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Aucklander moves to Australia to access life-changing drug
She says moving her family to Australia last week was her only option.
Long specialist wait times add pressure to under-strain health system
More south Aucklanders are waiting more than four months for first specialist appointment.
Te Whatu Ora chairman describes workplace pressures on staff after Middlemore visit
Rob Campbell says a recent visit gave him a first-hand insight.
Mixed response to lower speed limit plans for south Auckland suburbs
Not everyone thinks the changes are a good idea.
She arrived at ED with a bad headache but left because of long delays. Hours later she was dead
Investigation highlights extreme pressures that hospital ED had been operating under.
Threats, slaps, kicking: Report highlights extent of violence against health workers
There's been little effort to address it, a nurses' union says.
Government cites privacy over call to release Māori child vax data
It comes after the agency took the ministry to court last year for adult data.
Auckland infrastructure projects under pressure due to skills shortages, Covid
Two of city's biggest infrastructure projects are facing major cost increases and delays.
Auckland Council still facing $200m bill for leaky buildings
The number covers active cases which are still going through the resolution process.
Clover Park resident says lockdown breaches are 'out of control'
A frustrated Clover Park resident says locals are continually breaching lockdown.
Middlemore Hospital ED 'under pressure' with staff stood down due to Covid
At least 24 staff at Middlemore Hospital's emergency department have been stood down.
Businesses struggle with south Auckland's homeless
Rough sleepers and beggars are causing problems for at least two business associations.
'Ratbag' property developers ask to buy houses damaged in tornado 24hrs later
Shirley Corles-Davis is still angry at being asked if she wanted to sell her house.
Diabetes-drug decision will hit thousands, says doctor
Diabetes is the country's biggest and fastest-growing health condition.
Police mental health and addiction referrals to ED soar in south Auckland
In the past, cops picking up a drunk person would leave them in a cell to sleep it off.
Auckland mayor hits out at developers' fast-track plans for Drury
Oyster Capital, Fulton Hogan and Kiwi Property are seeking to rezone about 330ha.
Battle continues over Manukau nightclub linked to shooting
A nightclub which was expected to close for good last year is back in business.
Syphilis epidemic continues to cause alarm, call for extra funding to stop spread
Health officials have raised concerns about the growth of syphilis in south Auckland.
Middlemore Hospital's emergency department 'cannot cope' with demand, worker says
Serious staffing shortages are now impacting on the treatment of patients, a worker says.
Watercare says $160m needed if Waikato River take goes ahead
A permanent water treatment plant at Tuakau would need to be built.
Nursing shortages continue to bite at Counties Manukau DHB
The DHB is short 150 nurses, a revelation NZ Nurses Organisation is calling outrageous.
Counties Manukau DHB underfunded by $500m over 21 years, MP says
Louisa Wall says the DHB hasn't received its fair share of health funding for too long.
Counties Manukau Health seeks to slash surgery backlog
It says it's trying to minimise the impact of the recent Covid-19 lockdowns in Auckland.
Auckland councillor highlights urban sprawl concerns in letter to minister
Darby says Govt proposal to help protect productive land could clash with its other plans.
Covid-19 vaccination conundrum: Can DHBs force staff to get the jab?
How do health providers deal with staff who refuse to be vaccinated?
South Aucklanders will struggle if council raises rates, advocates say
Auckland Council's Recovery Budget went out for public consultation on Monday.
Auckland residents fight council's plans to sell parks and reserves
The issue could have wider ramifications for the city's green spaces.
Increased threat of armed violence on DHB's agenda
Counties Manukau DHB is reviewing its emergency lockdown plans to deal with armed events.