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Southern DHB reminding staff to “Get Ready”

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:16:06 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

This week is Ministry of Civil Defence Emergency Management “Get Ready Week” and Southern DHB is asking staff if they’re ready in the event of a disaster. More >>

Epsom Candidate (Adam Holland) More Liberal Than ACT

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:55:39 +1200 | Adam Holland

For the past four years I, like 500,000 other New Zealanders, have been illegally smoking cannabis for medicinal purposes and/or even just for the occasional laugh with friends on the weekend. We don't hurt anybody, we don't cause nuisance, we don't ...More >>

UN Announces Mission to Combat Ebola

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:18:21 +1200 | UN News

Ebola outbreak: a peacekeeper with the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) wears a protective mask while on duty at UN offices in the capital city of Monrovia. UN Photo/Andrey Tsarkov More >>

Crisis in Autism Early Intervention

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:44:56 +1200 | Autism Action NZ

Kim Hall coordinator for Autism Action NZ says that the “current support for children with Autism, provided by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education is abysmal”. More >>

ASA Also Finds Craig ‘Manipulative’

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:37:47 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has been officially caught out manipulating and misleading the voter with incorrect information, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

Canterbury nephrologist Nick Cross leading National Service

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:35:38 +1200 | Canterbury DHB

Dr Nick Cross has been appointed Clinical Director of the National Renal Transplantation Service and chaired the service’s first meeting on Wednesday (September 17, 2014). More >>

Free policy and evaluation services

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:53:46 +1200 | Allen And Clarke

Today we are calling for organisations, whether government, non-government or community-based, to express their interest in pro bono research, policy, or evaluation services during late 2014. More >>

Appointment of new partners reflects changing face of law

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:50:10 +1200 | Claro

New Zealand’s specialist health sector law firm, Claro, has appointed Anita Miller and Iris Reuvecamp as partners. More >>

First graduates to “Walking in Another’s Shoes” porgramme

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:48:06 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

World Alzheimer’s Day - 21st September 2014: Southern DHB Celebrating first graduates to “Walking in Another’s Shoes” training programme More >>

Disability Rights: UN Convention Reaches 150 States

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:17:55 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (15 September 2014) - Disability rights worldwide have reached a major milestone after the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was ratified by the 150th country. More >>

Dementia Care in South Going from Strength to Strength

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00:04 +1200 | South Island Alliance

World Alzheimer’s Day - 21st September 2014: Dementia Care in South Island Going from Strength to Strength More >>

Measles outbreak over

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:11:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the end of the recent measles outbreak in New Zealand. More >>

Formulary Users Hits 1 Million Mark

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:37:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has congratulated the team at the New Zealand Formulary as the number of users of this excellent resource has surpassed the 1 million mark . The New Zealand Formulary has been developed as part of the government's medicines ...More >>

Championing healthy lives and helping whānau in need

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:03:33 +1200 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party launched its health policy today that builds on the groundbreaking work achieved by the Māori Party since it became part of the Government six years ago. The Māori Party recognises poverty is a major underlying cause of ill health.More >>

Christchurch Communication Festival

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:38:06 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

A free community concert, aimed at raising awareness about the challenges faced by adults with communication disorders, is being held at Cashmere High School Performing Arts Centre next month (1-2pm, Friday, October 3).More >>

TPPA a Sellout to American Corporate Greed

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:15:24 +1200 | Internet MANA

New Zealand will become a permanent prisoner to the United States’ greed and global arrogance if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) isn’t stopped, warns Internet MANA.More >>

Lifestyle changes may reduce risk of dementia

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:56:47 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

The latest World Alzheimer Report released today by Alzheimer’s Disease International indicates there are a number of simple lifestyle changes people can make to reduce their risk of developing dementia in later life.More >>

New Appointments to Expanded Ryman Board

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:10:01 +1200 | Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare today announced the departure of a long-serving Board member and the addition of two new directors to its Board. More >>

Wahakura policy good for all families

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:09:31 +1200 | Whakawhetu National SUDI Prevention for Maori

Whakawhetū, a SUDI prevention programme for Māori was delighted with the Green Party’s policy announcement of a ‘Wahakura welcome for every newborn’. Māori infants have more than four times the SUDI death rates of non-Māori and non-Pacific ...More >>

Green Party package for newborns welcomed

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:19:00 +1200 | NZ College Of Midwives

16 September 2014 Media Release The New Zealand College of Midwives has welcomed a policy announced today by the Green Party which would provide a package of essential items for every newborn baby. The College is a non partisan organisation that does ...More >>


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