Mental Health Awareness Week looks back at 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week this year will be acknowledging the tough year Kiwis have faced so far. There’s just over a week to go until Mental... Read More

Covid-19: Two new cases in NZ

  There are two new community cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.   Both new cases have an epidemiological link to an existing... Read More

More NZDF to support Rotorua isolation facilities

  Fifty members of the New Zealand Defence Force have been welcomed to Rotorua as they take up positions in the city's three managed isolation... Read More

Latest coronavirus news in NZ

  Public health experts think the Auckland August cluster and sub-clusters should be re-classified as the country’s second outbreak.   To... Read More

Mount woman taking 12 marathons in her stride

A Mount woman’s mission is a bit like The Proclaimers song ‘500 miles’ except she’ll be running. Deb Gee has committed to running... Read More

Countdown to limit paracetamol sales

From today, Countdown stores nationwide are limiting the sale of paracetamol and items containing paracetamol to one pack per customer, following a recent... Read More

No symptoms, no need for test

There’s no need to subject yourself to the discomfort of a test unless you have symptoms. This is the message from health authorities about COVID-19... Read More

Remembering those lost to suicide

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day today, Director of the Suicide Prevention Office Carla na Nagara is asking that New Zealanders remember all those... Read More

Volunteer call for Blind Week

Blind Low Vision NZ, formerly Blind Foundation, is seeking volunteers to support this year’s Blind Week street collection on Friday, October 16,... Read More

Suicide prevention at the front of people’s minds

A distressing video that emerged on social media platforms, including Facebook and TikTok, has reinforced the need for people to reach out during troubling... Read More

Survey reveals fatigue ruining Kiwi sex lives

A new trans-Tasman sex survey has found fatigue is the number one cause of bedroom inactivity for New Zealanders and Australians. Almost one in two... Read More

Extra funding to reduce meth harm in the BOP

  The government is investing $1.19 million in the Bay of Plenty to reduce the damage methamphetamine use is causing.   The funding will... Read More

Himalayan Yogi visits Mount Maunganui

  Far from the reach of the Himalayan Mountains Yogi Aikam Aikoham Nath Ji will be visiting Mount Maunganui.   He will be bringing precious... Read More

Warning issued about distressing content on TikTok

  The Mental Health Foundation is issuing a public advisory that footage that appears to show a man dying by suicide is being shared on the social... Read More

The sisterhood of dragon boating in Tauranga

  A group of Tauranga dragon boaters are calling on fellow breast cancer survivors to join their team.   Boobops coach Jude Butler says... Read More