Christchurch's already strained mental health services are struggling to recruit staff, after problems with nurses being assaulted by patients
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 health boards are ranked worst in the country for non-emergency surgeries - but the authorities appear to be trying to whitewash the numbers.
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
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.
The man who died in Hagley Park last week was a doctor at Christchurch hospital.
Almost half of Canterbury families report having low mental and physical health, according to new research.
Out of all the decisions the health board made last year, only six were made in meetings open to the public. The rest were discussed and decided behind closed doors.
Most days, a lady calls into the Christchurch Women’s Centre for a cup of tea. She sits on a couch and reads. She could be homeless, or may not want to sit at home by herself. She may be one of the many women who are still struggling in the aftermath of the February 2011 earthquake.
There were 507 physical assaults reported at the Hillmorton Hospital in 2014, but that dropped to 299 in 2015.