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CDHB Committees Heading for Cheviot

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:21:43 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Two of Canterbury DHB’s advisory committees will be hitting the road and heading for Cheviot on Thursday 4 May. The Community and Public Health Advisory Committee and the Disability Support Advisory Committee have teamed up for a joint meeting ...More >>

Clear disregard for the safety of workers and others

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:46:13 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

Sub-optimal demolition work of three residential buildings placed workers and neighbours at significant risk of asbestos exposure and landed the home owner with a large clean-up bill. More >>

South Auckland students explore Health career options

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:47:03 +1200 | Massey University

Around 50 year 12 and 13 Pasifika Health Science Academy (HSA) students spent time at Massey University’s Auckland campus exploring health careers and getting hands-on experience as part of the first Health Alliance Day.More >>

Government refusal to protect children in smoky cars

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:39:38 +1200 | Manaia Health

“The Government’s recent decision not to introduce smokefree cars for children is a missed opportunity to protect children from a major health hazard and contradicts their claim that they view protecting children from second-hand-smoke as a priority,” ...More >>

Public meeting for Dunedin families affected by IDEA cuts

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:35:46 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A group of Dunedin families affected by cuts to IDEA Services will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss their concerns, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today.More >>

Mental health and addictions system

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:32:58 +1200 | Platform Trust

Welcome to all the commentators about the sad state of the NZ mental health and addictions system. This is an obstacle course littered with blame, hurt and not much accountability. More >>

Why we need to talk to our teens about '13 Reasons Why'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:25:19 +1200 | The Parenting Place

It’s every parent’s absolute worst nightmare. Suicide. Which is why when I caught up with the news this week of the latest Netflix series doing the rounds with our teenagers, 13 Reasons Why , I had this instant sick feeling wash over me and a compelling ...More >>

International Noise Awareness Day 2017

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:12:04 +1200 | Hearing Association

Ashburton, 21st April 2017: On Wednesday 26th April, Hearing New Zealand urges all New Zealanders to have more concern about the long-term impact excessive noise can have on their health. That’s in support of the International Noise Awareness Day ...More >>

Seymour responds to aided suicide case

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:48:48 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

End of Life Choice Bill sponsor David Seymour has responded to reports of a woman charged with aiding a suicide . More >>

Minister welcomes aged care research

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:07:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming new research about the care and support needs of older Maori. More >>

Aging population will need increased levels of care

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:38:27 +1200 | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s aging population will lead to a substantial increase in the need to provide daily and weekly care for the elderly, a University of Auckland study has found.More >>

Fluoridation: NZ’s go to local government obsession

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:52:48 +1200 | Making Sense of Fluoride

When University of Waikato student Luke Oldfield turned on the news in 2013 to discover Hamilton city council (HCC) was ending community water fluoridation, he was baffled by the decision. The moment not only led Oldfield to examine the global anti-fluoride ...More >>

People's Mental Health Report Released

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:40:18 +1200 | People's Mental Health Review

[ Today the People's Mental Health Review released its report. The full report can be found at ] More >>

Report on Mental Health Shows Need for Review

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:20:12 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Mental health services in New Zealand have reached crisis point, says New Zealand First. More >>

Care Worker Deal a Great Step Toward Equality

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:02:27 +1200 | Closing The Gap

The proposed equal pay settlement to lift the wages of 55,000 care and support workers is a huge step toward closing some of the income gaps that contribute to inequality in New Zealand, Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project Closing ...More >>

Bring back the Mental Health Commission

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:01:42 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The People’s Mental Health Review is a much needed wake up call for the Government on mental health, says the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

Mental health crisis: "The government is in denial"

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:00:24 +1200 | Public Service Association

The government is in wilful denial about the mental health crisis, the health coalition says. More >>

Mental health inquiry will help to save lives

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:59:32 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party supports the findings of the People’s Mental Health Review, released today, and is calling on the Government to now do its job and hold an inquiry into our strained mental health system.More >>

Grey Power applaudeds gov't pay equity package

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:11:24 +1200 | Grey Power New Zealand

Press release Grey Power has applauded the Government’s announcement of a $2 billion package to address the pay inequity in the predominantly female aged care sector. Grey Power Federation national president Tom O’Connor said the package would address ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the aged-care settlement

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:46:48 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

S trange indeed to hear a National Prime Minister not only singing the praises of raising the wages of the lowly paid, but also preaching that this will enable employers to reap future benefits from reduced staff turnover via upskilling their workers ...More >>


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