Ikaroa-Rāwhiti candidates gear up for battle
The battle for the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti seat has begun with the opening of MP Meka Whaitiri's new electorate office. Te Hamua Nikora has been working away, his office already set up in Kaiti, but they both have a major challenge ahead to encourage people to vote.
Concerns over new national rongoā standards
The Ministry of Health has introduced standards for providers of Māori traditional medicine. Although following the standards is voluntary, the national body representing providers is furious.
Kawerau’s new health clinic ready to treat whānau
A new medical centre in Kawerau seeks to pull down barriers and make it easy for whānau to see a doctor. It's a health clinic operating on the same principles as one established by Dr Lance O'Sullivan in the Far North, and it has just officially opened its doors to whānau.
Two serious accidents ahead of long weekend
Just hours before the official Queen's Birthday holiday period begins there's been two serious accidents on north island roads.
Early-childhood centre recognised for being Smokefree
A Smokefree award has been awarded by the Auckland District Health Board to an early-childhood centre in Manurewa. The award was created to recognise workplaces within the Auckland region that lead and make a difference within their community by using Smokefree initiatives.
Rugby: NZRU cuts Zac Guildford’s contract
The NZ Rugby Union has terminated Zac Guildford’s contract calling him 'troubled'. The former All Black wing was contracted to the end of the Super Rugby season but hasn't been required for the Crusaders this season. Manawa Wright has the details.
Ōrākei Marae welcomes world U20 rugby teams
The IRB Junior Rugby World Championship begins this weekend on our shores and teams were ceremoniously welcomed to Ōrākei Marae ahead of the tournament.