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    The country's response to high-potency synthetic cannabinoids

    The country's response to high-potency synthetic cannabinoids


    St John attended 22 synthetic-drug related call-outs across the country last week. The week prior the number was 23 - one of those patients was dead. A New Zealand Medical Journal editorial published today argues the...

    St John attended 22 synthetic-drug related call-outs across the country last week. The week prior the number was 23 - one of those patients was dead. A New Zealand Medical Journal editorial published today argues the country's...
    Students report performing sensitive examinations without patient consent, researchers say 'unacceptable practice'

    Students report performing sensitive examinations without patient consent, researchers say 'unacceptable practice'


    New research has revealed some University of Auckland student doctors are performing sensitive examinations without patients knowing they're still in training.More than 20 students - who had worked at general practices and...

    New research has revealed some University of Auckland student doctors are performing sensitive examinations without patients knowing they're still in training.More than 20 students - who had worked at general practices and hospitals...
    Simon Wilson: Park and rides are not the future and here's why

    Simon Wilson: Park and rides are not the future and here's why


    COMMENT: Say you live in Belmont, north of Devonport. You'd like to catch the ferry to work, but you have to get the kids to school first and you know by the time that's done the carparks near the ferry terminal will be full....

    COMMENT: Say you live in Belmont, north of Devonport. You'd like to catch the ferry to work, but you have to get the kids to school first and you know by the time that's done the carparks near the ferry terminal will be full. It's...
    Young rugby player writes open letter asking if there can be woman trophies

    Young rugby player writes open letter asking if there can be woman trophies


    A budding Wellington rugby player has written a thoughtful open letter to her rugby club asking why there were only trophies of men and none of women.Stella plays for the Eagles under 9 team, as part of the Western Suburbs...

    A budding Wellington rugby player has written a thoughtful open letter to her rugby club asking why there were only trophies of men and none of women.Stella plays for the Eagles under 9 team, as part of the Western Suburbs Junior...
    Simon Wallace: Aged care sector needs ministerial responsibility

    Simon Wallace: Aged care sector needs ministerial responsibility


    COMMENT: New Zealand's aged care sector welcomes measures that help improve the quality of care for our most vulnerable citizens, but renewed calls to establish an Aged Care Commissioner are misinformed and do not address the...

    COMMENT: New Zealand's aged care sector welcomes measures that help improve the quality of care for our most vulnerable citizens, but renewed calls to establish an Aged Care Commissioner are misinformed and do not address the fundamental...
    Kiwi teenagers are less fit than their parents a generation ago, research reveals

    Kiwi teenagers are less fit than their parents a generation ago, research reveals


    New Zealand teenagers are less fit than their parents were at the same age, a University of Otago study has found.A comparison of 15-year-olds across two generations has found there has been a decline in adolescent physical...

    New Zealand teenagers are less fit than their parents were at the same age, a University of Otago study has found.A comparison of 15-year-olds across two generations has found there has been a decline in adolescent physical fitness.The...
    Angry backlash to consent blunder in Auckland's heritage suburbs

    Angry backlash to consent blunder in Auckland's heritage suburbs


    Auckland Council is facing a backlash from homeowners and neighbours caught up in the emotional and financial fallout of a planning blunder.An Environment Court ruling has left hundreds of homeowners and developers in limbo...

    Auckland Council is facing a backlash from homeowners and neighbours caught up in the emotional and financial fallout of a planning blunder.An Environment Court ruling has left hundreds of homeowners and developers in limbo over...
    Schools: Rowdy pupils in control

    Schools: Rowdy pupils in control


    AFar North principals' association president was hoping a Ministry of Education meeting in Wellington on Friday to review guidelines on the restraint of children would result in change. He was disappointed."The Mad Hatters are...

    AFar North principals' association president was hoping a Ministry of Education meeting in Wellington on Friday to review guidelines on the restraint of children would result in change. He was disappointed."The Mad Hatters are now...
    Fashion historian Leimomi Oakes reveals the reality of clothes in the decades after suffrage

    Fashion historian Leimomi Oakes reveals the reality of clothes in the decades after suffrage


    Want to lose 7kg in two weeks on a carb-heavy diet with pudding every night? Simply be a woman living in 1916.Despite spending a fortnight on just such a diet as she attempted to recreate the life of a middle-class...

    Want to lose 7kg in two weeks on a carb-heavy diet with pudding every night? Simply be a woman living in 1916.Despite spending a fortnight on just such a diet as she attempted to recreate the life of a middle-class Wellington...
    Chris Gallavin: Some guidelines for civil discourse

    Chris Gallavin: Some guidelines for civil discourse


    COMMENT: The capacity of human achievement relies on the quality of human discourse. Conversation matters. It is with this in mind that I suggest the parameters of our public discourse need redrawing as our current...

