With some of the worst statistics for poorly insulated housing in New Zealand, Wellington is struggling to meet the demand to fit out homes with proper heating. COLIN ENGELBRECHT looks at the statistics, and talks to an organisation which is part of the solution.
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An Otago University stomach cancer report highlights over-representation of Maori in stats. FINN RAINGER reports.
Psychoactive drugs and legal highs are scheduled for a comeback in May 2015. Senior policy advisor at the Wellington City Council Mark Jones says whether we like it or not, the drugs may come back and be sold. NICOLE ADAMSON reports.
Figures show that Maori are a third more likely to be living with mental health issues than Europeans
Twenty of 23 dairies visited admitted they used to sell they “legal highs”, but the have stopped.
A GROUP of Wellingtonians is fighting for patients in pyschiatric hospitals before 1992, whose stories of trauma are a forgotten chapter of New Zealand’s history.
To this day, the former patients have not received an apology from the Government. ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL reports.
Petition signed by 12,000 moves Government to save sexual abuse helpline.
Estimates show home birth is still a rare choice for Kiwis as official numbers remain unknown. MELISSA WASTNEY reports.
One hour wait raises questions about new priority system.
Expert says ageing population means more deaths expected.
Medics tell MP to rethink her End Of Life Choices Bill.
A Newtown community group refuses to accept the health board’s silence over a funding cut to the local clinic.
Pleas for information from Capital and Coast District Health Board have failed, but now TV3’s Campbell Live may be taking an interest, reports VOMLE SPRINGFORD.
Maori youths with epilepsy admitted once every two years.
New sun warming to help fight NZ’s melanoma mortality.
Kiwi kids of all ethnicities have a good chance of surviving cancer, but that changes in adulthood, reports NATALIE FINNIGAN.
Protesters assured they can grow, share each other’s food.
An end to confusion for legal highs retailers like Cosmic Corner.
Salina never got sick, but NITA BLAKE-PERSEN hears how visiting a so-called health professional changed that.
New Zealand scientists spotted Kepone problems early
No certainty those chosen will be free to run it.
Disquiet at idea of dispensing painkillers from a machine.
Only a matter of time before there’s an increase in hepatitis.
TORY REGAN talks to a young musician about the ‘listen loud and lose it’ message and how exposure to high-volume music has already affected him.
Immunisation coverage unlikely to reach 95% by 2012.
Surgery delays are likely as critical-care wards fill.
A cervical cancer vaccine has raised heated debate among religious groups. So what do New Zealand’s Catholics think of Gardasil? SARAH CODDINGTON finds out.
New Zealand workplaces in a spin over Bike Wise month.
Counsellors prevent 17 suicides in site’s first three months.
The biggest rise in food prices in 18 years means it’s getting harder to eat well for cardiac health, reports JENNY MEYER.
Whitireia journalism students who attended a forum staged by the Ministry of Health learned how to avoid traps in covering a sensitive subject, reports ANNE CORNISH.