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Dad on lifesaving mission for son
Dad on lifesaving mission for son

Robbie Martin is used to helping youths in his local community. Now the community is helping to raise $10k so he can fly…

Five deadly parasites spread

Global events such as climate change and an international trade have caused a number of dangerous parasites to emerge in…

Scientist's bold claim: I'll live to be 150

A scientist specialising in anti-ageing research has made the bold claim that he will live to be 150, and he takes 100 drugs…

How caterpillars could ease arthritis pain

A fungus found on caterpillars could be used to relieve pain in osteoarthritis sufferers, according to British researchers…

Travellers' Tips

My holidays: Tom Binns My holidays: Tom Binns

The British comedian shares his holiday memories.

Shandelle Battersby: Pre-trip prep Shandelle Battersby: Pre-trip prep

I read a blog post recently on The Pantograph Punch…

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How to be naturally happy
How to be naturally happy

Being a naturally fit person starts with the right mindset. It always starts with mindset. Once we have that right everything…

True grit: oh the misery at Les Mills
True grit: oh the misery at Les Mills

I'm someone who jogs most days and boasts to his friends that he's reasonably fit, writes Jack Tame.

Call for free chicken pox jabs
Call for free chicken pox jabs

Vaccinations for chicken pox, meningococcal C and HPV for boys must be added to NZ's free immunisation register, a health…

I do, a second time
I do, a second time

Most people don't renew their wedding vows within the first year of marriage - but most people don't suffer a life-threatening…

Health

'Evil twin' growing in her head
'Evil twin' growing in her head

Surgeons have found and removed an embryonic twin, complete with hair, bone and teeth, from deep in…

Controversial additive no longer in cake

Two supermarket chains say their supplier has removed a preservative from its cakes which is restricted in Europe due to…

Fighting Fat: Drain your stomach

In a new attempt to control New Zealand's obesity epidemic, severely overweight patients will have a stomach drain installed…

Second health worker negative for Ebola

A second healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

Kiwis happier than Aussies
Kiwis happier than Aussies

New Zealanders are happier than their rivals from across the ditch, according to a new report released…

If a cancer cure sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper is urging patients to be wary of cancer cure claims that sound too good to be true…

Woman talk about giving birth

We got a diverse group of real women to tell us about their own experiences with pregnancy and childbirth.

Why do we remember dramatic events so vividly?

Why would people who were not immediately or directly affected by big events have such a long-lasting sense of knowing exactly…

Mozzies choose who they bite

Scientists have found that the chance of being bitten by a mosquito is written in the genes and some people are just more…

Kiwi healthcare worker tested for Ebola
Kiwi healthcare worker tested for Ebola

A second New Zealand healthcare worker is being tested for the Ebola virus after returning from West…

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