    COMMENT: The capacity of human achievement relies on the quality of human discourse. Conversation matters. It is with this in mind that I suggest the parameters of our public discourse need redrawing as our current vocabulary...
    Barry Soper: The origin of Jacinda Ardern

    Barry Soper: The origin of Jacinda Ardern


    COMMENT: As a young woman, fresh out of Waikato University with her communications degree tucked under her arm, Jacinda Ardern came to Wellington and worked as a researcher alongside the old master Helen Clark.She must have...

    COMMENT: As a young woman, fresh out of Waikato University with her communications degree tucked under her arm, Jacinda Ardern came to Wellington and worked as a researcher alongside the old master Helen Clark.She must have thought...
    Northland's State Highway 1 closed twice in one day

    Northland's State Highway 1 closed twice in one day


    Northland's main arterial route was temporarily shut twice yesterday when a rubbish truck rolled then five hours later when a car slammed into a power pole causing lines to fall.A bin on the back of a rubbish truck slipped off...

    Northland's main arterial route was temporarily shut twice yesterday when a rubbish truck rolled then five hours later when a car slammed into a power pole causing lines to fall.A bin on the back of a rubbish truck slipped off causing...
    Who's to blame for one of Auckland's most brutal murders?

    Who's to blame for one of Auckland's most brutal murders?


    A 69-year-old man and loved father lay just outside the front door of his home, unconscious and dying.His killer tosses cigarettes over his body.Some believed it was symbolic of the money he felt he was owed after a drug...

    A 69-year-old man and loved father lay just outside the front door of his home, unconscious and dying.His killer tosses cigarettes over his body.Some believed it was symbolic of the money he felt he was owed after a drug deal...
    UK's top judge: Female judges make better decisions

    UK's top judge: Female judges make better decisions


    One of the world's top judges says female judges improve the quality of judicial decisions.And she admits, in an exclusive New Zealand interview with the Herald , it may be viewed as a "controversial" comment.President of...

    One of the world's top judges says female judges improve the quality of judicial decisions.And she admits, in an exclusive New Zealand interview with the Herald , it may be viewed as a "controversial" comment.President of the...
    Mac's non-alcoholic Ginger Beer recalled after fears some bottles have been filled with beer

    Mac's non-alcoholic Ginger Beer recalled after fears some bottles have been filled with beer


    Beverage company Lion is recalling Mac's Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beer after concerns some bottles have been accidentally filled with alcohol.Customers are being urged to check the product due to the possibility some bottles have...

    Beverage company Lion is recalling Mac's Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beer after concerns some bottles have been accidentally filled with alcohol.Customers are being urged to check the product due to the possibility some bottles have been...
    Police searching for missing Otago man

    Police searching for missing Otago man


    Police are calling for help finding an Otago man who went missing this morning.The man, in his 60s, was last seen about 11am today in the Koau Rd area of Otanomomo in South Otago.He was wearing dark green overalls and...

    Police are calling for help finding an Otago man who went missing this morning.The man, in his 60s, was last seen about 11am today in the Koau Rd area of Otanomomo in South Otago.He was wearing dark green overalls and gumboots.If...

    Christchurch synthetic cannabis users experiencing nasty side-effects: DHB


    Christchurch Hospital has been inundated by a surge of people with severe poisoning from synthetic cannabis, doctors say.Seven people, including three admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, were treated by the hospital's...

    Christchurch Hospital has been inundated by a surge of people with severe poisoning from synthetic cannabis, doctors say.Seven people, including three admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, were treated by the hospital's emergency...
    Emergency services in Christchurch attending incident in Halswell

    Emergency services in Christchurch attending incident in Halswell


    Emergency services are attending an incident in Halswell, Christchurch but details of the incident are unclear.A police spokesperson said they are attending the incident on Ridder Place and there is no risk to the public. ...

    Emergency services are attending an incident in Halswell, Christchurch but details of the incident are unclear.A police spokesperson said they are attending the incident on Ridder Place and there is no risk to the public. DO...
    Audrey Young: Ardern's surprise decision clears the decks before trip to UN

    Audrey Young: Ardern's surprise decision clears the decks before trip to UN


    COMMENT: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern did not spell out the reasons behind her first sacking of a minister when she stood Meka Whaitiri down today.But John Key didn't either when he sacked Richard Worth in his first year as...

    COMMENT: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern did not spell out the reasons behind her first sacking of a minister when she stood Meka Whaitiri down today.But John Key didn't either when he sacked Richard Worth in his first year as prime...