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Promise to Northland Fulfilled and Celebrated

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:39:38 +1300 | Northland DHB

Raising three million in three years to build a local cancer treatment unit sounded nigh on impossible when first suggested but Northland has done it and the public are invited to celebrate this Saturday at its open day.More >>

Minister welcomes new Rehabilitation Fellowship

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:03:30 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the establishment of a new research health fellowship at Waikato DHB which will look at rehabilitation. More >>

Improving access to mental health care

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:13:38 +1300 | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS) is streamlining its systems to ensure people get faster access to urgent or crisis mental health care. The SMHS Adult Service has developed a new model of care aimed at providing improved access ...More >>

Speech to NZ Emergency Departments Conference, Taupo

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:11:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me to speak with you at this conference. I am really looking forward to the challenges of the health portfolio. Prior to politics I worked in general practice and spent a bit of time in EDs earlier in my career.More >>

Exercise Wisdom Tooth Boosts Oral Health in Far North

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:10:29 +1300 | Northland DHB

They came and, like knights in shining armour, boosted the oral health of almost 750 high-need Far North residents, before leaving again two weeks later. In partnership with the Northland DHB oral health service, a team of New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) ...More >>

WorkSafe Supports Forestry Review Findings

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:03:19 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ says the Independent Forestry Safety Review has clearly identified the problems facing an industry in which ten workers were killed last year. “The Review’s analysis matches our own view and leaves no doubt about the need for comprehensive, ...More >>

Minister welcomes Forestry Safety Review recommendations

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:46:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomed the recommendations of the Independent Forestry Safety Review and outlined the Government’s initial response.More >>

Zero tolerance for forestry accidents a must

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:31:03 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must adopt a zero tolerance approach to workplace accidents in the forestry sector to stop people being killed, Labour’s Forestry spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Unions will pick up the Forest Safety challenge

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:28:14 +1300 | First Union

“The report of the Independent Forest Safety Review Panel is a wake-up call for all stakeholders in the forest industry, including unions,” said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union.More >>

Wood sector union welcomes Forest Safety report

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:27:02 +1300 | First Union

The wood sector union has welcomed the Final Report of the Independent Forestry Safety Review, released in Rotorua today. “The review panel is absolutely right to say that there is no silver bullet and a comprehensive series of actions needs ...More >>

Reducing injuries and fatalities on our forest blocks

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:25:38 +1300 | Independent Forestry Safety Review

“The Independent Forestry Safety Review has recommended a three-year action plan to drive improvements in the forestry sector. The action plan will leverage the commitments to a new safety culture and a better safety record made by the forestry sector during ...More >>

Forest industry endorses safety report

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:23:30 +1300 | NZ Forest Owners Association

INDUSTRY RESPONSE LAUNCH OF INDEPENDENT FOREST SAFETY REVIEW PANEL REPORT EMBARGOED to 11.00 am 31 October 2014 More >>

Gender-based pay decision highlights under-paid workforce

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:56:44 +1300 | Disability Support Network

Disability service providers say under-funding from Government is the major issue for gender pay parity in the sector. More >>

New medicine funded to combat multi-resistant infections

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:26:04 +1300 | PHARMAC

New Zealand hospitals are about to strengthen their defences against multi-resistant bacterial infections with the funding of a new antibiotic. More >>

Dunne: Opening Address to NZ Medicines Strategy

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:10:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Good morning and welcome to the New Zealand Medicines Strategy workshop. I am very pleased to open today’s workshop and to see so many familiar faces in the room. More >>

Intueri charged over student death at NZ diving school

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:09:54 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Intueri Education Group, New Zealand's largest private training institution, has been charged over the death of a foreign student enrolled at its diving school in April this year, just before the company floated.More >>

Understanding Caregiver Wages in Aged Residential Care

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:03:39 +1300 | Aged Care Association

A number of inaccurate statements have been made in the media about aged residential care following the findings of the Court of Appeal in favour of the Service and Food Workers Union and aged care worker Kristine Bartlett. These myths have been addressed ...More >>

Inaugural Stoptober Delivers Smoke Free Life for Thousands

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:48:00 +1300 | Stoptober

Twice as many females commit to stop smoking and over half of quitters are aged 25-44 More >>

Ebola Treatment Pathways in the United States

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:34:48 +1300 | InvestorIdeas

Aethlon Medical (OTCBB: AEMD) Discloses Ebola Treatment Pathways in the United States SAN DIEGO - October 29, 2014 (Investorideas.com newswire) Aethlon Medical, Inc. ( OTCBB:AEMD ), the pioneer in developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious ...More >>

Signs of Ebola Decline in Liberia Offer ‘Glimmer of Hope’

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:32:40 +1300 | UN News

Equipped with UNICEF-developed and Government-approved awareness materials, these girls go door-to-door in West Point, Monrovia, to educate their parents, family members and friends about Ebola and how it can be prevented. Photo: UNICEF/UNI171713/GriggersMore >>

 

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