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Nurses begin voting today on District Health Boards' latest pay offer amid last-ditch efforts to avoid a nationwide nursing strike.
Some South Auckland people are struggling with loss of vision as a soaring number of patients suffering from eye conditions leads to long waiting times for treatment. Audio
Gisborne District Council was warned in a report more than seven months ago that forestry debris was likely to cause huge damage in another big storm.
New Zealand recyclers are rejecting some types of plastic as China's waste ban leaves them with no export market.
The head of the Hawke's Bay Regional Council is concerned about a major increase in the amount of water farmers may be able to take for irrigation from a Ruataniwha aquifer.
Christchurch Hospital emergency department staff say they've been spat at, pinched, slapped and threatened.
District health boards could be in for a major shake-up as the government looks to cut back on bureaucracy and improve access to health care services.
The current pay offer to nurses is inadequate, but the industrial action could be called off if DHBs come up with something better this afternoon, a Nurses Organisation spokesperson says. Audio
Nationwide nurses' strikes could still be on the cards after an independent panel working to resolve a pay dispute failed to meet their expectations. Audio
A $3.2 billion dollar investment in health is being seen as a win by many in the sector, but some say the figures aren't what they appear to be.
New Zealand children who spend more time surrounded by nature are less likely to develop asthma, a study has found.
Rising numbers of sexual misconduct complaints about physiotherapists have led to new practice guidelines.
New Zealand is normally hit by about one cyclone each season - but that number has tripled this summer.
A new study has revealed record amounts of plastic frozen in Arctic sea ice - with much of it originating from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Menstrual cups are more likely to cause rare toxic shock syndrome than tampons and should be sterilised between use, new research shows.
A gynaecologist has been ordered to apologise to a 20-year-old woman for removing one of her fallopian tubes without her consent.
An unusually long, dry summer has caused an explosion in rat and mice numbers, creating extra work for groups working towards a predator-free New Zealand.
The number of times sewage overflowed into the environment jumped 379 percent last year, as ageing infrastructure struggled to cope with record rains.
China's ban on importing plastic has caused the amount of waste New Zealand sends to other parts of Asia to skyrocket.
Kaiaua resident Alex Corbett never believed in climate change - but a large storm that hit the Firth of Thames in January, flooding his home and dozens of others, was an eye-opener for him.
People in Joseph Parker's home town of Mangere say they're proud of the boxing heavyweight's effort in his fight against Anthony Joshua, despite his loss.
Grandparents from around the country are joining priests, doctors, and scientists to protest at the annual oil and gas conference in Wellington, which starts today.
Up to half of the plant and animal species in the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon could be extinct by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a WWF report warns.
Scientists may need to create a new Category 6 for cyclones as the effects of climate change make them more extreme, the Climate Change Minister says.
US plastic experts have discovered hundreds of tiny pieces of plastic in just a few square metres while carrying out a survey on a Raglan beach.