Health & Beauty

’I was the unlucky one’

I was a right klutz, a right stumblebum. I had just had a privileged but confronting few minutes chatting life and death with Kristie Purton – one of the Cystic Sisters, and a young mum who has come home to die. This spunky, freckle-faced 35-year-old...... Read More

Festival organisers wary of inviting drug-testing group

A rocketing demand for party pill-testing has a not-for-profit organisation's hands full. KnowYourStuffNZ is having the busiest season but some event organisers are still wary of the service, which operates in a legal grey area. Festivalgoers heading...... Read More

DHBs on notice over financial performance

Health Minister David Clark says District Health Boards are on notice to improve their financial performance and demonstrate they have a plan to return to financial sustainability. The Ministry of Health has today released monthly financial reports...... Read More

Give-a-little page set up for SH2 crash victim

  A Give-a-Little page has been set up for a crash victim who was involved in a serious crash while traveling towards Tauranga on State Highway 2, on Sunday February 3.   The crash happened at around 1.45pm, and was south of the golf course...... Read More

Tasman fire: Pilot recovers after chopper crash

A pilot is recovering after crashing his helicopter while fighting the Tasman fire on Sunday afternoon. The chopper, which was carrying a monsoon bucket, had what is called a "hard landing " just before 3pm yesterday. The pilot escaped with...... Read More

Coroner calls for bed levers to be removed after three deaths

A coroner has called for a ban on bed levers using metal hoops that caused the deaths of three elderly people. Jane Mansfield Lee, who was 74, died of giant cell myocarditis after being asphyxiated by getting her head caught in the hoop of a bed lever...... Read More