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Electives Up - CCDHB Delivers Record Surgery

Electives Up - CCDHB Delivers Record Surgery

The largest ever annual increase in waiting list patients receiving elective surgery happened in 2009 according to official figures released today by Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Trans-Tasman Crunch For Blues, Chiefs

Trans-Tasman Crunch For Blues, Chiefs

Wellington, March 25 NZPA - New Zealand's northern-most sides leap the ditch for matches that threaten to make or break their Super 14 rugby season at the competition's halfway mark this weekend.

ACC Changes Policy By Stealth And Rejects More People

ACC Changes Policy By Stealth And Rejects More People

The number of accident victims whose claims are being delayed or rejected while they are formally reviewed by ACC has more than doubled since National came to government, says MP for Wigram and Progressive party leader Jim Anderton.

Gynaecologist Breached Patient's Right To Consent: HDC

Gynaecologist Breached Patient's Right To Consent: HDC

Wellington, March 25 NZPA - A gynaecologist breached a patient's right to give informed consent to a procedure when she "drilled" the woman's ovaries as a treatment for suspected endometriosis, Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Paterson has ruled.

Spotlight On NZ's Low Rate Of Organ Donation

Spotlight On NZ's Low Rate Of Organ Donation

By Nick Wilson of NZPA

Wellington, March 24 NZPA - A seminar in Wellington next month hopes to kick start the debate on why New Zealand has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the world.

Tuffey Hopeful, Broom Ruled Out Of World T20

Tuffey Hopeful, Broom Ruled Out Of World T20

Wellington, March 24 NZPA - Daryl Tuffey is hopeful of playing in the Twenty20 cricket World Cup starting in five weeks' time, but his New Zealand teammate Neil Broom has been ruled out after also suffering a broken bone in his hand.

Vettori Backs Incumbents To Lift Game For Second Test

Vettori Backs Incumbents To Lift Game For Second Test

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Captain Daniel Vettori faced the same old questions but wondered whether changes were the answer as New Zealand eye the huge task of squaring the two-test cricket series against Australia in Hamilton.

Tuffey To Miss Second Test With Broken Hand

Tuffey To Miss Second Test With Broken Hand

Wellington, March 23 NZPA - New Zealand paceman Daryl Tuffey has been ruled out of Saturday's second cricket test against Australia after suffering a broken left hand here today.

Surgeon Speaks Out Against "Dangerous" ACC Precedent

Wellington, March 23 NZPA - ACC's new policy to take a stricter look at claims for surgery sets a dangerous precedent for anyone aged over 40, as they will have natural wear and tear on their body, a Wellington neurosurgeon says.

Wellington Without Ryder Still

Wellington Without Ryder Still

Wellington, March 19 NZPA - Recuperating batsman Jesse Ryder will sit out another of Wellington's Plunket Shield four-day cricket matches, this time against Canterbury beginning tomorrow at Rangiora.