Pharmacies across Auckland are now offering a free hepatitis C quick-test, along with effective treatment for anyone who tests positive for the potentially fatal virus.
Risk factors are not just injecting drugs or having a dodgy tattoos - anyone aged 35-69, as well as those who lived in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa or Asia, is at risk.
Have you ever had a test? What do you think of this new programme?
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Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.
The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.
The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.