Dear Clare, on a bad day, or even a good one, do you wish you were cleverer?
Some of the 10,000 people wrongly dropped off the invitation list for bowel screening may have been waiting to be seen for five years, the Ministry of Health says.
Last week, Health Minister David Clark went public over a glitch in the bowel screening pilot scheme which may have affected three people who went on to get cancer, one of whom has since died.
Health Minister David Clark's review of the national bowel screening programme is unlikely to address controversy over the initial screening test.
The introduction of the national bowel screening programme will take a year longer than previously planned, Health Minister David Clark says.
The Hutt Valley and Wairarapa District Health Boards began the National Bowel Screening Programme last month, and Southern will follow next year.
Demand for colonoscopies could put the national bowel screening programme at risk if participants were given full test results, the National Screening Advisory Committee says.
Serious concerns about aspects of the Southern District Health Board's record-keeping practices have been raised by the country's chief archivist, Marilyn Little.
Former transport minister Gerry Brownlee bought chewing gum and a can of drink after barging through airport security, new information about the 2014 incident at Christchurch Airport shows.
Southern District Health Board meals on wheels recipients in Dunedin and Invercargill will be the first to test new Compass meals in about five weeks.
If midwife Beverly Henderson's tennis game was not up to her usual standard during a stint in Queenstown in the late 1970s, she could blame technology.
Some people's attachment to their cellphones is such they feel they cannot do without them, even in the operating theatre.
In the 1970s, I loved being a reporter. On a good day, there was nothing better.
In the 30 years Shirley Woodrow has been giving budgeting advice, the typical debt of people seeking help has risen from $2000 to $3000 to about $50,000.
There is an emerging consensus cats need to be managed, starting with microchipping, economist and author with the Morgan Foundation Geoff Simmons says.
If dog adoption numbers continue to drop in the city, Dog Rescue Dunedin says it might need to switch its focus.
Nine of the almost 17,000 dogs registered by the Dunedin City Council are classified as dangerous, none of them pit bull terriers.
My long-suffering optometrist would not have been impressed. ACC might have had a few questions too.