A Southern District Health Board employee is earning an $830,000 salary.
It is already banned in workplaces, but in the near future the act of smoking could also prevent someone from getting a job.
District Health Boards and medical laboratory workers have reached agreement on pay and conditions.
People are still waiting too long at emergency departments but the majority face shorter waits for cancer treatment.
Hundreds of young people in Christchurch are running a campaign to keep an inner-city youth health centre up and running.
Disgraced former Otago DHB chief information officer, Michael Swann, has been sentenced for accepting over $700,000 in bribes.
Five District Health Boards are being given a push to merge some of their Primary Health Organisations (PHOs).
An audit of the Rose A Lea rest home in Palmerston North has found Mid Central DHB was right to close it last month.
Nearly 100 patients died in public hospitals last year from medical mistakes.
More than 800 hospital workers will be striking for an hour today over pay.
Family of the 103-year-old woman tied to a bed are appalled the images were leaked and rest home shut down.
Elderly care operator accuses Palmerston North health authorities after closer of rest home
A diabetic woman died after health providers missed valuable opportunities to treat her, an investigation has found.
Michael Swann has abandoned his appeal over the length of the non-parole term set in his sentence for his $16.9 million fraud against the Otago District Health Board.
Questions of independence in the health system have been raised after district health board (DHB) bosses were told to run official information requests past Health Minister Tony Ryall.
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