Health & Beauty

Mount Ruapehu death prompts warning

A second death at Mount Ruapehu's crater lake in 12 months has prompted calls for people to take extra care at the top of the mountain. A man's body was pulled from the lake by members of the group he was with yesterday afternoon. Another...... Read More

Plane substance drop ruled out in mystery school illness

The 10 students from Carterton's South End primary school that were hospitalised due to an unusual smell will be back at school tomorrow. Multiple students fell ill on Friday afternoon following reports of an unpleasant smell. Originally the smell...... Read More

Synthetic drug detector dogs ahead of the game

Corrections’ detector dogs are the first in New Zealand to be trained in sniffing out synthetic cannabis and other new psychoactive substances, playing a crucial role in keeping prisons safe, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. Five detector...... Read More

’Drink is the drug of choice for baby boomers’

Up to 40 percent of older New Zealanders are engaging in hazardous drinking, a study has found. Researchers from Massey University and the University of Auckland explored the prevalence of hazardous drinking in 4000 New Zealanders aged 50 years and...... Read More

Minister opposes WADA decision

New Zealand's Minister for Sport and Recreation has announced his disappointment with the World Anti-Doping Agency decision overnight to reinstate RUSADA, the Russian anti-doping agency, as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. New Zealand...... Read More

Auckland City Mission: ’This place has a lot of memories’

The teal green facade with its burgundy sign and queues of people lining up for food and support is a familiar sight in central Auckland. For many, the Auckland City Mission is home. But now, it is farewelling its central-city building for two years...... Read More

Firefighters refused free toxic-chemicals blood test

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is refusing to pay for blood tests for firefighters concerned about exposure to the damaging chemicals PFAS. Instead the organisation said it funded regular health checks, where firefighters could raise any specific concerns. Investigations...... Read More