Each week The Front Page takes you behind the scenes of the biggest story from the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB. Today it's the shocking rise of amputations caused by diabetes. Hosted by Frances Cook.

In New Zealand, a first-world country, people are losing limbs when they don't need to.

They are suffering from diabetes, and a medical system overwhelmed with patients isn't able to keep up.

Crucial preventive care is missed, leading to infection, amputation, and sometimes death.


Investigative journalist Nick Jones has found that, in the past four years, New Zealand has had more lower-limb amputee cases