MPs facing an already difficult choice on whether to allow euthanasia in New Zealand may feel increasingly conflicted after high-profile figures on each side of the debate made articulate arguments for their case, as Sam Sachdeva reports.
The Government has cast doubt on the claim that aged care homes will be negatively affected by its pay deal with nurses, Thomas Coughlan reports.
Nurses have voted to ratify the latest pay deal from district health boards, ending the looming threat of industrial action.
National leader Simon Bridges has wrapped up a two-month tour of New Zealand, saying the community events have given him a better sense of the issues on Kiwis’ minds. Sam Sachdeva spoke to him about how National must change and the road ahead.
Treasury has released the latest round of Investment Confidence Ratings (ICR) today, showing the Waikato and Capital & Coast district health boards still have work to do before gaining the top investment grade.
New Zealand is likely to miss a key milestone in its Smokefree 2025 target, a new Ministry of Health report has revealed. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The big news in the political economy this morning is the growing fear that US President Donald Trump's trade war with China and Europe is now hurting global economic growth and could cause a recession.
Tackling obesity, especially amongst children, has proven difficult for successive governments. With the current Government still deciding on its approach, officials have thrown out some ideas. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
A pay equity settlement worth $173.5 million has been reached with mental health and addiction support workers. Thomas Coughlan reports.
National MPs have called on Health Minister David Clark to show whether the Government's health spending meets even his own expectations.