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Disease Control Area Reductions Mean Fewer TB Tests

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:51:16 +1300 | OSPRI New Zealand

The farming industry’s investment in TB eradication is proving effective as New Zealand’s TBfree programme reduces testing requirements in many areas. More >>

$6 million community resilience fund launched

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:22:01 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel today launched a $6 million fund to help greater Christchurch communities in their earthquake recovery. More >>

$6 million boost to Community Resilience Partnership Fund

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:16:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched the $6 million boost to the Community Resilience Partnership Fund to support community-led wellbeing projects in Canterbury following the earthquakes. More >>

Time to Fund Medication for Rare Disease

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:50:30 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Funding treatment for life limiting and rare diseases should be the focus of today’s National Rare Disease Day, says New Zealand First More >>

It’s good to realise you’re not alone in this

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:16:07 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

These are the heartfelt words of Ralph. His daughter Zara was diagnosed with arthritis when she was two years old. She is now 12. More >>

Poor retention rates for overseas-trained doctors in NZ

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:06:31 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

New Zealand’s success in attracting overseas-trained doctors isn’t matched by our ability to hang onto them, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).More >>

MidCentral physiotherapist wins emerging leader award

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:09:48 +1300 | New Zealand Government

MidCentral DHB physiotherapist Emma Lett is the second recipient of a new award for emerging health care leaders. Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne presented the award at MidCentral DHB this morning.More >>

US Ruling Deals Blow to Local Anti-Fluoride Lobby

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:42:28 +1300 | Making Sense of Fluoride

US Ruling Deals Blow to Local Anti-Fluoride Lobby For Immediate Release 26.02.2017 More >>

Call to government to address rural health crisis

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:32:03 +1300 | Make Lemonade

Call to government to address rural health crisis February 26, 2017 National rural health alliance advocates are next week appealing to government to put a halt to the erosion of rural health and wellbeing. Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand ...More >>

Waimarama Boil Water Notice lifted

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:53:08 +1300 | Hastings District Council

Consistently clear water tests and the completion of an investigation into the cause of the initial e-Coli test results have allowed the notice to be lifted, said Hastings District Council asset manager Craig Thew.More >>

Clean Water Document an improvement, long way to go

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:17:45 +1300 | Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group

Freshwater Iwi Leaders say Clean Water Document an improvement, but there is still a long way to go. More >>

Recognising those living with diabetes

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:03:14 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today acknowledged people with diabetes who are successfully managing the condition to live full and active lives. More >>

New Zealand freshwater quality reforms moving forward

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:25:01 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute welcomes the Government’s announcement of the latest round of freshwater reforms. The Government is proposing greater transparency regarding which lakes and rivers are swimmable and this will vary across seasons and places.More >>

Get on board with cruise cover

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:17:14 +1300 | Compare Travel Insurance

Preparing to soak up the sun and scenery on board a Kiwi cruise? You may want to consider cruise cover before you set sail. More >>

Settlement of NZRDA MECA Reached

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:23:19 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

NZRDA and the DHBs have agreed to a settlement of the MECA during negotiations today. More >>

Options and Expectations for Cannabis-based products

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:02:51 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has written to medical and pharmaceutical organisations clarifying the range of appropriately manufactured cannabis-based products that could be prescribed in New Zealand.More >>

Release of second tranche of investor confidence rating

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:15:21 +1300 | The Treasury

The Treasury has today released the results of the second tranche of the Investor Confidence Rating (ICR), which examines the investment management practices of five District Health Boards (DHBs).More >>

Speech to NZ Health Symposium, Wellington

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:21:21 +1300 | New Zealand Government

It’s great to be here with you all today. I’m pleased to see a diverse group of leaders from across the sector, as well as the social sector. More >>

Canterbury DHB’s performance strong despite challenges

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:48:49 +1300 | Canterbury DHB

The Canterbury DHB’s performance in Quarter 2 of the 2016/2017 National Health Targets has remained strong despite several challenging disruptions. More >>

Good progress made on new healthy kids target

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:33:03 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show DHBs have made good progress on the new raising healthy kids target, up 23 per cent on the previous quarter.More >>

 

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