The referendum could repeal the strict 1983 amendment that requires authorities to treat a fetus and its mother as equals under the law.
The letter was sent on behalf of 13 department heads at the hospital.
The more FM radio host's wife suffered a seizure on April 29 he described as "beyond horrible".
At least 10 people have died of Nipah virus since an outbreak began earlier this month in Kerala.
A Maori health leader and anti-smoking campaigner warned politicians more needs to be done, and soon, to save lives.
The city's water supply has been chlorinated since late March, and not all are happy about it.
Maori Public Health boss Lance Norman told politicians today that 35 per cent of Maori still smoke, along with 25 per cent of Pasifika and 12-13 per cent of all other ethnicities.
Juliette and Mackenzie were forthcoming in their opinions as Street battled acute liver failure and jaundice.
Jacinda Ardern said the $100m "was not actually allocated to any specific project",
New research is urging doctors and midwives to wait before cutting the chord, as it cuts the risk of death by a third.
Moa says the thought of stopping drinking "makes me want to kind of vomit in my mouth a little bit".
Only 19 per cent of the drinks studied had any kind of warning about drink driving, which the researchers say was concerning considering New Zealand's issues with that.
Newly released documents also show millions of dollars of spending were hidden to keep the lecture theatre and associated meeting rooms under a spending cap.
Half a million people will soon be able to visit the doctor for less, after yesterday's Budget announced GP visits will be slashed by up to $30 for Community Services Card holders.