Defence Force investigating historical rape allegation from Australian sailor

NZDF/Supplied The NZDF says the allegations made by the sailor are “deeply concerning” and the alleged behaviour is “wholly unacceptable”. (File photo) The Defence Force is investigating an historical rape allegation made by an Australian sailor. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the sailor claimed she was violently drugged and raped while on a … Read more

Mental health crisis services get $27m boost in Budget

Crisis services will get more than a quarter of a $100m spend on mental health in this year’s Budget, Minister of Health Andrew Little has announced. Andrew Little Photo: STUFF / Robert Kitchin Little said community-based mental health crisis services would get $27.45m over four years from Budget 2022. It would go to seven or … Read more

New Cancer Society Campaign Sheds Light On Link Between Cancer And Alcohol

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 12:10 pmPress Release: Cancer Society Wellington, 17 May 2022 – Today, the Cancer Society of New Zealand launches a new campaign to highlight the link between alcohol and cancer risk. Cancer Society Medical Director Dr George Laking: “Many people are aware that tobacco causes lung cancer. However, New Zealanders are typically … Read more

New Zealand navy frigate to leave Canada after 8 years

The second of the country’s two naval frigates is due to leave Canada, eight years after an upgrade project began. The HMNZS Te Mana Photo: Supplied / New Zealand Defence Force The costs to upgrade the ship Te Mana, and before it Te Kaha, have blown out to between $600 million and $700m, due in … Read more

Capital Project Update At Palmerston North Hospital

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 11:20 amPress Release: MidCentral District Health Board MidCentral District Health Board currently has a number of significant short and long-term capital projects, either in planning or under way, to improve and expand facilities to meet current and future demand. At the front of the hospital construction work is underway to put … Read more

‘Difficult to read’: Cycling NZ chair apologises for ‘unresolved trauma’

Cycling New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand are apologising for “unresolved trauma” and vowing to do better after the release of another independent report into cycling’s high performance culture. The findings and recommendations have been released in the report – commissioned by the two organisations after the suspected suicide of Christchurch Olympic cyclist … Read more