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Common over-the-counter painkillers like Panadeine, Nurofen Plus and many others may soon require a prescription. Video
The government has for the first time given the go ahead to light rail between the airport and city centre, but says it could take 30 years.
A government goal to get sugary drinks out of all schools by the end of last year appears to have failed.
Unique kiwi lollies Pineapple Lumps and Jaffas could be saved from being deported to Australia, with an Oamaru company saying it would consider making them.
Construction bottlenecks are likely to prevent rising building consents from having any real impact on the city's housing crisis, industry experts say.
The government is failing to make a dent in rheumatic fever rates across much of Auckland, despite millions of dollars being poured into tackling the problem.
A quest to find lost portraits by 19th-century artist Gottfried Lindauer has uncovered 12 paintings, including one that art experts didn't know existed. Audio
Auckland Council has lost its fight to force oil giant Mobil to pay $10 million to clean up the waterfront site known as the tank farm. Audio
Auckland health authorities are working on a plan to encourage more home births, but a leading obstetrician is worried it's just a ploy to make more hospital beds available.
Veteran biscuit mascot Cookie Bear could soon be on the endangered list as Auckland health authorities set him - and others like him - in their sights.