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NZ makes plans for ebola outbreak
NZ makes plans for ebola outbreak

New Zealand health experts are making contingency plans to manage the ebola virus in case the deadly disease arrives from…

Airline stops flights into Ebola cities

A leading doctor who risked his life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died from the disease, as a major regional airline…

Fitness trainer dies while out running

A popular gym instructor and trainer has died after collapsing while out running with his children.

Labour promises $2 boost in minimum wage

A $2-an-hour boost to the minimum wage, scrapping the 90-day work trial, and a Commission of Inquiry to set industry standards…

Travellers' Tips

Alan Perrott: Just one more before landing Alan Perrott: Just one more before landing

Be wary of whom you end up next to on a plane. They…

Dreamliner: A dream ride Dreamliner: A dream ride

With a better-controlled climate, Air New Zealand's…

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Brian Rudman: Taking a broad jab at the flu not to be sniffed at
Brian Rudman: Taking a broad jab at the flu not to be sniffed at

We humans are a strange lot. Punching or stabbing or running down your neighbour in your car is severely frowned upon. Even…

Alastair Blanshard: Look beyond abs for measure of Hercules' masculinity
Alastair Blanshard: Look beyond abs for measure of Hercules' masculinity

Who wants to be Hercules? Judging by the huge amount of internet interest in the diet and fitness regime of Dwayne "The…

Les Mills tells members what to wear
Les Mills tells members what to wear

Members of a Les Mills gym have been told they can only wear certain brands of clothing if they plan to stand near the front…

Nurse used same needle on two patients
Nurse used same needle on two patients

A nurse who used the same needle on two patients and failed to tell the second patient of the error for days has been referred…

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116 measles cases reported in Waikato
116 measles cases reported in Waikato

Health officials in Waikato have now been notified of 116 confirmed cases of measles. The Waikato District…

Quick, daily run prolongs life - study

Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long-distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life…

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading disease, researchers in Britain…

Cut out sugar? It could kill you

With the UN warning sugar could be ‘the new tobacco’ because of its risks to health through obesity, you might think a diet…

Race to track Ebola's path
Race to track Ebola's path

He took a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo and arrived in Nigeria…

Expert urges fresh look at flu fight

A flu vaccine expert is calling for new vaccines and strategies to combat influenza after her research group found New Zealand's…

Ian Mackenzie: Green policy muddying water on purity

The National Policy Statement (NPS) for freshwater may not have razzmatazz, but it arose from that exercise in consensual…

Fist bumps beat handshakes

Bumping fists - the fashionable alternative to the handshake used by everyone from President Barack Obama to the Dalai Lama…

Blog: Eating and tweeting

In a world where the telephone, fax machine, and face-to-face conversation commonly take a backseat to digital communication…

Liver cancer numbers to double
Liver cancer numbers to double

The number of people who develop liver cancer each year is expected to double within six years.

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