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To fluoridate … or not to fluoridate?

For many years, the debate on whether to add fluoride to drinking water has been a vexing issue for councils – including in Wairarapa...

Nurse fired over posts denied leave to appeal

A former Wairarapa District Health Board nurse who was dismissed for posting “anti-vaccine information on Facebook” has lost her leave to appeal last...

Advocates seeking more support for disabled

Masterton support and advocacy service CCS Disability Action has “major concerns” about whether Budget 2024 will deliver better outcomes for disabled people living...

Arbor House revamp nears end

A Wairarapa couple is breathing new life into an old Greytown Main St property that was a maternity hospital, aged care home, and a...

Women share their stories of desperate HRT shortage

An increasingly chronic shortage of hormone replacement therapy medicine for women in perimenopause and menopause is adversely affecting many Wairarapa residents.LUCY COOPER reports.Walking...

Whooping cough cases recorded in region

Wairarapa has recorded 13 cases of whooping cough in the year to date, according to the pertussis dashboard maintained by Environmental Science and...

Indicators of flu low, but caution is urged

Nearly 9000 people in Wairarapa have received the flu vaccine this year, according to Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora data tracking the...

Medical staff stage rally

Nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals rallied outside Masterton Hospital yesterday as part of a nationwide ‘day of action’ to call for safer staffing...

No end to shortage of doctors

A large crowd gathered at the Carterton Events Centre to hear how a medical practice intends to address having just two doctors.

Doctors strike over pay talks

Wairarapa Hospital’s resident medical officers [RMOs] began a 25-hour strike at 7am today as part of nationwide action over pay negotiations.