Health & Beauty

Addiction support for Raetihi

A team of 20 drug and alcohol rehabilitation experts – including former addicts – is bringing an intensive four-day addiction workshop to Raetihi. Supported by Uenuku Charitable Trust, local health providers, community organisations and...... Read More

Doctor visits appalling homes of sick Kiwi kids

Leading New Zealand doctor and health system disruptor Dr Lance O’Sullivan says rental properties owned by the government are in appalling third world conditions which is directly burdening the nation’s health system. Dr O’Sullivan...... Read More

Women unite to fight ‘period poverty’

A scheme to help women who struggle to afford sanitary items every month has been extended to include Mahurangi. Last month, after becoming aware of the difficulties many women face in the community with finding enough money for sanitary items, Michelle...... Read More

Police disappointed after mental health pilot dropped

Police officers are upset a proposal to improve 111 callouts has been dumped and mental health advocates hope it may yet be salvaged. The former National government last year announced an $8 million pilot scheme where mental health workers would attend...... Read More

Te Awanuiārangi’s youngest victim as young as 7 - wife

Anihera Black has claimed her late husband Te Awanuiārangi's youngest victim could have been as young as seven on TVNZ's Marae programme, in her first interview since alleging he was a paedophile. She said her claims were not allegations but...... Read More