Emma Russell is a health reporter for the New Zealand Herald
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Lots of people our age don't really talk about what's going on in their head, teen says.
Health Ministry apologises for payment claims email error causing "considerable concern".
The Herald understands the people living in the home were linked to the HFK gang.
Police told neighbours to lock themselves in their house following the shooting.
As community infections stabilise, more cases of Omicron are caught at the border.
The email was sent at 4.04pm advising them they had until 3.30pm that day to make a claim.
Stories of grieving families who feel powerless and stripped of having a voice.
If it wasn't for a routine temperature check, a GP with 3 teenage children could be dying.
The simple message to Aucklanders is to stay away, Ōpōtiki councillor says.
She is one of the 133 New Zealand women estimated to not know they have breast cancer.
I think we would expect to see cases go up with the traffic light, Baker has warned.
The classroom space was cleaned on Monday night, further deep clean this evening.
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As Delta spreads to the Waikato, we look closer at cases rising in Te Awamutu.
There are 35 people in hospital around the country.
I want to tell our son mummy and daddy never gave up on him, grieving father tells.
Ratana Clarke spent days self-isolating in a tent and going to the toilet in a bucket.
Ratana Clarke can't use the toilet or take a shower, and is stranded in a tent.
They are a close contact of an existing case in Auckland, a spokesman told the Herald.
'People awaiting cancer treatment, or hip surgery, for example, are now left in limbo.'
'I am deeply appreciative of the thorough review of this case,' doctor says.
Harrowing warning from the Breast Cancer Foundation.
"I wasn't allowed to tell anybody how I lived," child abuse survivor tells.
There are 10 new locations of interest tonight.
Expert urges people to behave as if they were still in alert level four.
"We are fully qualified, are able to help and some of us can start as soon as tomorrow".
Rest home delayed calling an ambulance and suggested it was low priority.
'I'm lying on my back, one of my hands are numb and one of my legs I can't move.'
New reporting regulations for abortion providers aimed at improving services.
Patients told to wait for Novavax left confused by mixed messaging.
Some students are worried about the delays to graduate due to new vaccination rules.
Stamping out the virus would depend on whether people followed the rules, experts warn.
People are still legally required to stay within their household bubble.
New technology aims to help one in five people living with the condition.
"I was extremely lucky that it held together and I didn't die," survivor tells
Visitors will now only be able to enter Auckland City Hospital on compassionate grounds.
Charlotte Johnston got the Covid vaccine to do all she could to protect her unborn baby.
The Herald can today reveal a breakdown of each district's vaccination coverage.
'It's totally unsafe and unacceptable,' says health and safety rep.
Taranaki DHB criticised for losing a late cancer patient's referral.
Supermarket chains are now mulling whether to stop the sale of knives permanently.
The ratio of those critically ill has remained much lower, data reveals.
Some hospitals allow two visitors, others one support person in "extreme" circumstances.
Cancer patients will be $1 million short of support to help them bet cancer.
Agonising wait continues for dying dad.
Ministry of Health releases a demographic breakdown of the Covid community cases.
Nurses isolating amid Covid outbreak has had a devastating impact on one man's surgery.
These findings are a stark warning of the devastating impact that could hit New Zealand.
Students from De la Salle, McAuley, Avondale, Northcote and Lynfield await test results.
General practices would move into a predominantly virtual consultation model.
"We had prepped her room and everything," the woman said.
Doctors warn NZ's health system could quickly collapse if there was a Delta outbreak.
She says she lost 5kg after waiting five days for a feeding machine in hospital.
"I can't even begin to describe the catastrophic impact this has had on her life."
'I felt so much shame and fear about losing my family.'