Nicholas Jones is an investigative reporter at the New Zealand Herald
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Who's in the new Cabinet? The full list of ministers
The eagerly awaited line-up of ministers has been revealed.
‘No water, no food': Kiwi’s bid to help children trapped near Gaza hospital
Anne Taylor, 74, is working out of Jerusalem as charity's head of mission.
Workshops ‘need investigating’ after report shows lung disease danger
Australia could ban engineered stone - what is the industry saying here?
Damning report on dangerous conditions in workplaces putting Kiwis at risk of disease
Dust from the process of creating man-made stone contain high levels of silica.
70 deaths a day: The disease wreaking havoc in an island nation
A New Zealand nurse is using a space-age tool to combat an old foe.
Heart surgery delays: Where patients waited the longest
The alarming situation is revealed in figures obtained by the Herald under the OIA.
Pharmac CEO's fate revealed over Rachel Smalley email saga
Pharmac's board met today amid a deepening crisis over internal emails.
Green Party on track for strong result, ahead in Wellington and Auckland central electorates
In one of the biggest election upsets, Tamatha Paul is well ahead in Wellington Central.
Explained: How does a second election work - and who would decide on a return to the polls?
National has warned a second election could be necessary. How would that work?
National will consider free cervical cancer screening policy
Labour, the Greens, NZ First and TOP all support free screening.
Her smear tests were misread. She now has Stage 4 cancer
Pippa's slides were misread in 2017 and 2020, allowing cancer to develop undetected.
'Too valuable to lose' - ACC cuts funding for programme protecting preschoolers from sexual abuse
The safety course has run for 28 years and taught more than 17,000 children.
Health officials proposed flying cardiac patients to Australia to lessen delays
The idea was abandoned after opposition from clinical leaders.
‘A nightmare’: Doctor apologises after removing internal organs
Amanda Giddens' ovaries were removed without her informed consent. This is her story.
Election 2023: David Seymour's four-wheeled friends, Big Pinky and Little Pinky
There's a cross-over between Barbie and ACT fans, Seymour claims.
Revealed: Babies died of syphilis after ‘missed opportunities’
“The rate of congenital syphilis is at the highest level seen," a new report warns.
Rest homes charging up to $100 a day for ‘premium’ rooms
Charges range from $10 to $100 a day, and can vary by specific room.
Auckland Hospital discusses limiting number of C-sections
The discussions come amid debate about c-section rates at the hospital.
Silicosis step: Kiwi firm commits to lower-silica engineered stone
AGB Stone is New Zealand’s biggest fabricator of engineered stone benchtops, with more tha
‘Racial bias’ exam claim needs investigation: Auckland doctor
A crucial medical exam is being reviewed after more than 30 doctors alleged racial bias.
'Lots of my friends are fighting': Ukrainian doctor visiting Auckland on the pain of Russia’s invasion
Dr Iryna Ovchar is being hosted by eye surgeons in Auckland.
‘Racial bias’ in paediatrics exam favours white candidates, doctors claim
A group of more than 30 doctors believes racial bias is behind different pass rates.
Exclusive: ‘Serious fire risk’ at hospital hostel that houses visiting doctors
Up to 50 visiting doctors and nurses could be sleeping in the building.
Deadly dust: Photos reveal alarming conditions at Kiwi worksites
Photos released for the first time show dangerous working conditions.
Explainer: Why Māori, Pacific are prioritised for surgery
Premium explainer: Why the controversial change has happened.
Suicide warning over pressure on child, adolescent services
The biggest risks being monitored by hospitals have been revealed.
Free cervical screening for all NZ women? Te Whatu Ora seeks funding
Cervical screening is the only national screening programme not to be free to all.
'He went through hell': Widow's harrowing tale of seeking care for husband's cancer, dementia
This is the deeply personal and harrowing account of one man's final months.
Exclusive: Rise in maternity incidents at Auckland Hospital
Nearly half of the hospital's midwifery positions were vacant.
'Something is wrong': The forgotten disease that's become a silent killer
Government documents reveal stonemasons remain at risk from the deadly dust.
C-section scrap: Private obstetricians fume at ‘inappropriate’ Auckland Hospital rules
Emails reveal predictions of a "community uprising" should the ban continue.
Special investigation: Why getting cataract surgery depends on where you live
Vision-saving surgery depends on your address - check how your region compares.
Woken up at 4am: Rest home complaints reveal staff shortages, residents left soiled
“Staff shortages across the sector have impacted care outcomes."
Exclusive: Heart surgery patients caught in delays, being sent to other hospitals
An investigation is under way after a patient died while on the wait list.
Student loan borrower arrested at border in 'last resort' over missing repayments
There have now been a total of 11 border arrests.
Revealed: Hospital wait lists are getting worse - and a fix could be three years away
Dramatic reductions in wait list times won’t occur until 'at least' 2025: officials.
Meet the ED doctor taking on David Seymour in Epsom
ED doctor and podcaster Nina Su is standing for TOP in Epsom.
‘We thought it was thunder’: Tree crashes on to Auckland home
The large oak on council land has been unstable for years, locals say.
Blind Low Vision NZ upheaval backed by inquiry; board worried by staff exodus
Fallout from a radical overhaul of a vital charity continues.
Aged care crisis: Elderly languishing in hospitals as 1200 nurses sought, 940 beds closed
Rest homes are struggling with nursing shortages, affecting capacity for new admissions.
'Millions of broken lives': Heartbreak and strength as Ukrainians forced from homes
Nicholas Jones meets Ukrainians forced from their homes because of Russian attacks.
'No child is safe': The devastating toll on children caught in Ukraine war
Shrapnel injuries and missile attacks on playgrounds rip away children's innocence.
'I'm not afraid to die': Kiwi doctor on the frontline in Ukraine
Herald journalist Nick Jones spent a week in Ukraine with those enduring terror and loss.
Auckland Hospital ceiling collapse: hydraulic concrete breaker used above office
Pieces of concrete and sawdust fell into an office area in the 'near miss' incident.
Surge in aged care deaths, 164 facilities battling cases
Desperate staff shortages have worsened since the Omicron wave began.
Exclusive: 'When I woke she was gone' - her newborn girl was taken 57 years ago; finally, an apology
Maggie Wilkinson has received an historic settlement and in-person apology.
Death on the waiting list: He needed surgery - the cardiac arrest came first
Gerry Te Kare was overdue for triple bypass surgery when he died.
Revealed: More than 110 aged care homes hit by Covid-19
More than 370 people living in aged care homes currently have Covid-19.
Dementia care: 'Impossible to believe my dear wife wasn't slowly starved'
An apology was given after 'clear failures' in the woman's care.
Fears of dire staff shortages as Omicron hits dozens of aged care homes
Coalition includes Age Concern, Grey Power, the Nurses Organisation and Alzheimer's NZ.
Special report: Rest homes 'on verge of collapse' as Omicron threatens
Nurses are working double and even triple shifts - 24 hours - to plug gaps.
Meet NZ's first Aged Care Commissioner - a nurse who heads a $1.6b business
Carolyn Cooper led one of NZ's biggest rest home companies.
Scrapping MIQ for overseas arrivals would 'free up badly-needed resource': DHB report
MIQ rooms could be used to help people who can't isolate at home, the DHB report states.