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Mental Health Inpatient Unit At West Coast District Health Board

Due to increasing staff shortages the West Coast District Health Board is to reduce the numbers of beds available in the Manaakitanga Mental Health Inpatient Unit at Grey Base Hospital from nine to five from 20th July 2009.

Man Took Advantage Of Sex Victims' Strict Background, Jury Told

Auckland, July 20 NZPA - A man who faces multiple sex charges took advantage of his alleged victims' strict Indian upbringing, an Auckland jury has been told.

Staff Shortages Reduce Beds In West Coast Mental Healt Unit

Wellington, July 20 NZPA - West Coast mental health patients may be flown to other hospitals because of staff shortages, the West Coast District Health Board says.

NZers Should Check Their Credit Reports

NZers Should Check Their Credit Reports

"It is important for New Zealanders to be proactive in protecting their credit record," Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff said today. The credit reporting system is under the radar for most people. A low credit score could impact on individuals seeking loans, housing or employment.

Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 09 Swine Flu - Update 111

Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 09 Swine Flu - Update 111

Schools are being advised to keep a close eye on students and children with underlying health conditions. These children, including those with serious asthma, are particularly susceptible to the influenza virus, including the Pandemic Influena A (H1N1) swine flu.

Art Of Giving Competition Opens $25,000 Cash For Kiwi Primary Schools

Primary school students across New Zealand will win their schools a total of $25,000 in the inaugural Kmart art of giving competition which opens today. Students are invited to draw, paint a picture or make a collage that represents to them the spirit of giving.

Wairarapa Pharmacist Convicted For Fraud

A pharmacist was sentenced today to nine-month home detention and ordered to pay $25,000 in reparation for defrauding the Wairarapa District Health Board of just over $142,000.

A Special Evening For Wellington Children's Hospital At The Nz Affordable Art Show

For the first time in the five year history of The New Zealand Affordable Art Show, a special evening is being held for a great cause - Wellington Children's Hospital.

A Nation In Denial

A Nation in Denial Women's Refuge says New Zealanders still do not want to talk about domestic violence and refuse to confront the reality that exists behind closed doors.

Big Firms Offer Better Pay - But At What Cost To The Rest Of Us?

Bigger firms in New Zealand - as in other English-speaking countries - pay higher wages than smaller firms. But why?