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Ministry loses appeal after refusing to pay carer Ministry loses appeal after refusing to pay carer

The Ministry of Health has been unsuccessful in its…

Whanau Ora spending slammed in report Whanau Ora spending slammed in report

Millions of dollars allocated to help vulnerable families…

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Salt tax proposal leaves bad taste
Salt tax proposal leaves bad taste

A proposal to tax salt has left a bad taste in the mouth of Katherine Rich from the Food and Grocery Council. In an interview…

Louise Thompson: How to be naturally happy ... Part two
Louise Thompson: How to be naturally happy ... Part two

Louise Thompson is back with seven more things happy people have got figured out.

Not getting enough sleep?
Not getting enough sleep?

Sleeping with socks on might be a nice way to fall asleep for some people. For others, however, having them on in bed is…

Many Kiwis far too casual about asthma
Many Kiwis far too casual about asthma

As winter approaches, one young family know too well what a terrifying illness asthma can be.

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Health committee rejects sunbed ban
Health committee rejects sunbed ban

There will be no outright ban on commercial sunbeds despite pleas from organisations including the Cancer…

Think before you drink: alcohol's calories end up on your waistline

Alcoholic drinks should all carry calorie counts according to a leading UK public health doctor writing in the BMJ, because…

Forget about coconut water we'll soon all be drinking artichokes

If you're still wondering whether to pour yourself a glass of coconut water right now, forget it. There's a new post-workout…

Is bullying worse than child abuse when it comes to mental health?

Anyone who has ever been nastily teased or bullied in the playground will remember how it made them feel.

How super are super foods
How super are super foods

Raw food diets, juice detox, super foods and ancient grains - it's hard to tell what's healthy and sustainable…

Can cyclists and drivers live as one?

Why does a driver become a biker? Some can't afford cars, some don't have parks, some think they're saving the planet. For…

Wellbeing: Feed your soul

Don't allow grey skies to darken your mood now the cold weather has arrived. Beating the winter blues is all about keeping…

'I've got two vaginas!'

A YouTube star has revealed how a routine scan revealed she had just one kidney but two vaginas, two wombs and two cervixes…

The business of zen

Carroll Du Chateau meets yoga devotees and looks at how the ancient practice has become a multibillion-dollar business.

Test predicts cancer 13yrs before it develops
Test predicts cancer 13yrs before it develops

A test that can predict with 100 per cent accuracy whether someone will develop cancer up to 13 years…

Why making codeine products prescription-only is a good idea

Currently, lower-strength painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin can be bought almost anywhere, while drugs…

Boy dies after 'slapping therapy'

Police are investigating whether a diabetic Sydney boy was taken off his insulin when he died after ­attending a "slapping…

Gender nonconforming children: Coming to terms with sexual identity

A room full of dressing-up clothes: princess gowns and gauzy scarves and sundresses and skirts. A boy pulls a dress out…

Mind trick that turns cheap vino into fine wine

Wine tastes better if it is thought to be expensive due to a physical change in the brain, according to a study.

Calls to ban 'harmful' codeine
Calls to ban 'harmful' codeine

Panadeine, Nurofen Plus and other medicines containing codeine should be banned from over-the-counter…

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