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WellSouth Recognised for Farming Mental Health Programme

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:07:55 +1200 | WellSouth

Southern Primary Health Provider WellSouth has been recognised at TheMHS Awards (The Mental Health Services Awards) in Auckland this morning. More >>

Imported Vitamin C soon to be unavailable in New Zealand

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:05:42 +1200 | Natural Health Alliance

The Natural Health Alliance today called on Government to reconsider the Natural Health Products Bill expressing concerns that the legislation will mean many popular household natural products will no longer be available to be purchased from kiwi ...More >>

More Kiwis getting First Specialist Assessments

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:12:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says around one in ten New Zealanders received a First Specialist Assessment (FSA) in 2015/16. “Increasing access to specialist care remains a priority for this Government. The answer to increased demand is to ...More >>

Special education funding: Robbing Peter twice to pay Paul

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:39:38 +1200 | Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand is concerned about plans to strip educational support to school children in favour of an underfunded preschool sector. More >>

Hawkes Bay Regional Council formal investigation

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:25:42 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council was today advised that the Hawkes Bay Regional Council will begin a formal investigation into the Havelock North water supply contamination. More >>

Council closes Tainui Reserve in Havelock North

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:24:56 +1200 | Hastings District Council

In response to the water contamination issues in Havelock North, Hastings District Council has begun draining the Havelock North reservoirs on Hikanui Drive. More >>

Mental illness among fathers

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:18:58 +1200 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato masters student Jonathon Ashe is conducting research into how men sustain their relationships and manage their parenting responsibilities through times of illness and stress.More >>

Clean drinking water must come before irrigation schemes

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:06:09 +1200 | Green Party

Resolving the issues affecting Hawkes Bay’s drinking water must come before pushing ahead with irrigation schemes that will do more harm to the environment, the Green Party said today.More >>

Most patients are in & out of ED within 6 hours

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:33:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Most patients are in & out of ED within 6 hours Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new report confirms the vast majority of patients seen at an Emergency Department are in and out within six hours. “A high functioning ED is a sign of a healthy ...More >>

Coromandel drinking water safe to the public

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:12:44 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Drinking water sources across the Coromandel are safe to the public and we operate and monitor under the guidelines of the Drinking Water Standards. More >>

West Coast meets majority of health targets

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:02:46 +1200 | West Coast DHB

The West Coast District Health Board is ensuring shorter stays in the emergency department, is delivering more than expected volumes of elective surgery, and eligible people are getting assessed for cardiovascular risk as evidenced in the latest national ...More >>

Request for Proposal process for mental health services

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:51:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Request for Proposals process is now underway for the provision of improved mental health services to offenders, says Corrections Minister Judith Collins. More >>

Princess Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita opens PMA conference

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:57:41 +1200 | Pasifika Medical Association

Partnerships will be celebrated this week with the 20th anniversary conference, marking a successful Pasifika Medical Association journey, from 1996 to 2016, which will be opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita of Tonga.More >>

Euthanasia Advocates Having A ‘Trump Tantrum’?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:05:59 +1200 | Not Dead Yet Aotearoa

Wendi Wicks, convener of Not Dead Yet Aotearoa, says it’s astounding but sadly predictable unsurprising that the 75% plus opposition to assisted suicide can be dismissed as “insignificant” by a submitter at yesterday’s first day of oral ...More >>

Hard won agreement shouldn’t be thrown away

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:05:18 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Annette King MP for Rongotai Health Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Hard won agreement shouldn’t be thrown away The Government should ignore talk across the Tasman about doing away with the labelling of GM free products, says Labour’s ...More >>

Dunedin Hospital celebrates 150th Anniversary

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:59:12 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Long-serving and retired employees will have a chance to share their fond memories and proudest work moments when the Southern District Health Board marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Dunedin Hospital on the Great King Street site ...More >>

Public meetings on water contamination in Havelock North

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:58:30 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Because of the number expected to want to attend, two meetings are being held in the largest venue available in the village. The Riverbend Bible Church, 354 Te Aute Rd, Havelock North, seats 510 people.More >>

All views on assisted suicide matter

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:56:58 +1200 | NZ Catholic Bishops

Director of The Nathaniel Bioethics Centre, Dr John Kleinsman, is surprised and appalled at the disingenuous tactics being employed by assisted suicide supporters. Both Matt Vickers and Act MP David Seymour have in recent days described the unprecedented ...More >>

Government responds on surgical mesh report

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:42:14 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government supports the recommendations of the Health Select Committee’s report into surgical mesh. “I have every sympathy for people who have experienced issues with surgical mesh products. I’d like to ...More >>

It’s time to radically rethink mental health and addictions

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:43:24 +1200 | Platform

Platform congratulates Network 4 on the release today of Closing the Loop. With it the group of primary health organisations joins the chorus strongly declaring that New Zealanders are being let down by the current mental health and addictions system, ...More >>

 

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