Sunday, April 30, 2017


Akaroa wastewater could be recycled

Five options for the future of wastewater disposal have been presented to the community to provide feedback on.

East Christchurch youths ‘high risk’ for mental health issues

A report has shown east Christchurch youths are more likely to have self-harmed, suffered anxiety, depression and bullying.

Half of people with hip and knee problems denied specialist appointments

"Kiwis who would benefit from surgery are suffering unnecessarily, and we've talked to hundreds of health professionals who are devastated they can't do more."

Struggle to recruit staff for Canterbury mental health

Christchurch's already strained mental health services are struggling to recruit staff, after problems with nurses being assaulted by patients

Controversial closing times for pubs to be decided

The closing time of pubs will be decided, but the Medical Officer of Health says the council has been "strong armed" into having less strict rules.

Canterbury’s surgery numbers worst in NZ

Canterbury's health boards are ranked worst in the country for non-emergency surgeries - but the authorities appear to be trying to whitewash the numbers.

Contract with hospital food supplier dropped

People took to the street in Dunedin to protest Compass Group's hospital food last year - now the Canterbury District Health Board has decided not to renew a long-standing contract with the company

Privacy concern prompts investigation

The Privacy Commissioner is investigating a new Government policy that sees NGOs having to share their client data. It comes after concerns clients would be identified.

Doctor dies while walking to work

The man who died in Hagley Park last week was a doctor at Christchurch hospital.

Canterbury families’ low mental and physical health

Almost half of Canterbury families report having low mental and physical health, according to new research.