Taranaki rest home facing closure after 25 years


    A Taranaki rest home with 20 residents is consulting staff on possible closure - with 26 jobs at...

    A Taranaki rest home with 20 residents is consulting staff on possible closure - with 26 jobs at risk.
    Fight to eliminate seclusion use the focus of Nelson campaigner's cause

    Fight to eliminate seclusion use the focus of Nelson campaigner's cause


    A Nelson campaigner has highlighted an increase in the rate of seclusion at Nelson Marlborough Health, but the board says it is on track to eliminate its use by...

    A Nelson campaigner has highlighted an increase in the rate of seclusion at Nelson Marlborough Health, but the board says it is on track to eliminate its use by 2020.
    Busting flu vaccine myths, one shot at a time

    Busting flu vaccine myths, one shot at a time


    Influenza season has yet to hit, but myths about the flu vaccine continue to...

    Influenza season has yet to hit, but myths about the flu vaccine continue to spread.
    Breathalyser tests help mother kick habit of a lifetime

    Breathalyser tests help mother kick habit of a lifetime


    A mother-of-two who battled nicotine addiction since she was just 8-years-old has finally won her fight to be...

    A mother-of-two who battled nicotine addiction since she was just 8-years-old has finally won her fight to be smoke-free.
    Work not yet done for Save Our Wanaka Midwives group

    Work not yet done for Save Our Wanaka Midwives group


    The Save Our Wanaka Midwives group says its work is not yet done, despite a Government budget boost of $103 million over four years to increase lead maternity carer pay...

    The Save Our Wanaka Midwives group says its work is not yet done, despite a Government budget boost of $103 million over four years to increase lead maternity carer pay rates.