Health & Beauty

Lack of progress ’concerning’ for a smoke-free NZ

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) officials have admitted they are concerned at the lack of progress towards a smoke-free New Zealand by 2025, despite the National government agreeing to the goal almost seven years ago. Recent New Zealand...... Read More

Lack of food contributing to poor health - study

Teenagers whose families worry about money for food are more likely to be overweight, have poor mental and physical health, and miss school, according to new University of Auckland research.                                                                                                              Rising...... Read More

Mysterious circumstances surround gunshot wound

A man has been discharged from hospital after he suffered a gunshot wound in what Stuff are calling “mysterious circumstances”. The 46-year-old turned up at Taranaki Base Hospital’s emergency department on Sunday evening, and it quickly...... Read More

Man seriously injured in crash

A man is in hospital with multiple injuries following a two car crash. The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust was called to the crash in Aka Aka, near Waiuku, just before 6pm. A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says a man in his 20s suffered multiple...... Read More

Person falls 10m from West Auckland cliff

Emergency services are in the throes of helping a person who has fallen 10m from a cliff in West Auckland. Fire and Emergency NZ says its high angle rescue team was responding to the incident in the Waitākere Ranges. The area by the track has...... Read More

Calls for added sugar labelling

Consumer NZ and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are asking the government to back new rules for the labelling of added sugars in food and drinks. The call comes ahead of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation,...... Read More

Man injured in mountain bike crash

A 70-year-old mountain bike rider suffered a puncture wound to his torso after he crashed with another rider. The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a mountain bike track near Kinloch, Lake Taupo, at 12.30pm after the rider collided with...... Read More

Company fails health and safety requirements

Worksafe have accepted an Enforceable Undertaking from Directionz Limited following an incident with an angle grinder in May 2016 that lead to a worker losing their eye. The worker was cutting bolts off a post on a bridge using a portable angle grinder....... Read More

Older men need more protein to maintain muscles

The amount of protein recommended by international guidelines is not sufficient to maintain muscle size and strength in older men, according to a new study. Researchers say their findings mean older men should aim to have high quality protein at every...... Read More

Industry awards recognise exercise leaders

Many of the country’s fitness experts and exercise facilities of all types and sizes who help half a million Kiwis get healthier will be vying for the annual Exercise NZ annual awards in Auckland on Saturday night. The exercise industry awards...... Read More